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Promises, promises: Records shielded by candidates

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  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 30, 2011 5:20 p.m.

    So,

    They want US to pay for their healthcare,
    US to pay for their secret service,
    US to pay for their flights...

    and they can't be held accountable?

    This is garbage.

    You want public office?

    You answer to...

    the PUBLIC!

  • Hawkeye79 Iowa City, IA
    Nov. 30, 2011 6:02 p.m.

    @Pagan,

    I'm curious to see whether you hold all politicians to the same standard, regardless of party affiliation. The article states:

    "Other leading candidates for the presidency incumbent Barack Obama and Texas Gov. Rick Perry have touted their commitment to transparency. But their administrations also have been selective at times in the records they disclose. They have limited, stalled or denied access when it suited their purposes."

    Do you think President Obama should be held accountable for his administration's lack of transparency?

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 1, 2011 11:04 a.m.

    'Do you think President Obama should be held accountable for his administration's lack of transparency?' - Hawkeye79 | 6:02 p.m. Nov. 30, 2011

    Another question.

    Hawkeye, do you ever have a POINT I can comment about?

    Of course I hold Obama to this same standard.

    Rather than distract from the GOP canidates, would you hold them accountable to the same standard as well?

    It appears, the article says 'no.' As this is NOT a disqualifier for those running for the Presidency.

    Only, it appears for you, the President.

    I also didn't hear this outcry when then President George W. Bush cited documents as 'Classified' or 'National security' when HE refused transparency.

    Your question only serves to imply guilt.

    A common conservative tactic:

    *'President Obama's purported 'weird'-Mormon strategy against Mitt Romney will backfire, pundits say' - By Hal Boyd, Deseret News - 08/10/11

    And only serves to remind us that the Republican party cannot stand on it's own record.

    So, will ask QUESTIONS about it's opponents, rather than defend ITSELF.

    Ergo:

    'Obama was born in Kenya.'

    Want another example?

    *'Trump on Obama's Birth Certificate: 'Maybe It Says He's a Muslim' - Fox Nation - 03/30/11