Obama Transparency

Say it, and it must be so. Obama’s claim to transparency amounted to a blinding, eager presumption by polarized liberals that he would proceed with another first-year promise, that of “no more business as usual.” The former resulted in an intrusion that only rendered our own personal lives transparent; the latter claim resulted in the unheralded accommodation of merely a different set of even more lobbyists.

I would have rather seen the two claims manifest themselves in the form of … oh, I don’t know, maybe the FDA highlighting food ingredients still found in our products but long-ago banished in Europe. Or a White House press conference that wasn’t so orchestrated with selected, preordained questions and answers.

Then the Fed could have integrated the Consumer Price Index within those statistics that determine our inflation rate, thus accounting for the increased cost of food and fuel. But none of that practical application happened. It turned out to be politically expedient for us to see some falsely manufactured semblance of a promised utopia.

But all the world is now so liberally staged — much now in preparation for the arrival of Hillary. A sinister propaganda evokes the preconceived notion of innocence, lest of course “this war on woman” should prevail.

To better insulate Hillary against her Republican counterpart, Hollywood and the mainstream media give us the now trendier “war on bossy,” further pre-empting any perceived transparency while facilitating the means by which Hillary remains unapproachable and unaccountable during future debates or town hall meetings.

Steven P Clum




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