- Posted July 9, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Obama Tells Romney He Needs to Be More Transparent
If ever there was a statement that belongs in The Cornfield OOPs! File, it is what President Barack Obama said today. He said in essence that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney needs to be more transparent.
This coming from a President who is heading an Administration known for trying to keep as much hidden as it can.
Don't believe me see some of my past reports:
Scolding the White House
Obama Gave Drug Companies Sweetheart Deal?
Lobbyists Continue to Be Frequent White House Visitors
Obama Administration Transparency Nil to None
Justice Department Wins Award
Obama Claims No Lobbyist Money Allowed - But Not Exactly
And yet, today, the President had this to say: "What's important is, if you are running for president, is that the American people know who you are and what you've done and that you're an open book. And that's been true of every presidential candidate dating all the way back to Mitt Romney's father."
The President was responding to an interview on CNN affiliate WMUR and pushing for Romney to provide full disclosure of his financial records.
To me, this is the epitome of the audacity which the President wrote about and often speaks. It is alright for him to invoke executive privilege and to go after whistleblowers, but Romney, who has broken no laws is expected to prove his innocence for some fantasy must-have-done-something-wrong.
The President is not speaking with clean hands and, therefore, has no credence to question Romney or tell him to be more transparent.
From the Cornfield, I want the President to be more transparent and to come clean with the American people on Fast & Furious, Solyndra, SunPower and all the other botched green energy loans and programs.
I want the President to be transparent about the Affordable Care Act and come clean on how the individual mandate is a tax and not the only tax in the ACA. I want the President to be transparent and own up to the fact that as President the buck stops with him.