Tag Archives: Jim Messina

“Obama, PROVE IT!!! Prove Your Eligibility.” (Open Thread)

© Miri WTPOTUS August 17, 2012

Prove it,” said a Romney/Ryan supporter. “Given Barack Obama’s secrecy about his amended birth records, adoption papers, passport records, school records, Social Security application, Selective Service registration, British National Archives records, Indonesian records, state senate records, tax returns from 1977-1999, college transcripts, loans, and scholarship information, coupled with the revelations in just the past few months about how his memoir is full of lies (invented characters, conversations, events, and timelines) and the inconsistencies between where he says he was born (Hawaii, or Kenya–per his own publisher’s biography for nearly 2 decades), he has forfeited the right to have us take him just at his word.” Continue reading

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Most Ethical and Transparent Administration Ever? (Open Thread)

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© Miri WTPOTUS August 2, 2012

Doesn’t that look absolutely yummy?  That might explain why Obama administration officials prefer to meet lobbyists over steaming cups of cafe latte in a coffee shop across the street from the White House.

But probably not.  More likely, they meet there, outside the White House,  so that lobbyists, union officials, and other cronies won’t be registered in the open-to-the-public White House Visitor logs.  To make matters worse, it appears that this “most transparent” and most “ethical” administration in history has officials who persist in using private email addresses to carry on public business, in what may be an attempt to avoid provisions of the Presidential Records Act. Continue reading