President sticking with ‘most transparent administration ever’ claim, has documents to prove it

Twitchy told you that PolitiFact is looking for ways to pass the time now that its mission of helping President Obama’s reelection effort is complete. We should have put PolitiFact’s fact-checking staff on speed-dial for the president’s Google Hangout appearance today. We’re not the only ones in disbelief that the president is still delivering the “most transparent administration ever” line, which has become a running joke among conservatives. To his credit, he’s the first president in history to even agree to a Google Hangout chat; no other president can claim that.

The claim of transparency came in response to a question about the administration’s policy on drone strikes, but quickly turned to the White House visitor logs.

It’s important to note that the tweet above isn’t sarcastic; the president really did concede that his administration’s handling of the Benghazi terrorist attack was a poor example of transparency. Don’t blame him, though; blame Mitt Romney. That mess was “largely driven by campaign stuff,” he explained.

  • V the K

    ‘most transparent administration ever’ — for certain values of the word ‘transparent.’

  • Silenttype78

    Yeah…but only half the country can see through all the b.s.

    Oh! Like transparent like “accessible” ( and assessable),”forthcoming”,and “honest”?
    Bwahahahahahahahahahahahaha
    Good one 😉

  • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

    Obama is so transparent ambassador Stevens couldn’t find him for 9 hours.

    • http://www.facebook.com/karen.karwowski Karen Karwowski

      That’s for sure

    • http://twitter.com/Stimulus4U Marty Luther

      winner

    • Slapweasel

      Favorite post of the day.

    • stillinthe60s

      I think your summation could be applied to all areas during the last 4 years where Present BO’s leadership has been transparent as in, can’t be found.

      • Tom Bannigan

        Somewhere there lurks a stealth golf course.

      • Tom Bannigan

        Somewhere there lurks a stealth golf course.

    • poljunkie♪

      If what you said wasn’t tragic, it would be awesome.

    • poljunkie♪

      If what you said wasn’t tragic, it would be awesome.

  • David Bruce

    The reason you won’t find some visitors on that log is because they meet in other locations so they don’t have to be put in that log .

  • Catchance

    I guess it depends on what the definition of ‘transparent’ is. If it means obfuscation, smoke and mirrors, and lying through their teeth, then yes, this is the most transparent administration. Ever. Affordable Care Act, Fast and Furious, New Black Panthers, UAW bailout, Solyndra, Unemployment figures, Benghazi… the list goes on.

  • rinodino

    Obama again knocking out the haters and they still have no idea how he does it….. Best president of the 21st century and its not even close.

    • Catchance

      Care to spell out what you mean? That doesn’t even make any sense.

      • lainer51

        making sense + lib = oxymoron or in this case, just moron.

    • TocksNedlog

      And YOU are the best ad-hom non-sequitur spewer!

    • J. Cox

      You really are this dumb aren’t you?I am sure 23 million unemployed is a milestone all future presidents will have to match to = your version of greatness.

      • rinodino

        Don’t hate

        • J. Cox

          Truth = hate?You really are lost.

        • SpinMeNot

          Wow, if the best you can do is repeating bumper stickers, there will be no treats. I hope your EBT card has some money left on it. Fortunately if it is getting low, February is a short month.

      • rinodino

        Don’t hate

    • Slapweasel

      This is the guy who runs into a store, steals a pen and laughs while his buddies walk away. Nobody cares, nobody listens, nobody knows what he’s trying to accomplish, and yes…

      …he really IS that stupid.

      • rinodino

        Says a guy named slapweasel….

        • Slapweasel

          Consider yourself slapped, weasel.

      • rinodino

        Says a guy named slapweasel….

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      What are you going to do in 2016 when the knob you now slobber over is gone (but lingers like the stench in a Port-O-Let at a Texas Chili Cook-off)? Oh, what ever will you DO?!?!?

      • rinodino

        I will be fine, you?

      • rinodino

        I will be fine, you?

    • stellatruman

      worst president in all of American history…pay attention and you will figure it out like the informed folks already have

      • rinodino

        Same folks that thought Romney was going to win in a landslide? Because right wing polls said so? Yeah forgive me if I pass on paying attention to “informed folks”

      • rinodino

        Same folks that thought Romney was going to win in a landslide? Because right wing polls said so? Yeah forgive me if I pass on paying attention to “informed folks”

    • lainer51

      i thought all you loony libs were passive pussy footers – “put your guns down NOW” (pretty please)…. you talk alot about “knockng out and taking out” – and you would have no idea how to do either.

      • rinodino

        Ya thought wrong…. Not a surprise

        • lainer51

          no I didn’t.

        • lainer51

          no I didn’t.

      • rinodino

        Ya thought wrong…. Not a surprise

  • Catchance

    His teleprompters are transparent.

  • TocksNedlog

    We can see right through all the lies to the empty suit below.

  • http://twitter.com/Stimulus4U Marty Luther

    Transparent? I agree. I can see right through him. He is that phony.

  • 1SkepticalChick

    “That mess was “largely driven by campaign stuff,” he explained.”
    So, he’s admitting that they covered up Benghazi in order to influence the election in his favor??

    Knock, knock
    “Who’s there?”
    “The Most Transparent Administration Ever.”
    IOW, no one.

  • FreedomFighter

    There was no such thing as a “Google hangout” a few years ago. Why not wait a few more decades and see which president is the most transparent “because they use Google hangouts.”

  • CatHerder

    Clear as mud. He makes a better door than window.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Lol… my mother used to tell me that when I would stand in the way of her view of the TV. “Hey, you make a better door than a window!”

  • nc

    The only thing transparent are the Emperor’s New (and, well old) Clothes. The faithful see whatever he tells them but we see right through it.

  • ERMERGERD

    I sometimes want to wish his presidency is just some big satirical prank.

  • vcferlita

    I believe conservative blogger Kira Ayn Davis asked this question.

  • http://twitter.com/KiraAynDavis Kira Davis

    That was *my* question! Woot!!!!

  • clarioncaller

    The only thing less transparent is his thin skin when taking criticism.

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    Excuse me, Mr. President, but “transparent”? I don’t think it means what you think it means.

    • SpinMeNot

      *hat-tip*

  • mike_in_kosovo

    Transparently idiotic?

  • Neil Leininger

    The only thing transparent about Obama and his administration is his vacation schedule and golf handicap.

  • Neil Leininger

    The only thing transparent about Obama and his administration is his vacation schedule and golf handicap.

  • westside_resident

    I can see right through his BS.

  • lainer51

    Geez, people – what more do you want? Wasn’t seeing Wiener’s wiener enough transparency for one lifetime?

  • disqus_BktOMwqkBg

    “Zeke Miller @ZekeJMillerObama: “This is the most transparent administration in history. I can document that this is the case.””
    However, the public is not allowed to see this document.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcy-Cook/1001619613 Marcy Cook

    So the chair is not actually “empty”…it’s just that the “one” is so “transparent?”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcy-Cook/1001619613 Marcy Cook

    So the chair is not actually “empty”…it’s just that the “one” is so “transparent?”

  • Guest

    The Obama administration rules like the former Soviet politburo;
    using their media tools to spoon-feed lies and distortions,
    to their dependent supporters,
    whom they placate with food stamps and cellphones.

  • Guest

    The Obama administration rules like the former Soviet politburo;
    using their media tools to spoon-feed lies and distortions,
    to their dependent supporters,
    whom they placate with food stamps and cellphones.

  • poljunkie♪

    Well you know what they say it’s not a lie if you believe it.

  • poljunkie♪

    Well you know what they say it’s not a lie if you believe it.

  • SpinMeNot

    I hope he finds a better forger than the one that made that birth certificate.

  • $36544368

    LOL…I’m accessible…doesn’t mean that I’m transparent. Obama could be in my living room, and the b@$tard would still lie to my face. That’s not transparent.