Yesterday morning, Barack Obama asserted that executive privilege allowed his administration to hide documents from Congress, related to an ATF operation that ended up providing the weapons that killed hundreds of people — including two American law-enforcement officers, Border Patrol agent Brian Terry and ICE agent Jaime Zapata. By noon, Obama went back to demanding transparency … of his critics:
“Hell no.” OFA.BO/sb9s3P
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 20, 2012
The link takes readers to a blog post by Obama campaign manager Jim Messina griping about American Crossroads and demanding the disclosure of their donor lists. It’s titled “Hell No,” which is coincidentally what Obama told Congressional investigators trying to find out why two Americans and hundreds of Mexicans got killed by weapons the ATF handed off to drug cartels.
Twitter user Shane Styles couldn’t believe the timing:
— Shane Styles (@shaner5000) June 20, 2012
I guess this is the life of privilege, eh? Transparency on thee while obfuscation for me.
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