Wednesday, October 26, 2011

SF Chron: Obama WH Has a 'Nixonian Quality'

We have to vehemently disagree with the leading editorial voice in America's most liberal city. This president is far, far worse than Richard Nixon.
The Obama White House's restrictions on media access to its fundraising events makes a mockery of its claim to be the most transparent administration in history.

If anything, there is almost a Nixonian quality to the level of control, paranoia - and lack of credibility - this White House has demonstrated on the issue of media access to President Obama's fundraisers.

Bay Area reporters will not be allowed inside the W Hotel today when the president meets with hundreds of contributors paying $7,500 or more to attend. Only Washington-based journalists were allowed in the pool - continuing a disturbing trend by this White House to severely limit access to fundraisers. Even former President George W. Bush, hardly a champion of transparency, allowed local reporters to cover his fundraising events.
Worse than Nixon, worse than Bush. Next thing you know they'll be talking Hitler.

Meanwhile, former Obama supporters were on hand protesting near one of the Campaigner-in-Chief's 437 fundraisers this week.

In a powerful display of profound disappointment with President Obama, some of the Democratic Party's biggest donors gathered Tuesday - not inside his tony San Francisco fundraiser at the W Hotel, but outside on the sidewalks carrying signs in protest of his policies.

"I don't even know what he stands for," said Susie Tompkins Buell, a co-founder of the Esprit clothing company and one of the most generous Democratic Party donors in the nation - instrumental in backing such powerhouse progressive organizations as the Democracy Alliance and Media Matters.
Wait, I thought Media Matters was an tax-exempt independent group (cough, cough)?

In case you had any doubt remaining he's 100% in campaign mode, Obama made sure to reinforce that image Tuesday. Nobody else is capable of caring for the children other than The One. Isn't he Onederful?
Not everything was sunshine and baby kisses for the Obama Nation, however. Fortunately, America's Daddy was long gone by the time Oakland police started tear-gassing his supporters last night.

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