Study shows that Obama administration most secretive since Nixon

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    The old communist Soviet Union was just as secretive as this administration we have now.
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    I'm sure that is a highly objective study too. Coming from breitbart that is. :roll:
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    Not actually a study, but carried out by the Committee to Protect Journalists, merely reported by Breitbart. They call it a special report, but it reads like a long form editorial.

    A link to the actual special report

    The closing paragraphs:
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    So, do you guys dispute it? Is Obama's administration open and transparent?
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    Actually, Rick's hyperbole aside, this is one of the greatest disappointments of this Administration, particularly in light of its initial campaign promises to be so open. Of course, there is a difference between saying how you would govern and actually having the responsibility to govern, and, in a post-9/11 world, openness may not seem as practicable from the inside as it appears it can be from the outside. It was a major criticism of the Bush Administration during the first campaign, but has picked up right where that Administration left off.
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    You make a compelling argument on the POTUS' behalf. However, I as referring to the lack of openness to the Reps in the House of Representatives and the Reps is the Senate. His doors have mostly been closed to the opposite party, and Obama has been very unwilling to open up to a possibility to some sort of middle ground debate or compromise on key issues... other than Obama-care. Issues like the budget come to mind.
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    Actually, I was being critical of the POTUS for failing to keep his campaign promise and only suggesting a reason why that might have happened. I assure you, I am not defending him for this.

    As far as openness to Congress, since I'm not in Congress, I have no idea what the Administration is or is not telling them, particularly in closed security committees, such as national security issues. So I'm left to hear what one side says they aren't hearing about, which begs the question of how they would know about something that they claim they aren't hearing about.

    I also don't consider "secretive" synonymous to "willingness to compromise." I find those to be two entirely different things. "Secretive" is failure to disclose information, sometimes sensitive information, upon request. "Willingness to compromise" is changing a position to something in the face of disagreement. I was discussing the former, not the latter.
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    Secretive is synonymous with closed doors. That precedes anything like a possible compromise. No open doors... no way to even talk, let alone compromise. Not nitpicking... just correcting and misunderstanding. Therefor the closed door policy of Obama makes him un willing to even talk, which makes in turn makes him secretive... behind his closed doors.
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    Your view is intriguing, but not what I was saying at all. Hopefully, my last post clarified that.

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