Obama once, if I recall correctly, promised transparency in Government.
Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies
My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.
etc. etc. you get the picture.
So once upon a time Mr. President promised transparency, and now all over the news is "Obama exerts Executive Privilege to block Congress from getting documents from DOJ." I don't vote, and I'm not surprised, this is what I expect from politicians of course, but still...this kinda sucks, eh?
And in case you're unaware of why Congress is trying to get documents from the DOJ, here's the backstory in a nutshell as I understand it: some government-funded arms deal, codenamed "Fast and Furious" I think, culminated in a whole bunch of guns in the hands of Mexican gangs, who used those very guns to kill some important people. Idk the whole story, but if I'm not completely misrepresenting this, I'd say that that story deserves an investigation. It's not particularly strange, as far as I can see, that Congress is interested in how a federal-funded arms deal ended in trading with Mexican warlords. Unsurprisingly, the Obama administration is accusing Republican congressmen of ulterior motives for this investigation -- and hell, they probably do have ulterior motives, but still, you promised transparency you fucking sociopath, and people you hired have put guns in the hands of foreign terrorists, so...fuck, I think people deserve some answers. You used to think so too, Mr. President. What happened to that?