Glenn McCoy by Glenn McCoy

Glenn McCoy

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  1. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 3 years ago

    C’mon Doc. You know that he promised to be the most transparent administration in our time, and he has been the most obfuscating and misleading administration in our time. He promised to make sure bills have at least 72 hours for the public to see before he signs them, but the PPACA didn’t have even 24 hours before he signed that sucker into law. Meh.

  2. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 3 years ago

    Oh, an adendum to my previous comment. Worth a read.

  3. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 3 years ago

    McCoy picked up on something Rush has been pointing out recently….how Obama manages to sneak his agenda into actions by others (a staff member is supposed to have told Congress to do the Sequester thingey) so that Obama’s fingerprints do not tie him to the results that the majority of Americans dislike.
    Obama wants to be the Wizard behind the curtain….or the Cheshire Cat….“love me” and “never mind what I have caused”…..(failure in Benghazi….adding $6 Trillion to the debt…taking more vacations and spending more money living in the White House than most predecessors….etc)

  4. nusbickel

    nusbickel said, over 3 years ago

    His litter box = Middle Class America

  5. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 3 years ago

    IMO the most UNtransparent episode during the 4th year of Obama’s regime was the president’s and the secretary of state’s whereabouts after 5 PM Eastern Time just 90 minutes into the 8 hour seige at Benghazi…..? (9/11/12)
    And where are the “transparent” answers and records to enlighten Congress and the American people about what exactly did the top leaders contribute to the handling of that Al Qaeda successful attack and the murders of 4 Americans, including our Ambassador…?

  6. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 3 years ago

    No, the issue is that Obama and his crew have specifically controlled the flow of information to the press corps. He tells them what to report, and threatens to shut them out if they don’t report what he wants them to report. His promises of transparency are going up in smoke, right along with those mirrors that got him elected and then re-elected. He takes credit for things that weren’t his ideas that work, and deflects blame when things are clearly his fault but he doesn’t want the negative press. The problem is also the fact that Americans today have the attention span of a 2-year-old. You can easily distract them to pay attention to something else.

    Never mind the man behind the curtain indeed.

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Hmm, remember when the “righties” got all bent because they thought too much info on the bin Laden raid hit the press? This administration has been several orders of magnitude ahead of BUSHCO when it comes to transparency, like all the lies propagated to start the war on Saddam, that they knew full well were total lies, over two years before launching the invastion.

    Now the “media” are bitching because they didn’t get to ride in his golf bag when he played a round with Tiger. Then there’s all the really “classified” material at State and DOD, that the “media” suddenly feel should be public?

    Yes, no doubt about it, Obama should run any potential Al Qaeda target past Rush, Coulter, and O’Reilly so they can put it on the air before any mission is launched.

  8. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    Obama is at the height of his power and popularity. Lets see how he dose on his second term. Even Eisenhower was not all that popular in his second four years.

  9. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    In the context of the cartoon, I have to agree with those who say Obama has not been as transparent as he promised to be. If he was an actual Democrat, I might be surprised, but he has been to the right of center since he was elected. Romney care, Rubio’s dream act, caving on environmental issues, secret drone wars, protecting bankers, putting people into oversight positions of the banks who had strong ties to them, and other things have made me very disappointed with this president.
    The Cheshire cat would never lower himself to be a politician. That’s something you would expect from a Jabberwocky, accent on the Jabber.

  10. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago


    Yes. It was worth the read.

  11. comicgos

    comicgos said, over 3 years ago

    Transparent – just like the additional $200B the republicans just advanced the 2001 F-35 Fighter Jet program before the sequester that is already $200B over budget and the Air Force refers to as OBSOLETE! Yeeeeeeeeeah – transparent right wing lunatics!

  12. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 3 years ago


    When are you going to stop bouncing everything back with a “but Bush”? Really? Because that’s an underlying trend with you. Did I excuse Bush from assassinating US Citizens with drone strikes? Nope, because they never happened. Did I excuse Bush from releasing our military timetable to the enemy? Nope, because that never happened. Did I excuse Bush when he promised to be the most transparent administration to grace the White House? Nope, because he never made that promise. Did I excuse Bush when he released the information about strikes and raids on Taliban/Al Queda targets? Nope, because he didn’t do that.

    You are stretching, trying to tie it how Bush is worse. I don’t see how you can make that connection with any of the arguments in this thread. Obama is a liar, plain and simple. He is self-aggrandizing and uses information control to dictate the tempo of misinformation, obfuscation, and misdirection. Obama never misses an opportunity to pat himself on the back, and never misses an opportunity to pass blame onto others.

    Proof? He is demanding the Republicans in Congress do something about the pending Sequester, blaming them for all the woes that are to follow. Never mind the fact that they were his sequestration ideas. He demanded they put sequestration in the deal as part of the supercommittee. It was his pen that signed the deal. So how the hell is it the Republican’s fault for doing what he wanted two years ago? But you ask the typical liberal today and they will blame the Republicans for the Sequestration. Why? Because their Glorious Leader said so. Cattle.

  13. tod4

    tod4 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    It may have come from the White House (Sequester) but the Republicans voted for it. Twenty eight Senators and one hundred seventy four house Republicans.

  14. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 3 years ago

    I’ll give you that much, Oscar. I didn’t like how little transparency Bush had during some of his tenure. Same goes for Clinton (who outright lied about having “sexual relations with that woman.”) But Obama has taken it to a whole new level. How many times did Bush blatantly violate the Constitution? How many times did Bush pat himself on the back? I can think of one glaring time. The rest? He was very humble. Obama, on the other hand, can’t wait to compliment himself over something he did or didn’t do.

    @ tod: The reason they voted for it was because of the debt ceiling hike. Remember, the bill was only authorized because it was that or watch ourselves bash into a brick wall. They didn’t like the idea of a sequester any more than you or I do. So stop giving an Obama a pass when it was his own flipping idea.

    You wouldn’t give Bush a pass if he had done something similar, so don’t give Obama a pass because he’s a Democrat instead of a Republican. Wrong is wrong, regardless of party.

  15. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 3 years ago

    “Wait…if Obama wasn’t being transparent enough then how did you find out about all those drone strikes or timetables? "

    Because he was patting himself on the back. It was his method of aggrandizing. But when you talk about the legal opinions of the justice department to justify the drone strikes, they are cock-blocking every attempt at getting them. That’s not transparency, that’s selective dissemination of only positive news to pander to a base.

    “As to drone strikes not occurring under Bush…Um yes they did.” You excluded specific verbage I used:
    “Did I excuse Bush from assassinating US Citizens with drone strikes?”

    You don’t get to pick and choose my words when quoting me. Bush never assassinated US Citizens, much less with drones. But BHO bragged about how much of a BAMF he was for authorizing them, but now won’t admit to there being a program for them. Don’t pretend this is an attempt at backstopping the troop drawdown; unless you’ve served in the military, you wouldn’t have any idea about what you’re talking. You can’t backstop a ground force with drones. Don’t give him more credit that he doesn’t rate.

    And yes, I am putting him to task about the sequester. Why? Because Congress HAD a deal that was ready to go, but when Boehner talked to Obama about the bill, it was DOA unless it had a sequester element. NO-ONE wanted the sequester but him. He thought he could add a sacred cow to the mix as leverage against Republicans. Unfortunately, that gamble is blowing up in his face, as this rests entirely at his feet.

    If he was serious about working with Republicans about solving this fiscal nonsense, he would stop asking for more money, and use the money he has. He already got 600 billion out of the fiscal cliff issue. And now he’s asking for more of our money. I’m sorry, but I call BS. I saw sequester the lot and pin it on him, for his stupid decision to coerce Congress into adding it in. Like I’ve said before, if the Senate Democrats had passed a budget (like they are required to do by the Constitution) once in a while, we wouldn’t be facing this problem.

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