When Barack Obama claimed his administration would the "most transparent in history," many laughed and even more doubted his word and sanity. Five years in and we know both concerns were valid.
This week Obama held ANOTHER closed door meeting with only progressive journalists, to pump defense of his signature legislation, obamacare. The openly hypocritical president can't seem to find any issue where he isn't willing to break his word, lie to the people, violate the law and undermine the US Constitution, so this doesn't surprise anyone, official DC included.
held a background briefing Friday to discuss Obamacare implementation
with a handful of journalists from liberal and progressive outlets.
Slate blogger Matthew Yglesias posted a photograph to Instagram
Friday featuring himself and other liberal journalists at the White
House, with the caption “#thistown.”
Yglesias’ photograph features American Prospect staff writer Jamelle Bouie and MSNBC’s Benjy Sarlin attending the briefing.
Yglesias, who publicly cheered the death of conservative activist Andrew Breitbart,
is known as a member of a tight-knit circle of progressive bloggers
that includes Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein and low-rated MSNBC
host Chris Hayes.
Klein and Hayes garnered conservative criticism in 2011 for attending an off-the-record White House briefing at which Obama disclosed his strategy on the temporary payroll tax holiday. Klein also set off a round of controversy in November 2011 for briefing Senate Democratic staffers on the super committee.
BuzzFeed reporter Evan McMorris-Santoro first tweeted about the meeting Friday afternoon. Yglesias did not respond via to a request for comment. The White House also did not respond to a request for comment.
As The Daily Caller reported,
Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor plans to introduce
legislation before the August recess that would ban the scandal-plagued
Internal Revenue Service from implementing Obamacare, which would pose a
severe liability to the health care law’s full implementation.