Sunday, September 28, 2008

Obama Wants Stalinist, Police State Tactics

A St. Louis television station reports their words "The Barack
Obama campaign is asking Missouri law enforcement to target anyone
who lies or runs a misleading TV ad during the presidential campaign."

Prosecutors and sheriffs from across Missouri are joining "The Barack
Obama Truth Squad."

They mention Jennifer Joyce, St. Louis Circuit Attorney and Bob
McCullough, prosecutor for St. Louis County in Missouri.

The reporter says, "They will be reminding voters that Barack Obama
is a Christian who wants to cut taxes for anyone making less than
$250,000 a year." A Christian what a joke!!

While the report never quite comes out and says that anyone running
an ad saying those things would be subject to prosecution, that
certainly is the message implied. Oh, but it is OK for the guy who claims to be a Christian to lie in his ads.
Not all things that are wrong are illegal. Saying that Barack Obama
is a Muslim is wrong, but it does not warrant prosecution by the state.

I would cite Jonah Goldberg's Liberal Fascism, but an angry mob just
took my copy to their book-burning...

UPDATE: AIP responds:

Washington, DC September 26, 2008 ? Barack Obama is now using
local law enforcement officials to carry out his campaign of legal
intimidation by assembling a group of high-ranking Missouri police
officials and prosecutors including St. Louis County Prosecutor
Bob McCullough and City of St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce
to identify and target anyone the campaign determines is
producing misleading political advertisements.

This is an outrageous and shocking attempt by the Obama campaign to
again employ Stalinist, police state tactics against those who dare
to disagree with Barack Obama,said Ed Martin, American Issues
Projects president. I am frankly stunned to see public officials
like McCullough and Joyce abusing their official prosecutorial
positions to serve as attack dogs for a national political campaign.
I am quite certain Missourians elected these individuals to enforce
the laws and arrest criminals, not to throw people in jail for daring
to practicing free speech.

"The Obama campaign continues to provide a chilling preview of what
would happen to political freedom in an Obama administration.

This new effort is only the most recent attempt by the Obama campaign
to crack down on free speech. Obama’s lawyers twice demanded the
Department of Justice investigate and prosecute the American Issues
Project, its officers, board of directors, and donors. The campaign
also threatened stations running American Issues Project’s ad in an
unsuccessful attempt to compel them to pull the spot, and ran its own
ad in response.

Notably, this ad failed to dispute a single fact the American Issues
Project has put forth.

You heard it here. If The Obama is elected, public dissent against
his regime will be a crime.

the ghosts of Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, Chairman Mao, and
Lenin clap in approval . .

If they get in, with full police powers of the FBI, IRS, and other
agencies they can re-staff, plus the legislative branches in their
hands, nothing will be safe.

1 comment:

Michael Ejercito said...

I can not say for certain if Obama or a campaign official reporting directly to him requested this action, nor can I give any legal advice on the matter, not being a lawyer.

But the appearance of using police powers to help a political campaign is a bad idea.