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Pro-Obama Group Threatens Republican Donors (Intimidation/dirty tricks)
Newsmax.com ^ | Friday, August 8, 2008 11:08 AM | Jim Meyers

Posted on 08/10/2008 11:08:27 PM PDT by NRA2BFree

A new left-wing organization that wants to help elect Barack Obama president is sending letters to nearly 10,000 major donors who contribute to Republican causes, threatening them with potential legal problems if they finance conservative groups.

The nonprofit organization, Accountable America, is even offering a $100,000 reward for information that leads to the criminal conviction or fines of at least $10,000 for violations of campaign finance laws or other statutes by a conservative group, according to The New York Times.

Accountable America is led by Tom Matzzie, former Washington director of the liberal activist group MoveOn.org, and its research director is Judd Legum, who served that role in Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

Matzzie called the organization’s effort “going for the jugular.” He told The Times, "We want to stop the Swift Boating before it gets off the ground.”

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 527groups; accountableamerica; brownshirts; campaignfinance; corruption; demonrats; matzzie; moveon; obama
Liberals will never cease to amaze me. They are evil to the core! They would be very unhappy if we started going after all of the churches they campaign in, or maybe after all the foreign donations they have accepted.
1 posted on 08/10/2008 11:08:28 PM PDT by NRA2BFree
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To: NRA2BFree

Just another shining example of what the left wing nutjobs stand for, it’s a clear Jesse Jackson type shakedown and clearly Communist party tactics to turn in people who disagree with them.


2 posted on 08/10/2008 11:12:49 PM PDT by TheEaglehasLanded
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To: NRA2BFree

3 posted on 08/10/2008 11:16:53 PM PDT by SolidWood (God Bless Georgia and grant them victory over Russia!)
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Matzzie al-Sadr
4 posted on 08/10/2008 11:17:17 PM PDT by SolidWood (God Bless Georgia and grant them victory over Russia!)
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To: TheEaglehasLanded
Just another shining example of what the left wing nutjobs stand for, it’s a clear Jesse Jackson type shakedown and clearly Communist party tactics to turn in people who disagree with them.

How in the world did we ever get into this position? In generations gone by, they would have lynched these commie traitors. It still sounds like a good idea to me. :o)

5 posted on 08/10/2008 11:25:04 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (A TAXPAYER VOTING FOR BARACK OBAMA IS LIKE A CHICKEN VOTING FOR COLONEL SANDERS!)
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To: SolidWood

That al-Sadr is one evil dude! When we leave Iraq, I expect him to take over. I hope I’m wrong, but I’m afraid I’m not.


6 posted on 08/10/2008 11:27:42 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (A TAXPAYER VOTING FOR BARACK OBAMA IS LIKE A CHICKEN VOTING FOR COLONEL SANDERS!)
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To: SolidWood

Definitely related.


7 posted on 08/10/2008 11:31:10 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: NRA2BFree

Matzzie should “moveon” to the treadmill...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq_U2c7t6lI&feature=related


8 posted on 08/10/2008 11:35:00 PM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: NRA2BFree

Sadr has been pwned. Read the latest articles... he has lost his power base, even in Sadr City. He wants to disarm now... whether they will truely disarm is dubious, however his former supporters have deserted him already for the Iraqi Government.


9 posted on 08/10/2008 11:40:31 PM PDT by SolidWood (God Bless Georgia and grant them victory over Russia!)
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To: DTogo
Matzzie should “moveon” to the treadmill...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq_U2c7t6lI&feature=related

Oh yeah, that was fun, but I'm afraid you got me in trouble. LOL I told him what you said and then some. ;o)

10 posted on 08/10/2008 11:56:24 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (A TAXPAYER VOTING FOR BARACK OBAMA IS LIKE A CHICKEN VOTING FOR COLONEL SANDERS!)
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they’re sure gonna be po’d when o’bama drops out. At hilary’s bidding, doncha know.


11 posted on 08/11/2008 12:40:06 AM PDT by Waco
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I wish they'd threaten me.

Oh, how I WISH they'd threaten me.

12 posted on 08/11/2008 12:42:18 AM PDT by Allegra (Goodness me, goodness me, industrial disease...)
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To: NRA2BFree

These folks are funded by Soros? minor Dem donors?

They need to have a copy of the letter that was sent using their money sent to them ....

AND THEY NEED TO BE NAMED PUBLICLY IF THEY DO NOT DEMAND these clowns stop immediately.


13 posted on 08/11/2008 1:26:00 AM PDT by bajabaja
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The nonprofit organization, Accountable America, is even offering a $100,000 reward for information that leads to the criminal conviction or fines of at least $10,000 for violations of campaign finance laws or other statutes by a conservative group, according to The New York Times.

Somebody should flip that back at them for all of Obama's dubious donations.
14 posted on 08/11/2008 2:58:42 AM PDT by visualops (artlife.us -nature photography desktop wallpapers)
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This is nothing new. When I worked on the GOP campaign in a small city in 2004, there was a Dem whose sole job it was to scrutinize every GOP contributor and contribution and try to find something wrong with it. The effect was to terrify the little old ladies who worked the desk and received donations, as well as the people in charge of selling tables at fundraisers, etc. It also terrified the donors and was a very effective technique. Campaign finance laws are so complicated that even if there wasn’t anything wrong with a donation or the way it had been recorded, the charges would confuse people and eventually this did have an impact on our fundraising.


15 posted on 08/11/2008 3:00:33 AM PDT by livius
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To: NRA2BFree

can we do the same to them?????????????


16 posted on 08/11/2008 4:07:46 AM PDT by blueyon (Loose lips sink ships.)
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"can we do the same to them?????????????"

NO, they realize that since it is illegal or unethical conservatives probably won't do it.

17 posted on 08/11/2008 4:28:58 AM PDT by OldEagle
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To: NRA2BFree

Hmmmmmmmmm. Don’t they call that extortion?


18 posted on 08/11/2008 4:48:30 AM PDT by Juan Medén
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A liberal always complains about how republicans are so vile, evil and willing to fight. yet they are the first ones to threaten and throw down the gauntlet when it comes to a republicans rights.

democracy only applies to democrats


19 posted on 08/11/2008 7:34:25 AM PDT by Munz (Infiltrate Interrogate Eradicate NEXT!)
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Isn’t there some federal law against sending threats through the mail?


20 posted on 08/11/2008 7:51:14 AM PDT by bamagirl1944 (That's short for Alabama, not Obama)
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To: visualops
Somebody should flip that back at them for all of Obama's dubious donations.

I question if what they're doing is legal under a non profit status?

You are right about Obama's illegal contributions but that's OK because they are liberals, and anything goes for them. IF the Republicans had a spine, they would go after them, but they don't and that's why the RATS get away with so much.

21 posted on 08/11/2008 12:38:08 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (A TAXPAYER VOTING FOR BARACK OBAMA IS LIKE A CHICKEN VOTING FOR COLONEL SANDERS!)
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Sounds to me like it’s time for some rich, retired, Republican lawyer to make a hobby out of filing RICO lawsuits on this pile of steaming goat droppings.


22 posted on 08/11/2008 1:17:17 PM PDT by Zippo44 (Liberal: another word for poltroon.)
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To: NRA2BFree; All
Liberal intimidation tactic may be illegal (Is Accountable America violating the Ku Klux Klan Act?)
23 posted on 08/15/2008 7:42:57 AM PDT by Between the Lines (I am very cognizant of my fallibility, sinfulness, and other limitations.)
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