Skip to comments.Fighting back against Obama’s thugs
Posted on 08/26/2008 2:27:25 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
By Michelle Malkin August 26, 2008 11:49 AM
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Here is the ad Barack Obama doesnt want you to see. Pass it on.
I cannot stress how outrageous the Obama campaigns attempt to silence the creators of the Ayers ad is. Mr. Hope and Change is applying Chicago-style mafia tactics to intimidate those who want to alert the nation to Obamas troubling ties to, and longtime relationship with, the unrepentant Weather Underground terrorist. Obamas lawyers and minions are playing hardball with TV stations that have dared to air the ad. They have the gall to champion campaign finance integrity even as Obama has just admitted hiding payments to his Chicago cronies at ACORN. The Obama campaign cant cite anything false or defamatory about the ad because it is accurate and truthful. This intimidation campaign is of a piece with the left-wing MoveOn effort to bully GOP donors. Remember?
Ive just obtained the response of the group running the ads that Obama doesnt want you to see:
American Issues Project Responds to Obama Campaigns Efforts to Compel TV Stations, Government to Censor Ad
Obama team fails to convince stations to kill ad in spite of threats, harassment and false claims
Washington, DC August 26, 2008 The Barack Obama campaign has resorted to a campaign of intimidation and legal threats to convince television stations and the federal government to force off the air an ad by the American Issues Project detailing the link between Sen. Obama and remorseless domestic terrorist William Ayers.
The Obama campaign has been contacting stations running American Issues Projects ad in an unsuccessful attempt to compel them to pull the spot. The Obama campaign also sent a letter yesterday to the Department of Justice asking the government to investigate American Issues Project, its officers, board of directors, and donors. With no success on either front, the campaign has begun running its own ad in response. Notably, this ad fails to dispute a single fact in the American Issues Projects initial ad.
The Obama campaign knows it cant argue the facts of the link between Obama and Ayers, so it is instead resorting to a desperate campaign of intimidation and legal threats, said Ed Martin, American Issues Projects president. The scary question this raises is if Barack Obama demonstrates this little regard for free speech from his opponents during the campaign, what could the American people expect from him as a president?
The tremendous amount of time, money and effort the campaign is expending to run its own ads on the Ayers controversy and dispatch its hired guns all over the country during the Democratic convention speaks to the fear they must have that this issue is resonating with American voters.
American Issues Project sent a letter today to the Department of Justice responding to the Obama campaigns claims. Key points from the letter:
AIP is organized as a qualified nonprofit corporation as that term is defined in the regulations of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) 11 C.F.R. §114.10. As such, AIP enjoys the protections of the provisions of the Supreme Courts decision more than twenty years ago in FEC v. Massachusetts Citizens for Life, Inc., 589 F. Supp. 646 (D. Mass. 1984), affd, 769 F.2d 13 (1st Cir. 1985), affd, 479 U.S. 238 (1986)
AIP complies with each and every one of the provisions outlined by the Supreme Court in the MCFL case, as well as the regulations of the FEC promulgated subsequently
Counsel for the Obama Campaign is undoubtedly fully knowledgeable of the reporting and compliance responsibilities of qualified nonprofit corporations, such as NARAL-Pro Choice America (NARAL), an organization that, ironically, also claims protection as an entity described in Massachusetts Citizens for Life v. FEC
AIP functions in exactly the same manner as NARAL and any other qualified nonprofit corporation. NARAL has made substantial independent expenditures in opposition to Sen. McCains presidential candidacy during the 2008 election cycle and continuing through the present time. Yet, no objection to those expenditures has been raised by the Obama campaign
Surely we have not come to a point where the government and its agencies are used to protect presidential candidates from citizens speech, essentially destroying the very purpose, meaning and historical essence of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
The full text of the letter is available at: http://www.americanissuesproject.org/
The American Issues Projects ad began airing Thursday, August 21, and will continue through the Democratic Convention. An electronic version of the ad and full documentation of all statements made are available at American Issues Projects website: www.americanissuesproject.org.
About American Issues Project
American Issues Project is a 501(c)4 organization representing a coalition of conservative activists committed to raising important issues that deserve deeper examination given their impact on policy and politics. In accordance with federal law, American Issues Project only solicits and accepts contributions from individuals and not from any business corporation. For more information, visit: www.americanissuesproject.org.
Spread the ad far and wide. Will they come after bloggers next?
Shut us up?
No, they cant.
The guy is a criminal, plain and simple.
We have a criminal running for the highest office in the land on the back of affirmative action aided by 'fellow travelers.'
Modern liberals don’t do well with free speech. It allows too many to point out the absurdities of their positions and their lies.
Do you have a link to the video on UTube? I tried to access Michelle’s website and it made my browser quit.
All this ad claims is that Obama and Ayers were friends. Mayor Richard Daley confirmed as much last Friday. What is so up their arses about this spot.
"Free speech for me but not for thee."
pretty much says it all
And I thought Hitlery was evil!
Here’s the ad link.
bump for later reference
He won’t be President because he is against the very soul of this country.
Coming soon to a White House near you!
Thanks to all of you.
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The are up to 18,799 views. Yesterday they stopped the counter so we can’t really see how many people have viewed the ad.
But how sane is an entire one-half of this country?
If elected, Obama will replace the Secret Service with Nation of Islam thugs that will show up at your door with a bean pie in one hand and a baseball bat in the other.
Do they have a cut-off point on their counter or this the clear result of a decision to head off commentary?
Censorship seems to be Bambi's theme.
Did it (one of them) work for you?
With Farrakhan heading the DHS.