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.
I noted this morning that the Obama campaigns Chicago-style thug effort to shut down the independent ad on Bill Ayers is part of the larger effort to intimidate conservative donors and curtail the free speech of The Ones critics.
Its getting uglier, people.
Obamas lawyer has sent a second letter to the Justice Department calling for the head of Dallas billionare Harold Simmons, who funded the Ayers ad that the Obama campaign doesnt want the public to see.
Feel the chill:
Obama general counsel Bob Bauer today sent a second, sharper letter to the Justice Department, directly attacking the Dallas billionaire funding a harsh attack ad, Harold Simmons.
We reiterate our request that the Department of Justice fulfill its commitment to take prompt action to investigate and to prosecute the American issues Project, and we further request that the Department of Justice investigate and prosecute Howard (sic) Simmons for a knowing and willful violation of the individual aggregate contribution limits, he wrote.
He called the groups activities patently illegal.
Bauer made the case that Simmons group [is not] fulfilling its [...] nonprofit charter because it hasnt spent any money on anything other than attacking Obama. Simmons spokesman, Christian Pinkston, told me yesterday that plans to, and dismissed the complaints as an effort to lawyer away charges the campaign cant rebut.
As for Ayers, why, at the very least, he is not locked up in a high security prison for the rest of his life is beyond my understanding.
What exactly that technicality was, I don't know. Why the school which continues to pay him continues to pay him, I have no idea!!
When Obama was first starting to get effectively criticized, his campaign put out the warning that "This candidate would NOT be Swift-boated". A vigorous response was promised to all who would dare. They are doing exactly what they said they would.
Obama might be trying to act like middle America this week in public, but in private he remains a red-diaper baby, mentored by Frank Marshall Davis (CPUSA), tutored in the tactics of Saul AAulisnky (CPUSA). when push comes to shove, kinsman of Raila Odinga the Kenyan tribe loyalist communist and Islamist ally, who having lost and election started a small scale civil war, until the position of Prime Minister was created for him.
The counters usually update at night. Check it again tomorrow. It’s about 79,486 right now.
Yes it did!!
A coup d'état?
Friends like these will not go over well in “fly over country”
Thanks. There seems to be two versions out there (at least). One with about 18,000 views and another with 79,486. I wonder how many people have watched MSNBC in the past two days.
BHO’s attempt to censor the ad have given in millions in free publicity and increased the prominence of the American Issues Project which has no doubt been good for their fundraising efforts.
More importantly it has increased the perception that Obama is thin skinned, arrogant and insecure.
Even in an insane world.
What, thow a tantrum and demand that daddy punish them?
After 5 days we are well over 160,000 views if you add up the various postings of the video. This needs to get into the millions and should.
E-mail the link to everyone you know - particularly your Democrat friends.
That ad is devastating! And it’s all true. This is why I told people to focus on real issues like this one instead of the birth certificate fiasco. Not because I love Obama, but because there are plenty of 100% accurate things to attack him on.
How many stations is it airing on?
The ramifications of no eligibility is a torpedo.
The fraudulent documents and representation is a 20mm shell.
The Ayers connection is a 50BMG.
It pays to go in with overwhelming force from all directions.
If I can get a copy of the ad, I’ll post it on my Web site as an act of intentional disrespect and contempt for this lying two-bit fraud.
If this is how he behaves now, just wait until he’s in the Oval Office.
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.’
I am going to write a letter and send it to Philip Berg and thank him for his efforts. I will put a couple of bucks into it, even tho I am sure he has far more money than anything I have. I want to show him my support for his guts in filing the lawsuit to save this country from Nobama. Anyone who has a few minutes, please send Berg a letter and thank him.
Turn the lights off Obama, it’s all over. Calling for the prosecution of someone exercising his First Amendment rights, which btw Soros, Michael Moore, and other blabbering liberals do without any respect for the facts has just about ended whatever campaign you might have had.
He's a marxist, you can say goodbye to the Constitution.
I'm sure discovery will be a lot of fun!
Orbit downloader will do the trick.
I can't fathom how it is that he's gotten as far as he has.
A nobody junior senator with nothing but bad associations.
Is there even a single upstanding citizen in his past that he can point to?
(I'd wind up dead were I to wear it where I live though)
Don’t leave the job of getting this story out to just a couple of people. Email your congressmen - I did. They weren’t even aware of the debate and this was two weeks ago. Call ‘em! Don’t assume.
You can tell the liberals are in a tizzy over their most recent choice with the Monday morning quarterbacking that's going on. They are now complaining they should have gone with Hillary after all.