Skip to comments.Official Obama Campaign Website Announced Protest of McCain-Palin Event in Media, PA 9/22/08
Posted on 09/23/2008 11:27:16 AM PDT by onemiddleamerican
There have been several threads on Free Republic about the McCain-Palin campaign event yesterday (September, 22, 2008) in Media, PA; and in each of those threads, people who had been in attendance mentioned that there were Obama supporters there staging a protest. Some FReepers mentioned that the Obama-bots were loudly chanting Obama's name during McCain and Palin's speeches. Others reported that they were shouted at by the Obama people as they left the event venue.
Well, I found out an interesting thing about those Obama protesters while I was searching blogs for photos of McCain and Palin.
A Democrat Committee Person from Franklin Township, PA named Mark Ungemach posted an "event" announcement on Barack Obama's campaign website for this protest. Here is a screen capture of the announcement:
While I am sure that Democrat Campaigns and their goons have organized protests at their opponents' events before, I don't recall them doing it so openly on official campaign websites before this.
Barack Obama told his brownshirts to "get in their faces", so I shouldn't be so surprised that they would take to doing the organizational work for confrontational protests of their political opponents in public on the official campaign website.
Politics, Chicago style.
Wow. Anyone know if there is a precedent for this kind of thing (officially sanctioned protests/disruptions of campaign rallies of opponents)?
Here ya go, gal! The more things (with Democrats) change, the more they stay the same. They got away with thuggery in the past, and they will no doubt try to do it again.
FYI *PING* Mark!
Hitler had his brown shirts. Obama now has his. Funny how much the Left hates our constitutional rights. I suspect if the Left had control of the Senate, Congress and the White House, we would be outlawed and arrested
Send this to Vanity/ the Godfather or Glenn Beck.
This must be an example of the “new” politics of the Obama/Biden campaign. Get in their face and shout down the opposition...What complete jerks these people are...
Is this news-worthy for your show?
You put a thug at the top of the ticket, you have to expect thuggery.
What are they “protesting” ???...That someone dared challenge Obama’s coronation...
Wow...can’t you just smell the change...
I forgot to say thank you for digging this up and posting it.
BTTT thank you for posting this!
There is no such thing as a “level” playing field when doing politics Chicago style. The first tactic is to find out all the dirt you can on the opponent, and dribble it out bit by bit to undercut the opponent’s campaign, by preparing polished “reports” on the failings and deficiencies which seem to contradict the positions staked out by that campaign, or just releasing, by back-door methods like whispering campaigns, the most scurrilous rumors that can be found, where there is a basis for them or not.
I have no idea if this is illegal. It is unethical.
I can not imagine a single GOP candidate place on their campaign website plans to demonstrate against another candidates event.
This really makes my blood boil. How do we find out if this is even legal under election law?
I have a feeling the issue has probably never been addressed since no other candidate has climbed out of the sewers and launched a campaign like Obama has.
LOL...That would be a good bumper sticker
I was at the event yesterday and can verify that there was an obviously organized counter-event staged by the Democrats. There were hundreds of them there.
Most of us found it funny. We had to be bused in from a mall that was 2 miles away because parking is limited in the town of Media. The Dems had lined the approaching road with sign holders. Those of us on the bus just smiled and waved back. When we got off the bus, we were met with people shouting in our faces - even at my 13-year-old daughter who just laughed back at them.
I thanked a few of them for coming to the event because it meant that they were not out knocking on doors and making calls to independents. Between this and us just smiling back at them, I think they just got angrier.
What a complete waste of time for the Dems. Did they really think they would change the minds of the people coming to a Republican rally? How stupid can they be?!
I say - let them do this for every event. What morons!
I’m not sure if this applies specifically to campaign events, but it deal with intimidation of voters, attempting to force them to vote a certain way.
Chapter 29Elections and Political Activities
§ 594. Intimidation of voters
Whoever intimidates, threatens, coerces, or attempts to intimidate, threaten, or coerce, any other person for the purpose of interfering with the right of such other person to vote or to vote as he may choose, or of causing such other person to vote for, or not to vote for, any candidate for the office of President, Vice President, Presidential elector, Member of the Senate, Member of the House of Representatives, Delegate from the District of Columbia, or Resident Commissioner, at any election held solely or in part for the purpose of electing such candidate, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
Good post “newbie”.
I’m sure this has happened before in politics. The best thing to do is for all the large republican men to show up at the rally, and shout down the Obambibots. And, if the Obamabots get violent, utilize self-defense techniques as necessary.
It may apply. That type of politics is what this nation fought a war against. Sounds like Obama wants to be a dictator. I wish I knew someone that could pursue this. I think this law applies
On our way out of the rally, I past by the loony tunes. They began saying things in response to my holding up my, “Proud Military Mom for McCain/Palin” sign. I stopped and held the sign higher. One man yelled ..we have lots of jobs for you. I replied, “ One I don’t need your kind of jobs. Two I think you oughta save those jobs for yourselves since it seems you can use one and maybe some for your welfare friends.”
At that point one of the cops told me to move along, we are trying to keep trouble at a minimum. I told him that I was responding to their taunts and if he was there to protect their First Amendment Rights, he should be prepared to protect mine as well. He just smiled and shook his head and I walked on.
Goon squads? No, no...they’re COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS, doncha know.
Done. Thanks for the reminder.
The more I read it, the more I believe this statute does apply.
There is a way for a person to file a complaint with the FEC.
Must be in writing with all documents included.
Must be notarized
other requirements for information that the complain must contain.
To make a formal complaint on this, all we need is a freeper who’s a good writer who has access to a notary and is of course willing to put their name on the complaint.
More info here http://www.fec.gov/pages/brochures/complain.shtml
It was nice to hear the candidates in person. Palin brought her husband and her children, Willow and Piper. Joe Lieberman spoke first and had the best line of the evening, "It's nice to be in a place where the MEDIA loves John McCain!"
Obama supporters were there and as Palin and McCain were speaking shouted, "O..bam..a, O..bam..a, which made it more difficult to hear Palin and McCain. Now we know how aggressive, rude, and uncouth the other side can be, but I can't imagine going to an Obama rally and shouting, "John..Mc...Cain, John..Mc..Cain." while Obama and Biden were speaking or at any point. One of the two yungen's who were with us said, that kind of behavior, only makes those leaning to our side, more resolute. Smart thinking for one so young!
Some on our side did try to get that going (John..Mc..Cain -and I must admit was thinking of doing it myself) in opposition to "drown out" the Obama supporters, but then drew quiet so we could hear Senator McCain speak.
As we were leaving, Obama supporters were standing on the side shouting at us, and as we were walking by we put our thumbs down and shouted, "losers" in their faces. As we all well know, free speech is for them, not for us.
The situation with the shuttle buses, which were supposed to be there to drive us back to the Springfield Mall was terrible, however. We had to wait a half hour for the first one to show, and there was no one directing the waiting crowd of thousands, not even the police. Eventually, a few of us took a Septa bus to the tolley which then took us to the mall. The PA McCain camp has to work on that.
Regardless, it was worth it. We took a friends two sons with us (ages 14 and 16) and they expressed a desire to get involved in the campaign. They loved the rally! : )
We ran into ex PA rep Steve Friend's son Chris, a friend since working in Steve Friend's bid for the Senate against Arlen Specter, years ago. We remain in touch, but it was a nice surprise. He works for the Philly Bulletin, and will be getting a few words in about the rally, though he said the Bulletin was covering it.
In all, a great event!
Please see post #34. I was there and thought the same thing. But we were right back in their faces, as we faced the gaunlet to and from.
And I did also find (elsewhere) and posted those photos of Sarah and the POW/MIA chopper.
GREAT post, one!!!!! Thank you for informing us! : ) This time there were many more of us than there were of them. Notice we didn’t beat any of them up, and we didn’t attack their signs like a bunch of rabid dogs. They all left with their signs in tact! : )
I smell fear coming from the Obama campaign. A frightened animal is dangerous.
“There is no such thing as a level playing field when doing politics Chicago style.”
Makes you wonder how the voting dead dems get the word. Could be the cemeteries are wired for broadband or dialup.
I haven’t been able to attend an McCain event in my area, yet. They haven’t come down to Miami so far. But I did face the Goremongers during rallies/events for Bush.
I too got right back in their faces but instead of insults, I was throwing out fact (to liberals like sunlight to a vampire).
Difference is, these were not Gore campaign organized and supported protesters.
What is the difference between Obama organizing protests of McCain events and Chavez and his thugs?
If Obama is elected, will be be allowed to criticize the chosen one? Will papers be able to run reports and editorials critical of his administration? Will we have the right to assembly and to petition out government under “his” administration? It sure seems to me that Obama desires to do away with all of those rights the way he’s conducted his campaign.
Yes. Her name is Jodie Evans and she tried to get on stage at Palin's speech at the GOP convention. She sponsored the first Hollywood fundraiser for Obama, has raised over #100,000 as a bundler, and AFTER the convention, appeared at another Obama fundraiser. Obama's campaign refuses to apologize or return the monies she raised.
I’m glad it didn’t get violent — especially as your little girl was there. You just never know what these emotion driven, hate filled nut jobs will do. They are akin to rabid dogs really... scary they are yelling in the face of children.
Too bad you didn’t have a stun gun set to ‘crispy’ :)
Beginner’s luck, I guess. I was just looking for photos of the McCain-Palin event because the news wasn’t reporting anything from there.
I went to the site. You can sign up to attend. Through a process of elimination, I found that they were limiting the sign up to 1000 people. I also found out that 7 people were already signed up. So I signed up. I signed up for myself and 992 other people. The next person who tries to sign up will find that he can not because the limit has been reached.
I think that only applies at polling places. That's why there are laws against campaigning withing 50 yards(give or take) of a polling place.
Must go to web site and receive further orders from “the one”
Yes — go to McCain/Palin rally and protest...yes...
Uuuuummmmmmm, is it just me or is obie’s campaign really starting feel like a cult.
If I have said it once on here, I have said it a hundred times — “Jim Jones = Obama.”
Some of these people are just getting downright scary the depths to which they will sink “in support,” of “the one,” but now they are getting their programming from the web site...whoa.
Next thing you know they will be buying up Beatles albums...like another cult we know.
I signed up for myself and 992 other people. The next person who tries to sign up will find that he can not because the limit has been reached.
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