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Official Obama Campaign Website Announced Protest of McCain-Palin Event in Media, PA 9/22/08
Barack Obama Campaign Website ^ | September 23, 2008

Posted on 09/23/2008 11:27:16 AM PDT by onemiddleamerican

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Folks, if McCain and/or Sarah Palin are coming to your area, you might want to check on the Obama campaign website to see what they and their goon squads are planning.
1 posted on 09/23/2008 11:27:16 AM PDT by onemiddleamerican
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To: onemiddleamerican

Politics, Chicago style.


2 posted on 09/23/2008 11:28:55 AM PDT by mnehring (Maverick/Barracuda 2008)
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To: onemiddleamerican
This is possibly illegal or at least unethical for a campaign to do such. That's what 527 groups and sites like us are for.
3 posted on 09/23/2008 11:31:34 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: onemiddleamerican
Let me be the first to say:

HELP!


4 posted on 09/23/2008 11:31:35 AM PDT by thingumbob (McGenius-Palin beats O'bomber-Hide'n (Remember, dead terrorists don't make more terrorists!))
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To: onemiddleamerican

Wow. Anyone know if there is a precedent for this kind of thing (officially sanctioned protests/disruptions of campaign rallies of opponents)?


5 posted on 09/23/2008 11:33:15 AM PDT by KJC1
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To: TAdams8591

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.


6 posted on 09/23/2008 11:33:42 AM PDT by onemiddleamerican
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To: holdonnow

FYI *PING* Mark!


7 posted on 09/23/2008 11:34:58 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (McCain/Palin '08)
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To: onemiddleamerican

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


8 posted on 09/23/2008 11:36:09 AM PDT by realcleanguy ("I have not yet begun to fight")
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To: onemiddleamerican

Send this to Vanity/ the Godfather or Glenn Beck.


9 posted on 09/23/2008 11:36:30 AM PDT by sauropod (There's no stoppin' the cretins from hoppin')
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To: onemiddleamerican

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...


10 posted on 09/23/2008 11:37:27 AM PDT by Mark319 (Obama/Biden...The liberals are going for the throat...)
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To: onemiddleamerican; Sean Hannity

Sean,

Is this news-worthy for your show?


11 posted on 09/23/2008 11:37:38 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: onemiddleamerican

You put a thug at the top of the ticket, you have to expect thuggery.


12 posted on 09/23/2008 11:38:15 AM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: onemiddleamerican

What are they “protesting” ???...That someone dared challenge Obama’s coronation...


13 posted on 09/23/2008 11:39:08 AM PDT by Mark319 (Obama/Biden...The liberals are going for the throat...)
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To: onemiddleamerican

bump


14 posted on 09/23/2008 11:41:00 AM PDT by Tribune7 (How is inflicting pain and death on an innocent, helpless human being for profit, moral?)
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To: onemiddleamerican

Wow...can’t you just smell the change...


15 posted on 09/23/2008 11:42:05 AM PDT by never4get (We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid)
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To: onemiddleamerican

I forgot to say thank you for digging this up and posting it.


16 posted on 09/23/2008 11:43:02 AM PDT by KJC1
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To: never4get; onemiddleamerican

BTTT thank you for posting this!


17 posted on 09/23/2008 11:44:18 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: onemiddleamerican

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.


18 posted on 09/23/2008 11:47:26 AM PDT by alloysteel (Just because you are a target, does not mean you have to be a victim.)
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To: onemiddleamerican

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.


19 posted on 09/23/2008 11:49:13 AM PDT by Brytani (Abortion does not make you a real woman - it makes you a murderer)
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To: never4get

LOL...That would be a good bumper sticker


20 posted on 09/23/2008 11:52:22 AM PDT by Mark319 (Obama/Biden...The liberals are going for the throat...)
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To: onemiddleamerican
Actually, I'm kinda surprized Obama would encourage his supporters to attend a McCain/Palin rally where they would hear reasoned and common sense ideas. He is taking a risk doing this.
21 posted on 09/23/2008 11:52:27 AM PDT by FrdmLvr ("Stand up, Chuck!")
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To: onemiddleamerican

BUMP


22 posted on 09/23/2008 11:53:26 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (No trees were killed in sending this message but a lot of electrons were terribly agitated)
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To: onemiddleamerican

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!


23 posted on 09/23/2008 11:53:51 AM PDT by VinceASA
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To: onemiddleamerican

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 29—Elections 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.

http://www.fec.gov/law/feca/feca.pdf


24 posted on 09/23/2008 11:57:22 AM PDT by Brytani (Abortion does not make you a real woman - it makes you a murderer)
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To: onemiddleamerican

Good post “newbie”.

Thanks

[Mr] T


25 posted on 09/23/2008 11:57:28 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: KJC1

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.


26 posted on 09/23/2008 11:59:51 AM PDT by meyer (Go, Sarah, Go!!)
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To: Brytani

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


27 posted on 09/23/2008 12:01:51 PM PDT by realcleanguy ("I have not yet begun to fight")
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To: VinceASA

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.


28 posted on 09/23/2008 12:03:30 PM PDT by donnab (some people use change to promote their careers...others use their careers to promote change.)
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To: onemiddleamerican

Goon squads? No, no...they’re COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS, doncha know.


29 posted on 09/23/2008 12:03:37 PM PDT by Clioman
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To: sauropod

Done. Thanks for the reminder.


30 posted on 09/23/2008 12:06:46 PM PDT by onemiddleamerican
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To: realcleanguy

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.

Requirements:

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


31 posted on 09/23/2008 12:06:58 PM PDT by Brytani (Abortion does not make you a real woman - it makes you a murderer)
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To: onemiddleamerican

Politics....Alinsky Style.


32 posted on 09/23/2008 12:07:41 PM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: Mark319
Yep. Didn't Obama say he wanted to change how the game of politics was played? I guess this is a change; just not the kind of change most folks thought he meant. Who woulda thunk his presidential campaign website would organize protests against the other party's candidate?
33 posted on 09/23/2008 12:09:52 PM PDT by onemiddleamerican
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Yes, it was a terrific event yesterday in Media, onemiddleamerican, so full of enthusiasm! Good crowd size also.

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!

34 posted on 09/23/2008 12:14:05 PM PDT by TAdams8591 (Proud Catholic supporter of Governor Mitt Romney for VP and now, Governor Sarah Palin!)
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To: Brytani

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.


35 posted on 09/23/2008 12:16:46 PM PDT by TAdams8591 (Proud Catholic supporter of Governor Mitt Romney for VP and now, Governor Sarah Palin!)
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To: KJC1
Funny thing is, I was just Googling blogs and news for photos to post of Sarah Palin in her red leather jacket, and I found the protest announcement on the Obama campaign website.

And I did also find (elsewhere) and posted those photos of Sarah and the POW/MIA chopper.

36 posted on 09/23/2008 12:17:31 PM PDT by onemiddleamerican
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To: FrdmLvr

LOL !


37 posted on 09/23/2008 12:19:24 PM PDT by onemiddleamerican
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To: onemiddleamerican

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! : )


38 posted on 09/23/2008 12:20:17 PM PDT by TAdams8591 (Proud Catholic supporter of Governor Mitt Romney for VP and now, Governor Sarah Palin!)
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To: VinceASA
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.

I smell fear coming from the Obama campaign. A frightened animal is dangerous.

39 posted on 09/23/2008 12:21:26 PM PDT by onemiddleamerican
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To: alloysteel

“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.


40 posted on 09/23/2008 12:24:45 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam (Election '08: God is in control.)
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To: TAdams8591

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.


41 posted on 09/23/2008 12:30:17 PM PDT by Brytani (Abortion does not make you a real woman - it makes you a murderer)
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To: KJC1
" Anyone know if there is a precedent for this kind of thing (officially sanctioned protests/disruptions of campaign rallies of opponents)?

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.

42 posted on 09/23/2008 12:30:57 PM PDT by cookcounty ("A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not why the ship is built." ---Governor Sarah Palin)
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To: VinceASA

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’ :)


43 posted on 09/23/2008 12:32:02 PM PDT by InsensitiveConservative
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To: trooprally

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.


44 posted on 09/23/2008 12:37:01 PM PDT by onemiddleamerican
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To: onemiddleamerican

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.


45 posted on 09/23/2008 1:05:58 PM PDT by Jeff Gordon ("An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last." Churchill)
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To: onemiddleamerican
Why should we be surprised, after all he is a community organizer.
46 posted on 09/23/2008 1:18:05 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Brytani
at any election held solely or in part for the purpose of electing such candidate

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.

47 posted on 09/23/2008 1:47:26 PM PDT by lwd
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To: onemiddleamerican

Must go to web site and receive further orders from “the one”

obama

obama

obama

Yes — go to McCain/Palin rally and protest...yes...

obama

obama

obama

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.


48 posted on 09/23/2008 2:05:49 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.)
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To: Jeff Gordon

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.

EXCELLENT WORK!!


49 posted on 09/23/2008 2:22:35 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...

ping


50 posted on 09/23/2008 3:42:48 PM PDT by Tribune7 (How is inflicting pain and death on an innocent, helpless human being for profit, moral?)
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