Skip to comments.Missouri Prosecutors, Sheriffs 'Target Anyone Who Lies' About Barack Obama
Posted on 09/26/2008 5:52:10 PM PDT by markomalley
A St. Louis television station reports their words "The Barack Obama campaign is asking Missouri law enforcement to target anyone who lies or runs a misleading TV ad during the presidential campaign."
Prosecutors and sheriffs from across Missouri are joining "The Barack Obama Truth Squad."
They mention Jennifer Joyce, St. Louis Circuit Attorney and Bob McCullough, prosecutor for St. Louis County in Missouri.
The reporter says, "They will be reminding voters that Barack Obama is a Christian who wants to cut taxes for anyone making less than $250,000 a year."
While the report never quite comes out and says that anyone running an ad saying those things would be subject to prosecution, that certainly is the message implied.
Not all things that are wrong are illegal. Saying that Barack Obama is a Muslim is wrong, but it does not warrant prosecution by the state.
I would cite Jonah Goldberg's Liberal Fascism, but an angry mob just took my copy to their book-burning...
(Excerpt) Read more at campaignspot.nationalreview.com ...
Missouri, the show me state. Show me they aren’t lies.
Washington, DC September 26, 2008 Barack Obama is now using local law enforcement officials to carry out his campaign of legal intimidation by assembling a group of high-ranking Missouri police officials and prosecutors including St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCullough and City of St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce to identify and target anyone the campaign determines is producing misleading political advertisements.
This is an outrageous and shocking attempt by the Obama campaign to again employ Stalinist, police state tactics against those who dare to disagree with Barack Obama, said Ed Martin, American Issues Projects president. I am frankly stunned to see public officials like McCullough and Joyce abusing their official prosecutorial positions to serve as attack dogs for a national political campaign. I am quite certain Missourians elected these individuals to enforce the laws and arrest criminals, not to throw people in jail for daring to practicing free speech.
“The Obama campaign continues to provide a chilling preview of what would happen to political freedom in an Obama administration.
This new effort is only the most recent attempt by the Obama campaign to crack down on free speech. Obamas lawyers twice demanded the Department of Justice investigate and prosecute the American Issues Project, its officers, board of directors, and donors. The campaign also threatened stations running American Issues Projects ad in an unsuccessful attempt to compel them to pull the spot, and ran its own ad in response.
Wonder what they would do if 500,000 people flooded their offices with mail and emails stating that B.O. Hussein is a terrorist sympathizer and friend.
That TV station should push back against the Obama camp by telling them that ever since “W” canceled the Tuesday Election it will be held on Wednesday, so there!
So, do the members of the Obama Truth Squad get to wear spiffy uniforms? They already have an Obama Salute...
Barak is not a christian. Christians don’t promote abortion, leave their kin folk in poverty or believe in Alinsky’s atheistic communism.
So if Barry or Barry’s campaign lies about McCain, that would be state-sanctioned as being OK? What about “equal protection under the law”? Where is Bizarro-World-reverse-ACLU that would stick up for McCain?
Note to Odumbo thugs - there is a Constitutional right to free speech. If you think that the ads contain lies, then prove your claims in court. Otherwise, STFU.
When BO says “anyone” making $250k, isn’t that “family” income and not single earner? I don’t really want to go to his website and look around...
No, I didn’t miss it.
However, we need to see if there is any MSM coverage of this (outside of KMOV) or if it will be dead air (or spun to enhance the righteous reputation of the Messiah).
I suspect the second...but we shall see over the next couple of days...
So this is what he meant by a civilian national defense budget.
Yes, I believe they’re Blueshirts.
Reminds me of Sharia law.
Christians also don’t believe someone goes to Heaven because they were “kind”.
Why not email Ms. Joyce?
Time to water Mr Jeffesons tree again
Get ready folks, this is going to interesting.