Skip to comments.Obama Threatening Critics with Fines and Jail
Posted on 09/27/2008 2:29:40 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
Reports continue to come in that Barack Obamas Presidential Campaign is threatening legal action against his critics.
On Tuesday (September 23), CBS affiliate KMOV reported that Obama had enlisted a number of Missouri law enforcement officials, including local sheriffs and prosecutors, to target anyone who lies or runs a misleading television ad [against Obama] during the presidential campaign."
The CBS report is the latest of several incidents where the Obama campaign has threatened critics with civil or criminal prosecution. According to World Net Daily, his campaign also sent threatening letters to several news agencies in Pennsylvania and Ohio demanding they stop airing ads exposing Obama's gun stance. In addition, Obamas lawyers twice demanded the Department of Justice investigate and prosecute the American Issues Project, its officers, board of directors, and donors, for running ads critical of Obamas ties to unrepentant domestic terrorist William Ayers.
Obama himself has also urged tough measures against people who fail to back him, telling a group of supporters in Nevada recently to argue with and
get in [the] face(s) of Republican and independent voters.
Just think how it’s going to be on 01-20-09 when “The One” fully morphs in a god. America is toast.
Is this Barack Obama or Hugo Chavez?
Better question is this Obama or Hitler?
Too many people are drinking this kool-aid. I honestly don’t get it. A principled American of any political persuasion should be appalled and scared by this increasing trend. But they aren’t...
As near as I can tell, the only difference between Obama and Chavez is that the latter actually believes in domestic oil exploration.
Sadly, half the people in this country think that’s just fine as long as you’re telling lies about the Obama. But its okay to tell lies about any conservative.
Folks, we’d better get ready to stand and fight ‘cause tough times is a comin’. A complete monetary collapse may be the only thing that saves us.
This is still a free country this is just a little of what will happen when or if this little you know what becomes president..I am sending this article to everyone I know including the MSN..They are already starting to try and scare people away from voting and saying what we can say or can’t..If this moron doesn’t want to hear the truth about his dumb self then he should bow out of the race..And if he doesn’t like that then he can lump it..He is letting all of this go to his head..
Come on people, wise up for God’s sake! If YOU are not going to fight for your 1st Amendment Right, who do you think will? And by the way (this is a pop quiz), what Right do you think protects the other rights?
Why is it that many FReepers see the truth and so many others have scales over their eyes?
A+. Mind if I appropriate that as a tagline and in all of my personal emails?
"*gasp* How dare the Obama campaign ask local law makers to uphold the law! Why.. that's unAmerican! We can't have these "truth squads" roaming the streets, and charging people who are printing lies with libel. We may as well be Communist Russia at this point. Its a good thing there is a candidate running for office who just will not stand for liars being held accountable for their lies!".Another simply said
"Proverbs 19:9. Seems pretty clear cut to me..."(Proverbs 19:9 reads " A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish".)
Please keep in mind that these friends of mine are not fringy wackos. They do not attend protest rallies or belong to left-wing organizations. They are not starry-eyed college kids. These folks are average, property-owning, job-holding, educated, child-rearing Americans.
Based on their responses, I'd guess that the public is solidly behind Obama's call for government officials to use the power of the State against people who are deemed by them to be lying about Obama.
Hehhehheh. Good one.
But President Bush and the Republicans are fascists.
only until it goes against them...then watch them scream and yell.
The two people in the video are the St. Louis County Prosecutor, Bob McCullough (Democrat) tne the other is also a Democrat representing the City of St. Louis.
I would suspect one of the largest private PAC organizers for Obama in St. Louis has put pressure on both Bob McCullough and Mayor Francis Slay to get this “Truth Squad” accomplished.
Follow the money.
Interesting that You Tube has disallowed comments on that piece...