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...
Wow! These main stream media guys are in the tank for Obama! How come no opportunity for the Republicans to give their side of the story?
Has the NRA responded to this yet?
It goes to show what a muslim thinks of our Constitution when it comes to freedom of speech.
This is only the beginning folks. If he gets in ( and he probably will) all anti Obama talk will be suppressed. The Fairness Doctrine will be #1 on his list. rush , Savage , Levin and the likes will be off that air in a New York minute.
Places like FR will be targeted .Think I’m kidding ? Just wait .
If anyone catches Obama in a lie can that person press charges? Based on the logic of his campaign it appears one could...but of course that would be slander to point out a lie and would be arrested before pointing out said lie.
Welcome to 1955 USSR.
With my pleasure, friend.
Feel free to appropriate this too:
I want my money back!
I’ve paid my dues, done all the things right, saved my bucks, never faltered on any payment - even once in this nation - and the people who do get rewarded because they were ‘mislead’ by sharks????
Gimme a break! Everyone knows when they are being handed a rainbow they can’t afford nor ever intend to make payments on it.
Excellent my friend...and very scary as well.
I notice that my left wing friends that have been screaming about loosing their rights under Bush are very quite and in fact will not respond to this. What is happening is beyond sad.
Obama forgets this is not Nigeria, Zimbabwe, or Kenya, his birthplace.
Maybe there is some kind of ‘subliminal’ advertising going on (apart from the odious, overt kind) with folks who watch a lot of movies and TV. I don’t watch television but rarely but a hell of a lot of people do, and it seems like they are more or less brainwashed.
Thanks. The sad part is that I could probably make a killing selling them non-ironically to a lot of Democrats.
Someone should run an ad saying Obama is showing a forged birth certificate on his website then invite them to prosecute or disprove them.
Alternatively, run an ad claiming Obama is communist who has been the Protege of William Ayers since meeting him in 1983 in New York where they were both at college in the same neighborhood.
Have him disprove that one too!
This is really scary. What will they do? Arrest people? Intimidate? Blackmail? I downloaded the video and have sent it out.
I don’t watch TV either and I see very easily what Obama is. Scary that so many people support an American hating Bolshevik. I’m worry for all of us , I really am.
Here it comes folks , the revolution.Don’t doubt for a second that this guy is in for the long haul.I don’t doubt that if he looses he wont protest and call for revolution .
My Dad and I just look at each other and wonder how in the hell a creep like Obama ever got as far as he has. This is really scary.
Legal action by a prosecutor for non-adherance to partisan talking points warranted a trip to the concentration camps in Nazi Germany for a breech of ‘political justice’.
That shit ain't gonna fly here.
well , Kerry came close , so did Gore , both complete fools. This guy is much more dangerous.Most of America is watching Dancing with the Stars and Deal or No Deal or whatever crap and they haven’t a clue or an interest in what is really going on . The MEDIA directs most minds and the media is LEFT driven.
Oh, the PRINCIPLED ones are...
If anyone catches Obama in a lie can that person press charges? Based on the logic of his campaign it appears one could...but of course that would be slander to point out a lie and would be arrested before pointing out said lie.”
This is exactly what came to my mind. Shouldn’t 0bama be the first to turn himself in to the authorities if he cares SO much about truth???
1955 USSR is right on the money!
Brainwashing camps, “truth squads”, and now marshall law. This is what democrats like, Pelosi, Reid, Frank and Obama want for the american people.
I’m in shock—Drudge has two articles about this posted now.
Right now it is those Republicans who are standing in the way of the White House and Democrats literally selling your children’s and grandchildren’s future down the toilet.
The Democrats have, in this proposed bailout, piled all kinds of payoffs to groups like ACORN, a criminal enterprise that is supposed to register potential voters. Dozens of ACORN employees have been convicted or indicted for election fraud. And who is their lawyer? Non other than Senator Barack Obama, whose campaign was caught laundering money to ACORN through another company in violation of federal campaign laws.
The Obama campaign is now under investigation by the FBI and the FEC. Not surprising, the mainstream media is ignoring that investigation and if it wasn’t for Free Republic non of us would even know that investigation exists!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Contact: Jessica Robinson, 573-751-0290
Gov. Blunt Statement on Obama Campaigns Abusive Use of Missouri Law Enforcement
JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Matt Blunt today issued the following statement on news reports that have exposed plans by U.S. Senator Barack Obama to use Missouri law enforcement to threaten and intimidate his critics.
St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer, and Obama and the leader of his Missouri campaign Senator Claire McCaskill have attached the stench of police state tactics to the Obama-Biden campaign.
What Senator Obama and his helpers are doing is scandalous beyond words, the party that claims to be the party of Thomas Jefferson is abusing the justice system and offices of public trust to silence political criticism with threats of prosecution and criminal punishment.
This abuse of the law for intimidation insults the most sacred principles and ideals of Jefferson. I can think of nothing more offensive to Jeffersons thinking than using the power of the state to deprive Americans of their civil rights. The only conceivable purpose of Messrs. McCulloch, Obama and the others is to frighten people away from expressing themselves, to chill free and open debate, to suppress support and donations to conservative organizations targeted by this anti-civil rights, to strangle criticism of Mr. Obama, to suppress ads about his support of higher taxes, and to choke out criticism on television, radio, the Internet, blogs, e-mail and daily conversation about the election.
Barack Obama needs to grow up. Leftist blogs and others in the press constantly say false things about me and my family. Usually, we ignore false and scurrilous accusations because the purveyors have no credibility. When necessary, we refute them. Enlisting Missouri law enforcement to intimidate people and kill free debate is reminiscent of the Sedition Acts - not a free society.
It was sarcasm.
Relax. Obama is going to lose and he is going to lose big. You are being manipulated by rigged survey results and a constant barrage from the MSM. The majority will speak loudly on November 4. Worry about Iran having the bomb, but not about this clown.
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