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McCain-Obama battle over Missouri "Truth Squad"
St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | September 27, 2008 | Jo Mannies

Posted on 09/27/2008 5:06:57 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson

With the Missouri polls showing a dead heat between Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama, every campaign move is igniting scrutiny.

That’s the backdrop over a two-day dust-up that is attracting local TV coverage, and has even ignited a Web fight between the Drudge Report and the Daily Kos.

At issue is a new Obama “Truth Squad” formed in the state.

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Obama’s Missouri Truth Squad members include St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer and St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch, among others.

The inclusion of such officials has led to Gov. Matt Blunt, among other Republicans, to accuse the Obama camp of planning “to use Missouri law enforcement to threaten and intimidate his critics.”

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In a statement Saturday (issued from the governor’s office), Blunt went further and contended that the state Obama campaign and its allies, including U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill “have attached the stench of police state tactics…”

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(Excerpt) Read more at stltoday.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: 2008; brownshirts; bullyboys; censorship; democrats; elections; fascism; firstamendment; goonsquad; limbaugh; missouri; nobama08; obama; obamabrownshirts; obamagoonsquad; obamatruthsquad; rush; rushlimbaugh; stlouis; truthsquad
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Click the link and read the rest of the article (excerpt rules). Of course, the Post-Dispatch writer, instead of just REPORTING the story, and letting both sides get their say, also has to argue the case for the Obama campaign.

This article was just posted on their website about an hour ago. The Post-Dispatch finally is covering this story, and then only a little bit. I guess that Governor Blunt's statement made it hard for them to ignore.

Here is what I wrote on the comment section after the story:

FINALLY, after several days of silence, you guys are covering this story! The fascist intimidation tactics of the Obama Goon Squad are absolutely outrageous! Bob McCulloch and Jennifer Joyce ought to be ashamed of themselves, blurring the line between their prosecutorial offices and their political activism for one candidate. Disgraceful! This is an assault on the First Amendment.

1 posted on 09/27/2008 5:06:58 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: Charles Henrickson

This controversy was posted on Drudge but it is now gone. ?????????


2 posted on 09/27/2008 5:11:50 PM PDT by bitterdfwrepub
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To: Charles Henrickson

Great comment. I hope there is a tremendous backlash against Barack HUSSEIN Obama over this one.


3 posted on 09/27/2008 5:12:03 PM PDT by Faith
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To: bitterdfwrepub
It's still on Drudge. Left column.

Governor Blunt Attacks Obama Campaign's Abusive Use of Missouri Law Enforcement...

4 posted on 09/27/2008 5:13:43 PM PDT by Faith
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To: Charles Henrickson

McCain needs to turn Obama’s fascism into an ad.


5 posted on 09/27/2008 5:13:47 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (When Republicans do it, it's "corruption." When DemocRATS do it, it's a financial crisis.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

The left in this country is playing with fire. They don’t see it, and they won’t see it until it comes down on them.


7 posted on 09/27/2008 5:15:14 PM PDT by alarm rider (Peace! through superior fire power....)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Actions like this are reprehensible and the drive by media not covering this in a major way shows collusion on the part of Hussein 0bama’s campaign. This should scare the bat crap out of every law abiding American. This is not only Hitleristic, it is Communist.
8 posted on 09/27/2008 5:16:47 PM PDT by Born In America (Affirmative action is no way to elect a President, now or ever....)
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To: Charles Henrickson

what sort of fight between Drudge and Kos?


9 posted on 09/27/2008 5:16:49 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Faith

odd, I don’t have it either.


10 posted on 09/27/2008 5:18:01 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Charles Henrickson

Maybe Obama knows a shoe may drop!

September 26, 2008

BY MICHAEL SNEED Sun-Times Columnist
Tipsville: Sneed hears rumbles that convicted influence peddler Tony Rezko, whose dealings have been linked to Barack Obama and Gov. Blagojevich, is singing to the feds.

• • To wit: “I’m told by a close friend of Rezko that he’s cooperating with the feds,” said a Sneed source. “I don’t know whether he’s talking about Gov. Blagojevich or Barack Obama or anyone else,” the source said.

» Click to enlarge image

Michael Sneed

• • The shocker: Rezko, a Wilmette businessman who was a top adviser and fund-raiser for Blago, has been locked up at the Metropolitan Correctional Center awaiting an Oct. 28 sentencing — one week before the presidential election.

• • Background: Convicted in June of wide-ranging fraud tied to kickbacks on state deals, Rezko’s involvement in real estate deals with Gov. Blago’s wife, Patti, are also under federal scrutiny.
http://www.suntimes.com/news/sneed/1186553,CST-NWS-SNEED26.article

http://therealbarackobama.wordpress.com/2008/09/26/rezkotrialwatch-rezko-can-sing/


11 posted on 09/27/2008 5:18:07 PM PDT by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!)
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To: bitterdfwrepub

It’s gone. It was in the left hand column, but now it’s gone.

Did the goon squad make them nervous?


12 posted on 09/27/2008 5:18:07 PM PDT by keats5 ("I hope for his sake, Joe Biden got that VP thing in writing."- Rudy)
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To: BakerInSanJose

There is a reason its called The DRUDGE REPORT not the BakerInSanJose Report.


13 posted on 09/27/2008 5:21:19 PM PDT by svcw (Great selection of gift baskets: http://baskettastic.com/)
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To: Charles Henrickson

>> and has even ignited a Web fight between the Drudge Report and the Daily Kos.

I was beginning to think Matt had a change of heart about abortion.


14 posted on 09/27/2008 5:22:52 PM PDT by Gene Eric
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To: keats5
Wow, it was just there minutes ago.
15 posted on 09/27/2008 5:23:35 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: keats5
Yes. I'm very sure some got to him.
16 posted on 09/27/2008 5:23:52 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (Obama...post turtle)
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To: gusopol3

Gone now. RATS!


17 posted on 09/27/2008 5:25:55 PM PDT by Faith
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To: Charles Henrickson

.


18 posted on 09/27/2008 5:28:08 PM PDT by ThreePuttinDude () ......hey 0bambi, I have 2 braclets......()
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To: Charles Henrickson

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19 posted on 09/27/2008 5:29:21 PM PDT by ThreePuttinDude () ......hey 0bambi, I have 2 bracelets......()
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To: Born In America

Il Dunce.

20 posted on 09/27/2008 5:31:06 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (St. Louis County)
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To: keats5

Here’s the link I used earlier today:

http://governor.mo.gov/cgi-bin/coranto/viewnews.cgi?id=EkkkVFulkpOzXqGMaj&style=Default+News+Style&tmpl=newsitem

I just checked and it’s still there. Shocking read. We’ve got to stand up to il Dooshobambi and his goon squad.


21 posted on 09/27/2008 5:32:02 PM PDT by Type Righter (...mightier than the sword...)
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To: Type Righter

22 posted on 09/27/2008 5:33:23 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (St. Louis County)
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To: Charles Henrickson

What is the Daily Kossack connection here?


23 posted on 09/27/2008 5:34:18 PM PDT by listenhillary (Community organizing has brought Wall Street to it's knees.That WAS the plan, right?)
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To: Jagdgewehr

“I’m very sure some got to him.”

GOT TO HIM?

Wow, there is a pogrom going on in the US of A.

Pray for America.


24 posted on 09/27/2008 5:34:29 PM PDT by Canedawg (Democrats ARE Nazis.)
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To: Charles Henrickson
How's this?

Photobucket

25 posted on 09/27/2008 5:36:24 PM PDT by engrpat
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To: Jim Robinson; doug from upland; markomalley

Obama Goon Squad ping from St. Louis County, Missouri!


26 posted on 09/27/2008 5:37:07 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (St. Louis County)
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To: Charles Henrickson
For what it is worth, here is the email link for Jennifer Joyce;

http://stlcin.missouri.org/index/contactelect.cfm?ID=9

I could not locate McCullochs from the same site. I sent here an email from her form and might suggest others do the same.

27 posted on 09/27/2008 5:37:58 PM PDT by Born In America (Affirmative action is no way to elect a President, now or ever....)
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To: listenhillary; PJ-Comix; Paul Heinzman
What is the Daily Kossack connection here?

Click the stltoday link above and they have a further link to KOmmieland.

28 posted on 09/27/2008 5:39:13 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (St. Louis County)
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To: PJ-Comix; Paul Heinzman

PJ, Paul, as someone living in the People’s Republic of St. Louis, I may want to DUFU (tomorrow or Monday) reaction to this story in KOmmieland and/or DUmmieland.


29 posted on 09/27/2008 5:41:00 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (St. Louis County)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Hell, I live 15 minutes from downtown St. Louis (Illinois side).

This is absolutely unbelievable. I know some St Louis city cops and my uncle is a sheriff's deputy in St. Charles County. I'm going to have to get some intel on this.
30 posted on 09/27/2008 5:43:47 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: Faith

Its gone!! Nothing on Drudge! TOO HOT FOR DRUDGE TO HANDLE?


31 posted on 09/27/2008 5:44:33 PM PDT by NOBAMA in 08 ( OBIE HUSSEIN IS AN EMPTY SUIT with NO Redeeming Value!)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Other than Drudge, I don’t think the national Obama media has mentioned anything about this.


32 posted on 09/27/2008 5:45:44 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Kill 'em til they're dead, then kill 'em again!)
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To: alarm rider

Obama is giving us all a taste of how he means to govern. If he gets to remake the USSC then that will all be effective. Freedom of speech will have a rapidly increasing amount of exceptions and more and more things will be defined as “shouting FIRE! in a crowded theater.” The Fairness Doctrine will be resurrected even before he gets to make changes on the court. With control of the Executive and the Legislative this time around, especially if he gets sufficient senators I expect him to try to add a couple of Justices to the Court, put it up to 11 Justices or so. If he gets that then the Constitution will complete the transformation into a document with no meaning at all.


33 posted on 09/27/2008 5:46:56 PM PDT by arthurus (Old age and guile beats youth and enthusiasm.)
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To: Jagdgewehr

Seriously, do you think Drudge took it down out of fear?


34 posted on 09/27/2008 5:47:45 PM PDT by keats5 ("I hope for his sake, Joe Biden got that VP thing in writing."- Rudy)
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To: Charles Henrickson
This cannot be happening....that original news report was so casual.

I thought it would be reported as some scandal, but the acted like it was nothing.

Do these officers of law have bosses????????????????

Was Drudge threatened also? Why did he remove it?

35 posted on 09/27/2008 5:47:45 PM PDT by roses of sharon (The MSM vampires must die!)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Il Snot Nose!
My buggers are haloed, they are divine!
Bow before me! all ye pigs!


36 posted on 09/27/2008 5:49:10 PM PDT by NOBAMA in 08 ( OBIE HUSSEIN IS AN EMPTY SUIT with NO Redeeming Value!)
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To: OPS4

Maybe Obama knows a shoe may drop!
///////////////
Larry Sinclair can drive down there in one day and challenge these uneducated monkey to do battle with him.


37 posted on 09/27/2008 5:51:54 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: keats5

Ask Drudge what the **** is going on?
Really hate to think Drudge is a Coward on
the biggest story ever! The Loss of Our First
Amendment Rights to an Indonesian Con Artist!


38 posted on 09/27/2008 5:52:25 PM PDT by NOBAMA in 08 ( OBIE HUSSEIN IS AN EMPTY SUIT with NO Redeeming Value!)
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To: engrpat

Grazi!


39 posted on 09/27/2008 5:52:38 PM PDT by bvw
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To: NOBAMA in 08

I did. Everybody here should ask. There’s a little box in the lower right hand corner of his site to submit comments. Go to it.


40 posted on 09/27/2008 5:57:18 PM PDT by keats5 ("I hope for his sake, Joe Biden got that VP thing in writing."- Rudy)
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To: keats5

yep! I asked Drudge what happened and is he “afraid” of bambi?


41 posted on 09/27/2008 6:02:30 PM PDT by NOBAMA in 08 ( OBIE HUSSEIN IS AN EMPTY SUIT with NO Redeeming Value!)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Get a sticker, go to Mo., get a ticket, sue the hell out of them. Hey gang, they’re giving money away in Mo.


42 posted on 09/27/2008 6:03:53 PM PDT by Waco ( G00d bye 0'bomber)
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To: keats5
Seriously? At the very least, I suspect he may have been contacted and "encouraged" to remove the story. I can only speculate on what was done or said to persuade him. Most likely, someone may have convinced him that it was a non-story...groundless accusations. At the very least, he probably convinced himself it was nothing.

Intimidation or fear? That may seem a little paranoiac but, look at the tactics used by the 0bama campaign. Not much of a stretch.

To those who completely dismiss the likelihood of the 0bama campaign from using these kind of tactics...? In the words of Senator McCain..."Oh, please!"

43 posted on 09/27/2008 6:05:34 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (Obama...post turtle)
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To: Charles Henrickson

The encouraging part (if there IS one) is that no one defended what the O-boy campaign did in the comments section under the article. If anything, several folks pointed out the truth about O-boy’s associates and his childhood as a Muslim, and those facts may get to someone who hasn’t seen them before now. (I’m trying to be positive here, no flames, please.)


44 posted on 09/27/2008 6:05:49 PM PDT by GWMcClintock (Right after Lib Democrats, the most dangerous politicians are country club Republicans. T. Sowell)
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To: Charles Henrickson
“The Commissar's in town, oh no....”
45 posted on 09/27/2008 6:06:18 PM PDT by unspun (Tell the truth about Obama to all you know.)
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To: NOBAMA in 08

It is under recent headlines. He took it off the front page.

http://www.drudgereportarchives.com/dsp/links_recap.htm


46 posted on 09/27/2008 6:07:12 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Charles Henrickson

....this should get real good come Monday when Rush gets a hold of it


47 posted on 09/27/2008 6:10:24 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Charles Henrickson
The Post-Dispatch finally is covering this story, and then
only a little bit.


They're only covering it because:
1. Give The Obama goon squad spin of the issues
2. Buy "martyr" status for Obama so vote fraud will be an even
more fevered enterprise in the St. Louis area that ever
AND
3. Hope to get someone, anyone to buy their paper.

The last Post-Dispatch I bought was on a Saturday in the spring.
The Saturday edition on the stands here in Columbia, MO
is just a tabloid-format.
With less interesting and much less informing articles than
The National Enquirer or The Onion.
48 posted on 09/27/2008 6:14:03 PM PDT by VOA
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To: bitterdfwrepub

I hope Sarah brings up the Truth Squads in her debate with Biden.


49 posted on 09/27/2008 6:15:42 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: Mark

This is the kind of stupid assed crap Obama spends money on, he is such an amateur and a loser and is unfit to lead! Whining crybaby who is so afraid we will all find out the truth about HIM that is why it is the Truth Squad and even that name is so cartoonish and lame!


50 posted on 09/27/2008 6:17:51 PM PDT by LegalEagle61 (If you are going to burn our flag, please make sure you are wearing it when you do!)
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