Skip to comments.President Obama’s Enemies List
Posted on 04/20/2012 2:30:21 PM PDT by Nachum
In 1971, America was introduced to President Richard Nixons Enemies List. The President had instructed staff to keep a list of political opponents, and as then-White House Counsel John Dean described it, they would use the available federal machinery to screw our political enemies.
On the list were notable figures such as Paul Newman (actor), Charles Dyson (businessman), Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), NPR newsman Daniel Schorr and Morton Halperin, a foreign policy expert and father to political journalist Mark Halperin, and others. This secret list was the subject of justifiable scorn in the midst of the Watergate scandal.
In 2012, President Obamas campaign has managed to make Nixons list look quaint, legitimate and even routine. This week, on the presidents ominous Truth Team campaign website, his staff listed the names of eight of his likely opponents donors. They were listed in this way: (Post continued below.)
(Excerpt) Read more at blog.heritage.org ...
The list, Ping
Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list
Nothing personal, but I don’t want to give web traffic to a bunch of Obama-bots
Alinsky in action; more from the article:
This follows a multi-year effort by the ongoing Obama campaign to vilify specific donors to competing philosophical causes and demands that organizations release lawfully protected donor lists or donors reveal lawfully private and personal financial information.
In each of these instances, President Obama has relied on a vast grassroots network to coerce, bully, boycott and vilify individuals lawfully taking part in the political process, just as his own donors and supporters are freely allowed to engage.
There are subtle differences between Obamas and Nixons enemy lists. President Nixon kept his secret, and allegedly used the force of the government to punish adversaries.
President Obamas list is open and designed to elicit public scorn, shame and rebuke. There is no current evidence the President has manipulated the federal machinery punitively. But the message remains clear, if you support a philosophical adversary, you will face some retribution.
The media has so far given this White House tactic a pass in this administration. What name will elicit a defense of Constitutional freedoms? Must it be one of their own, as was the case under Nixon?
Shouldnt every American be protected against the heavy hand of governmental intimidation?
Please put my name on this list.
Please put my name on this list.
I’m white with a job so I must be high on the list.
If ALL Americans were paying proper attention, they’d realize that we are ALL on the enemies list... about 350,000,000 of us.
I am very proud to number on the Osama Obama enemy list.
And are we ready for Obama to send the IRS after his enemies? That is the plan, believe it!
Just think about this, Obuggery is on God’s Enemies List.
Daniel Schorr certainly belonged on someones enemies list. I’ll never forget during the Goldwater-Johnson campaign when he did a report from Germany where he tried to link Barry Goldwater with the far right in Germany.
I assume the list includes anyone on the NFA registry.
Add me to the list of opponents to Pothead Dictator Obama.
95% of the people here are on the list. And we have a space waiting for us at a FEMA camp when the times comes.
See you at the barracade.
....involvement in the oil energy industry.
This is nothing but pure, unadultrated COMMUNISM!
Careful now, don't go to gas stations to fill gas, don't you dare change your oil AND shut down your electricity, gas and/or heating oil! Remember, you can't drive a vaunted Volt either. Electricity = oil, etc...
Failure to comply with the above would put you squarely on 0b0z0's enemies' list.
You've been warned.