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Culture of Hooliganism…Obama Goons Threatened 10K Donors W/Legal Trouble for Donating to Republicans
Gateway Pundit ^ | May 24, 2013 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 05/24/2013 9:00:10 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

In 2008 the American Issues Project released an ad tying Barack Obama to domestic terrorist Bill Ayers. “Barack Obama launched his political career with the direct assistance of Bill Ayers.”

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

The Obama camp used the DOJ to demand an investigation and prosecute American Issues Project

That’s not all… Obama goons threatened 10,000 GOP donors with legal trouble and public harassment if they continued to support Republican candidates. The Wall Street Journal reported, via Jammie Wearing Fool:

On Aug. 21, 2008, the conservative American Issues Project ran an ad highlighting ties between candidate Obama and Bill Ayers, formerly of the Weather Underground. The Obama campaign and supporters were furious, and they pressured TV stations to pull the ad—a common-enough tactic in such ad spats.

What came next was not common. Bob Bauer, general counsel for the campaign (and later general counsel for the White House), on the same day wrote to the criminal division of the Justice Department, demanding an investigation into AIP, “its officers and directors,” and its “anonymous donors.” Mr. Bauer claimed that the nonprofit, as a 501(c)(4), was committing a “knowing and willful violation” of election law, and wanted “action to enforce against criminal violations.”

AIP gave Justice a full explanation as to why it was not in violation. It said that it operated exactly as liberal groups like Naral Pro-Choice did. It noted that it had disclosed its donor, Texas businessman Harold Simmons. Mr. Bauer’s response was a second letter to Justice calling for the prosecution of Mr. Simmons. He sent a third letter on Sept. 8, again smearing the “sham” AIP’s “illegal electoral purpose.”

Also on Sept. 8, Mr. Bauer complained to the Federal Election Commission about AIP and Mr. Simmons....

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; aip; ayers; billayers; bobbauer; democrats; doj; ericholder; fascism; fec; gop; holder; obama; obamasfault; republicans; tyranny

1 posted on 05/24/2013 9:00:10 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bob Bauer must be prosecuted. Spending some time in the Gray Bar Hotel would be good for him.


2 posted on 05/24/2013 9:04:07 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; ncfool; SatinDoll

Is that this Bob Bauer???

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/presidential-commission-on-election-administration-launched-208362001.html

LOOKING TO STEAL MORE VOTES IN THE FUTURE.

Commission to identify practical, real-world solutions to long voter lines, access to polls.

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Presidential Commission on Election Administration was officially launched today, following President Barack Obama ‘s State of the Union pledge to identify non-partisan ways to shorten lines at polling places, promote the efficient conduct of elections, and provide better access to the polls for all voters.

The 10-member Commission will submit a final report to the President within six months of its first public meeting, which is expected to be held in Washington in June. Headed by Co-Chairs Bob Bauer and Ben Ginsberg , the Commissioners are experts in election administration, policy and procedures, or leaders from customer service-oriented businesses and industry.

“The President’s expectation is clear,” said Co-Chair Bob Bauer , who served President Obama as White House counsel from December 2009 until 2011, and as General Counsel to the President’s re-election committee and to the Democratic National Committee. “The Commission is charged with developing recommendations based on the best information available for administrative practices that afford voters the opportunity to cast ballots without undue delay and improve their overall experience.”

The Commission was created by Executive Order 13644, Establishment of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration. Commissioners were appointed by the President.:

Robert F. Bauer , Co-Chair and Member – Partner, Perkins Coie LLP

Another Obama Executive order.


3 posted on 05/24/2013 9:07:55 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Its becoming more obvious why it seemed no one wanted to talk about Obama’s past associations during the past two elections.


4 posted on 05/24/2013 9:08:14 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

History has shown that people who live by mob tactics eventually meet their end in a very ugly way.


5 posted on 05/24/2013 9:09:34 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SatinDoll

THE FOREIGNER should be IMPEACHED. Then we clean house in the government infested by socialist democrats


6 posted on 05/24/2013 9:09:38 AM PDT by spawn44 ( moo)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Started back in 2008 and we're now just hearing about it. Reason #28,018 why I LOATHE the MSM.
7 posted on 05/24/2013 9:13:01 AM PDT by MissTed ( Private Tagline - Do Not Read!)
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To: spawn44

The Democrat Party should be named the Communist-Democrat Party.

We’ve been socialist for a long time now, since before WWII, and both parties bought into it.


8 posted on 05/24/2013 9:14:20 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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9 posted on 05/24/2013 9:15:48 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Uncle Chip

Yep! one in the same!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/bob-bauer/gIQAgz4w6O_topic.html

Outgoing White House Counsel (December 2009 to June 2011)

Why He Matters
Bauer is one of the nation’s pre-eminent experts on election and campaign finance law, and his views are enormously influential with Democrats.

Married to Anita Dunn.

Another article:
http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2012/11/28/democratic-lawyerobama-advisor-bob-bauer-to-teach-at-nyu/

Bauer is returning to New York University Law School this spring to teach a seminar on political reform.
The course will encompass campaign finance, lobbying laws, voting rights and more—topics Mr. Bauer has had ample exposure to during his 30 years of practice as a lawyer, which include stints working for political campaigns and the Democratic National Committee.

It gets better.

Read the end of this paragraph.
During his time on the campaign trail, Mr. Bauer led challenges to new voter laws backed by Republicans—including suing the state of Ohio in July—and lobbied the Federal Election Commission to allow individuals to text in donations (as did his Romney counterpart). Mr. Bauer also sought to compel the well-funded Republican advocacy group Crossroads GPS to disclose the names of its donors, citing millions of dollars the group has spent on campaign ads attacking Democrats.

This is the guy who pulled the chains with the IRS on behalf of the White House.

You can’t make this stuff up. On May 21, 2013 Obama appointed Bob Bauer to A FEC Presidential Commission on Election Administration.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/presidential-commission-on-election-administration-launched-208362001.html

LOOKING TO STEAL MORE VOTES IN THE FUTURE.

Commission to identify practical, real-world solutions to long voter lines, access to polls.

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Presidential Commission on Election Administration was officially launched today, following President Barack Obama ‘s State of the Union pledge to identify non-partisan ways to shorten lines at polling places, promote the efficient conduct of elections, and provide better access to the polls for all voters.

The 10-member Commission will submit a final report to the President within six months of its first public meeting, which is expected to be held in Washington in June. Headed by Co-Chairs Bob Bauer and Ben Ginsberg , the Commissioners are experts in election administration, policy and procedures, or leaders from customer service-oriented businesses and industry.

“The President’s expectation is clear,” said Co-Chair Bob Bauer , who served President Obama as White House counsel from December 2009 until 2011, and as General Counsel to the President’s re-election committee and to the Democratic National Committee. “The Commission is charged with developing recommendations based on the best information available for administrative practices that afford voters the opportunity to cast ballots without undue delay and improve their overall experience.”

” The Commission was created by Executive Order 13644, Establishment of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration. Commissioners were appointed by the President.:

Robert F. Bauer , Co-Chair and Member – Partner, Perkins Coie LLP

Another Obama Executive order.


10 posted on 05/24/2013 9:21:12 AM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Once Bill Ayres stated “Guilty as sin and free as a bird.”

That statement can also apply to Hussein Obama.

Oh Well Soon The Wookie and the kids will be off on an extended vacation to Martha’s Vineyard, and Reggie can move in for a while.


11 posted on 05/24/2013 9:22:46 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Culture of THUGS is more like it. ‘Hooliganism’ my butt.........


12 posted on 05/24/2013 9:30:00 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama has got to go while we still have a country. What are the republicans doing about this???


13 posted on 05/24/2013 9:34:27 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ncfool

And Lois Lerner was at the FEC.


14 posted on 05/24/2013 9:38:06 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Threats should be recorded and then plastered on drudge 24/7

I think everyone should carry a cell phone with video recording capabilities as well as a MP3 player with a record function at all times if you are anywhere near the top of any grass roots oganisation...

We need to start documenting these treats and the blackmailing from government oganisations.

Also record both local and to the “internet” at the same time so if they take your cell phone they won;t get away with it...


15 posted on 05/24/2013 9:40:19 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Will the next Republican U.S. Attorney General have the stones to investigate and prosecute Obama’s thugs for their abuse of power? The first 2016 Republican presidential candidate to make such a promise will have a clear advantage.


16 posted on 05/24/2013 9:42:12 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: ilovesarah2012

nothing here to see. Close your minde and eyes.


17 posted on 05/24/2013 9:44:35 AM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Not sure there will ever be another one elected.


18 posted on 05/24/2013 9:53:15 AM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You can take crooks out of Cook county but you can’t take Cook county out of the crooks.


19 posted on 05/24/2013 10:02:02 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: SatinDoll

So now we know why “full disclosure” is so important to the libs


20 posted on 05/24/2013 10:19:44 AM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: ncfool

Maybe so.


21 posted on 05/24/2013 10:44:08 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: SatinDoll

“The Democrat Party should be named the Communist-Democrat Party.

We’ve been socialist for a long time now, since before WWII, and both parties bought into it.”


What you posted is not hyperpole!

The DSA (democratic socialist of America) used to have on their web site a list of members in the house/senate who belonged to their Progressive Caucus (Progressive being the term recommended by the CPUSA). A vast majority of democrats were on that list along with a handful of RINOs.

Shortly after I found my Reps name on that list and wrote him that “I wanted my handshake back” (we had met previously) because real Americans died fighting these socialist/communist, that list was pulled from the web. Now I don’t think it was my letter which caused that but my Rep, John Lafalse, wrote back with a very telling letter.

In the first paragraph, the dishonorable Lafalse wrote that he at no time was a member of the Progressive Caucus. Ok, fine but his next paragraph is a look into the progressive mind.

In his second paragraph, and I quote exactly he stated: “I joined the Progressive Caucus to see what they were about”.

Only in a liberal, Saul Alinsky defective mind could those 2 thoughts be contained simultaneously without the brain going into meltdown.

It would seem the mental disorder known as liberalism can create a brain with no ability to recognize it is contradicting itself.


22 posted on 05/24/2013 10:49:08 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He was formerly a partner at Perkins Coie. In November, 2009, he was named to be the next White House Counsel, upon the resignation of Gregory Craig.

Bauer was President Obama's personal attorney and the general counsel of the Obama for America presidential campaign prior to his appointment as White House Counsel.

He has also previously served as the general counsel to the Democratic National Committee, and had advised President Obama since Mr. Obama came to Washington, D.C. in 2005 as U. S. Senator.

On Thursday, June 2, 2011, the White House Press Office stated that Bauer would be returning to private practice at Perkins Coie, and that Principal Deputy Counsel to the President Kathryn Ruemmler (his deputy, in that office since January 2010 and before that since January 2009 as Principal Associate Deputy U.S. Attorney General) would succeed him. The position, because it is part of the Executive Office staff that personally advises the President and is not an agency or Cabinet department or military head, does not require Senate confirmation despite the prominence of the office.

Bauer returned to private practice to again represent the president’s election team and the Democratic National Committee. “Bob was a critical member of the White House team,” Mr. Obama said. “He has exceptional judgment, wisdom and intellect, and he will continue to be one of my close advisers.”

Bauer is married to Anita Dunn, the former director of communications at the White House. Together, they were described as Washington's new "power couple" in Newsweek magazine.

23 posted on 05/24/2013 10:57:39 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

www.DiscoverTheNetwork.org Date: 5/24/2013 1:00:40 PM

ROBERT BAUER

•Has served as counsel to the Democratic Senatorial and Congressional Campaign Committees for many years
•Became Barack Obama’s private attorney after the latter was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2004
•Was appointed as President Obama’s White House Counsel in November 2009

A graduate of Harvard University (1973) and the University of Virginia School of Law (1976), Robert Bauer worked on energy issues for the Jimmy Carter administration in the late 1970s. He has served as counsel to the Democratic Senatorial and Congressional Campaign Committees for many years.

In 1999 Bauer was counsel to Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, working with the South Dakota Democrat to defend President Bill Clinton against impeachment charges. Bauer also was general counsel to the Bill Bradley for President Committee in 1999-2000.

In his role as attorney for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2000, Bauer filed a racketeering lawsuit against then-House Majority Whip Tom DeLay (R-Texas) and three affiliated political groups, charging that DeLay had engaged in extortion and money laundering. In 2004 Bauer served as general counsel to the Democratic National Committee during the presidential campaign of Senator John Kerry.

Today Bauer heads the political law group at Perkins Coie, the powerful, Democrat-aligned Seattle law firm that represents, among others, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, Richard Gephardt, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Bauer became Barack Obama’s private attorney after the latter was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2004. In 2007 Bauer was appointed as general counsel for Obama’s presidential campaign, a project dubbed “Obama For America” (OFA). In January 2009, when OFA merged with the Democratic National Committee and became known as Organizing for America, Bauer retained his position as the entity’s general counsel.

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Obama, who had never made his original birth certificate available for public scrutiny, hired Perkins Coie to defend him in court cases challenging his status as a “natural born” U.S. citizen — a status upon which Obama’s eligibility to hold the office of President was contingent. According to Federal Election Commission records, OFA paid Perkins Coie $1,352,378.95 for its legal services in those cases.

Also in 2008, Bauer was intimately involved in Obama’s controversial decision to break the pledge he had made to accept public funding for his presidential campaign. Bauer and Obama based that decision on their calculation that the candidate was a fundraising powerhouse who would be able to collect far more money via his own efforts than he could ever get from the public financing system.

While Obama campaigned against Democrat rival Hillary Clinton, and then against Republican opponent John McCain, Bauer quietly wrote letters to television-station managers and to Assistant Attorney General John Keeney, contending that Federal Election Commission (FEC) rules forbade the airing of any anti-Obama television ads that made any mention of the Senator’s well-documented association with former Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers. Bauer filed FEC complaints against groups that were seeking to run such ads, and he intervened on Obama’s behalf to prevent the American Leadership Project — a pro-Hillary Clinton organization — from running TV spots exposing the strong support Obama had received from the notoriously corrupt Service Employees International Union.

In early 2009 President Obama hired Bauer as legal counsel to represent him in a criminal probe investigating allegations that former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich may have sought — with Obama’s (or Rahm Emanuel’s) knowledge — to sell to the highest bidder the U.S. Senate seat Obama had vacated when he assumed the presidency.

Bauer also has worked on issues related to Obama’s ties to Tony Rezko, a corrupt, Chicago-based real-estate developer who was one of the first major financial contributors to Obama’s political campaigns in the 1990s. By 2005, Rezko was facing at least 12 lawsuits and was under federal investigation on charges that he had solicited kickbacks from companies seeking state pension business under his friend, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.

In November 2009 President Obama named Bauer to be his White House Counsel, replacing Gregory Craig, who resigned abruptly on November 13 (after having repeatedly denied, for weeks, that he had any plans of stepping down).

In addition to his work with Perkins Coie, Bauer is also general counsel to the Democratic National Committee.

Bauer contributes regularly to the Huffington Post and is the author of MoreSoftMoneyHardLaw.com, a blog site where he writes about campaign finance and other political issues. He also serves on the Journal of Law and Politics’ National Advisory Board; the Election Law Journal’s Editorial Board; and the American Bar Association’s Advisory Commission on Election Law.

Bauer has authored several books — United States Federal Election Law (1982, 1984); Soft Money Hard Law: A Guide to the New Campaign Finance Law (2002); and More Soft Money Hard Law: The Second Edition of the Guide to the New Campaign Finance Law (2004). In 2006 the National Law Journal named him as one of the “100 Most Influential Attorneys” in the United States.

Bauer is married to Anita Dunn, President Obama’s former White House communications director.

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2435


24 posted on 05/24/2013 11:03:04 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: ilovesarah2012
What are the republicans doing about this???

So far they have denied that voter fraud is a problem. Likely because they are progressive statists themselves.

25 posted on 05/24/2013 11:06:14 AM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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