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Barack Obama attempts to intimidate contributors to Mitt Romney's campaign.
Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/27/12 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL

Posted on 04/27/2012 9:47:23 AM PDT by BigEdLB

Try this thought experiment: You decide to donate money to Mitt Romney. You want change in the Oval Office, so you engage in your democratic right to send a check.

Several days later, President Barack Obama, the most powerful man on the planet, singles you out by name. His campaign brands you a Romney donor, shames you for "betting against America," and accuses you of having a "less-than-reputable" record. The message from the man who controls the Justice Department (which can indict you), the SEC (which can fine you), and the IRS (which can audit you), is clear: You made a mistake donating that money.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; romney
Surprise meter at zero.
1 posted on 04/27/2012 9:47:27 AM PDT by BigEdLB
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To: BigEdLB

Maybe they are “less-than-reputable”.

Those types fund candidates from both parties.


2 posted on 04/27/2012 9:48:52 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

What will happen during the debates when this law goes into effect? Could Romney get arrested at the debates if he talks against the President? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljLi_hBLy3A


3 posted on 04/27/2012 9:50:33 AM PDT by RC2 (Buy American and support the Wounded Warrior Project whenever possible.)
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To: BigEdLB

Just who is Jon Corzine? And who is he bundling donations for nowadays?


4 posted on 04/27/2012 9:50:35 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: BigEdLB

Once you can get past the “lovable”, “popular” and “likable” part, communism is uglier than hell.


5 posted on 04/27/2012 9:51:22 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the 47% to start paying their "fair share" of income taxes.)
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To: SatinDoll

Yes, Satin Doll. Greasy Corzone came to my mind immediately too on this one.


6 posted on 04/27/2012 9:51:56 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: BigEdLB

You can take the thug out of Chicago...


7 posted on 04/27/2012 9:54:05 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: BigEdLB

bookmark


8 posted on 04/27/2012 9:54:27 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: BigEdLB

I wonder if Romney will express any objections to this.

My guess: no. Crickets.


9 posted on 04/27/2012 9:54:55 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: BigEdLB
The Kenyan Buffoon Marxist is attempting the Chicago Way at the national level.

Fail.

10 posted on 04/27/2012 9:54:55 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: BigEdLB

Obama is not the second coming of Jimmy Carter. He is the second coming of Ricard Nixon.


11 posted on 04/27/2012 9:56:31 AM PDT by magellan
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To: BigEdLB

You decide to donate money to Mitt Romney....

....You made a mistake donating that money.
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Next time dont drink so much...


12 posted on 04/27/2012 9:58:20 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: BigEdLB

Yup. I still remember this - http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2008/09/missouris_obama_truth_squads_2.html

And Joe the plumber....

May God give us strength.
Tatt


13 posted on 04/27/2012 9:59:35 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: BigEdLB

Comments at source are interesting in both their substance and volume against Obama.


14 posted on 04/27/2012 9:59:45 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Communism at all levels. The Stalinist majority in the California Legislature wants to pass some intrusive laws. Examples -
All Hotels and Motels MUST have fitted sheets on beds. Who gives a sheet?
All pet groomers MUST be under a veterinarian, and cannot be independent. This affects my wife as she is an independent pet groomer, and said she would have to close down if this edict from the politboro in Scaremento goes into effect.
My wife, from Russia, said, "I didn't leave the USSR to come to the USSR". The fools in the People's Sociailst Party (formerly Democrat Party) don't realize the undercurrent of anger. They are blissfully passing edicts, getting them signed by Governor Alzheimer Moonbeam, the Bald, and have sent California down the river. But the Prison Guards get a sweetheart pension.
15 posted on 04/27/2012 10:00:25 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

I understand the current at this site is against Romney. But if not him, who? Do we leave the Chicago thug ayt Pennsylvania Ave? I for one will support Romney. Remember if we can get enough of the right congressmen and senators in place, we can do alot, more if Romney is there than if Obama is there. If Obama retains the presidency, the nation is lost.


16 posted on 04/27/2012 10:04:22 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: BigEdLB

Then donate like the Democrats and foreign dictators do, with pre-purchased visa debit cards. What?


17 posted on 04/27/2012 10:05:37 AM PDT by poobear
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To: magellan
“Obama is not the second coming of Jimmy Carter. He is the second coming of Ricard Nixon.”

That is an affront to the memory of Richard Nixon.

18 posted on 04/27/2012 10:10:40 AM PDT by riverdawg
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To: BigEdLB

Remember if we can get enough of the right congressmen and senators in place,
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Whats “the right congressmen and senators” got to do with the presidency ???

Congress is a whole other branch of government...

When did we start picking a congress to be watchdogs on our own paqrtys president ???

Why not just elect the “right” congress

and a president other than Willie Mitty...

Then

No worries kid...


19 posted on 04/27/2012 10:12:23 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Tennessee Nana

In practical terms, who do you have in mind that can defeat Obama this point? Congress is important in that the control the purse strings, and generate the laws. The president is just a suggester of laws. He can propose up the wazoo, but only Congress can do any action. As you said, they are a separate branch of government with their own duties.


20 posted on 04/27/2012 10:16:15 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: BigEdLB

bm!


21 posted on 04/27/2012 10:16:51 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me $h!t, w!th d!fferent fl!e$". :^)
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To: magellan
That's an insult to Harding, Grant and Richard Nixon, who at least recognized the authority of the Supreme Court and surrendered the Oval Office tapes when they ordered it, and resigned less than a week later, if I remember correctly.

The corruption of this usurper in the White House is unprecedented.

22 posted on 04/27/2012 10:20:14 AM PDT by Prospero
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To: magellan
Obama is not the second coming of Jimmy Carter. He is the second coming of Ricard Nixon.

I'm no fan of Nixon, but Obama is not worthy to shine Nixon's shoes.

23 posted on 04/27/2012 10:20:57 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator

Agree. Nixon had some personal honor, that is why he eventually resigned. The other two are incompetent, narcissistic, anti-Semitic boobs.


24 posted on 04/27/2012 10:24:41 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: BigEdLB

Remember if we can get enough of the right congressmen and senators in place, we can do alot, more if Romney is there than if Obama is there. If Obama retains the presidency, the nation is lost.>>>>

We thought we had the House locked up after the 2010 election, see where that got us. The GOP elite are the same ones that cost us the House and Senate, their god is power, not the will of the people. The nation is lost as long as these people from BOTH parties are in power.


25 posted on 04/27/2012 10:40:00 AM PDT by gunner03
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To: BigEdLB

Dear Ed,

No rebellion is consent.

The GOPE is counting on you not to.

They intend to keep you bending over for their own socialists as our nominee into perpetuity - because it works so long as you cooperarte.

Chances are that under Obama more will be stopped dead by a Republican congress than with Romney, who will use the socialist Republican majority to pass the same crap, but using milder terms.

I mean look at Boehner. He can’t get on board with contempt charges against Holder, for crying out loud.

Why? Because Romney hasn’t given the green light to do so yet. After all, Romney is running a campaign of milk and toast in order to appeal to the Marxist wealthy who wish to crush Obama for cramping their fiscal-financial style.

Go for it, Ed, they are counting on you.

All is not as it appears. REBELLION IS TOO DAMN HARD AND SCARY.


26 posted on 04/27/2012 10:43:55 AM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: RitaOK

I stand by what I said. The things the executive can do is absolutely frightening, and can go around congress. The conversation between Glenn Beck and Michele Bachmann posted here yesterday is such an example. No Obama No way. I will vote for Romney.


27 posted on 04/27/2012 10:48:52 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: skeeter
The Kenyan Buffoon Marxist is attempting the Chicago Way at the national level.

Oh, would you care to list all the successes we have had in stopping anything he wanted to do? What do you call some one that has unlimited power?

28 posted on 04/27/2012 10:49:27 AM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period, and by election day you won't like him either.)
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To: gunner03

The man/child pantload has really fired me up. They have blown it again. Now I WANT my name on a contributors list. I might have passed on giving in the past, given finances (Obamaconomy, price of gasoline) but I’ll find a way... Anybody got the address on where to send my dollars? Let’s get the money rolling in to Romney.


29 posted on 04/27/2012 10:52:38 AM PDT by Minnesota fox
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To: BigEdLB

At least Nixon had integrity to step down when caught.


30 posted on 04/27/2012 10:53:07 AM PDT by CORedneck
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To: magellan
Obama is not the second coming of Jimmy Carter. He is the second coming of Ricard Nixon.

BINGO!

We cannot be rid of this vile, arrogant, reckless regime soon enough...

C'mon November, 2012!

31 posted on 04/27/2012 10:53:41 AM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: BigEdLB
These are people like Paul Schorr and Sam and Jeffrey Fox, investors who the site outed for the crime of having "outsourced" jobs. T. Martin Fiorentino is scored for his work for a firm that forecloses on homes. Louis Bacon (a hedge-fund manager), Kent Burton (a "lobbyist") and Thomas O'Malley (an energy CEO) stand accused of profiting from oil. Frank VanderSloot, the CEO of a home-products firm, is slimed as a "bitter foe of the gay rights movement."

.. and Wal-Mart customers are slimed as causing American workers to become poor.

That's what the at least a hundred demonstrators throughout the Wal-Mart parking lot shouted at us Wal-Mart shoppers.

I stared at the guy holding a megaphone who then came at me shouting that I was to blame for the "race to the bottom." I waited til he got in my face and I shouted back that I was an American and no one was going to tell me where I could shop.

He returned to his "post" after about a minute of that face-to-face still accusing me of wanting American workers to be poor. That's sooooo old and I simply gave a thumps up to the idea.

I had had similar "discussions" at a local Grocery Outlet store where customers were harassed by union personnel -- some of whom told me that that were actually hired by a union to picket the store, not members of a union.

Are these part of Obama Campaign 2012 and are the actions to be covered by Obama media as worker-oppressor disputes? I think so.

32 posted on 04/27/2012 10:54:43 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: BigEdLB

Gangster government; it’s not just a pejorative anymore.


33 posted on 04/27/2012 10:55:21 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: CORedneck

OK - But in the end Nixon did the right thing. Chicago Thug, and Crack-Peanuts, have no clue about such matters.


34 posted on 04/27/2012 10:55:58 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: BigEdLB
If Republicans can get control of both houses of Congress, they can repeal Obamacare (although without 60 votes in the Senate it will be hard to get rid of the whole thing). If Obama is President in 2013, he vetoes it. If Romney is President, he signs it--he has said he is for repealing it, and if he fails to sign it, he's dead meat in 2016 (like GHWB breaking the "read my lips" pledge).

The conservative politicians who might have been able to beat Obama sat out the 2012 campaign. The convention is not going to pick one of them after the other candidates slugged it out in the primaries.

Romney has a bad record on some issues but he doesn't hate America and he doesn't hate the capitalist system. Obama is wrong on all the issues and he hates America--and melanin-deficient Americans. I'll take a faux conservative who can sometimes be forced to do the right thing over a left-wing ideologue who will always do the wrong thing.

35 posted on 04/27/2012 10:57:45 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: BigEdLB
The president is just a suggester of laws.

Wishful thinking on your part. The President has implemented directives that have the effect of law, he has Agencies issuing directives daily to the tune of 10's of thousands of new rules, all having the effect of law.

There is not one person in this country that can not be found to have violated some law or regulation, many of which can get you arrested and held indefinitely.

Now ask yourself has John Boehner defunded any of these police state organizations? Who would believe that the IRS needs weaponized shotguns in the thousands? Who thinks it is a good idea for Cities to be using weaponized drones over our cities? Who thinks it is a good idea the president to have an internet kill switch, add to that, the house just gave him the keys to all your information? Who would have thought that the President would order the Catholic Church to provide ultimately, abortions?

We had a Coup d'état and no one noticed.

36 posted on 04/27/2012 11:04:07 AM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period, and by election day you won't like him either.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

THANK YOU!


37 posted on 04/27/2012 11:04:58 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: BigEdLB

/ “ No Obama No way. I will vote for Romney.” /

I know. Fear sells. AND, it works nearly everytime it’s tried!

I wouldn’t sleep well betraying the sacrifices of the Greatest Generation mnyself.

American have EARNED their own demise by sleeping through evil and endlessly cooperating with it out of convenience.

This has brought on more and worse. We now cooperate out of fear.

We truly no longer deserve what others fought and died for.
I am very glad they are not here to see this day, actually.


38 posted on 04/27/2012 11:12:30 AM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: BigEdLB

The Kenyan dog eater continues to fall to new nadirs in disgusting and un-American behavior.


39 posted on 04/27/2012 11:13:39 AM PDT by snowsislander (Gingrich 2012.)
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To: BigEdLB
Any president who targets a private citizen for his politics is de facto engaged in government intimidation and threats. This is why presidents since Nixon have carefully avoided the practice

Oh, how sweet. She writes that as if she means it. Yeah, Paula Jones had a killer audit because her number just happened to come up.
40 posted on 04/27/2012 11:29:07 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: BigEdLB

The WSJ should have raised cain when they saw the IRS go after the Tea Party or when DHS named Americans chosen by their political incorrectness as the domestic terrorists. That way they would have some meat to stand on as they complain about their limo-liberal pals being persecuted by the racist commie in the White Hut.


41 posted on 04/27/2012 11:30:34 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: BigEdLB

Personally, I do not want Obama removed from the White House by the election process..... I WANT HIM ARRESTED, tried, convicted and sent to prison for the rest of his damn life.

Dream.... it’s only a dream....


42 posted on 04/27/2012 11:46:25 AM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: BigEdLB

Yep and this is what we have to look forward to for the next four years if Obama is not defeated.


43 posted on 04/27/2012 11:53:06 AM PDT by Utah Girl (John 15:12, Matthew 5:44)
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To: magellan

“Obama is not the second coming of Jimmy Carter. He is the second coming of Ricard Nixon.”

No...he is the second coming of Joseph Stalin.


44 posted on 04/27/2012 12:55:43 PM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: itsahoot
I don't think the nation at large will tolerate Teamster tactics at the executive level.

We shall see.

45 posted on 04/27/2012 1:26:05 PM PDT by skeeter
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