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Obama’s Missouri Thuggery

Filed under: 2008 Election,General,Scum — Patterico @ 2:49 pm

Eugene Volokh has a pretty good rundown on the Obama campaign’s latest round of fascist speech-suppressing tactics.


Oh, the fun we’ll have with a deep blue Congress and an Obama-run DOJ and FCC. He promised you a “new type of politics,” didn’t he?

The thing is, it’s not really all that new.

21 Responses to “Obama’s Missouri Thuggery”

  1. Not to mention Obama’s heavy handed attempt to have NRA ads pulled. As well another ad connecting him to Bill Ayers. His surrogates tried to keep Stanley Kurtz from reviewing the Chicago Annenberg Challenge files. When Kurtz (and later Freddoso) went on the radio in Chicago, Obama supporters-at his direction-tried to shout them down by jamming the phone lines and email inboxes.

    Obama’s first election win was accomplished by getting his opponents disqualified by challenging signatures (and one of his opponents was the incumbent.) His opponents’ divorce records have a mysterious history of being unsealed during contested elections.

    Change you can believe in!

    MartyH (52fae7)

  2. Where are Peter, Leviticus, love ’08 and harpy?

    This is classic BusHitler stuff. Yet not one lib will speak out against it. It’s a sign of what to expect during an Obama presidency. Please post, supporters.

    Is it okay for Obama to threaten people and sic his lawyers on everyone who has a criticism? Supposedly, Bush gets this rap from your side – but he didn’t shut down Cindy Sheehan, Michael Moore or even his Press Sect’y who wrote a tell-all. Then there’s Olbermann, Matthews, CBS, Air America. Apparently these voices would be shut down during an Obama presidency, minus one little thing. They lockstep love the guy!!!

    Vermont Neighbor (a066ed)

  3. I am saying this on every site that will let me comment. Where are the Republican campaign ads? Did the Republicans stop caring about rights and freedoms?

    If we are too cowardly to defend our freedoms, we are going to lose them. Since the national Republicans won’t run ads, what 527 can we give money to run ads?

    Scott (7b485d)

  4. There has to be some care, Scott. The party can’t do too much in regard to the conduct with respect to a 527 without running near the danger of illegally coordinating.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  5. Guys going to be appointing judges for life on he federal bench

    The supreme courts going to look like the editorial board of Mother Jones

    EricPWJohnson (c00a5d)

  6. Putting people in jail for criticising the President? He’ll fit right in to Democratic Party tradition.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  7. Get ready for ZerObama’s gulags where anybody who disagrees with the Chosen One is sent to a reeducation camp.

    Perfect Sense (9d1b08)

  8. SPQR, I think his point was that the party can and should run ads hitting the Obama campaign hard over its bully tactics. And if they don’t (or for that matter, even if they do), a 527 can. No coordination needed.

    Xrlq (62cad4)

  9. Has Naomi Wolf written about the coming Obama police state yet? He’s scary and not because he’s black, although that probably scares Naomi!

    daleyrocks (d9ec17)

  10. Volokh:

    So I stress again: There might well be something troubling going on, especially if the prosecutors and sheriffs haven’t tried to clarify the paraphrased threat of law enforcement. But before I know how troubling this is, I’d like to know more exactly about what they’re threatening, and what the relevant Missouri laws are. If anyone has more factual details on this, I’d love to hear them.

    Sounds reasonable. There may be something here, there might be.

    Good to see the right is being proactive and getting hysterical in front of the curve.

    jpe (bd88bc)

  11. jpe, taking Volokh’s comments out of context, as you do, is not a refutation of anyone’s concern. Given that Missouri’s governor has commented condemning the threats, when you find the thugs so threatening telling us what they really meant, then link it.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  12. The TV reporter says that the retelling of his story was twisted “out of control.”

    “If they think a group has put out a misleading ad, they’re basically going to call a press conference and say the ad is misleading,” reporter John Mills told the News-Leader on Sunday. “I’m sure the Republicans would do the same thing.”

    In his TV report, Mills said the prosecutors “also say that they plan to respond immediately to any ads and statements that might violate violate Missouri ethics laws.”

    That statement has triggered outrage by Republicans who say its evidence the Obama-supporting prosecutors are going to invoke the fear of the law into critics.

    Republican John McCain’s own truth squad includes the attorney general of South Carolina, a state he lost in his 2000 GOP primary bid for president because of a smear campaign run at the behest of George W. Bush’s campaign.

    steve (25a288)

  13. There might be someting going on. Yeah right. I saw the news report from Missouri and heard these brownshirt prosecutors say they are going after anyone who says something about Obama which isn’t true.

    Terry Gain (aab754)

  14. New Obama Campaign Poster Released for Missouri

    Campaign is testing it out there and will be going national with it in all 57 states if they can get away with it.

    Here is the Link:

    Obama for Omerica (8624ae)

  15. Comment by Obama for Omerica @ 6:38

    Obama for Omerica! Best handle ever.

    That poster is great too. Hot link!

    Vermont Neighbor (a066ed)

  16. Obama is our coming version of Hugo Chavez. Just watch.

    jpg (44e223)

  17. There is more to this censorship than just Obama’s goons. The Green Bay Press Gazette is also shutting down commenters who post URLs to any story that makes Obama look bad.

    I can see my posts there when I sign in, but if I go in anonymously, I don’t see my posts, and neither do anyone else.

    PCD (1df2b5)

  18. What’s really stunning is how the law enforcement and AG didn’t not bat an eyelash!

    Patricia (ee5c9d)

  19. 18, Patricia, Look at the registration of the Law Enforcement and AG. They are all Democrats!

    PCD (1df2b5)

  20. Not to mention Obama’s heavy handed attempt to have NRA ads pulled.

    The Missouri “truth squad” is innocuous compared to that .

    Michael Ejercito (a757fd)

  21. Seriously. Where were these ‘truth squads’ during the initial reign of Obama’s fantasy campaign? Or does he like when the media lies for him? What if they exercise their right to disagree??

    What if lovey disagrees with something Mr. Obama does or says. To her credit, she thought the podium was a lame idea. Would Barry send a truth squad to her house if she and her friends tried to petition his misuse of the presidential seal? These are things I need to know before I…

    VOTE NO for the ObamaRezko ticket.

    Vermont Neighbor (a066ed)

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