Acorn, The Dems, And Obama

First, listen to Lou Dobbs, express his absolute disgust with what the Democrats tried to pull with the Acorn boondoggle:

Now, listen to Stanley Kurtz explain the Acorn/Obama/CRA connection:

You just know that there are some very tasty commercials being made about all of this….the RNC is just waiting for the right time to drop them.

Rev. Wright, Rezco, Ayers, Acorn, his commie mentor, his votes against the BAIPA, Obama’s thug tactics – “MO Truth Squad”…. when the time is right….I’m hoping and praying the RNC has planned relentless, non-stop ads, every day until election day, until Obama’s “insane clown posse” become household names, and people are crapping their pants at the thought of this man in the Oval Office.

It’s time for normal men to “spit on their hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats”.

Video: I’m Voting Democrat Because….”

Finally. This really needed to be done:

I wonder if the makers of this video were inspired by this post?

UPDATE:

Eh, just watched the whole thing through. It should have been MUCH better. They should have used some of the ideas in my post (Smug Alert), linked to above.  There were some real winners in there.

The “elitist” charge was very heavy handed. It should have been more subtle.

Hat tip: Ace’s headlines.

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Why The Bailout Bill Failed: The Fix Was In

Pelosi made no serious effort to pass the bailout bill. Why? Powerline has some ideas:

Everyone has heard about the weirdly partisan and inaccurate rant which Pelosi contributed to the debate on the bailout bill. But that speech did not take place in a vacuum. Public opinion is running strongly against the bill, and it required political courage to vote for it. If you look at the list of those who voted “No” in both parties, it is mostly members who are engaged in tough re-election campaigns. This is true on both sides of the aisle.

That being the case, and given the fact that the legislation was in fact a negotiated, bipartisan compromise, the first duty of the majority party is to line up its members to support the majority’s bill. But evidence is growing that the Democrats did no such thing.

As of yesterday, the Democrats’ House whip, Jim Clyburn said that he hadn’t even begun “whipping” Democratic representatives, and wouldn’t do so unless and until he got orders from Nancy Pelosi. Today, Democratic Congressman Peter DeFazio told NPR that he never was “whipped” on the bill. So Pelosi evidently left Democrats to vote their consciences–which is to say, vote against the bill if they thought it was politically necessary–while counting on Republicans to put the bill over the top.

This is a classic Charlie Brown and the football maneuver. Pelosi gives a speech that frames the issue, falsely, as the result of bad Republican policies, then allows her own threatened representatives to do the popular thing while expecting Republicans to take one for the team by casting an unpopular vote. Which, of course, their Democratic opponents would use against them, thereby increasing the Democratic majority in the House.

Here’s Karl Rove expressing his incredulity, and outrage at the speaker:

The plan was to blame the crisis on Republicans, and then hang the unpopular bill around the necks of vulnerable Republicans up for re-election, after it passed, while vulnerable Dems could skate free, having voted against the bill.  But Republicans saw what was happening, and thanks to Pelosi’s insulting lies, Republicans jumped ship.

Yes, with the U.S. economy hanging in the balance, Pelosi chose to put party before country.

But that is what we’ve all come to expect from Democrats.

It’s still disgusting beyond words.

*****

Where was Obama during all of this? Making phone calls, and what not?

Obama’s Campaign co-chair Jesse Jackson Jr. voted against the bill, for God’s sake.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit

Obama, TUCC, And Black Liberation Theology

I live in Missouri. If The MO truth squad sees anything in these videos that aren’t truthful, I hope they’ll let me know. I wouldn’t want to pass along anything that’s inaccurate:

Hey! Did you know that James Cone is still alive? He is, and he’s got lots to say about the “white enemy”:

Oh! Here’s a good one! Obama rails against the “Christian right”, Rev Wright rails against America:

Spin, Obamabots. Tell me all about Pastor Hagee, and Palin’s witch doctor.

Spin like the wind.

Oops: Shit Sandwich Fails

Your welcome, your welcome….WTF?????

The bailout has failed:

The final tally was 207-226, with Democrats supporting it 141-94, while Republicans opposed it 66-132.

How did the markets react?  Initially, with panic.  Dow dropped from around a -290 to more like a -660, but then recovered within minutes to a -400.  Within a few minutes after that, it rose a little further to about -360, a 300-point gain, but it continued to go up and down, and probably will all day long.

Michelle Malkin has the rollcall vote.

Jim Geraghty:

What the hell was yesterday’s smiling press conference all about? Why were Hoyer, Frank, Pelosi and the rest of the House Democratic Leadership smiling yesterday? Did they have any sense of their own caucus?

Sure, two-thirds of House Republicans voted against it. But they were always against it, complaining about it from the beginning. You heard Boehner, he described the bill as a crap sandwich; nobody should have expected a lot of Republican votes for this. But the House GOP Leadership did get on board, and encouraged their rank-and-file to do the same.

Pelosi said she needed political cover. A third of House Republicans ought to be enough cover.

How the hell does Pelosi’s bill not carry 40 percent of her caucus?

Can the woman be any more incompetent?

No.

Via Hot Air: Here’s her speech that is being seen as the deal-breaker:

Pelosi blamed the collapse on George Bush and a lack of regulation, and called Republicans hypocrites for cheering free-market principles.

The White House Warned Congress About Fannie Mae Freddie Mac 17 Times In 2008, Alone.

Video: Democrats Repeatedly Warned Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac needed reform.

The Democrats repeatedly fought all attempts by Republicans to regulate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Pelosi is smoking rope.

Hmmmmmm:

Are Reid, Pelosi, and Frank all trying to get their little partisan digs in now, because they know that as soon Bush signs the bill, the Republicans, (who are too responsible to do it now) are going to cut loose, and set the record straight?

That would explain McCain’s failure to make some obvious points during the economic part of the debate on Friday. He didn’t want to taint the process with “partisan politics”.

UPDATE:

Jim Geraghty says Pelosi’s excuses are garbage:

Pelosi, moments ago: “The Democrats more than lived up to their side of the bargain.”

Horsepuckey. Pelosi has 235 members. She needed 218. She could spare 17 members and still pass the bill.

The GOP spotted her 65 members, for a bill that made most Republicans’ skin crawl in both broad outline and in terms of detail.

That meant Pelosi could afford to lose 82 Democrats.

She lost 95.

EPIC FAIL!

UPDATE II:

Statement from the McCain campaign:

“From the minute John McCain suspended his campaign and arrived in Washington to address this crisis, he was attacked by the Democratic leadership: Senators Obama and Reid, Speaker Pelosi and others. Their partisan attacks were an effort to gain political advantage during a national economic crisis. By doing so, they put at risk the homes, livelihoods and savings of millions of American families.

“Barack Obama failed to lead, phoned it in, attacked John McCain, and refused to even say if he supported the final bill.

“Just before the vote, when the outcome was still in doubt, Speaker Pelosi gave a strongly worded partisan speech and poisoned the outcome.

“This bill failed because Barack Obama and the Democrats put politics ahead of country.”

—McCain-Palin senior policy adviser Doug Holtz-Eakin

UPDATE III:

Ace is absolutely convinced that Republicans are holding back on putting the blame on the Dems (where it belongs) until after a bill passes:

Pelosi’s to blame for indulging in partisanship before the vote, but oh, we should have some partisanship on our side too before the vote. Our partisanship is cool.

(That was sarcasm for those of you who don’t know Ace).

Well, our partisan attacks will actually be accurate, and may actually move votes, but making them now precludes any chance of a rescue.

The Democrats are already cutting their throats by signing this — you think their constituents are pro giving money to Wall Street?

We can finish cutting necks later.

UPDATE IV:

Video: Karl Rove asks “What was the Speaker thinking?!”

Obama Admits He was Once A Kenyan Citizen

I’m late to the game on this one. The Obama birth certificate controversy has reared its ugly head again: Obama had this on his Fight The Smears Website last week:

When Barack Obama Jr. was born on Aug. 4,1961, in Honolulu, Kenya was a British colony, still part of the United Kingdom’s dwindling empire. As a Kenyan native, Barack Obama Sr. was a British subject whose citizenship status was governed by The British Nationality Act of 1948. That same act governed the status of Obama Sr.‘s children.

Since Sen. Obama has neither renounced his U.S. citizenship nor sworn an oath of allegiance to Kenya, his Kenyan citizenship automatically expired on Aug. 4,1982.”

I wouldn’t even know about it if I hadn’t checked Newsbusters this morning. Texas Darlin, (who was absolutely right on this issue, all along) had a post up on the 25th:

Now nice Anti-Pumas, please admit that the Senator has been selling snake oil and you have been buying it. I said he was probably born with Dual Citizenship under the 1948 Act at the outset, and I wasn’t wrong. Likewise, I wasn’t wrong about the Kenyan Constitution and his Kenyan Citizenship. Don’t take any bets that I’m wrong about Indonesia. Or the US Constitution and what it means.

Please note that I, once again, state that I, personally, believe Obama was born in Hawaii and that it doesn’t affect my opinion on his Eligibility for the Office of POTUS at all. In my understanding Article II Requires that one be a “Natural Born Citizen”, and in terms of the Law as understood by the Framers, anyone with Dual Citizenship could not be “Natural Born”. It does not matter that they no longer hold that Citizenship, they fall into the same bracket as a “Naturalized Citizen” because they have/had Divided Allegiance. That is my view and I haven’t moved an inch on it.

However, the Kenyan Citizenship Issue may not be the main point here, WAS HE, OR WAS HE NOT, an INDONESIAN CITIZEN? The Senator isn’t saying, isn’t mentioning it, is trying to avoid producing any Paperwork at all. Why? If he is/was an Indonesian Citizen, too, the Senator’s entire narrative is a fiction and he should be ashamed of himself.

Read on, she’s got more.

Ace’s post from yesterday, (that he put up to goad Obama’s Goon Squad) suggests that Obama was once a citizen of Indonesia, as well:

20 months ago: This registration document, made available on Jan. 24, 2007, by the Fransiskus Assisi school in Jakarta, Indonesia, shows the registration of Barack Obama under the name Barry Soetoro into the Catholic school made by his step-father, Lolo Soetoro. The document lists Barry Soetoro as a Indonesian citizen, born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, and shows his Muslim step-father listed the boy’s religion as Islam.(AP Photo/ Tatan Syuflana)

P.J. Gladnick of Newsbusters writes:

Until reading of this Kenyan citizenship admission, I thought the lawsuit claimng that Obama was born in Kenya filed by Clinton supporter, Phil Berg, in Philadelphia was of minor import. However, by responding to it in the way it did, the Fight the Smears website has just opened up a big can of worms for Obama in its admission that he was a citizen of Kenya until 1982.

Meanwhile, instead of simply producing the original birth certificate in court and put the matter to rest, the Obama campaign seeks to evade that action by attempting to dismiss the lawsuit entirely.

Go to Newsbusters to read the latest report on this lawsuit from the Phoenixville News.

You would think the MSM would be more interested in all of this.

Dems Very Pleased With Themselves

You’re welcome, your welcome…..just doing the people’s business!

Um, guys? You and your ilk are the ones that helped cause the crisis, and now you’re patting yourselves on the back because of the shit-sandwich you’re foisting onto the American people to clean up your mess?

SHAMELESS!

Ed Morrissey at Hot Air:

After this, we need to demand humility from Congress on economic policy.  Government-imposed “fairness” led to this catastrophe, and we’ll pay the price for the Community Reinvestment Act and the manipulations of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for a generation.  Had we allowed the market to work normally, this never would have happened.

Humility from the Democrats? Yeah…that’s going to happen.

Credit where it is due:

John Boehner: “And, I think I’ve been clear to many of you that without John McCain supporting me at the White House when I said, “Woah, woah, time out,” they would have run over me like a freight train and I’m grateful for his support.”

Thank you John McCain. No wonder they were shrieking like banshees, when you came to town and threw cold water on all of their nefarious plans;

“Wah….wah….there goes our ACORN, and LA RAZA boondoggle….I’M MELTING I’M MELTING”!!11!!

Video: Democrats In Congress Defend And Cover For Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac

Listen to these geniuses four years ago:

First three of this brain trust:

Democrat Maxine Waters, CA: (reading from her statement):

…Through nearly a dozen hearings where, frankly, we were trying to fix something that wasn’t broke. Mr. Chairman we do not have a crisis…

Democrat Gregory Meeks, New York (riled up and indignant) :

They’ve done a TREMENDOUS job, there’s been NOTHING that’s been indicated that was wrong, with, you know, with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac…..

Democrat Lacy Clay, MO (not able to resist throwing out that race card):

This hearing is about the political lynching of Franklin Raines.

Watch an all star cast of Democrat morons facilitate what has become the greatest financial crisis since 1929. Share the frustration of the Republicans who tried in vain to fix the problem:

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Sorry, that was Nice Deb’s head hitting her keyboard, after she saw Obama’s latest poll numbers, which went up because Americans trust Democrats more with the economy.

Hat tip: Lucianne.

UPDATE:

Ed Morrissey at Hot Air,  after having seen the video:

The Democrats attacking the regulator here didn’t do so out of some deep conviction against government regulation.  They wanted to keep the gravy train rolling on questionable mortgages in order to endear themselves to the working class, and didn’t mind smearing the OFHEO regulator as a racist in order to succeed.  The Republicans who wanted more oversight didn’t demand it as socialists looking for a government takeover of the financial sector, either, but because they saw the impending disaster looming for Fannie Mae.

Democrats distorted the market through the CRA and through Fannie and Freddie’s massive securitizing of bad debt, and then blocked regulators from doing their jobs.  That’s the real story of this collapse.

RELATED:

Here’s the guy Americans trust more with the economy:

Also: Read Stanley Kurtz’s piece in the New York Post, today: O’s Dangerous Pals:

Hmm. Radicalism disguised by a claim to be postideological. Sound familiar?

The Woods Fund report makes it clear Obama was fully aware of the intimidation tactics used by ACORN’s Madeline Talbott in her pioneering efforts to force banks to suspend their usual credit standards. Yet he supported Talbott in every conceivable way. He trained her personal staff and other aspiring ACORN leaders, he consulted with her extensively, and he arranged a major boost in foundation funding for her efforts.

And, as the leader of another charity, the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, Obama channeled more funding Talbott’s way – ostensibly for education projects but surely supportive of ACORN’s overall efforts.

In return, Talbott proudly announced her support of Obama’s first campaign for state Senate, saying, “We accept and respect him as a kindred spirit, a fellow organizer.”

IN short, to understand the roots of the subprime-mort gage crisis, look to ACORN’s Madeline Talbott. And to see how Talbott was able to work her mischief, look to Barack Obama.

Then you’ll truly know what community organizers do.

The McCain campaign HAS to start hammering the Democrats, and particularly Obama, hard, on their roles in this financial crisis.

UPDATE (October 2):

Awwwww…isn’t this cute?

Here, written down for posterity, is what some key Democrats said about Fan and Fred.

None of them had any clue…NO IDEA! that a crisis was looming. They just kept merrily going on their way, blocking every attempt by Republicans to make things right.

How can you blame such compassionate people whose only crime was that they wanted every person in America to buy have a house.

Your Sunday Video: How The US Became Demoralized

How do these utterly corrupt far left phonies and frauds like Obama, Pelosi, Frank, Reid, Kennedy, Kerry,  Dodd, and William Ayers make it to positions of power? How can a majority of their constituents support  people, the rest of us know are lying, subversive marxists?

How did it happen?

A former KGB agent, interviewed in 1984, explains how the Soviet Union worked (successfully) to subvert North America:

“Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.”
Joseph Stalin

Van Helsing at Moonbattery reminds us of more of Joseph Stalin’s words of wisdom that help guide today’s liberals.

These are lessons, people likeObama, and his longtime pal, Bill Ayers took to heart, when they were given a chance to help Chicago schools with 50 million dollars + matching funds, and squandered it all on radical left-wing causes.

Ayers, an unrepentant commie terrorist, is still teaching at the University of Illinois.

WHY?

This nation HAS become demoralized.

A constant drumbeat of political, philosophical, theological, and social propaganda pervades every activity:

The cultural Marxists convince us that the truth is that there is no truth. And even though this unresolvable paradox lies at the very center of all this, the constant drumbeat keeps the masses in line, anesthetized enough to not make an issue of it. Fed a constant diet of sex, drugs, poisonous pop culture, materialistic trinkets, and unkeepable promises of security provided by huge leftist government, ever more globalist in nature, the masses are diverted from realizing, as they are told there is no truth, that this claim itself is subject to the same test. It is logically impossible for the leftist drumbeat to be true by its own axioms.

The principles upon which Western culture rests and upon which America was built are under attack by these slow acting but deadly forces. The drumbeat is grinding down the will of the West to maintain itself. The ideas of individual sovereignty and responsibility, natural rights, and objective truth have been derided by the left to the point that many of our young people reject them, if, indeed, they are even aware of them as the basis for our culture. All that ensures that a culture will pass its ideas down from one generation to the next is its cultural memory. The drumbeat is slowly but surely replacing our cultural memory.

Sorry to be such a downer, today.

The libs have really put me in a funk.

UPDATE:

Oh, man….NYC is a cesspool of intolerant commie-libs…we all knew that….but MY GOD!:

Now, I’m really depressed.

Pelosi Questions House GOP’s Patriotism

No, no, no….

I don’t mean that in the way Democrats mean it when they accuse Republicans of questioning their patriotism. She didn’t bring up uncomfortable truths that might lead people to see them in an unpatriotic light. She didn’t insinuate that they were unpatriotic.

Nope.

She actually came right out and said that they were “very unpatriotic”, a charge that Dems are soooo very sensitive about, themselves,  they often verrrry indignantly accuse Republicans of smearing them with it. They are OBSESSED with patriotism, because they know how their actions look to average patriotic Americans.

So now the unhinged crone is accusing Republicans of being unpatriotic…..because they neglected to show up for negotiations earlier in the week.

But according to Democrat, Rep. Paul Kanjorski, they were left out of the negotiations:

Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.) on Friday suggested Democratic leaders did not solicit enough input from House Republicans on the financial rescue package…

Asked whether House GOP lawmakers are right to believe they were slighted, Kanjorski replied, “I don’t know that we included them in enough, and that’s always a dangerous thing in politics. Remember, you’re dealing with egomaniacs. We’re all egomaniacs down here.”

Kanjorski, who faces a difficult reelection race, is a key player on the bailout package. He is chairman of the House Financial Services subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government-Sponsored Enterprises.

Kanjorski said, “Now, what we have to do is open that door for the House Republicans, bring them on in and say, ‘Guys, you know, we can’t cast your idea aside.’ Let’s listen to it … I think we have to allow them to talk their idea out. We have to be willing to listen.”

The craven wench is lying through her teeth; accusing Republicans of being unpatriotic for not showing up to negotiations they were purposely left out of.

Despicable!

But not surprising. These are the same tactics they tried in 2004; repeatedly accuse Republicans of questioning their patriotism, while constantly questioning Republican’s patriotism:

Democrats claim that Republicans either have questioned or will question their patriotism in this campaign, but actually the only accusations of lacking patriotism have come from Democrats.

Sen. Bob Graham (Fla.), when he was a candidate, said that Bush’s Iraq policy was “anti-patriotic at the core.” Last September, Kerry said that Bush “lives out a creed of greed for he and his friends” and that it was “unpatriotic” for Bush’s “friends” (i.e., corporate executives) to move jobs offshore. It was a regular staple of retired Gen. Wesley Clark’s campaign to say that Bush’s policies were “not patriotic.”

Howard Dean, when he was a candidate, charged that Ashcroft “is no patriot. He’s a direct descendant of Joseph McCarthy.”

How blind must people be not to see through this?

RELATED:

Here’s an excellent essay on what the Democratic party has become, by Francis W. Porretto.

Governor Of MO Condemns Obama’s Goon Squads

Via Gateway Pundit:

MO Governor Matt Blunt has issued a statement concerning the Missouri prosecutors who announced this week that they would threaten and prosecute critics of Barack Obama:

“St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer, and Obama and the leader of his Missouri campaign Senator Claire McCaskill have attached the stench of police state tactics to the Obama-Biden campaign.

What Senator Obama and his helpers are doing is scandalous beyond words, the party that claims to be the party of Thomas Jefferson is abusing the justice system and offices of public trust to silence political criticism with threats of prosecution and criminal punishment.

“This abuse of the law for intimidation insults the most sacred principles and ideals of Jefferson. I can think of nothing more offensive to Jefferson’s thinking than using the power of the state to deprive Americans of their civil rights. The only conceivable purpose of Messrs. McCulloch, Obama and the others is to frighten people away from expressing themselves, to chill free and open debate, to suppress support and donations to conservative organizations targeted by this anti-civil rights, to strangle criticism of Mr. Obama, to suppress ads about his support of higher taxes, and to choke out criticism on television, radio, the Internet, blogs, e-mail and daily conversation about the election.

“Barack Obama needs to grow up. Leftist blogs and others in the press constantly say false things about me and my family. Usually, we ignore false and scurrilous accusations because the purveyors have no credibility. When necessary, we refute them. Enlisting Missouri law enforcement to intimidate people and kill free debate is reminiscent of the Sedition Acts – not a free society.”

Good on ‘im.

Previously at Nice Deb:

Obama threatening T.V.station, (again).

Ole Miss Debate Re-Ax

Just a few before I turn in for the night:

Barry from Out West declares “Four Stars”!

Ace says Obama wanted to fight to a draw. He failed.

Ed Morrissey, Hot Air: McCain clearly got the best of Obama tonight.

John Hinderaker at Powerline says it was a draw, at best.

Jim Geraghty thought McCain had a very strong night.

Stanley Kurtz at NRO says McCain takes it.

Roger Simon at The Politico says The Mac is Back.

David Limbaugh says McCain didn’t need to score a knockout. He won decisively enough.

Kathryn Jean Lopez: McCain is the guy who knows the world, and has the battle scars.

Mickey Kaus: Before I get spun, I’d say: small, Pyrrhic victory for McCain. McCain wanted to make Obama seem naive and inexperienced. He did about 40% of that. Obama wanted to make McCain seem dangerously ambitious, bellicose and hotheaded. He did 0% of that.

Mark Hemingway: McCain won…”it was just no contest”.

Ramesh Ponnuru: McCain Won and not, I think, by a small margin, either.

Henry Kissinger: “Senator McCain is right. I would not recommend the next President of the United States engage in talks with Iran at the Presidential level. My views on this issue are entirely compatible with the views of my friend Senator John McCain.”

We’ll see when the new polls come out, what undecideds think.

McCain’s new ad was whipped out before the debate was even over:

Mark Levin Schools O’Reilly

One of “the folks” from “right wing talk radio” bites back:

“Dummy!”

Hat tip: Lucianne

Video: Democrats Repeatedly Warned Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac needed reform.

Now these same Democrats are in charge of “fixing” the problem and are trying to use this dire financial crisis to include in the bailout plan:

a poison pill that would push 20% of all profits from the bailout into the Housing Trust Fund — a boondoggle that Democrats in Congress has used to fund political-action groups like ACORN and the National Council of La Raza:

If that isn’t despicable enough, they’re also taking the opportunity to blame McCain for tanking the deal, which the Republicans were united against.

Here’s Lindsey Graham talking about what’s been happening:

Scumbags. They won’t be happy until the approval rating for congress is 0%.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit for the first video.

UPDATE:

Open Markets.org weighs in on the Bailout bill put forth by Senator Dodd.

(Hint: they don’t like it).

UPDATE II:

A couple more videos for you:

Bill Clinton, defending McCain’s decision to suspend his campaign, and blaming Democrats for blocking efforts to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, via Astute Bloggers :

And the cause of the crisis is explained to the tune of “Money For Nothing”, courtesy of  America Is An Obamination:

Obama Threatening T.V. Stations (Again)!

Obama doesn’t like the NRA ads that are running in key swing states, Pennsylvania and Ohio, so he’s doing what has come to be expected from him: He’s trying to force them off the air.

The NRA Political Victory Fund is reporting:

Barack Obama and his campaign are terrified of the truth,” declared Chris W. Cox, Chairman of NRA-PVF. “Sen. Obama’s statements and support for restricting access to firearms, raising taxes on guns and ammunition and voting against the use of firearms for self-defense in the home are a matter of public record. NRA-PVF will make sure that everyone knows of Obama’s abysmal record on guns and hunting.”

The Obama campaign sent cease and desist letters to news outlets in Pennsylvania and Ohio, denouncing the ads and demanding their removal from the airwaves. All stations where NRA-PVF has purchased or plans to purchase ads have been provided with documented evidence of Sen. Obama’s anti-gun record.

Does this sound familiar?  It should, because this is exactly the same thing the Obama campaign did (with some success) to get the highly damaging William Ayers ads off the air, only a month ago. Both CNN and Fox News reportedly declined to run those ads, not wanting to deal with a legal hassle. This is how Obama fights.

As Andrew McCarthy said at the time:

….this is what Obama thinks the Justice Department is for. Here is a guy who fought the Patriot Act, fought surveillance reform, has spoken admiringly of Ayer’s radical views of the criminal justice system, and has a record as a Chicago legislator of being soft on violent crime. He is evidently ambivalent about going after terrorists and hardened criminals, but he wants to mobilize the Justice Department post haste to suppress political speech that he doesn’t like.

I regard that as more than a little disconcerting from a guy who wants to be president, pick the next attorney-general, and make U.S. law enforcement policy.

The NRA continues:

“Barack Obama would be the most anti-gun president in our nation’s history. That’s the truth,” concluded Cox. “NRA-PVF has the facts on our side. No amount of running from or lying about his record and then intimidating news outlets in the hope of deceiving American gun owners and hunters is going to work. Those strong arm tactics may work in Chicago, but not in Pennsylvania and Ohio, and not as long as NRA-PVF has anything to say about it.”

Obama Campaign Cease and Desist Letter

NRA-PVF Response Memo

NRA-PVF Response to Washington Post “fact check”

Allahpundit says:

I’m surprised. Usually in cases like this, Obama has his cult followers inundate the offending station with irate, semi-coherent phone calls, like they did recently to try to knock hatemongering smear merchantDavid Freddoso off the air for the crime of committing journalism critical of The One. For whatever reason they’ve decided that won’t work here, so they’re opting for Plan B.

Actually, Allah shouldn’t be surprised. Obama already has a track record of doing this, has promised that he would bring a gun to a knife fight, (the Chicago way), and he’s making good on his promise. He handles individual critics like Stanley Kurtz, Freddie Freddoso and Amir Taheri by siccing his cultists on them. But when it comes to damaging (but true) ads, he tries to use the strong arm of the law. Just the threat of a lawsuit has a chilling effect on free speech, and he of course is using that to his advantage.

One shudders to think of the draconian “Fairness Doctrine” that would be put in place in an Obama administration, with a Dem ruled congress, and no checks and balances.   Conservative radio hosts, writers, and bloggers should be on notice.

UPDATE:

Don’t look now, but It’s happening in Missouri, too. Gateway Pundit reports:

Missouri Sheriffs & Top Prosecutors Form Obama “Truth Squads” & Threaten Libel Charges Against Obama Critics

More Hope and Change for Missouri…
St. Louis and Missouri Democrat sheriffs and top prosecutors are planning to go after anyone who makes false statements against Obama during his campaign. This is so one sided I can’t even begin to describe how wrong this agenda is.

It’s one thing if they want to keep the campaign fair for both sides, but they clearly only want to enforce the issue for the Obama Camp.

And make no mistake….. to Obama, the truth is what he wants it to be, not necessarily what it is.

Can anyone else think of a time that such tactics were used to silence critics in this country, ever before? I can’t.

I used to laugh at the expression, “dark night of fascism”….

UPDATE II:

Melanie Phillips has more on the dirty politics coming From Camp Obama, concerning what she calls:

the dirty tricks campaign against journalist Amir Taheri following his revelation that, in a private meeting in Iraq last July with Iraqi leaders, Barack Obama tried to persuade them to delay the agreement being hammered out with the US government on a draw-down of the American military presence.

UPDATE III:

Rush just mentioned the Gateway Pundit story on his show.

He asks the MO sheriffs and prosecutors leading Obama’s “Truth Squad:

“Where did you guys go to school? University of Stalin”?

UPDATE IV:

Now Michelle Malkin has weighed in on Chicago trained thug, Obama’s MO “goon squad.

UPDATE V:

Van Helsing, at Moonbattery, echoing what so many of us feel:

Citizens are obliged to believe that Obama is a Christian who wants to cut taxes. Failure to agree with these dubious assertions is regarded as “divisive” — i.e., verboten.

If you’re not scared yet, you should be.

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