Obama Still Poised To Silence Critics

Very early in Obama’s presidency, on February 19, 2009 to be exact, I wrote a  post about how this thin skinned president was poised to silence critics of his regime.

We already knew about Obama’s history of intimidation, and character assassination.  We knew how he had tried to destroy his political enemies – at least regular readers of this site know, because I covered it while it was happening, here, and here, and here. While projecting an outward appearance of near messianic magnanimity, his underlings, lawyers, and political allies were always working feverishly to steamroll over critics, (and plaintiffs).

Mark Hyman of  The American Spectator wrote about Obama’s Chicago brand of hardball politics, recently in an article entitled, Obama’s Enemies List. As many of us feared, the “Chicago way” has found a home in The White House:

In only his third full day as the 44th president Obama personally went on the offensive against a media personality. On January 23rd, Obama warned Congressional Republicans against listening to Rush Limbaugh. The man who offered to sit down with Holocaust denier and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad without any preconditions whatsoever views an American radio talk show host as a dangerous threat.

In precedent-setting action, Obama moved his director of political affairs, a highly partisan post, from the Old Executive Office Building into the West Wing. Political operative Patrick Gaspard was given White House access not experienced by his predecessors. Obama official Shauna Daly, a non-lawyer and career opposition researcher described as a “partisan dirt-digger,” was assigned to the White House counsel office. The move signals not only a new low in partisan activities, but suggests the office assignment may be intended to hide Daly’s political activities under the guise of the counsel’s attorney-client privileges.

Fast forward over two years later, and nobody even bats an eye at White House enemies lists, lies, threats, intimidation, bullying, corruption, and  opposition research of anyone who looks like a threat to His Highness.

This is the new normal.

So, nothing weird about this report from The Daily Caller, at all:

HuffPo’s Sam Stein writes that Jesse Lee, a member of the Obama administration’s new media department, will take on a new role in replying — at times aggressively — to stories that paint the administration in a bad light.

In a preview of what his duties may be, Lee blasted Fox News commentator Glenn Beck in a White House blog post, accusing Beck of lying and engaging in a “partisan attack to boost ratings.”

“This week, Jesse Lee will move from the new media department into a role in the communications department as Director of Progressive Media & Online Response,” said Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer in an internal memo obtained by the Huffington Post.

Director of “Progressive” Media.  Wonderful.

Bryan Preston calls him, “The Pushback Czar”.

I call him the “Shut-up Czar”, a government paid hack whose job it is  to silence critics.

This comment at the Daily Caller said it all:

When are we going to hear something – better yet, see something – from Obama about jobs??? Today he’s Irish. Last week he was lighting the fuse in Israel. He’s diddling around with his image on twitter and the net. Moats with alligators. Yammering about oil company profits. IT’S THE ECONOMY STOOOPID! This country will remain constipated until we squeeze this disgraceful @#$% from our White House.


This will be a government sanctioned White House version of Obama’s farcical campaign propaganda website,  “Fight the Smears” which  corrected supposed “smears” and “misinformation”, (often just inconvenient truths), with  half truths,  misinformation, and flat out lies of its own.

I plan to hit back twice as hard.

Linked by RD Brewer in Ace of Spades  Headlines, and Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, Doug Ross in Larwyn’s Links, and The Other McCain in Live at Five, and Pirate’s Cove, thanks!


Nobody’s laughing….

Obama Jokes in Ireland: I Should ‘Paddle’ Bad Members of Congress

Members of Congress beware. If you misbehave, you could be getting visit from Barack Obama and his new hurling stick.

After meeting with Ireland’s prime minister yesterday and receiving the stick as a gift, Obama immediately suggested one use unrelated to its place in the native Irish sport of hurling.

He bounced the flat-paddled, wooden club in his hands like a Louisville Slugger and suggested it might make a good weapon for spanking uncooperative representatives and senators.

“If Congress doesn’t behave,” he said, taking a playful swing with his new toy. “I’m going to give them a little paddle, a little hurl.”

With any other President that would be a cute joke. But with this bully in the pulpit, it has ominous implications.


Uh oh — Lee’s wife, Nita Chaudary, behind the “Betray Us” Ad? Googling Jesse Lee

Lee is married to Nita Chaudary. Here is a CSPAN transcriptfrom Sep. 10, 2007, wherein Chaudary represents — and ardently defends — MoveOn.org for publishing the Petraeus smear ad prior to Petraeus speaking a word before Congress.Says Chaudary:

We want to make sure the truth gets out there in advance of this testimony.

I found the following bio for Chaudary from 2008:

Nita Chaudhary, Campaign Director at MoveOn.org Political Action: Nita leads MoveOn’s campaigns on the Iraq War, Constitutional Liberties as well as running the fundraising program for MoveOn’s 2008 electoral effort. In the past she was the Director of Online organizing for the DNC. She’s also held several positions at People for the American Way, including Media Research Analyst, Web Editor, and Online Organizer.

I think it fairly safe to hypothesize that Chaudary may own that ad: as the leader of MoveOn’s campaigns regarding the Iraq war, the ad as conceived may be her work.



25 thoughts on “Obama Still Poised To Silence Critics

  1. The White House Internet Troll™, or TWHIT for short is his official job title.

    Jesse Lee, TWHIT™ is going to be using twhitter alot!


  2. This is an obvious item that Republican candidates should start hitting him hard with EVERY DAY: Obama is using taxpayer money to fund a campaign operative.

    It should be pointed out over and over and over again that this position should NOT be funded with taxpayer money. That if he wants a full-time employee to do political spin, that he and his campaign should be footing the bill: not the taxpayers.

    Tie it to his fundamental unseriousness on ALL fiscal matters. Shame him into taking this person off the payroll or else pay a price at the polls. Point out that THIS is Obama’s idea of a “shovel-ready job,” and that THIS is his idea of creating new jobs in an era of 9% unemployment.

    And then once they’re gone, keep reminding the public that he even attempted to fund his campaign with their tax dollars. (And tie THAT in with his insistence on all those “Paid for by the Stimulus ACT” signs and how many millions he wasted with THAT little stunt.)


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  5. “I plan to hit back twice as hard.”

    Keep up the fantastic work and may your every effort be successful.
    I hope this Thug in the WH, and his corrupt minions are kicked out on their butt’s in shame and disgrace in 2012.


  6. Let’s imagine Reagan or Bush 1 or Bush 2 had an enemy list and then created a White House position to monitor negative media reports.
    Lib pundits call for impeachment…………………………..check
    Media call for impeachment…………………………………check
    Liberals in House and Senate call for impeachment…..check
    Young Chicago organizer call for impeachment………..check


  7. It’s easy to understand why Duh-1 would assume the hurling stick would be a good paddle. He thought the true function of a baseball bat was to “knee-cap” others.

    When he was running I thought he was an embarrassment to himself. When he was elected and made his worldwide apology tour I thought he was an embarrassment to our country.

    Now, I just think he is an embarrassment to civilization.


  8. There is no one who can stop the truth about Obama from being known: he and his administration are a progressive failure of epic proportion. If he’s not impeached before then, he will be voted out in the greatest defeat of a sitting president in history.


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  10. “If Congress doesn’t behave,” he said, taking a playful swing with his new toy. “I’m going to give them a little paddle, a little hurl.”

    I’m not entirely sure I’m comfortable with this…coarsening…of the discussion in current politics. There may even be some who find themselves intimidated by the violent undertones of his rhetoric.

    I can’t wait to hear the stories from the administration that ultimately replaces this one. You thought Clinton’s guys popping letters off of keyboards was bad? Just wait ’til these guys get a chance to show their maturity.


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