Romney Camp Calls Obama Campaign’s Military Voting Lawsuit “Despicable” and “Offensive”

A lawsuit filed by Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee and the Ohio Democratic Party against Ohio’s Secretary of State John Husted and Attorney General Mike DeWine seeks to overturn a law that allows members of the military to vote during the three days prior to the election. According to the complaint, the law is  unconstitutional and arbitrary and unfair because ordinary Ohioans can’t vote along with the  military during those three days.

Last week, Congressman Allen West responded to the extraordinary action by saying that  ‘Barack Obama Is Undeserving of the Title Commander-in-Chief’.

“As a retired Army officer I am appalled at the Obama administration’s actions to bring a lawsuit against the State of Ohio for the early voting privileges it extends to our Men and Women serving in uniform,” West writes. “To have the Commander in Chief make our US Servicemen and Women the target of a political attack to benefit his reelection actions is reprehensible. The voting privilege extended to these Warriors who represent the best among us should not be a part of the collective vision of this inept President who is more concerned about his reelection than sequestration. As a Combat Veteran, for this President to unleash his campaign cronies against our Military is unconscionable….how dare this President compare the service, sacrifice, and commitment of those who Guard our liberties not as special and seek to compare them to everyone else. Barack Obama is undeserving of the title Commander-in-Chief.”

The Romney Campaign response via Tony Lee, Big Government:

On Sunday, Mitt Romney’s campaign called Obama campaign’s actions “despicable” and “offensive.”

“We disagree with the basic premise that it is ‘arbitrary’ and unconstitutional to give three extra days of in-person early voting to military voters and their families, and believe it is a dangerous and offensive argument for President Obama and the DNC to make,” Romney’s General Council Katie Biber said in a statement. “It is not only constitutional, but commendable that the Ohio legislature granted military voters and their families this accommodation.

Biber noted that “respected military groups intervened in the Obama campaign’s lawsuit” and argued “it is absolutely constitutional to give military voters special flexibility in voting, and that it is offensive for the Commander-in-Chief’s political campaign to argue otherwise.”

Maggie Thurber of Ohio Watchdog has a list of  the 15 military groups that have filed a motion to intervene in a voting lawsuit.

In their motion to interview, the military groups state, “The Obama campaign’s and Democratic National Committee’s argument that it is arbitrary and unconstitutional to afford special consideration, flexibility, and accommodations to military voters to make it easier for them to vote in person is not only offensive, but flatly wrong as a matter of law.”

The motion asks the court to deny the request for a temporary injunction which, if granted, would prevent military voters from casting ballots during the three-day time period.

Captain Pete Hegseth of Concerned Veterans for America appeared on Fox and Friends to argue the case from the pro military standpoint.

 Axelrod defended the Obama campaign’s move on Fox News Sunday, using the same tortured logic as Biden, who said in his ridiculed tweet: “Ohioans shouldn’t have to endure shameful attempts to restrict their voting rights.”

Ax had his lines well rehearsed and ready to go:

“What that lawsuit calls for is not to deprive the military of the right to vote on the final weekend of the campaign — of course they should have that right. What that suit is about is whether the rest of Ohio should have the same right.”

“And I think it’s shameful that Gov. Romney would hide behind our servicemen and women to try and win a lawsuit to try and deprive other Ohioans of their right to vote,” he added.

These people really know how to mangle the language.

It’s pretty obvious that this is just another sleazy political play by the Obama administration to shore up votes. They are leaving no rocks unturned in their desperation to stack the deck in every way possible against Romney in a country they now know is recoiling away from them. It’s “despicable and offensive”, alright – not to mention shameful.

See this Big Government’s report for the  Democrats’  disgraceful history of disenfranchising military voters.

Is it any wonder that pro-military PACs keep popping up to defeat Obama?

Reince Priebus Calls Dingy Harry a “Dirty Liar” (Video)

Ya gotta love the Dems’ strategy, here. Just keep making things up about Romney’s taxes, (while the media plays along) until Mitt finally gives in and releases 20 years of returns for the jackals to pick through. At which point, Obama’s media henchmen will treat us to story after story making mountains out of molehills no one in their right minds care about, while  they try to stir up religious bigotry about the millions of dollars he has allegedly given to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Obama camp very likely already knows what’s in those tax returns, but can’t say anything about until they’re released:


And that to their minds would give them the green light to go after him on religious grounds.

Does that help explain all their increasingly desperate tactics?

Via Elisabeth Meinecke, Townhall:

Top Republicans on Sunday accused Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of lying by passing along an anonymous claim that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney hasn’t paid taxes for 10 years. Republican Party chairman Reince Priebus called Reid a “dirty liar.” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said, “I think he’s lying about his statement of knowing something about Romney” and he contended Reid was “making things up to divert the campaign away from the real issues.”

When Stephanopoulos asked if Priebus would “stand by” that characterization, the RNC Chairman replied, “I just said it.”

John Hawkins came up with a great idea a couple of weeks ago:

Mitt should prepare his taxes, get them ready to show the public, and then say he’ll release them the same day Barack Obama lifts his claim of executive privilege in the Fast and Furious case.

What does this do?

It ties the two issues together. Every time someone asks about Romney’s taxes, Obama’s sleazy Nixonian claim of executive privilege in the Fast and Furious case will come up. It also shines a spotlight where Mitt wants it: on a major Obama scandal that emphasizes the administration’s poor performance, lack of transparency, and culpability in the deaths of over 300 people including a border patrol agent. Mitt’s request for information would be serious and legitimate, while Obama’s would look political and frivolous.

Let’s see what the American people care more about – Mitt’s donations to the Mormon Church, or Obama and Holder’s complicity in Fast and Furious.


Weasel Zippers: Baghdad Bob Shamelessly Defends Harry Reid’s Absurd Lies About Romney Not Paying Taxes…

Gateway Pundit: Horrible! Axelrod Refuses to Repudiate Harry Reid’s Lies Against Mitt Romney (Video)

Of course not – this whole thing is being orchestrated from Chicago. (I hope Bill Kristol and George Will are proud of themselves for giving Ax  free propaganda points to spew on Sunday talk shows.)

Doug Ross: Crikeys: Former Obama Press Secretary Robert Gibbs Demands the President Release His College Transcripts


The Other McCain: ‘Harry Reid … Boxer?

Doug Ross: EXCLUSIVE PHOTO Must Credit @directorblue: Alleged Harry Reid Pederasty Victim Comes Forward!

Newsbusters: Bob Schieffer Compares Harry Reid to Joe McCarthy

WHD: Reid: Credible Source Says Romney Owns a Pet Elephant:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said today that “extremely credible source” has revealed to him that Mitt Romney has a pet elephant.

“I cannot disclose the source, but he – or she – is extremely credible,” Reid said.

The elephant, according to Reid, was shipped in to Boston from the planet Neptune last March and his been living with Romney at an undisclosed location ever since.

Reid, who earlier this week charged that a separate “extremely credible source” had alleged Romney didn’t pay taxes for ten years, said the tax and the elephant allegations were completely separate matters.

“The is an outrage!” sputtered Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) in an outburst during Morning Hour on the House floor. “I mean, a pet gazelle, maybe. But an elephant? It’s just too much.”

Reid denied he was making up outrageous, unsubstantiated charges just to get the Romneys to disclose their veterinarian records. Some Democrats believe the records will show that the Romneys, in addition to putting their dog on the roof of their car, also put their cats up there and drove them from one end of Utah to the other.

Reid said he has it on good word from a second source, whom he describes as “credible, but not extremely credible,” that large crates of peanuts were seen being transported into the Romney home in the Boston suburbs.

“I’m not saying the elephant is there,” Reid commented while doing a handstand for reporters during a briefing on Capitol Hill Thursday. “They could be making peanut butter. But it’s very suspicious.”

The allegation has already created an uproar among animal rights groups, who are charging Romney with animal cruelty.

Guy Benson: Surprise: Obama Campaign Explicitly Approved Reid’s Anti-Romney Lies:

As far as Reid and Obama are concerned, the more we’re discussing this foundationless rumor, the less we’re discussing the president’s egregious record of economic failure.  Three quick points:

(1) Even if Reid has  special “source” inside Bain, which I sincerely doubt, said informant would have no access to Romney’s personal tax returns.

(2) A former McCain aide who vetted Romney as a potential Vice Presidential pick in 2008 has reviewed many years of the current presumptive nominee’s tax returns.  He says everything was totally in order, and if anything, Mitt overpaid.

(3) Here’s a quote from a “top Reid confidant,” explaining Democrats’ thinking on this smear campaign:

“What Republicans don’t get is the more they fire back at Reid, the more he will fight, and in the end, what will the topic be? Romney and his taxes.

How does one effectively combat an opponent with no shame, no decency, and not even a tenuous commitment to the truth?  One option is to take the high road, fight the smears, and continue to push your message.  For the record, this is the road I would personally recommend.  (“Oh, that’s interesting Harry — get back to me when you have some evidence.  Incidentally, have you seen the latest jobs report?”)  Another option is to get down into the Democrats’ mud and fight dirty.  As amusing as the Reid/pedophilia “accusation” saga is — and we still haven’t seen firm proof that the Senate Majority Leader doesn’t fondle little boys — it won’t break through and capture the narrative spotlight.  If Republicans are interested in getting nasty and force-feeding Democrats some of their own repulsive medicine, they would need to make it about Obama.  Here’s what they could do (not an endorsement, just an illustration):  Get a senior and high-profile Republican member of Congress to give an on-the-record “scoop” to a site like, say,  Let’s use Sen. John McCain as an example; as a former presidential nominee and a media fixture, he’d do the trick.  McCain could say that he’s heard from “a source” inside the Justice Department that President Obama exerted executive privilege in the Fast & Furious scandal because he didn’t want the public to discover that he himself ordered the operation.  McCain might add that he isn’t totally sure if the leak is true, but he still believes it to be accurate — and that it is up to Obama to release every single document pertaining to Fast & Furious to prove that he didn’t directly order it.  After all, the president has been extremely secretive about the program, even as hundreds of its murdered victims’ families demand justice.  Romney wouldn’t have to comment on the allegation, aside from affirming that Americans “deserve answers” about the lethal gun-running operation.

Keep reading…

The People’s Cube has all the latest rumors about Dirty Dingy Harry’s perversions, including this scandalous shocker:

David “the Red” Axelrod: “I Never Said ‘Recovery Summer’, Show me the Tape” – Romney Camp: “Ask and You Shall Receive”

Axelrod, appearing on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, this morning, gave the Romney camp much to work with. It’s going to take several posts, I think, to slog through all the bull he gurgled forth, today.

This was vintage Axelrod, though, employing the Obama camp’s  outrageous,  “the truth is whatever we say it is” campaign strategy. You can’t fact check me right now, so nah-nah, my brain dead minions are stupid enough to believe me.

David. It was only TWO YEARS AGO.  Are even your most addle brained supporters that amnestic?

Ask and you shall receive, David.

David Axelrod: “We Also Have More — Many Of The Recovery Act Projects Around The Country Are Taking Hold This Summer, By Design.” AXELROD: “The president has recommended the steps that he thinks Congress should take now. We also have more — many of the Recovery Act projects around the country are taking hold this summer, by design. That will involve a lot of private industry construction, and so on.” (NBC’s “Meet The Press,” 6/13/10

via Romney for President Comms Shop

For good measure, via Joe Gerarden, Townhall Tipsheet: Reporter Asks Obama: Do You Regret Calling This “Recovery Summer” (in Sept 2010 when it was obvious “Recovery Summer” had flopped):

From The Heritage Foundation, here’s President Obama’s Recovery Summer Vacation:

This summer, President Obama promised a summer of recovery, which never arrived. This failure is a natural result of trusting and empowering government over average Americans.

A good party apparatchik, Axelrod, wants the American people to forget the epic failures of this administration.

Your Sunday Hymn: Missa “Ego flos campi”: Kyrie

Missa “Ego flos campi”: Kyrie by Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla (c. 1590-1664), performed by the Early Music Ensemble, Vicente Chavarria, Artistic Director, conductor.
Soloists (L to R): Amelia Tobiason, Bronte Ficek, Joel Nesvadba, Ryan Tani.
April 30, 2012 • United University Church, USC Los Angeles, CA.

Simply sublime:

About the composer:

Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla (ca. 1590 – 1664) was a Spanish composer in what is modern Mexico.

He was born in Málaga, Spain but moved to Puebla, Mexico, in 1620 to compose music in the New World. At the time New Spain was a viceroyalty of Spain that included modern day Mexico, Guatemala, the Philippines and other parts of Central America and the Caribbean. Padilla is one of the more important composers represented in the manuscripts at Puebla, Mexico and the Hackenberry collection in Chicago, Illinois. He worked at Puebla de Los Angeles, Mexico, which in Baroque times was a bigger religious center than Mexico City itself. He was appointed maestro de capilla of Puebla Cathedral in 1628.

He is to be distinguished from a younger Juan de Padilla, who was maestro de capilla at Zamora, Spain (1661-1663), and Toledo (1663-1673).