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?

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.

Axelrod Demands That Mitt Show His Olympics TranscriptsDocuments

Via JWF, another pathetic nontroversy being pushed into the MSM by the Obama campaign…

ABC’s The Blotter breathlessly reports: Mitt Romney Olympic Archive Still Off-Limits:

The archivists involved in preparing the documents for public review told ABC News that financial documents, contracts, appointment calendars, emails and correspondence are likely not included in the 1,100 boxes of Olympic records, and will not be part of the collection that will ultimately be made public.

“We don’t have that stuff,” said Elizabeth Rogers, the manuscript curator at the University’s Marriott Library. The decisions about what records to donate to the library were made by Olympics officials before they were shipped in 1,100 boxes to the university, she said. “That was done before we got it. I just know it wasn’t a decision we made. Everything we have will be available.”

Q: OMG, what are they hiding?

A:  The Romney campaign said it has done nothing to prevent the archive from being made public.

This would seem to be a completely phoney issue.

But, hey- since Axelrod so cleverly brought up the issue of “transparency”:

See also:

Big Government: Top Ten Felons, Fugitives, and Shady Characters in Obama’s Life

Big Government: Top 10 Things Obama hasn’t Released

The American Thinker: Why Obama’s College Records Matter

JW: Judicial Watch Sues FBI, Justice Department for Records Detailing FBI Director Mueller’s Secret Meeting with Radical Islamic Organizations

Pamela Geller, The American Thinker: Obama’s Passport Breach: Unanswered Questions, and an Unsolved Murder

Audio: Mark Levin Tears into David “The Red” Axelrod

Drawing heavily from a John Nolte report at Big Journalism, Thursday,  Mark Levin railed against the Obama campaign and its coordinated effort with the media to take down Romney.

In his report, Smear Romney! Axelrod Tweets Media Its Marching Orders, Nolte put a spotlight on Axelrod’s efforts to get the media to put out the Obama campaign’s chosen narrative for Romney:

On Tuesday, no less than the Twitter account owned by the President of the United States tweeted out a link to an article written by Vanity Fair’s Nicholas Shaxsone. The article is nothing more than a smear-job laced with innuendo about Romney’s finances. It’s also meant as bait for a corrupt media eager to join in the Obama campaign’s mission as defined by Plouffe above.

Yesterday, the Obama campaign changed tactics just a bit. They probably didn’t expect Breitbart News to report the fact that Shaxson is a hard-hard-hardcore leftist and a cheerleader for the Occupy movement, so yesterday David Axelrod launched this series of tweets.

If you click Axelrod’s link, he’s no longer linking to the pro-Occupier’s article. What he links to is an AP article published — and this is no coincidence– the morning after the Vanity Fair article was released but based on the exact same reporting and subject, and filled with the same lack of facts and evidence. It’s all about innuendo. It’s all about “raising questions.” It’s all about distracting from the economy. It’s all about colluding with Obama to define Mitt Romney.

“This entire operation is a fraud starting with the President on down, because ladies and gentlemen, this is the way David the Red Axelrod and the rest of them operate, because if you really knew what they were and what they are, you wouldn’t vote for them,” Mark Levin fumed on his show, Thursday evening.

He concluded his rant, by shouting:

“This much I know about Mitt Romney, none of his friends were ever part of the Weather Underground that used violence to blow up buildings and kill people in this country. This much I know about Mitt Romney – none of his friends were ever mouthpieces for the PLO. This much I know about Mitt Romney, he would never ever hire a ….you know what… like David the Red Axelrod.

Video via The Right Scoop

For background on Axelrod’s red history, see Paul Kengor’s seminal expose in The American Spectator, David Axelrod, Lefty Lumberjack

No single person is more responsible for making Barack Obama president. Come November 2008, it was nothing short of a stunning change for America, a genuinely historical feat the man known as Ax hopes to repeat in November 2012.

And it helps that the two—story-maker and story, composer and theme—think alike. “You know, he and I share a basic worldview,” Obama told the New York Times. “I trust his basic take on what the country should be and where we need to move toward—not just on specific policy but how politics should be able to draw on our best and not our worst.”

Axelrod agreed unhesitatingly, saying of Obama: “He’s not just a client. He’s a very good friend of mine. We share a worldview.”

Axelrod’s World

That worldview began taking form and focus in New York a half century ago. There began three decades of varied leftist influences on Axelrod, from progressives to communists, that would redound all the way to the Oval Office—and with the direct effect of each influence not always clear.

Read it all.

I’m with Levin, (as you probably know by now, I say it at least  once a week) Take the gloves off. Start telling the world what we’re dealing with, here. Those people still on the fence will be swayed by the regime’s lies unless they hear the uncomfortable truth about the people who are telling the lies.

See also:

Newsbusters: CBS’s Glor Calls Out David Axelrod For His ‘Extreme’ Attack on Romney

Audio: Former NRA Chairman On The Roger Hedgecock Show: Sharon Bialek was terminated before Herman Cain was even hired

Biff Naylor

The Right Scoop reports:

The former NRA Chairman, Biff Naylor, who hired Herman Cain says that Sharon Bialek was terminated before Herman Cain was even hired and thus he never met her. On top of that she propositioned him (Naylor) for dinner once because she thought he was handsome, which he promptly turned down as he was happily married.

Naylor also says he knew the other two that said Cain harassed them, and that whatever they took exception to was so minor that it wasn’t even reported to the executive committee or the board.

He said that Herman Cain did not have any kind of a reputation for womanizing, and claims he did some interviews a few weeks ago,  but failed to get his defense of Cain out there. He should have been shouting this story from the rooftops.

Bialek’s story was that “as a diligent worker who had successfully raised money for the NRA’s Educational Foundation”, she was let go unexpectedly in 1997.

As The Politico had dutifully reported:

Bialek said she and her boyfriend were invited to a party by Cain in his hotel suite the final night of the NRA May 1997 convention in Chicago. She also said she sat next to Cain at a convention luncheon where he “spoke to me extensively.”

When she was fired a month later, her boyfriend suggested she contact Cain for help, which she did. Cain called her back and said he’d been unaware she was fired. She suggested they meet for coffee while she was in Washington, where the NRA’s offices are located.

Her boyfriend booked her a room at the Capital Hilton, which she discovered, she claimed, that Cain had intervened to get her a better suite: “I upgraded you,” she quoted him saying.

You know the rest. It always sounded like a flaky BS story, and now we know. He hadn’t met her at the luncheon because the lying floozy was fired before he even came on.