I seem to recall a bunch of people talking about a fear of a gestapo here in the US based on Bush’s policies. The funny thing is that those fears were based on falsehoods, but those people are most likely all supporters of Obama. Why is this funny? Because Obama is actually using gestapo like tactics to silence political opponents. He’s even getting law enforcement involved.
We all remember how he repeatedly attempted to censor a radio station’s guests and hosts.
Now he’s actually using a secret police like tactic to silence his political opponents. Here’s a video link confirming that prosecutors and sheriffs are getting involved in harassing Obama’s critics. Notice that they will not perform the same duties for McCain even though McCain is lied about regularly in political ads. This includes the cancer ad.
The gestapo like tactics of the Obama campaign against his critics is starting to get even worse. Critics are now threatened with libel charges, and they are working to ban third party political ads. The Missouri governor condemned the Obama tactics, and let’s not forget the previous plan to prosecute citizens. At least the DOJ has said it won’t prosecute, but that doesn’t take away the fact that Obama requested it.
The latest issue with the NRA ad, and the truth squads had Factcheck.org backing up Obama. I typically find Factcheck.org to be a reliable and solid source … though they have been wrong before. The NRA says they’re wrong now, but Factcheck.org says the NRA is wrong. Truth is … they’re both right and wrong. Obama’s campaign used this piece from Factcheck.org on the NRA ad to support his position to have AIP donors prosecuted and censored.
So if Factcheck.org says Obama is right what’s the big deal?
The advertisement is not illegal … even if it contains inaccuracies and spin. Obama has no legal standing to censor the ad, or go after donors of the organization that produced it. Most, if not all, political ads have inaccuracies, half-truths, and blatant lies. It’s up to us, the voter, to dig through the spin and find the truth.
I would also like to point out that McCain is not pursuing the same legal tactics that Obama is. Even though he too has the support of Factcheck.org.
Factcheck.org recently posted about how Obama’s ad on a Pennsylvania plant is false, or how about an Obama ad that misled voters on McCain and health care deregulation, Obama lying about McCain’s social security plan, and scaring seniors by lying and saying McCain would cut their benefits in half. Hell, Palin could also use Obama’s tactics (according to his logic) and legally go after a greenie group for misleading people on shooting wolves.
All of those stories and more are from Factcheck.org. Yet only Obama chose to go after American citizens who are exercising their First Amendment right to free speech. McCain has allowed them to exercise that right … even though it involves lying about him. Why? Because there is nothing illegal about it. Obama doesn’t care that it isn’t illegal, and apparently he has found some justice officials who don’t care either.
There is only one candidate using tactics that simulate gestapo behavior (minus the murder of course). There is only one candidate who doesn’t believe you have the right to free speech. There is only one candidate who is willing to break the law, and find government officials to help, in order to censor you. That candidate is Obama … not McCain. That should scare you.