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Backlash to Obama officials squelching political speech

September 28th, 2008 . by TexasFred

Backlash to Obama officials squelching political speech

WorldNetDaily - Following legal threats by Missouri state law-enforcement officials supporting Barack Obama against presidential campaign ads that appeared to be false or misleading, Gov. Matt Blunt today likened the intimidation to “police state tactics.”

“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,” said Blunt in a statement released today. “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.”

The statement came after the law enforcement officials pledged to form a “truth squad” to halt ads that, among other things, claimed Obama was not a Christian or that he was not planning to cut taxes on Americans other than the wealthy.

“If they’re not going to tell the truth, somebody’s got to step up and say, ‘That’s not the truth. This is the truth,’” McCullogh told KMOV-TV in St. Louis.

The effort appeared to be part of a move by the Obama campaign to block advertisements to which it objects. The campaign also sent “threatening” letters to several news agencies in Pennsylvania and Ohio demanding they stop airing ads exposing Obama’s gun stance, according to the National Rifle Association.

“This abuse of the law for intimidation insults the most sacred principles and ideals of Jefferson,” said Blunt. “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.”

Full Story Here:
Backlash to Obama officials squelching political speech

Folks, all I can say is read the full story from WND, and pay special attention to this paragraph:

Blunt concluded: “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.”

There is a serious effort underway by the Left, Libbers and assorted Socialists, Communists and radical Islamic terror supporters to stifle ANY that oppose Obama, regardless the facts and truth. If you speak against the Obamessiah, you will be dealt with.

And this has only just begun, IF Obama is allowed to become president of this United States, we will see much worse, in the very near future!

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6 Responses to “Backlash to Obama officials squelching political speech”

  1. comment number 1 by: GM Roper

    Seems like he ain’t smart enough to know that this kind of thug activity will bring him more negative publicity than if he had just ignored it in the first place.

    But then I’ve never thought he was very smart in the first place.

  2. comment number 2 by: TexasFred

    Our old WAR buddy, Bubba is a lot more intelligent..

  3. comment number 3 by: texasgunnut

    What else did anyone think the Chicago political machine would produce?
    They aren’t concerned with what it takes to win, as long as they come out on top.
    To hell with him and his ilk.
    Keep your powder dry.

  4. comment number 4 by: Basti

    The Nazis called them ‘flying squads’ and we’ve heard about the ‘peoples courts’ in the Communist nations. Now the smarmy Messiah has his ‘truth squads’. The Left wouldn’t know the truth if it bit them on their lazy lying asses.

    I really wish one of these ‘truth squad’ assholes would get in my face, they’d find out the ‘old Airedale’ has still got a lot of bite!

  5. comment number 5 by: GUYK

    This is right out of the Uncle Joe Stalin play book…and people laugh at me when I say buy lotsa lead!

  6. comment number 6 by: BobF

    The fact that they came out in their official positions of city attorneys and a Sheriff puts the power of their office behind their threats. The didn’t say this as private citizens, they said it as elected or appointed officials.

    People better wake up fast and see what Obama and his minions are all about.