Criticize The Funky Monkey, Go To Jail
The San Francisco Examiner tells us: "Senator Barack Obama's presidential campaign is asking Missouri law enforcement to target anyone who lies or runs a misleading television ad during the presidential campaign. The report goes on to say that prosecutors and sheriffs from across Missouri are joining something called the Barack Obama truth squad." (Who, exactly, defines precisely what is "false or misleading?" The Obamanable Snowmen, of course.)
The Examiner columnist babbles on: "Look, politicians are all about lies. It may be annoying (I find it entertaining), but that's for their opponents and good-government groups to counter -- not law enforcement. That's especially true since whether or not criticism is misleading is open to debate. What's being said may be simply a different interpretation, a bit of spin -- or a better version of the truth than candidates and their friends like."
Welcome to the year 2008, dude, six years after the Patriot Act and two years after the Military Commissions Act of 2006 along with several hundred executive orders and signing statements have erased the Constitution. What's good for the goose is good for the gander, it appears. The Republicans got all these vile laws in place, and now the liberal Democrats are making use of them.
"Even if the officeholders joining the 'truth squad' are nominally stepping out of their official roles in order to put on their (political) party hats and play politics, it's inappropriate. They wield too much power to use it to wag their fingers at people who say un-nice things about political hopefuls. Prosecutors and sheriffs are, after all, normally thought of as people with the clout to put their targets behind bars." (Not if the Obamable Snowmen are beginning the creation of a nationwide secret police organization to stifle all criticism and resistance to President Monkey Meat.)
"By the way, if the report is accurate, it fits all too well with the legal threats the Democratic candidate's campaign is leveling against TV stations that run NRA ads critical of Barack Obama. John Lott, a noted economist and firearms scholar, has copies of the Obama campaign's cease-and-desist letters on his Website. He also defends the content of the ads, emphasizing the debatable nature of misleading.'"
After BO gets frauded into office, I think we can all guess what's coming. We have the example of dozens of episodes of black rule from Haiti to Zimbabwe to Detroit and Atlanta to guide us. And we blithely allow the Baby-Shit Brown Messiah to sashay into the Oval Office without lifting a finger to stop it. Are we out of our minds?