Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Obama Strategy : When The Truth Hurts, Ban It

Five Minute Video on Obama and Ayers

Anti Obama Ad That Obama Campaign Wants the Justice Department To Ban

No one likes to be trashed by a political opponent. Whining about "negative campaigning" is standard practice when an ad hits too close to home. You can even accuse the other side of lying. If that doesn't work, you can say they are "distorting the facts". You can always muddy the water with counter charges if nothing else seems to work. Sooner or later, public attention will shift elsewhere. Then you can be as unethical as you accuse your opponent of being.
The Obama campaign has added some new pages to the play book. First they try to strong arm radio and TV stations that run an ad that offends them. They threaten boycotts and protests if the ads run. Then they call for the Justice Department to take action against the offending ads. Before even being elected, they want to have the U.S. government take action on statements made in a political campaign. What was the subject of the ads. It was Obama's association with Bill Ayers and the questions it raises about Obama's own social and political values. The ad presents facts that are not in dispute. What grounds are there to ban it? The Obama campaign's aggressive response raises a completely new set of questions. What are Obama's views on free speech? What place would dissent have under an Obama administration. It is not a pretty picture. If this is how he runs for office, how would he behave in power?

The actions of the Obama campaign against the Ayers Obama ad would make a good anti Obama ad. If such an ad ever runs, I'll bet the Obama campaign will try to ban it.

I did not want to run a column today about the presidential campaign. I wanted to put up some Croatian rock videos or some Lucky Dube music. But today's posting is in defense of free speech. America has been attacked by the Obama campaign. Even if you are voting for him, his campaign's attack on free speech affects you. At the top of this posting are two videos the Obama campaign does not want you to see. It is fitting for you, dear readers to know how thin skinned and desperate the Obama campaign is.


Obama camp: Prosecute Simmons

Obama general counsel Bob Bauer today sent a second, sharper letter to the Justice Department, directly attacking the Dallas billionaire funding a harsh attack ad, Harold Simmons.

"We reiterate our request that the Department of Justice fulfill its commitment to take prompt action to investigate and to prosecute the American issues Project, and we further request that the Department of Justice investigate and prosecute Howard (sic) Simmons for a knowing and willful violation of the individual aggregate contribution limits," he wrote.

He called the group's activities "patently illegal."

Bauer made the case that Simmons' group fulfilling its a real nonprofit charter because it hasn't spent any money on anything other than attacking Obama.

The American Issues Project released a statement responding to the letter.

"Having failed in its attempts to get our legal, factual and fully-supported ad off the air, Barack Obama's campaign now wants to put our donors in prison.......hclick here for rest of article Sphere: Related Content

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So glad you decided to post these videos today, rather than something light-hearted. And if our mainstream media was doing its job, you COULD have posted something light-hearted instead! With your permission, I would like to cross-post your op-ed on other web sites? This is essential information for voters in this critical election. Thank you.