Richard Nixon had his enemies list and his presidency went down in flames. Nixon averted impeachment proceedings because he chose to resign while his hapless successor, Gerald Ford, pardoned him under the guise that ” . . . the immediate future of this great country” concerns him most.
Burglaries, clandestine meetings, plumbers and an “enemies list” containing the names of James Reston, Jack Anderson, Jane Fonda, Barbra Streisand and Paul Newman to name just a few. There is also a “master list” that took some time to appear publicly.
However, in the world of the Internet and 24-hour news cycle it’s easy, if not practical, to name your enemies online. Maybe dumb but Barack Obama and his reelection regime think its important to do so.
“Names and Shames” of eight private citizens describing them as having “less-than-reputable records.”
In fact, the site goes so far as to say that “quite a few” of the donors have been “on the wrong side of the law” and that they have profited at “the expense of so many Americans.” …
In the week that special counsel to Nixon, Charles Colson passed away, Obama’s enemies list is brought to light. Mr. Colson would have fit in nicely in the Obama administration, initially managing Nixon’s contacts with special-interest groups, such as industry and nonprofit organizations. The Wall Street Journal in a front-page profile described the job as “doing favors for interest groups in return for getting favors from them.” Sound familiar?
Colson credited, now Liberal, John Dean, with having compiled the “White House enemies list.”
Fast forward to 2012 and you’ve decided to donate to the Mitt Romney campaign. You’re a private citizen, never held or sought public office but have a right to take part, legally, in the election process.
In the name of Barack Obama you are singled out, on the Internet, with claims you are “betting against America.”
Authored by “Obama for America” and emblazoned with the header “Truth Team”, the site “KeepingGOPHonest” is a compendium of quick hits against Mitt Romney and a view into the looking glass of the Obama campaign on how they will attack their opponents. Elected officials or not.
Thus far eight donors are singled out. What are their crimes? Who are they?
- Paul Schorr and Sam and Jeffrey Fox, investors who the site outed for the crime of having “outsourced” jobs;
- T. Martin Fiorentino is scored for his work for a firm that forecloses on homes;
- Louis Bacon (a hedge-fund manager);
- Kent Burton (a “lobbyist”);
- Thomas O’Malley (an energy CEO) stand accused of profiting from oil;
- Frank VanderSloot, the CEO of a home-products firm, is slimed as a “bitter foe of the gay rights movement.”
Yes, wealthy individuals but private citizens having their names splashed across an Obama website, denouncing them, accusing them, ridiculing them for their beliefs, opinions or methods of doing business, none of which are illegal.
Theodore Olson, the former U.S. solicitor general, said:
“We don’t tolerate presidents or people of high power to do these things. When you have the power of the presidency—the power of the IRS, the INS, the Justice Department, the DEA, the SEC—what you have effectively done is put these guys’ names up on ‘Wanted’ posters in government offices.”
Previously Mr. Olson demanded that Obama stop targeting Charles and David Koch of Koch Industries, which he represents. His demands have gone unheeded. None of these individuals have committed any crime unless you are of the belief that donating to Mitt Romney is one. Silly me, of course the Liberals, the Marxists in the Democrat Party believe crimes have been committed.
If you can stomach it listen to Obama speeches then listen to him repeatedly targeting and ridiculing oil companies, insurance businesses, Wall Street, the Supreme Court and US Chamber of Commerce.
And on the drawing board is an executive order which require companies to list political donations as a condition of bidding for government contracts. Those companies are given the choice of not donating to Republican candidates or lose their bids.
Under the guise of “disclosure” Obama and Democrats have repeatedly claimed corporations don’t have free speech rights but they are now making that claim for individuals not on board with Team Obama and his “truth” detection squad.
Politics ain’t beanbag but Barack Obama took an oath to uphold the US Constitution. Any US citizen has a right to take part in the democratic process without fear of reprisal from the federal government and the top office holder in the country.
This is simply one more indication why Barack Obama doesn’t deserve a second term in office. Not only won’t he uphold, defend and protect the Constitution, he ignores it and lied when taking his oath.
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