Another Chicago election tactic & it's only April

Discussion in 'Politics' started by LadyEagle, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. LadyEagle

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    "Try this thought experiment: You decide to donate money to Mitt Romney. You want change in the Oval Office, so you engage in your democratic right to send a check.

    Several days later, President Barack Obama, the most powerful man on the planet, singles you out by name. His campaign brands you a Romney donor, shames you for "betting against America," and accuses you of having a "less-than-reputable" record. The message from the man who controls the Justice Department (which can indict you), the SEC (which can fine you), and the IRS (which can audit you), is clear: You made a mistake donating that money.

    <snip>This past week, one of his campaign websites posted an item entitled "Behind the curtain: A brief history of Romney's donors." In the post, the Obama campaign named and shamed eight private citizens who had donated to his opponent. Describing the givers as all having "less-than-reputable records," the post went on to make the extraordinary accusations that "quite a few" have also been "on the wrong side of the law" and profiting at "the expense of so many Americans."

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    These are wealthy individuals, to be sure, but private citizens nonetheless. Not one holds elected office. Not one is a criminal. Not one has the barest fraction of the position or the power of the U.S. leader who is publicly assaulting them."

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304723304577368280604524916.html

    They will stop at nothing - no rules obama.
     
  2. saturneptune

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    This is a reflection of the state of the election this year. There are no high standards to be found in the Obama or Romney camp. We are in a race to see who can make the highest F on a report card. When we have to start describing the merits of donors as "not being criminals" we have slipped to the lowest level we can and still exist as a nation.

    Obama will use any tool to win reelection, fair or not. Romeny is pure trash, so take your pick.
     
  3. matt wade

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    Donors to political campaigns are public information. There's nothing unlawful about exposing information about donors.

    Where was your outcry when Obama was linked to Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers 4 years ago? Did you have the same problems with these "private citizens" being brought into the public eye?
     

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