Lynch mobs and hit lists

You already know how I feel about the George Zimmerman – Trayvon Martin affair and the Obama Administration and its lap dog-media sycophants ginning up a lynching party to “get” Zimmerman and a few random white people to fill the role pending trial. Zimmerman’s guilt has already been decided in the media’s public square.

Now, via the Wall Street Journal‘s inestimable Kimberly Strassel, comes news that Administration is, in the words of Washington beltway attorney Ted Olson, putting up the names of major Romney donors on “wanted posters” in government offices, releasing their names to the public, and libeling their reputations.

“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”, writes Strassel.

I don’t know if you can access this article without a subscription, but Strassel’s “The President Has a List: Barack Obama attempts to intimidate contributors to Mitt Romney’s campaign” article in today’s WSJ points out a litany of presidential abuses of power by the Obama regime, including:

  • Making individual citizens the object of his vitriol.
  • Personal attacks on corporations and industry segments.
  • Legal assaults on constitutional rights of free speech by corporations.
Add to that list the looting of American taxpayers through government policy-driven largesse to Democrat crony capitalists and political insiders. For an excellent review on one way how this is done, I highly recommend reading entrepreneur Jerome J. Schmitt’s excellent insights in today’s American Thinker:

We continue our slouch into the serfdom of Liberal Fascism. Sad to say, I suspect that the large segments of the population that are not cheering these developments are either yawning in general ennui or too glued to the mindless drivel of videoworld to realize how our /their wealth and freedoms are irrevocably slip, slip, slipping away.

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  • Zhombre

    I work in a government office and there are no such wanted posters extant, display of such I am sure would violate the Hatch Act.  That is hyperbole on the part of Mr. Olson.  I concede his point but not his rhetoric. 

  • Ymarsakar

    The government is not transparent. Otherwise, Fast and Furious would never happened. The SS wouldn’t have gotten the green light from Clinton and Obama to go find some underaged girls and boys to have sex with. And so on and so forth.


    Does anyone on the “list” go by the name of: Tony Rezko, George Kaiser (Solyndra), Jon Corzine? Obama must truly believe he is Chicago Jesus – he’s now attempting to walk on quicksand.

  • Ymarsakar

    When Obama told Med guy that they should wait until after the elections, I read that to mean whether Obama won or loss, his options would be a lot more open after the elections are over. Remember that Clinton didn’t pardon all crooks and Democrat con artists until after his 8 years were almost up and he would be free to do anything afterwards.

     What would stop an Obama from setting the suicide switch for this nation if he loses the election? Can he trash the White House? Cart off all the valuables like Hillary tried to do in a similar fashion/ Destroy databases that the next President would need to rely on to fight terror and manage the economy? The sky is the limit when you are dealing with the LEFT.

  • 94Corvette

    I am to the point where I don’t even like to answer surveys now because I am afraid that they are ‘fishing’ trips. I am afraid that we are being set up for a summer of fire and that because of racial conflicts (mixed in with a little OWS action), His Highness will declare martial law and suspend the elections.  I honestly have never been more concerned about the fate of our nation in my entire life. 

  • bizcor

    94corvette…I share your concern

  • Beth

    you said it….

  • jj

    Oh, I do – I answer surveys a mile a minute, and subscribe to get more.  And for the republican ones that come in the mail I have a supply of my little stickers to put on the section that invites my contribution.  This year’s edition of stickers says:  “You’re welcome to my opinions, but until you wise up to the point where I can believe you have a brain, you get none of my dough.”  ( I did change the wording a little bit from four years ago.)
    But I love the surveys.  Let them know what you think, and make them think there are a lot of you – because there are.  I figure I’m the spokesman for my town in Washington, because most people won’t bother with the surveys.  Like not just bitching, but actually writing a letter to congress.  The office flack who reads it assumes you’re not speaking for just yourself, but also for a thousand others who won’t bother (or, this being America, don’t know how) to write.  Same with the surveys.  You’re not answering for just yourself, the guy on the other end who reads it has a value he assigns to the opinions on returned surveys.  Your lone little response may be considered to represent the opinions of 5,000 people.  It’s worth doing.
    You can verify this.  Check with someone you know who’s in marketing.  There are formulas (didn’t it used to be ‘formulae?’) for values they assign to returned and filled-out surveys – because they know 95% of people won’t bother.

  • Ymarsakar

    Surveys are designed to shape public opinion, not report the status quo view.

  • Mike Devx

    Just saw an article where the author was analyzing the possibility that Romney may blow out Obama in November.

    His argument was composed of two parts:  The first part was that people responding to polls are lying, saying that they’re going to vote for Obama when they in truth are not.   His argument there was Book’s ‘The Bradley Effect’, that they don’t want to publicly state their intention of voting against the black candidate.  Because that might be perceived by the cool people as racist.  Never mind that it is Obama’s POLICIES, and his actions, and his rhetoric,  that are so terrible. 

    I’m not so sure of this argument.  I am not convinced that people are simply lying.  I think for various reasons they are still supportive of Obama.  However, I do think that the support is far less enthusiastic.  I think it is weak and shallow and many can be pried away or convinced away.

    Somewhat-unfair attacks like the ‘Obama eats dogs’ campaign will help here.  It’s not that Obama eats dogs TODAY… it’s that he did eat dog as a child, and the comments in his book have a tone and a theme that indicate that, as an adult, he finds that perfectly fine and normal.  THAT is the problem:  As a multi-culti internationalist who has little to no warm feelings for America, Obama is vulnerable to campaign themes that outline all the ways in which he simply is not very American.  At all.  It’s even hard to envision what Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would see in Obama:  They at least seem to act and feel American… where as Obama does not.

    The second part of the author’s argument is that Romney is showing every indication of waging a vigorous, take-no-prisoners campaign against Obama.  Romney is not going to hold back and be a weak-spined gentleman the way McCain was.  When they come after Romney, he’s going to fight back.

    That part of the argument – so far – I agree wish.  I was worried that Romney would be gentle with Obama after being so harsh against his GOP competitors.  So far, Romney’s in the fight and taking it to the Dems.  So far, so good!  I’m pleased at this point.

  • Danny Lemieux

    I suspect that you are misinterpreting the “Obama ate dog” meme, MikeD. This is a good example of (for once) the conservatives and Republicans using Alinsky tactics on the Democrats. And it worked.

    It was the Democrats that tried to make an issue of Romney putting his dog in a carrier on the roof of their van. The story about Obama eating dogs when he was a kid threw the dog story right back at Obama by “freezing the target”, mocking Obama, and hitting the Democrats over and over with “Bo should decline Obama’s dinner invitation” jokes.

    The same thing happened with the “Romney’s great-grandfather was a polygamist” meme, which Democrats tried only to have it totally backfire on Obama (when it was pointed out that Obama’s father, grandfather and great-grandfather were all polygamists). Breitbart lives! 

    My hope is that the Democrats will have totally spent their ammo against Romney in like manner by the time the convention rolls around. It’s not that the Dems have been firing blanks, it is that that they’ve been shooting their eyes out with all the ricochets.

    Incidentally, being a dog person myself, I know that putting a dog on top of a car, in a shielded carrier, where it can feel the wind and smell all the smells that pass them by, would be pretty much close to heaven in dog world. My dogs never missed opportunities to stick their heads out of open car windows at high speed. I am sure that most dog owners know this.

  • Ymarsakar

    I doubt that. They, as in November 2008, saved the best for last. What you are seeing Danny are the barkings of the cannon fodder amongst the Left. We have yet to see their elite master propagandists and character assassins out in the field just yet. They will wait until the very end, when nobody can plan anything against them, to initiate their final solution.

    You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.

    Eric Hoffer 

  • Mike Devx

    For me, Danny, the images of the adult Obama chowing down on a dog on a bun, or sitting in front of a dog on a platter (or running with Bo down a hallway with Obama saying “This way to kitchen, Bo!” were the best.

    The jokes are fine, but images are where it’s at, and those were fantastic images. Yes, we froze the target in the effective Alinsky manner – and as Alinsky would point out, it doesn’t matter whether it’s fair or unfair when you’re “doing the Alinsky”. He was totally amoral and leftist – but I repeat myself.

    I’d love to hear the Obama audio video of his book in which he recounts eating a cooked dog as a child. I still think I’m right – what I expect to hear is the multi-cultural Obama speaking of chowing down on that dog as if it were the most natural thing in the world.  That is not American.  In so many ways, Obaja is one of that peculiar, weird group who see themselves as “global citizens”, and not as an American.  Never as Americans.