Ho hum: Obama’s lawyer threatens TV stations that run NRA ad

posted at 5:56 pm on September 25, 2008 by Allahpundit

I’m surprised. Usually in cases like this, Obama has his cult followers inundate the offending station with irate, semi-coherent phone calls, like they did recently to try to knock hatemongering smear merchant David Freddoso off the air for the crime of committing journalism critical of The One. For whatever reason they’ve decided that won’t work here, so they’re opting for Plan B. Straight out of the Democratic handbook Harry Reid used to threaten ABC’s broadcast license for showing the “Path to 9/11,” here’s Obama lawyer Robert Bauer warning station managers not to air the NRA’s new anti-Obama “Hunter” ad if they want to stay in the FCC’s good graces. Follow the link and read his letter and the NRA’s rebuttal for point/counterpoint. Is the NRA attributing gun policy positions to Obama which he no longer holds? Hard to say. Is there such a thing as a consistent Obama gun position? He flip-flopped opportunistically on the D.C. gun ban and was caught lying a few months ago about whether he’d ever seen that 1996 questionnaire in which his campaign claimed he supported a total ban on guns. Read Dave Kopel’s painstaking response to FactCheck’s piece on the NRA ads for more cases of obfuscation, noting particularly Obama’s habit of speaking of gun regulations not in terms of what he does or doesn’t support but what is and isn’t “politically practicable” at a given moment. No wonder Guy Benson’s worried about him bringing back the Fairness Doctrine. What happens when a deep blue Congress make that “politically practicable” too?


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Unfortunately my brother-in-law from PA says the TV stations are coming out saying all that McCain says are lies but Obama is telling the truth. He feels McCain doesn’t have a chance. Tyranny is upon us and is out to destroy our freedom through the 5th column-the MSM.

wepeople on September 25, 2008 at 11:26 PM

He flip-flopped opportunistically on the D.C. gun ban

My list of BO’s 31 flip-flops:
http://jgapinoy.blogspot.com/2008/07/barack-and-forth.html

jgapinoy on September 25, 2008 at 11:34 PM

wepeople on September 25, 2008 at 11:26 PM

If your brother-in-law is in Philly, BO has that area anyway.

jgapinoy on September 25, 2008 at 11:36 PM

According to Gateway Pundit, Obama has truth squads on the prowl for anyone who makes “false statements” about The One.

Terrie on September 25, 2008 at 11:48 PM

How on earth is he going to run a country if he can’t take a commercial????

Pray that he won’t have the chance to show us, but really! How can this big wuss look at himself in the mirror every morning????

tru2tx on September 25, 2008 at 6:56 PM

I think he looks in the mirror and says. “Michelle, do these panties make my ass look big/”

evenkeel on September 26, 2008 at 12:15 AM

Bambi has been so often shown to be a fascist that it no longer matters to the LSM. For real people, keep it going folks. Seems a pain and fruitless, but ACORN must be overwhelmed.

Caststeel on September 26, 2008 at 2:35 AM

Out of my cold dead hands. Try me. I mean it. I already have a Stasi notch and I have room for some goon trying to take my guns. Bring it on

bill30097 on September 25, 2008 at 6:01 PM

Easy there bill, let put our efforts into defeating the big 0 in Nov. After that, we’ll see about adding notches.

gzelmiami on September 26, 2008 at 4:23 AM

“let’s”

gzelmiami on September 26, 2008 at 4:23 AM

you know you are in deep kimshi.

JimK on September 25, 2008 at 6:40 PM

Mmmmmm, spicy.

gzelmiami on September 26, 2008 at 4:48 AM

We need a commercial with blacks and jews or maybe (to save money) a black jew. Is Sammy Davis Jr still alive?

Fuquay Steve on September 26, 2008 at 7:54 AM

How on earth is he going to run a country if he can’t take a commercial????

Pray that he won’t have the chance to show us, but really! How can this big wuss look at himself in the mirror every morning????

tru2tx on September 25, 2008 at 6:56 PM

He will run the country the same way he runs his campaign – with underhandedness, threats, intimidation and blackmail. What Obama is doing is right out of Chicago politics and Saul Alinsky’s book – Rules for Radicals.
Simple.

abcurtis on September 26, 2008 at 9:08 AM

Jim Hoft has a thread about Obamatons suspending the First Amendment

http://haloscan.com/tb/gatewaypundit/490663307113939585

drjohn on September 26, 2008 at 10:07 AM

Ho hum: Obama’s lawyer threatens TV stations that run NRA ad

The new FASCISM, with a smile! /Sarcasm

byteshredder on September 26, 2008 at 1:22 PM

We need a commercial with blacks and jews or maybe (to save money) a black jew. Is Sammy Davis Jr still alive?

Fuquay Steve on September 26, 2008 at 7:54 AM

No. He died in 1990.

Disturb the Universe on September 27, 2008 at 6:44 PM

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