The list: Obama’s campaign attacking private citizens again; Update: Backfire?

posted at 5:25 pm on April 27, 2012 by Allahpundit

Kimberley Strassel explains it all to you. Actual quote from The One’s attack website: “A closer look at Romney’s donors reveals a group of wealthy individuals with less-than-reputable records. Quite a few have been on the wrong side of the law, others have made profits at the expense of so many Americans, and still others are donating to help ensure Romney puts beneficial policies in place for them.” This from a guy who’s still using Jon Corzine as a bundler.

Remember, when asked last month at his White House presser about Rush Limbaugh and Sandra Fluke, the Unicorn Prince intoned that he doesn’t like to see private citizens attacked for their political advocacy. Here’s Strassel on how seriously he takes that:

Richard Nixon’s “enemies list” appalled the country for the simple reason that presidents hold a unique trust. Unlike senators or congressmen, presidents alone represent all Americans. Their powers — to jail, to fine, to bankrupt — are also so vast as to require restraint. Any president who targets a private citizen for his politics is de facto engaged in government intimidation and threats. This is why presidents since Nixon have carefully avoided the practice.

Save Mr. Obama, who acknowledges no rules. 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.”…

“We don’t tolerate presidents or people of high power to do these things,” says Theodore Olson, the former U.S. solicitor general. “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.” Mr. Olson knows these tactics, having demanded that the 44th president cease publicly targeting Charles and David Koch of Koch Industries, which he represents. He’s been ignored.

The real crime of the men, as the website tacitly acknowledges, is that they have given money to Mr. Romney.

They’ve been demagoging the Kochs for months but the flaw in that tactic is that it doesn’t do much to intimidate other wealthy Republicans. Arguably, it achieves the opposite effect. The more lefty rage is directed at “the Kochtopus” as an all-purpose explanation for the country’s ills, the less attention is paid to lower-profile conservatives. If you want to pressure people into not donating to Romney, you’re better off spreading the hate around. Hence “the list.”

That said, while reading Strassel’s piece I kept thinking of this post from the other night about how many of Obama’s “policy” speeches have been transparently political over the last few months. In his case, part of the shock in seeing the president call out private citizens is lost because for months he’s seemed much more like a candidate than a C-in-C. That’s one of the reasons they’re hitting the Bin Laden anniversary so hard, I think — it’s not only one of his few unambiguous triumphs as president, it’s a rare moment when he was acting unambiguously as president. That’s a smart image to push while you’re busy smearing Romney’s “less-than-reputable” donors.

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Update: Patrick Ishmael e-mails with a good point:

Doesn’t this make it more likely that they’d donate to SuperPACs, where they can give unlimited amounts anonymously? And how exactly is that advantageous to Obama? At least Romney has to stand by his ads. He doesn’t have to do squat with American Crossroads and the rest.

Yep. If you’re worried about being hassled by Obama and his base, you’re better off sticking with Super PAC donations. That means even less transparency from political donors in the aggregate, but I’m not sure O minds that. He doesn’t really care about transparency, he cares about choking off funds to Romney’s campaign for organizational and other GOTV uses. Funneling rich donors away from that and entirely into Super PACs may be his best bet since many of them are bound to be donating heavily to Super PACs anyway.


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Barack Milhous Obama.

KingGold on April 27, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Student of Alinsky, a capo too…

Schadenfreude on April 27, 2012 at 5:28 PM

As Obama himself said he is “Commander AND Chief.” So he has said, so it is written.

jukin3 on April 27, 2012 at 5:29 PM

“A closer look at Romney’s donors reveals a group of wealthy individuals with less-than-reputable records. Quite a few have been on the wrong side of the law, others have made profits at the expense of so many Americans, and still others are donating to help ensure Romney puts beneficial policies in place for them.”

Cough..Tony Rezko..Cough…John Corzine…

Unbelievable.

portlandon on April 27, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Puppy munching wannabe Mussolini, acting like a fascist.

Par for the course.

Rebar on April 27, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Why not to like him.

Schadenfreude on April 27, 2012 at 5:30 PM

The MSM is silent. If Bush did it, it would lead the news.

hepcat on April 27, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Marx, Lenin, Che, the Castros, Chavez…looking like Mussolini.

Schadenfreude on April 27, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Noonan still gets the vapors, just gazing at him.

Althouse voted for this creep.

Schadenfreude on April 27, 2012 at 5:32 PM

“We’ve provided the home addresses of everyone who we feel might not vote for me. Those of you who are outraged about people not voting for me should take appropriate action…if you know what I mean.”

-Preznit New Tone

Bishop on April 27, 2012 at 5:32 PM

This should shake every American to it’s core. This is truly frightening.

Beware of knocks on your door in the middle of the night.

JPeterman on April 27, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Puppy munching wannabe Mussolini, acting like a fascist.

Par for the course.

Rebar on April 27, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Puppy muncher never gets old. The right has joked for years about libs calling us puppy killers and it turns out it was just a case of liberal projection.

txhsmom on April 27, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Amazing what The First Black President can do without a hint of criticism from the MSM it is completely and totally on his side.

I wonder when Obama’s weekly radio address will begin to feature a Two Minutes Hate segment

farsighted on April 27, 2012 at 5:34 PM

That’s one of the reasons they’re hitting the Bin Laden anniversary so hard, I think — it’s not only one of his few unambiguous triumphs as president, it’s a rare moment when he was acting unambiguously as president.

It was Admiral McRaven’s op. ObaMao was prepared to disavow and blame him if it hadn’t gone well. We know that Dear Leader has no qualms about throwing people under the bus. I guarantee you that he wouldn’t have taken the blame.

cicerone on April 27, 2012 at 5:34 PM

“Preezy of the United Steezy”

Obama’s WTF 2012 campaign slogan: “A dog in every pot“‘
Wrathful Brunette

Dreams from My Real Father
Video:
http://social.patriotactionnetwork.com/video/video/show?id=2600775%3AVideo%3A5769300&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_video

Green eyed Lady on April 27, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Not Obama’s fault! Some lower staff member. Obama had no idea this was going on. The staff member will be disciplined appropriately and is sorry if anyone was offended by his or her actions.

a capella on April 27, 2012 at 5:37 PM

“A closer look at Obama’s donors reveals a group of wealthy individuals with less-than-reputable records, like Soros, Wright and FarraKhan . Quite a few have been on the wrong side of the law, like Van Jones, Rashid Khalidi and Bill Ayers,
others have made profits at the expense of so many Americans, like Immelt and almost all of Hollywood and still others are donating to help ensure Obama puts beneficial policies in place for them, like Trumka , Rathke and hamas.”

burrata on April 27, 2012 at 5:37 PM

“the Kochtopus”

I thought that was Barry’s nickname at Man’s Country.

teke184 on April 27, 2012 at 5:37 PM

This is 3rd world, banana-republic type stuff. The modern Democrat party is unhinged.

visions on April 27, 2012 at 5:37 PM

I actually tried to follow the link to this craptastic website of Obama’s campaign in order to comment, but I could find no place to make a comment. I was going to note the same thing Allah noted… that as long as John Corzine is still bundling for Obama, his majesty can take his enemies list and stick it where the sun don’t shine.

gravityman on April 27, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Remember Obama doesn’t know the difference between the private and public sectors, probably thinks he is attacking the latter.

Smedley on April 27, 2012 at 5:38 PM

If this POS get re-elected I’m going to have to cash out and pitch a tent at my aunt’s house in Canada. At least they have oil.

totherightofthem on April 27, 2012 at 5:38 PM

I thought that was Barry’s nickname at Man’s Country.

teke184 on April 27, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Thankfully, I had already finished my drink before I read this or you’d owe me a new monitor.

totherightofthem on April 27, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Are we gonna cry foul or are we gonna find out about the President’s worst donors and publicize them? Aren’t we already to some extent? Maher, Corzine, and their unverified addresses situation?

Sure the Preezy doing it carries the additional bonus of the head of the Executive Branch doing this with the implication being unfair treatment under the law for those on his “list.” But we all knew Mr. Lightbringer was already doing that kind of thing, right?

Ever since business owners panicked when Prop 8 donors (to the no on same sex marriage side) were harassed, this is going to be the new way of the left doing business.

The party should punch back the snakeeater’s campaign twice as hard.

BruinEric on April 27, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Coincides quite nicely with this NPR piece about a Romney donor that aired yesterday on NPR, just after a Rah Rah piece about the beginning (hah) of Obama’s campaign: On The Million-Dollar Trail Of A Mystery SuperPAC Donor.

If I didn’t know better, I’d thing that they were coordinating.

Dead Hand Control on April 27, 2012 at 5:42 PM

“Crucify them:” It’s the Obama Way

http://michellemalkin.com/2012/04/27/crucify-them-its-the-obama-way/

Vice President Joe Biden is right about Obama’s “big stick.” Too bad he’s using it to beat down America’s domestic energy producers and wealth creators instead of our foreign enemies.

Green eyed Lady on April 27, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Why not to like him.

Schadenfreude on April 27, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Nice article.

And as for intimidation, Obama can try to intimidate people into donating to him, but what they do in ballot box is their business, at least for now. He’s not winning any friends.

txhsmom on April 27, 2012 at 5:46 PM

I understand that Obama has appointed A Lord High Executioner Czar. He’s got a little list.

de rigueur on April 27, 2012 at 5:46 PM

and still others are donating to help ensure Romney puts beneficial policies in place for them.

I realize Obama means that these contributors are looking for insider handouts (cough, Solyndra, cough, cough), but when I read it, I was thinking of ordinary Americans donating so Romney can enact beneficial policies, that, I don’t know, grow the economy and create jobs.

CNH_320 on April 27, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Save Mr. Obama, who acknowledges no rules

I guess “fairness” requires ignoring, breaking, and our selectively applying the rules.

We’re obviously not evolved enough to understand one so advanced.

MessesWithTexas on April 27, 2012 at 5:49 PM

I see the polling about how Obama is so much more likable and I wonder how anybody could like this man. I hate his guts.

Mark1971 on April 27, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Sleazy Obama, role model for the Secret Service.

fogw on April 27, 2012 at 5:52 PM

One wonders WHO bho has not put on a list? bho/team has gone after every business or person at some point since elected. bho has even ticked off the union thugs on the pipeline, wall street donors, Jewish donors, and a vast number of American’s!

Makes me wonder if our home is on bho’s list? It is clear that from my posts here at HA and MM there is no way in he!! we are going to vote for bho and we try to see to it everyone we know doesn’t either!
L

letget on April 27, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Perhaps people are finally realizing that their Emperor Has No Class.

Drained Brain on April 27, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Not Obama’s fault! Some lower staff member. Obama had no idea this was going on. The staff member will be disciplined appropriately and is sorry if anyone was offended by his or her actions.

a capella on April 27, 2012 at 5:37 PM

..sarc tag?

The War Planner on April 27, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Obama Strategy,the Whole 10 yards and kitchen sink,
plus tons of muck!!

canopfor on April 27, 2012 at 5:56 PM

One wonders WHO bho has not put on a list?

letget on April 27, 2012 at 5:53 PM

..angryed..

The War Planner on April 27, 2012 at 5:56 PM

If this POS get re-elected I’m going to have to cash out and pitch a tent at my aunt’s house in Canada. At least they have oil.

totherightofthem on April 27, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Speaking of Canada, I still can’t believe that this administration has managed to piss off both Canada and Mexico. I also can’t believe that so many traditional Dem voters are on board with this.

Hope & Change, I guess…

visions on April 27, 2012 at 5:57 PM

And I’m sure that ‘list’ was compiled and distributed without Barry’s knowledge.

Hahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!

“Above the fray?” I seriously doubt it. But not to worry, this campaign has only begun to get nasty. The Narcissist-in-Chief won’t give up his power easily.

GarandFan on April 27, 2012 at 5:58 PM

The regime is dirty, plays dirty. The people that would vote for this group cannot see this and would not care even if they could.

FireBlogger on April 27, 2012 at 5:58 PM

This election is going to be a national IQ test.

Romney needs the smart people and Obama needs the dumb.

Josiah on April 27, 2012 at 5:59 PM

The War Planner on April 27, 2012 at 5:56 PM

I stand corrected, I did forget about all the ‘trolls’ on all the conservative sites!
L

letget on April 27, 2012 at 5:59 PM

he audacity of hope was for his campaign
Tyranny, thuggery and demonization are for his reign
His candidacy was rather like that of a Henry Houdini
His presidency is far more like that of a Benito Mussolini

Although he tries to slip it all in under another guise
To all his fascist action most foul we must still be wise
In spite of all the Houdini lies
Dancing in Obama’s evermore Mussolini eyes!

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on April 27, 2012 at 5:59 PM

This from a guy who’s still using Jon Corzine as a bundler.
===========================================================

27 Obama bundlers have already topped $500,000
Updated: 8:49 am, July 28, 2011
**************************************

More than 40 bundlers from 2008 who received government appointments after Obama’s election have returned as major fundraisers.

iWatch News reported in June how many bundlers from the 2008 campaign had jobs or commission spots from the administration. In total, 43 bundlers from 2008 later received government appointments and have returned as bundlers for 2012. Of those, five were listed as giving $500,000 or more so far in 2012. They are:

John Emerson, of Beverly Hills, who was appointed to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, raised at least $100,000 in 2008.

Michael Kempner, Cresskill, N.J., was named to the Council for Community Solutions. He bundled $100,000 for the 2008 campaign.

Kirk Rudy, of Austin, Texas, was appointed to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. He raised at least $200,000 for 2008.

Andy Spahn, a $50,000 bundler in 2008 who was appointed to the President’s Commission on Arts and Humanities, has raised more than $500,000 so far for 2012.

Jane Stetson, of Norwich, Vt., a $200,000 bundler in 2008, also has reached the $500,000 milestone for 2012. She is a chair of the Democratic National Committee and her husband was appointed to the board of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
More……….)

http://www.iwatchnews.org/2011/07/15/5241/27-obama-bundlers-have-already-topped-500000

canopfor on September 26, 2011 at 6:51 PM

canopfor on April 27, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Where is angryed to explain this to us?

JPeterman on April 27, 2012 at 6:01 PM

The Chicago Way…

d1carter on April 27, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Where is angryed to explain this to us?

JPeterman on April 27, 2012 at 6:01 PM

..eerily silent, he is. Probably waxing his stick.

The War Planner on April 27, 2012 at 6:03 PM

After drinking a potion of Saul Alinsky, Jeremiah Wright, Karl Marx, Bill Ayers, Benito Mussolini, King George III, King Louis XVI and his own creation, Barack Obama is transformed into the cruel, remorseless, pathological, narcissistic, misanthropic, pyromaniac Herr Hussein, representing the hidden side of Obama’s dual nature brought to the fore. As Barry he has many friends and a pleasing personality, but as Herr Hussein he has become more and more fanatical, more and more dictatorial, more and more scape goating, makes ever longer enemies lists, encourages demonization and dehumanizing of political opponents and becomes ever more isolated and fascist like as time goes by as Herr Hussein grows in dominance. After taking this potion repetitively, he no longer needs to rely upon it to unleash his inner fascist demons.

Sigmund on April 27, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Let the EPA official choose five men to crucify in every Red State. That should get the rebellion under control. Obama makes Nixon look like a light weight when it comes to compiling an enemies list. Obama is a thin skin arrogant jerk. He is employing class warfare of the worst kind.

SC.Charlie on April 27, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Worst President of the United States.

albill on April 27, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Obama 2012- The Hunger Games, Part 4

profitsbeard on April 27, 2012 at 6:08 PM

This election is going to be a national IQ test.

Romney needs the smart people and Obama needs the dumb.

Josiah on April 27, 2012 at 5:59 PM

The average IQ is 100 Those with IQs over 100 usually vote Republican those under 100 vote Democrat. That is why we have close elections.

SC.Charlie on April 27, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Can you say “Jon Corzine” ????

mouell on April 27, 2012 at 6:09 PM

As Obama himself said he is “Commander AND Chief.” So he has said, so it is written.

jukin3 on April 27, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Communist-in-Chief.

FIFM

GrannyDee on April 27, 2012 at 6:10 PM

A President of the United States wouldn’t do this stuff, but a Chicago Community Organizer Thug would.

bflat879 on April 27, 2012 at 6:11 PM

“We’ve provided the home addresses of everyone who we feel might not vote for me. Those of you who are outraged about people not voting for me should take appropriate action…if you know what I mean.”

-Preznit New Tone

Bishop on April 27, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Didn’t our esteemed dear leader, the Unicorn Prince {I’m bogarting that AP} Toe-Jamming the news purveyor extraordinaire want Republican e-mail addresses a few months ago?

It won’t be that much of a leap in CREEPyness to send that out.

Chip on April 27, 2012 at 6:11 PM

so naming your opponent’s biggest donors, all extremely rich and powerful individuals who are using their wealth to influence elections, is out of bounds.

at least we won’t have to hear all that nonsense about soros anymore.

sesquipedalian on April 27, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Puppy munching wannabe Mussolini, acting like a fascist.

Par for the course.

Rebar on April 27, 2012 at 5:29 PM
Puppy muncher never gets old. The right has joked for years about libs calling us puppy killers and it turns out it was just a case of liberal projection.

txhsmom on April 27, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Puppy muncher don’t care
Puppy muncher don’t give a sh!t
Puppy muncher is bad a$$

Markvike on April 27, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Interesting to note in the video,that Hopey
is concerned about the tone,and to be civil,

now wait a couple of months,to see Hopey in Full-
Blown Demonization Mode against those(Americans)
that disagree with his policies and positions!

What Liberal/Progtard Deception!!

canopfor on April 27, 2012 at 6:14 PM

..eerily silent, he is. Probably waxing his stick.

The War Planner on April 27, 2012 at 6:03 PM

The War Planner:Lol…Stick polishing!!:)

canopfor on April 27, 2012 at 6:16 PM

After drinking a potion of Saul Alinsky, Jeremiah Wright, Karl Marx, Bill Ayers, Benito Mussolini, King George III, King Louis XVI and his own creation, Barack Obama is transformed into the cruel, remorseless, pathological, narcissistic, misanthropic, pyromaniac Herr Hussein

Siggy Stardust on April 27, 2012 at 6:03 PM

good stuff.

sesquipedalian on April 27, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Is that all he’s got? Slinging mud against Romney donors and spiking the football about Bin Laden? Pretty pathetic for a man who’s had 3 years to bring some hope and change. I’m going to start calling him the Kardashian president…all show and no skills, no substance, just a lot of misguided fans.

scalleywag on April 27, 2012 at 6:17 PM

It’s important to see how Romney reacts to this. So far his campaign has counterpunched well on the trivial things, but this is stepping up to the major leagues. If his team doesn’t get ahead of this and stop it dead, dead, dead then he only has himself to blame for even worse stuff coming down the road.

JackBurtonJr on April 27, 2012 at 6:17 PM

good stuff.

sesquipedalian on April 27, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Such individuals who lack ulterior motive have traditionally been referred to in layman’s terms simply as a variation of a pyromaniac. Most such maniacs lack conscious motivation although they are fully aware of the acts they are failing to stop or they themselves are committing. Typically they will feel intense pleasure, gratification, or relief when causing destruction or when witnessing or participating in the aftermath. Motivation is also classified as pathological and non-pathological. Some research suggests that feeling such joy at horrific situation is pathological. Other research suggests that some motivation for this comes from rational thought. Taking joy in horrific situations for envisioned gains in political power and/or the concealment of the imposition of devious plans are examples of supposed rational decision making.

I must say in conclusion that history has repeatedly and harshly proven that elevating such a profoundly disturbed man to the highest office in any country is never a good idea.

Sigmund on April 27, 2012 at 6:21 PM

He doesn’t like to see private citizens attacked, he just like doing it.

Kissmygrits on April 27, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Is that all he’s got? Slinging mud against Romney donors and spiking the football about Bin Laden? Pretty pathetic for a man who’s had 3 years to bring some hope and change. I’m going to start calling him the Kardashian president…all show and no skills, no substance, just a lot of misguided fans.

scalleywag on April 27, 2012 at 6:17 PM

No President Puppy muncher is going to repeat the bin laden thing about 5 billion times because cause that’s all he has.

It is impossible to introduce into society a greater Change and a greater Evil than this: the conversion of the law into an instrument of plunder.
Frédéric Bastiat

Chip on April 27, 2012 at 6:22 PM

I actually support this transparency. I hope Sketchy has the backbone to follow in kind. That will work in favor of the ONLY Conservative in the race today.

DannoJyd on April 27, 2012 at 6:23 PM

The left attacked supports of traditional marriage and have felt no backlash.
The left attacked Rush for wanting to invest his money in an NFL team and have felt no backlash.
The left has attacked the Koch brothers for voicing their political opinion and have felt no backlash.
Why exactly should he fear backlash now?

Grunt on April 27, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Any fool in office can give a go ahead to a mission that our troops and their leaders and our intelligence agencies have courageously put together. Mr. President deserves credit giving the nod…he did nothing else. In fact, he played golf that day.

scalleywag on April 27, 2012 at 6:27 PM

It’s important to see how Romney reacts to this. So far his campaign has counterpunched well on the trivial things, but this is stepping up to the major leagues. If his team doesn’t get ahead of this and stop it dead, dead, dead then he only has himself to blame for even worse stuff coming down the road.

JackBurtonJr on April 27, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Seems like he did respond to this pretty effectively:

The Romney campaign was clearly not willing to let the Obama team take the offensive on this issue, and quickly sent out the following statement in response,

“The killing of Osama bin Laden was a momentous day for all Americans and the world, and Governor Romney congratulated the military, our intelligence agencies, and the President. It’s now sad to see the Obama campaign seek to use an event that unified our country to once again divide us, in order to try to distract voters’ attention from the failures of his administration. With 23 million Americans struggling for work, our national debt soaring, and household budgets being squeezed like never before, Mitt Romney is focused on strengthening America at home and abroad.

The War Planner on April 27, 2012 at 6:35 PM

I wonder when Obama’s weekly radio address will begin to feature a Two Minutes Hate segment

farsighted on April 27, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Isn’t that Olberdork’s new show?

TugboatPhil on April 27, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Barack Milhous Obama.

KingGold on April 27, 2012 at 5:28 PM

This is an insult to Nixon, who was competent (not necessarily conservative) and won his reelection in a landslide. Nixon’s paranoia and overreaction was feed by a strong anti-war movement and relentless attacks by Liberals, who really were out to get him back then. Obama, on the other hand, is treated like a king, yet he acts like a Chicago thug or a third-world-dictator-in-training.

Gladtobehere on April 27, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Can’t you see Obama sitting around the WH, obsessing about his enemies?

obladioblada on April 27, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Second best political prediction of my life:

Summer of 2008 when I told my uder-liberal brother that if Obama was elected he would be …

… the worst of Carter and Nixon combined.

PolAgnostic on April 27, 2012 at 6:40 PM

“A closer look at Obama’s donors reveals a group of wealthy individuals with less-than-reputable records. Quite a few have been on the wrong side of the law, others have made profits at the expense of so many Americans, and still others are donating to help ensure Obama puts beneficial policies in place for them.”

This is inaccurate how?

Oh, right, the moral relativism of the left.

WeekendAtBernankes on April 27, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Attack me, please Odumbo, I beg you, attack me. I’m waiting.

waterytart on April 27, 2012 at 6:49 PM

What ‘Gutsy Call’?: CIA Memo Reveals Admiral Controlled bin Laden Mission

Today, Time magazine got hold of a memo written by then-CIA head Leon Panetta after he received orders from Barack Obama’s team to greenlight the bin Laden mission. Here’s the text, which summarized the situation:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/04/26/Get-bin-laden-memo-CYA

Green eyed Lady on April 27, 2012 at 6:49 PM

If he’s allowed to ‘get away’ with this, it will become the “norm”…

tomyj1 on April 27, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Sooo cheesy. What a slimeball this guy is. And so many people don’t even get it. Oy, we are ready for the yoke, aren’t we?

smellthecoffee on April 27, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Always a commie, this scumbag, but never the good kind of commie.

Lets put together an all encompassing list of his socialist, progressive, communist, totalitarian, fascist, and terrorist friends and donors and see if we can shame this jerkoff into a prison cell.

Wolfmoon on April 27, 2012 at 7:02 PM

…and to think when bin laden was offed I was willing to give this turd a small piece of credit for it. No more. This scumbag deserves NO credit for bin ladens death and it’ll stay that way for me at least.

C -n- C or not, if he doesn’t produce a real unphotoshopped pic of himself charging off the helo with his M16 blazing down towelheads, he gets no credit.

Ok, so while I’m demanding proof like stuff, I want to see that birth certificate now. The REAL one.

Wolfmoon on April 27, 2012 at 7:05 PM

I wonder what does Tony Rezko and Corzine have to say?…under the bus, alas, again…

jimver on April 27, 2012 at 7:08 PM

“A closer look at Obama’s donors reveals a group of wealthy individuals with less-than-reputable records, like Soros, Wright and FarraKhan . Quite a few have been on the wrong side of the law, like Van Jones, Rashid Khalidi and Bill Ayers,
others have made profits at the expense of so many Americans, like Immelt and almost all of Hollywood and still others are donating to help ensure Obama puts beneficial policies in place for them, like Trumka , Rathke and hamas.”

burrata on April 27, 2012 at 5:37 PM

This.

MrMoe on April 27, 2012 at 7:12 PM

That’s one of the reasons they’re hitting the Bin Laden anniversary so hard, I think — it’s not only one of his few unambiguous triumphs as president, it’s a rare moment when he was acting unambiguously as president.

Ahem. It was Panetta who was acting unambiguously presidential.

SagebrushPuppet on April 27, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Doesn’t this make it more likely that they’d donate to SuperPACs, where they can give unlimited amounts anonymously?

I don’t think it is anonymous — I think it’s just unlimited.

J.S.K. on April 27, 2012 at 7:34 PM

…some day someone is literally kick his skinny little butt!

KOOLAID2 on April 27, 2012 at 7:38 PM

This should shake every American to it’s core. This is truly frightening.

Beware of knocks on your door in the middle of the night.

Amen, brother. This goes beyond even impeachable. In anything like a right world, we would all shout ‘resign’ until he had no choice. A sitting president attacking citizens in public and revealing their personal information so they can pe attacked is utterly intolerable. He should be dragged out of the WH and jailed, NOTHING less.

Dirty Creature on April 27, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Barack Milhous Obama.

KingGold on April 27, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Richard Nixon was many things including a flawed human being. That does not mean he should be linked to the filthy commie currently destroying this nation.

Perhaps Barak Vissarionovich Obama.

Happy Nomad on April 27, 2012 at 7:43 PM

I don’t think it is anonymous — I think it’s just unlimited.

J.S.K. on April 27, 2012 at 7:34 PM

it’s not anonymous, but the idea here is that the PACs are not under any legal obligation to disclose the donors…so, there’s a certain ‘anonymity’ involved, if you want…

jimver on April 27, 2012 at 7:46 PM

After drinking a potion of Saul Alinsky, Jeremiah Wright, Karl Marx, Bill Ayers, Benito Mussolini, King George III, King Louis XVI and his own creation, Barack Obama is transformed into the cruel, remorseless, pathological, narcissistic, misanthropic, pyromaniac Herr Hussein

Siggy Stardust on April 27, 2012 at 6:03 PM

I’ve got a slightly different take. Drinking a potion seems to much of an act of intent.

I would suggest a scrawny sorta-Muslim sorta-Christian sorta-White sorta-black child with an “untraditional” upbringing left little Barak very confused about his identity. It is the reason he went by the name Barry Soetero when he went off to college. In short, he really didn’t know who or what he was and a willing vessel to adopt the views of Saul Alinsky, Jeremiah Wright, Karl Marx, Bill Ayers, Benito Mussolini, King George III, King Louis XVI. He’s not intellectually bright enough to understand the ideology but he has adopted it without question because that is what he was encouraged to do by the radical crowd he runs with.

Happy Nomad on April 27, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Yeah… but do any of them eat puppies?
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RalphyBoy on April 27, 2012 at 8:00 PM

You can’t accuse Obama of having double standards, because he HAS NO STANDARDS.

portlandon on April 27, 2012 at 8:00 PM

President Obama really puts the Bully in Bully Pulpit doesn’t he?

Snake307 on April 27, 2012 at 8:02 PM

DOUCHEBUCKET

Metro on April 27, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Please, everyone, understand that for this and so many other reasons: Obama must be defeated.
I have not been a Romney fan, but I will vote for him.

GaltBlvnAtty on April 27, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Marx, Lenin, Che, the Castros, Chavez…looking like Mussolini.

Schadenfreude on April 27, 2012 at 5:31 PM

No Mao?!

riddick on April 27, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Ariel Durant said,”A great civilization cannot be conquered from without until it destroys itself from within.” Barry Soetero is a prime example of evil being exposed, as never before, to exploit the hate and vitrole among the American people in dividing and conquering the American spirit that has made us the greatest civilization in the history of mankind. He will manipilate the hatred by lies and deceptions, leaving no mercy. God help us if he is re-elected as our nation will surely not survive as a leader of the free world.

volsense on April 27, 2012 at 8:08 PM

President Obama really puts the Bully in Bully Pulpit doesn’t he?

Snake307 on April 27, 2012 at 8:02 PM

the only one he can bully is Bo…And probably other canines…everybody else is immune to his tantrums and pathetic attempts at ‘bullyism’….after all he’s all talk…

jimver on April 27, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Once again, as always before, we must choose between the lesser of two evils. In this election, as NEVER before, there is only one choice….Romney. In Obama’s own words to one of our strongest enemies, “give me room to get elected and I will be more flexible” in bringlng the United States down to the level where I think they should be. Life,as we have known it, will cease to exist if he is re-elected. Let there be no doubt.

volsense on April 27, 2012 at 8:18 PM

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