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Brutes For Barack

The promise of Barack Obama -- both implicit and explicit -- was the message of Hope and Change, of New Politics, of Uniting our nation, of bringing us all together.

But the mask is slipping, and behind that mask is the face of the thug, the bully, the intimidator.

The Obama Brute Squad.

Their message is simple: you WILL NOT threaten Obama and his plans in any way, shape, or form, or you will be silenced. By any means necessary. And the campaign stands ready to aid you in organizing your actions.

You want examples? No problem.

Yesterday, on the official Obama web site, the following call to action for Dallas:

"Welcome" Palin Oct. 3 to Dallas (Women for Obama) Sarah Palin speaks at a $1000/plate fundraising lunch at downtown Dallas on October 3. Let's give her a rousing progressive "welcome" by marching in solidarity on the streets in front of the hotel. Event starts at 11am to "welcome" luncheon attendees.

The actual page is gone now. I don't know if it was deleted as embarrassing or just because the event passed, but I wish I'd grabbed a screen shot.

Earlier this year, Stanley Kurtz -- a well-respected conservative scholar affiliated with the National Review -- traveled to Chicago to examine the records of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. This non-profit was set up -- largely by unrepentant former terrorist and now professor of education Bill Ayers -- to funnel a lot of money into improving Chicago's public schools. Ayers arranged for an up-and-coming lawyer and community organizer named Barack Obama to head up the board, where he spent seven years on the board.

The Challenge was shut down in 2002, and its records were given to the University of Illinois at Chicago. Kurtz was given permission to examine the records, but that was revoked once he arrived -- and only re-granted after considerable publicity.

Kurtz got a pretty decent article out of research, but got his biggest surprise when he was invited to go on a very respected local talk show to discuss the story.

First, the station was deluged with complaints about the upcoming interview. Next, once he was on the air, they were flooded with calls denouncing him and slamming him for daring to "smear" Obama.

And much of this was coordinated through the good graces of the Barack Obama offical web site.

Another group drew the ire of the Obama camp. An organization calling itself the American Issues Project prepared an anti-Obama ad and started airing it on TV stations. The Obama campaign responded with a formal letter to the Department of Justice demanding that it investigate and prosecute one of AIP's biggest donors for possible violations of campaign finance laws.

In Missouri, several Obama supporters have formed -- with the campaign's blessing -- what they call a "truth squad" to rebut what they consider "deceptive" ads against Obama. This is all fine and good, until you look at the day jobs of these Obama supporters -- sheriffs and prosecutors

So, why do all these Obama supporters think that it's OK to pull these kinds of stunts?

I suspect it's because their candidate said this recently:

"I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face."

No, he didn't say "threaten them with criminal charges" or "key their cars" or "burn their lawn signs" or "keep them off the radio station" or anything like that. But he doesn't have to -- his followers can read between the lines quite nicely.

Remember his infamous "lipstick on a pig" moment? He denied that it was intended as a slam on Sarah Palin. And it's plausible -- they certainly had their denial at the ready. But watch the clip carefully. He pauses before using the phrase, says it, then pauses again -- cuing the audience to pay close attention. And the audience certainly doesn't react as if they heard just another hoary old cliche' -- the cheers are the type you get when the mob has been thrown some red meat.

In comedy, this is called "telegraphing."

These are NOT the message of hope and change we have been promised. These are not the new politics. These are the oldest and most despicable forms of politics, the type of stunts that should be reviled by everyone.

But Obama came by them honestly. He is a product of one of the most corrupt political machines in the nation. This is precisely the sort of thing we should expect from a man who came out of Chicago Democratic politics, who stood shoulder to shoulder with some of the most corrupt, most venal, most vile, most criminal politicians the nation has ever produced -- and not once ever challenged them or questioned them or defied them. For someone who claims to want to "reform" politics, it's amazing how many opportunities he had during his rise to power in Illinois to do just that -- and instead, did all he could to "go along to get along."

Now his brutes are expanding. They've seen what works so far, and they want to apply it on a national scale. They know that one way to help insure electoral victory is to silence your critics -- on a TV station, on a radio show, in print, at the polls, or anywhere else they can "get in their face."

That doesn't frighten me.

It infuriates me.

And it should you, too.

Yes, others can talk about the "digital brownshirts" and "fascists." I've always found that it's more successful -- and fun -- to mock those types, not give them grandiose titles. So instead of calling them stormtroopers or jack-booted thugs, I'm goint to take that wonderful term from that delightful movie, "The Princess Bride."


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Comments (17)

This is standard Chicago st... (Below threshold)
just me:

This is standard Chicago style politics. Win at all costs and run over your opponent while you are i the process.

I have read in a variety of places that Obama will bring Chicago style politics to DC and the white house, and it looks like he very well may do just that, and it won't make things any better.

Does anyone believe Mr. Hope and Change is going to bring anything other than the same old partisan politics? That's sort of like believing Nancy Pelosi really meant it when she promised to clean up congress and we all just need to look to where Jefferson is currently sitting to grasp how big a laugh that one is. And does anyone think Rangel will get removed from his seat any time soon?

Now his brutes are... (Below threshold)
Now his brutes are expanding. They've seen what works so far, and they want to apply it on a national scale. They know that one way to help insure electoral victory is to silence your critics -- on a TV station, on a radio show, in print, at the polls, or anywhere else they can "get in their face."

Can you just imagine how effective these "tactics" would be probably were thirty years ago when there was no internet to expose these thugs/parasites?

"I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face."

One has to wonder if this mandate is not on the first page of the ACORN manual.

Troll rebutal in 5-4-3-2........

These people are supporting... (Below threshold)

These people are supporting the candidacy of Barack Obama (TM), the product, not realizing that if he wins, it will be Barack Obama, the radical, grossly under-qualified, scumbag-embracing, defeatist leftist that gets sworn in in January.

Obama supporters either don't know that, or they do and they don't care. Better to give terrorists (past and present) an ally in the White House than vote for someone with an (R) next to his name.

Hamas bigwigs didn't give this guy the big thumb-up over his love of America.

"I need you to go out and t... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

"I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face."

If one of them to gets in my face I will consider it a direct attack and a threat to my safety. That meet the requirement for another legal direct action involving the use of anything at your disposal to protect yourself, including the use of a legally owned and carried firearm. I had put away by undercover special, (I have a CWP) but Hussein O's threats to use his jackbooted thugs have caused me to removed it from lockup and carry it everywhere. Islam is a dangerous excuse for a religion which uses force to accomplish their goals and Hussein O was educated in it.

Obama promised he wouldn't ... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Obama promised he wouldn't go negative. He promised to take public funding for his campaign. He promised that he would bring change in politics. All lies I tell you, all lies. Barry is a lying liar of epic proportions. Plus, he did not serve in the military. Plus he only went to the same school as GW. Plus he associates with known domestic terrorists. Plus he is part of the black radical "hate america" movement. Plus he is not proud of his country. He is embarrassed by his country. In Texas we call that "side stepping". Obama is everything wrong with today's politics. ww

I had my visit from 4 Obama... (Below threshold)
twolaneflash:

I had my visit from 4 Obama thugs in the business place. It seems that the displayed marketing image of a black male was insufficiently in keeping with the Obama image and with "the change Obama is bringing to the world". The Obama 4 were accusatory, beligerent, and physically imposing. After listening to their spiel, I body-slammed all 4, followed by a few head butts, leaving them all speechless, embarrassed, humiliated, and hang-dog as they limped away. It seems they don't like talking with someone who gives better than they get. Damn commies.

Bruce -I believe t... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Bruce -

I believe they've convinced themselves that the hopey-changey goodness message is the REAL substance of the Obama party. After all, from a distance it looks good - right?

The problem is - you won't be able to keep your distance if he gets elected.

It's only up close you see the rot and smell the stench.

And - all things considered - IF this country has a collective brain fart and he gets elected, I'm sure hoping the changey-hopefulness message Obama's putting out is his REAL message, and he DOES have real plans that'll work - and his handlers will actually let him implement the plans as opposed to what THEY want done.

I'm afraid it won't be - but by then it'll be too late.

And for those who thought t... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

And for those who thought the idea of Obama Youth in the mold of Hitler Youth was a far fetched take a look at this video.

If elected, Obama will bring about change alright, but not the sort most Americas are going to like.

Obama is and ALWAYS has bee... (Below threshold)
Jeff:

Obama is and ALWAYS has been a race baiting con man.

As the folks at NRO say, every Obama promise comes with an expiration date, EVERY ONE.

Nothings changed in chicago... (Below threshold)
Spurwing Plover:

Nothings changed in chicago still run by thugs and especialy demacratic thugs THE WINDY CITY the name derives from a indian word meaning BAD SMELL and the stence of chicago lingers long

Here's a cache of the Palin... (Below threshold)
Cody C. Baker:

Here's a cache of the Palin dinner protest ad(s) mentioned above: http://tinyurl.com/3h3j4b

Just remember that in the W... (Below threshold)
RadiCalMan:

Just remember that in the Windy City the term "Vote Early and Vote Often" was born!

I see the YouTube video I l... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

I see the YouTube video I linked to in post #8 has been removed by whoever posted it. Once the link to the Hitler Youth was made maybe they realized their video wasn't going to be helpful to dear leader Obama. Quick, hide the evidence least the masses see the truth.

Why did Obama attempt to sh... (Below threshold)

Why did Obama attempt to shut down the ad connecting him to Ayers?

I read all over the 'Net that the whole Ayers thing was old news.

I just went to the Obama we... (Below threshold)
rls:

I just went to the Obama web page. Here is the latest:

Report Your Call to WGN

Call into the "Extension 720" show with Milt Rosenberg tonight, August 27th, between 9:00 and 11:00 p.m. at (312) 591-7200.

Then report back on your call and sign up for the Obama Action Wire using the form to the right.
The Facts on Barack and William Ayers:

* William Ayers was involved with the Weather Underground when Barack Obama was eight years old, and Barack has roundly condemned their actions.
* Last night on Fox News, Kurtz tried to radicalize an education reform program in Chicago called the Annenberg Challenge. The Challenge was funded by Republican Walter Annenberg, introduced by Mayor Daley and Republican Governor Jim Edgar, and one of its initiatives was even praised by John McCain.
* Kurtz claimed on Fox News that William Ayers recruited Obama to the Annenberg Challenge -- a flat out lie. Ayers did not serve on the board of the Challenge, and he had nothing to do with Barack's recruitment.

Tips for making your call:

* Be honest, but be civil.
* Be persistent. It may take a few attempts to get through to the show. Just keep trying. Your call is important.
* Use the talking points above to help you speak confidently and concisely.

So if this thug way of life... (Below threshold)
Knightbrigade:

So if this thug way of life keeps up, and the Obamasiah UGHHH gets elected. Is America just going to get steam rolled by those Obamabots pushing socialist left wing crap?
or....
are WE/normal Americans just going to have to take it to the streets right back at em!!!??
YA know..."1775" style....hooorahh..

Senator Obama,Last n... (Below threshold)
robco:

Senator Obama,
Last night I was out minding my own business, when I was asked about my Presidential preferance. At first I declined answering because I didn't want to talk politics. So this supporter of yours decided to tell me how I should feel. So after listening to them for 20+ minutes, I told him that I supported Senator McCain and why. His attitude towards me became hostile and abusive. He got in my face just like you tokd him to, and now he is missing two teeth. Senator, your tactics are dividing this country.




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