"CBS affiliate Channel 4 TV News in St. Louis reported..."Senator Barack Obama's presidential campaign is asking Missouri law enforcement to target anyone who lies or runs a misleading television ad during the presidential campaign."
From American Thinker: "The implied threat in the Channel 4 report is that prosecutors and sheriffs across Missouri will enforce "Missouri ethics laws" and conduct criminal investigations of "anyone who lies or runs a misleading television ad" against Barack Obama. Although the report did not directly state that intent, that implied message was clearly conveyed."
"Was the St. Louis CBS affiliate complicit in the attempt, by some elected Democrat court officials in the St. Louis area, to stifle free political speech in Missouri on Senator Obama's behalf?"
The Director of Campaign Financing, Missouri Ethics Commission, said that he is "not familiar with any campaign law that applies."
This is the established pattern of the minions of the Obama campaign. Stifle and shut down opposing free speech. This is the Obama playbook, based on the tactics of his mentor, Saul Alinsky. Alinsky, the Communist 'community organizer' based in the south side of Chicago, taught his proteges to get in the face of opponents. Also, recently, Obama himself has taken to using that command to his followers. Just get in their face, he tells them.
Politics of change? No. Politics of the south side of Chicago. Again. Still.
Governor Matt Blunt released this statement about the thuggish tactics of the Obama campaign:
"St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer, and Obama and the leader of his Missouri campaign Senator Claire McCaskill have attached the stench of police state tactics to the Obama-Biden campaign."
"What Senator Obama and his helpers are doing is scandalous beyond words, the party that claims to be the party of Thomas Jefferson is abusing the justice system and offices of public trust to silence political criticism with threats of prosecution and criminal punishment."
"This abuse of the law for intimidation insults the most sacred principles and ideals of Jefferson. I can think of nothing more offensive to Jefferson's thinking that using the power of the state to deprive Americans of their civil rights. The only conceivable purpose of Messrs. McCulloch, Obama and the others is to frighten people away from expressing themselves, to chill free and open debate, to suppress support and donations to conservative organizations targeted by the anti-civil rights, to strangle criticism of Mr. Obama, to suppress ads about his support of higher taxes, and to choke out criticism on television, radio, the Internet, blogs, e-mail and daily conversation about the election."
"Barack Obama needs to grow up. Leftist blogs and others in the press constantly say false things about me and my family. Usually, we ignore false and scurrilous accusations because the purveyors have no credibility. When necessary, we refute them. Enlisting Missouri law enforcement to intimidate people and kill free debate is reminiscent of the Sedition Acts - not a free society."
One would think with the underhanded tactics used in the McCaskill election to the U.S. Senate that she would be the last person to get involved in this thuggish behavior. One is left to think it is just her normal behavior.
More of the change Obama promises.