The Democrats seem to be able to act like an unprincipled pack of bastards (well they are one) with impunity. If the GOP were to pull the sort of stunts the liberals are the press would be calling for them to be ridden out of town on a rail.
Two recent articles highlight organized attacks on freedom of speech by the deniable surrogates of the Democratic Party. I found the first at Newsmax.
A new left-wing organization that wants to help elect Barack Obama president is sending letters to nearly 10,000 major donors who contribute to Republican causes, threatening them with potential legal problems if they finance conservative groups.
The nonprofit organization, Accountable America, is even offering a $100,000 reward for information that leads to the criminal conviction or fines of at least $10,000 for violations of campaign finance laws or other statutes by a conservative group, according to The New York Times. ….
The warning letter being sent to potential donors “is intended as a first step, alerting donors who might be considering giving to right-wing groups to a variety of potential dangers, including legal trouble, public exposure and watchdog groups digging through their lives,” The Times reports.
If a conservative group do run ads attacking Obama, Matzzie says his group plans to run ads countering it exposing the donors behind the anti-Obama message.
Threats legal or otherwise towards supporters of rival political parties should not be countenanced under any circumstances; this is a direct threat to constitutional rights.
Just when I was feeling really pissed off at that news, I find another being made by Move on who are threatening those Reps who defied Pelosi’s antics in blocking the off shore drilling vote by calling the house into recess. A group of Republicans remained and continued debating the issue even with the lights, microphones, and cameras turned off.
The effort is to continue on Monday, good on them.
A visit to Jeremiah Films turned up the following: -
MoveOn.org in their support of Nanny Pelosi’s decision to not allow a yes or no vote on the matter of domestic, off-shore oil drilling released a series of radio attack ads Thursday targeting six Republicans who support off-shore drilling and are currently active in the phantom session that is in protest of Nancy Pelosi’s refusal to do anything to help America gain energy independence. An article released by the Politico suggests that there is a good possibility that these ads will backfire. In fact, it is very likely that these ads will backfire.
If these mongrels are an indication of the absolute intolerance of the liberals to any opposition at all, the idea of an Obama presidency should scare even the non extreme Democrats.