We conservatives joke about Obama, calling him “the One” or “the Messiah” because of some of the excesses, to be fair, of some/many of his followers (and his wife).
The metaphor works. But there’s a better one.
Oh, you could fill in others; Chavez, Castro, Mussolini, Franco, what have you.
Why? Because The One has tipped his hand. He is going to sic the government on those who dissent against him.
From David Bernstein at Volokh, with emphasis added by me:
the Obama campaign has sicced its lawyers on t.v. stations that might air a well-sourced NRA advertisement that correctly points out Obama’s longstanding anti-gun record.
The ad, of course, is correct in every respect. It’s not only protected political speech, it is true. Obama was for gun control, before (he claimed) he was against it.
The proper response to such attempts to infringe on the First Amendment is to make sure that the video in question receives the widest circulation possible, to deter the Obama campaign, and other campaigns for that matter, from engaging in such tactics in the future. So here it is. Share it with a friend, with a note that Obama is threatening legal action against stations that run it, in violation of the First Amendment.
Here you go:
Go ahead, Barry. Have your goons send me a Cease and Desist. I dare you.
Sebastian from Snowflakes In Hell on the gist of Obama’s assault:
So basically, stop running NRA’s ads, or your broadcast license could be in jeopardy. They detail the WaPo’s FactCheck.org repetition as proof. This is Chicago politics at its finest folks. If you can’t win fair, win dirty. This is not how a free society is supposed to function. This is not the kind of man I want leading my country.
This is a direct attack on the First Amendment. This is positive proof that an Obama Administration would use the “Fairness” Doctrine – which they fully intend to re-instate – to squash dissent. Y’know – all that stuff Bush was supposedly going to to, but in eight years never got around to.
Obama’s started, and he’s not even president yet.