FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Contact: Jessica Robinson, 573-751-0290
Gov. Blunt Statement on Obama Campaign’s Abusive Use of Missouri Law Enforcement
JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Matt Blunt today issued the following statement on news reports that have exposed plans by U.S. Senator Barack Obama to use Missouri law enforcement to threaten and intimidate his critics.
“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 than 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 this 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.”
the police and government prosecuters dictating political speech and determining what is a 'character attack' and shutting it down and punishing it??? what about' character attacks' against mccain and palin? where were they when people were running around the streets screaming that Bush was a nazi? is that allowable in the new obama police state as long as the characters attacked belongs to his political opponents ???? think about it: the fucking police determining what reporters can say about a political candidate let alone president. insisting you HAVE to say obama will cut taxes or else the state storm troopers, complete with guns and the power to arrest and detain you, the 'truth squad', will come out and what? reeducate you? elect this arrogant tool who is acting like a complete fascist in every sense at the very heart of the word and you'll have more of this and why not smack the press around in the street too like nazi brown shirt goons in 1936 while you're at it:
this guy is a reporter doing a story on lobbying and the DNC-he's on a public sidewalk in front of a hotel democrats were meeting with some of their lobbyists in- lobbyists they clearly don't want their adoring public to know they're in bed with like sleazy money grubbing whores. he wasn't doing anything but his job which is protected by our constitution. but this is how, while many are harping about people's religion as negating their viability as a genetic female let alone a political candidate, is how the democrats and obama deal with criticism and any disagreement with them or any exposure of how they operate and from whom they take money from.
you will croak you little clown when you mess with president obama ...