Posted by Charity on September 26th, 2008

This is pretty scary.

Obama on the first amendment: Send out law enforcement to target anyone who lies or runs a misleading TV ad during the presidential campaign.

If this doesn’t bother you, it should.

The truth is relative.

Ask Obama if he supports the 2nd amendment, he’ll say “yes!” Ask someone like Jeff Soyer and, based on Obama’s factual record, he’ll say, “Hell no!”

Why can’t Obama defend himself? Why does he need to make political speech a crime?

(Wait! Was that a lie? Will I get arrested or shut down?)

Just yesterday I was in a doctor’s office and I read an Obama quote about McCain that was outright false. Arrest him!

(Yes, I will post the quote and evidence that it is false, but I have to go dig out my notebook to do that and I want to post this before I have to go make biscuits. It is a delicate balancing act I run here, people.)

In a recent issue of Time, Obama was quoted saying, “John McCain has been in Washington for 26 years and hasn’t lifted a finger to reform the regulations that could’ve prevented this crisis.”

Yet, the root cause of the financial mess we are in can be traced back to the lending practices of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. And John McCain was, as Kevin Hassett of Bloomberg News points out, “one of the three cosponsors of S.190, the bill that would have averted this mess.”

Obama lied about McCain in Time magazine.

(See where this will lead us?)

In the news clip, one of the things that the Obama Law Enforcement Squad (which by the way are actual prosecutors and sheriffs) wants people to know is that he will lower taxes on anyone making less than $250,000 a year.

Well, we cannot know whether that, or the counter claim that there is no way for Obama to fund his vision of government without taxes going up for everyone, is true until after Obama takes office. (Remember “read my lips”?)

So, how can someone decide what to target as false and misleading?

Many of the things that Obama claims to be false (such as the NRA ads, over which he has threatened legal action against stations that air them), others claim to be true.

So who is right?

More importantly, do we want the Obama Truth Squad (again, made up of real law enforcement officials) to determine what is true?

This action alone is enough reason to do everything (legally and morally) possible to keep this man from becoming president.

And people call Bush a fascist. At least people were free to criticize him.

On a lighter note, I love how the beginning of the video says “No MO early voting.” I wish there was no mo’ early voting. I think that people should wait until all of the campaigning and debating has run its course before voting.

3 Responses to “Obama on Free Speech”

  1. “The truth is relative.”

    So, libel/slander is now “free speech”?? I don’t think so…the NRAs claims about Obama are way, way off, but what else is new? You should see some of the stuff that’s out there about how Obama is really a Indonesian, a Muslim, etc., etc….they are all just outright lies, a standard for the Right-wing noise machine for a long time now unfortuntely.

    “At least people were free to criticize him.”

    Tell that to the people that ended up on those “no fly” lists.

  2. “Yet, the root cause of the financial mess we are in can be traced back to the lending practices of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. And John McCain was, as Kevin Hassett of Bloomberg News points out, ‘one of the three cosponsors of S.190, the bill that would have averted this mess.’”

    No, that’s not where the “root cause of the financial mess” came from…that’s the GOP talking point on where it came from. I swear that you guys on the Right must all go to the same meetings, cuz this has got to be the fourth or fifth time that I’ve seen that bogus Bloomburg opinion piece mentioned.

    Hmmmm, an opinion piece by the likes of Kevin Hassett…a senior economic adviser to the McSame campaign & coauthor of “Dow 36,000: The New Strategy for Profiting From the Coming Rise in the Stock Market”, which was published back in 1999 before the dot-com bubble burst (it was a book that predicted that the Dow Jones industrials index would rise to *36000 within three to five years*–i.e. 2002 or 2004). What a surprise that he’s absolutely clueless on this issue…I wonder how his AIG stock is doin’??

    “yet in 2005 Alan Greenspan told Congress how urgent it was for it to act in the clearest possible terms”

    Hmmmm…was that before or after both he & the Bush Regime pushed ARMs so hard?? Oh yea, it was after…and we’ll just ignore the fact that McSame’s campaign manager (who’s doing a great job IMHO, for Obama) used to lobby for Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac as well. Also, let’s ignore what we’ve already learned about McSame jumping on the “reform” bandwagon 16 months after the bill in question was introduced…now that’s what I call leadership…bad leadership.

  3. Don’t you know that free speech must be stamped out, comrade? I mean, this is the USSA (United Socialist States of America), right? :P

    I read something similar over here and am SICK that hardly anyone seems concerned about this. They’ve all drank the Kool-Aid and are blind to truth and reason.