This is beautiful , and Governor Roy Blunt deserves credit for succinctly and accurately blasting the Obama boosters and their defamation squads:
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.
Damn straight. What’s more is that Blunt very carefully lays out the leftist bloggers… ouch. The party isn’t going to last much longer, and if the poll numbers (and long term results — how many elections have the progressive bloggers won, exactly?) continue to hold out, the Democrats are going to have a handful of Kossacks and their brownshirted ilk to blame.
Sooner or later, the conservatives are going to get tired of being pushed around — and they’re going to push back. Hard. Until the Democrats themselves put an end to the most extreme elements of their party, they continue to risk being defined by them.