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The Obama campaign has hit a new, all time low. Following in the steps of Richard Nixon, Obama has begun attacking citizens by name that chose to donate to his opponent, Mitt Romney.
From the Wall Street Journal:
This past week, one of his campaign websites posted an item entitled “Behind the curtain: A brief history of Romney’s donors.” In the post, the Obama campaign named and shamed eight private citizens who had donated to his opponent. Describing the givers as all having “less-than-reputable records,” the post went on to make the extraordinary accusations that “quite a few” have also been “on the wrong side of the law” and profiting at “the expense of so many Americans.”
These are people like Paul Schorr and Sam and Jeffrey Fox, investors who the site outed for the crime of having “outsourced” jobs. T. Martin Fiorentino is scored for his work for a firm that forecloses on homes. Louis Bacon (a hedge-fund manager), Kent Burton (a “lobbyist”) and Thomas O’Malley (an energy CEO) stand accused of profiting from oil. Frank VanderSloot, the CEO of a home-products firm, is slimed as a “bitter foe of the gay rights movement.”
These are private, law abiding citizens being attacked by the most powerful man in the world. By exploiting FEC public records, they have stooped to a level of criminals and degenerates.
“We don’t tolerate presidents or people of high power to do these things,” says Theodore Olson, the formerU.S.solicitor general. “When you have the power of the presidency—the power of the IRS, the INS, the Justice Department, the DEA, the SEC—what you have effectively done is put these guys’ names up on ‘Wanted’ posters in government offices.”
The crimes these people committed? Disagreeing with the President and his policies. As wealthy American businessmen, these gentlemen know firsthand how damaging the Obama Administration has been to our economy. Who knew it was a crime to donate to a GOP candidate?