If this was a Republican candidate doing this, or encouraging or supporting this sort of thing, the leftists would be up in arms, as would the mass media. They’d all be screaming “fascism” and “censorship,” and “violations of first amendment right.” Can you imagine the outcry?
But this isn’t a Republican doing this. It’s Barack Obama’s campaign, and his well placed supporters. Essentially, this boils down to threatening anyone who criticizes Obama in a TV, Radio, or print ad with criminal charges. Can you say voter intimidation? Can you say violation of free speach? Ahhh, but according to those behind this assault, it’s all about “truth.”
That’s the linguistic game being played. It’s a double standard, all in how you spin it. If a Republican does something like this, it’s all about “censorship” and “fascism.” When a democrat does it, it’s about “promoting truth,” and “honesty.” Bah. It’s the same action, just spun differently.
And people honestly think that Obama is some sort of “new and fresh poltician.” Nope, he’s an old school Chicago politician, in the best Richard Daly traditions. Heck, his campaign staff are probably rumaging through cemetaries for additional voters.