BHO going after private citizens for

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    Supporting Romney
    This bunch really scares me. Using the strength that comes with the office, something GWB would have NEVER done

    Here's what happens when the president of the United States publicly targets a private citizen for the crime of supporting his opponent.

    Frank VanderSloot is the CEO of Melaleuca Inc. The 63-year-old has run that wellness-products company for 26 years out of tiny Idaho Falls, Idaho. Last August, Mr. VanderSloot gave $1 million to Restore Our Future, the Super PAC that supports Mitt Romney.

    Three weeks ago, an Obama campaign website, "Keeping GOP Honest," took the extraordinary step of publicly naming and assailing eight private citizens backing Mr. Romney. Titled "Behind the curtain: a brief history of Romney's donors," the post accused the eight of being "wealthy individuals with less-than-reputable records." Mr. VanderSloot was one of the eight, smeared particularly as being "litigious, combative and a bitter foe of the gay rights movement."

    Libs why do you support this guy?
    Strassel: Trolling for Dirt on the President's List - WSJ.com

    With no job creation
    Spending to much for the public to support and 2 years wasted when we needed economic focus and not the first step towards the govt taking over totally the health care system
    And now attacking American citizens whose only crime is they disagree with him. That is not good
     
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    What "strength that comes with the office" did Obama abuse here?
     
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    Using resources at his disposal for personal gain.
     
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    What "resources at his disposal" has he used that, say, Mitt Romney doesn't have access to?
     
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    Should I get my violin out now, or should I wait a few? Poor baby, Mr. VanderSloot doesn't like being outed for his major contribution? Awe, now isn't that a shame?

    If a small donation is made to a candidate, I have no issue with it, and I would hope that most people could expect to have their names kept private under such circumstances. But when you decide to donate hundreds of thousands or millions to a Super Pac in an effort to sway the outcome of an election you damn well better believe you're going to be outed. I don't care which side you're on, I hate these Super Pacs and those who contribute to them. At no time has it been more obvious that certain individuals are trying to buy an election than when they personally donate massive sums of money to a Super Pac.
     
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    I saw Obama walking in Soho in the rain
    He was looking for a place called Lee Ho Fuchs
    Was gonna get a bowl of beef chow mein
     
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    Oh yeah? Well, Were was the thunder, MFer? Where was the thunder?????

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    Obama Nation looking for honesty and transparency. That's rich. There's never been a more corrupt force in American history.
     
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    IRS audits.
    Secret Service investigations.

    Just off the top of my head, those are two things a sitting president can, and has used in the past, to silence political enemies.

    The Obama-Chicago way thinks this is acceptable.
     
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    Obama has done neither of those things. Next?
     
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