Disclosure vs Intimidation

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  1. Trajan
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    Trajan conscientia mille testes

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    coincidence?

    The IRS and the labor dept. within 2 weeks? Maybe, but that is some bad luck for ole Vandersloot......


    July 19, 2012, 7:20 p.m. ET

    Obama's Enemies List—Part II
    First an Obama campaign website called out Romney donor Frank Vandersloot. Next the IRS moved to audit him—and so did the Labor Department.



    This column has already told the story of Frank VanderSloot, an Idaho businessman who last year contributed to a group supporting Mitt Romney. An Obama campaign website in April sent a message to those who'd donate to the president's opponent. It called out Mr. VanderSloot and seven other private donors by name and occupation and slurred them as having "less-than-reputable" records.

    Mr. VanderSloot has since been learning what it means to be on a presidential enemies list. Just 12 days after the attack, the Idahoan found an investigator digging to unearth his divorce records. This bloodhound—a recent employee of Senate Democrats—worked for a for-hire opposition research firm.

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    Now Mr. VanderSloot has been targeted by the federal government. In a letter dated June 21, he was informed that his tax records had been "selected for examination" by the Internal Revenue Service. The audit also encompasses Mr. VanderSloot's wife, and not one, but two years of past filings (2008 and 2009).


    Two weeks after receiving the IRS letter, Mr. VanderSloot received another—this one from the Department of Labor. He was informed it would be doing an audit of workers he employs on his Idaho-based cattle ranch under the federal visa program for temporary agriculture workers.

    The H-2A program allows tens of thousands of temporary workers in the U.S.; Mr. VanderSloot employs precisely three. All are from Mexico and have worked on the VanderSloot ranch—which employs about 20 people—for five years. Two are brothers. Mr. VanderSloot has never been audited for this, though two years ago his workers' ranch homes were inspected. (The ranch was fined $8,400, mainly for too many "flies" and for "grease build-up" on the stove. God forbid a cattle ranch home has flies.)

    This letter requests an array of documents to ascertain whether Mr. VanderSloot's "foreign workers are provided the full scope of protections" under the visa program: information on the hours they've worked each day and their rate of pay, an explanation of their deductions, copies of contracts. And on and on.

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    Strassel: Obama's Enemies List—Part II - WSJ.com
     
  2. Luddly Neddite
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    Oh look.

    Yet MORE rw bullshit.
     
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    So if he was working within the law, to bring workers, what's the problem? It sounds like a question of Mitt's companies lying to get cheap labor.
     
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    The "if he's got nothing to hide" bullshit was one of the left's biggest complaints about how bad Bush was, now it's your point.

    Too fucking funny.
     
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    not surprised that the two dumbest, cry-baby libtards on the board don't see that at the very least, the timing seems suspect.
     
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    No tactic is too low down or too dirty to not be considered for keeping Obama in office. Do you actually think the felony charges the Obama Campaign lowered against Romney are dead? If Romney starts looking like the sure winner come September, Holder will see to it that Romney does the Feds perp walk in a timely manner before the election. By the time the charges are dropped after the election it will too late for Romney and the country. We won't recognize the America of 2016 because Obama has plans. Big plans. He's right, this will be his last campaign. By the time 2016 rolls around he will have had himself named president for life Obama.
     
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    Even if these accusations were true, the Democrats are strickly amateurs when it comes to the fine art of "dirty tricks" exercised by their Republican counterparts in presidential elections.

    During the 2000 South Carolina Presidential Primaries, GW Bush surrogates directed a "smear"campaign against John McCain that marked "the lowest of the low points in modern politics. They claiming that:
    - he had fathered a black child with a black prostitute (the McCain's had adapted andark skinned orphan from Bangladesh)
    - he was a"closet" homosexual
    - that his wife, Cindy, was a drug addict
    - that he was a traitor after becoming a POW at the "Hanoi Hilton"
    - he was the real "Manchurian Candidate"
    - after years of being a POW, he had unresolved "anger/temper" problems that made him too mentally unstable to become "Commander-in-Chief" and make decisions involving nucleur weapons
     
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    Remember Obama's enemies list?

    President Obama's Enemies List

    One of the people on that list is now the subject of two federal investigations.

    Coincidence?

    Strassel: Obama's Enemies List—Part II - WSJ.com
     
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    Who can pretend to be shocked?

    anyone?
     

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