Discussion in 'Congress' started by The Paperboy, Sep 29, 2008.
Link to Cease and Desist Letter here
strong arm tactics?
it's called having the law on your side. the NRA are purposefully misleading the public with their ad. You might agree with this tactic but it's against the law and I'm thrilled the Obama is using the law to stop these 'swiftboat" type of tactics.
If Moveon.org or some other liberal medium came out with an ad that completely misrepresented McCain wouldn't you want his attorney's to take action? if you say no then you're not very smart.
What I am for is Freedom of Speech. Period.
No, they aren't. "Most deer ammunition". So he does want deer ammunition made illegal..just not all of it.
It's Obama doing what he does. He says one thing, then flies in the face of what he's said and claims he didn't really mean it, or he meant it a different way...but in the end, it's the same thing, just different language.
What a scumbag.
So you think Libel and Slander should be legal?
slander isn't covered under Freedome of speech in case you missed that....
lying purposefully about someone to change the perception of that individual isn't allowed and is actionable in court.
oh yes........those hunters need that ammo that can pierce a bullet proof vest....cuz you know... those animals are getting smarter by the minute
i have to watch these stupid NRA ads in PA, and they are completely misrepresenting obama's stances. they are making it sound like obama wants to seize everyone's guns, which is not the case. they should be stopped, as it is no way to behave in something as important as a presidential election.
and im not surprised allie is fine with lying to win an election. the scums are these idiots who are lying to scare people to vote for mccain
Typical liberal democrat tactics:
1. Use lawyers to sue the opposition to try and shut them up;
2. Instead of going after the NRA, which has the resources to defend itself, go after the radio station, which likely does not.
I am not a lawyer. I assume you are not either. So let's not pretend either of us know what we're talking about on what I assume is a very complicated legal issue.
As in almost all political ads, truths are exaggerated, sentences are parsed and words of the opponent are manipulated.
I don't like distorted commercials. However I dislike intimidation even more.
And to be honest it makes Obama look like a cry baby.
An exaggeration in politics is expected. Outright lies ought to be expected as well but they should be deterred. Kerry made a tactical mistake in his election campaign and Obama has learned from it. When the Swiftboaters began to attack Kerry he thought that a dignified silence would work. It didn't. The attacks brought him down. Obama isn't going to allow anyone to swiftboat him.
The partisan GOP voters will jump up and down and carry on about freedom of speech, either not understanding or deliberatly missing the point that the right to freedom of speech isn't licence to say what you wish. Obama is right to slap down swiftboaters, he's right tactically and he's right morally.
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