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Obama campaign slandering donors to the Romney campaign

Original post made by jimf01 on Apr 27, 2012

The Democrats in general and President Obama specifically seem willing to go to any length to trash their opposition. President Obama is out on the campaign trail, claiming he is not on the campaign trail, but when the President gives speeches to friendly crowds in battleground states, and his campaign team in responsible for filling the seats, what else would we call it? The President is telling lies about Republicans in his speeches, as we learned today in the Wash Post Web Link
The Obama campaign is also slandering donors to the Romney campaign, Web Link
one of Obama's campaign websites posted an item entitled "Behind the curtain: A brief history of Romney's donors." Web Link it describes the donors as 'a group of wealthy individuals with less-than-reputable records. Quite a few have been on the wrong side of the law." but the descriptions accompanying the names do not describe any violations of laws. The WSJ has checked in to these people, and declares, "These are wealthy individuals, to be sure, but private citizens nonetheless. Not one is a criminal.
This is defamatory, I will not be surprised when these donors file a libel suit against the Obama campaign.
I have yet to find any info about any Romney donors who have actually been on the wrong side of the law, nevermind the fact that the men singled out here haven't done anything illegal.

Theodore Olson, the former U.S. solicitor general says, "We don't tolerate presidents or people of high power to do these things. When you have the power of the presidencyâ€"the power of the IRS, the INS, the Justice Department, the DEA, the SECâ€"what you have effectively done is put these guys names up on 'Wanted' posters in government offices."
This is David Axelrod and Chicago politics, and it's not going to get any better, because Obama can't campaign on his record. Bill Clinton, the last Democrat President, popularized the phrase 'politics of personal destruction'. This President is redefining it. Brace yourself.

Comments (38)

Posted by jimf01, a resident of another community
on Apr 27, 2012 at 1:24 pm

jimf01 is a registered user.



If you want to know about 2012 Presidential campaign donors on the wrong side of the law, read this from ABC news Web Link
While we are at it, why don't we bring up George Soros Web Link in addition to Soros' past attempts to crash world currencies for profit.Economist Paul Krugman is critical of Soros' effect on financial markets. "[N]obody who has read a business magazine in the last few years can be unaware that these days there really are investors who not only move money in anticipation of a currency crisis, but actually do their best to trigger that crisis for fun and profit.


Posted by FCOL!, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 27, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Right on time! LOL! I see you got your marching orders.


Posted by steve, a resident of Stoneridge
on Apr 27, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Gone are the days when Bush and Cheney only spoke to military and other captive audiences I have never heard anything so scandelous in all my life. Tell us, Jim, is this not socialism/communism run amok? We need to raise the interest rates on those student loans. They're all slackers, and they're stupid loans are taking us into stage 3 cancer.


Posted by Tracey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Apr 27, 2012 at 4:38 pm

GASP! George Soros! Not THE George Soros! The George Soros who used the money he earned via free market currency speculation to personally invest in former Soviet-bloc countries to ensure they emerged as capitalistic democracies instead of collapsing into dictatorships? Yeah, that was a selfish act of pure evil!

By the way, I find it weird that you don't know the difference between slander and libel.


Posted by Seamus the dog, a resident of another community
on Apr 27, 2012 at 5:01 pm

delish delish when the same liberals who called Bush the WORST PRESIDENT EVER now say in defense of Obama, BUSH DID IT TOO!

li·bel   [lahy-buhl]
1.
Law .
a.
defamation by written or printed words, pictures, or in any form other than by spoken words or gestures.
b.
the act or crime of publishing it.


slan·der
   [slan-der] noun
3.
Law . defamation by oral utterance rather than by writing, pictures, etc.


Posted by I hate the tea party posters, a resident of Ruby Hill
on Apr 27, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Enough said


Posted by Seamus the dog, a resident of another community
on Apr 29, 2012 at 11:16 am

I hate the tea party posters when they are right and I have no argument - there FTFY


Posted by mike, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 29, 2012 at 4:41 pm

The opening line should read:

"The Republicans in general and Republican president Nominee Mitt Romney specifically seem willing to go to any length to trash President of the Unites States, Barak Obama..."

The Koch Brothers, Theodore Olson, et al, while may not have done anything illegal, I challenge you to justify them from a moral point of view.


Posted by Mr. Mittens, a resident of another community
on Apr 29, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Oh for goodness sakes. Nobody is trashing the president. I think he's a nice guy. He's just over his head. He did a bad job of killing bin Laden, and he's rubbing it in to bin Laden's family members by spiking the ball the way he's doing. He ended Ghaddafi's reign of terror in Libya and he got us out of Iraq. But I could have done a better job. He saved the nation's car industry, which is bad, because it should have been left to go belly-up. I think his nat'l health care law, based on mine in Massachusetts, is a joke and should be repealed, along with mine. We need to start sacrificing. Students, quit asking for govt loans at low interest. Borrow from your wealthy parents instaed. And medicare recipients. C'mon for heavens sake! Give up a little. If you were really patriotic you'd realize its your duty to die earlier for the sake of the country.


Posted by Sybil, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 29, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Bush put all these issues in motion...Obama is picking up on them like his secret service agents pick up on cheap escorts. Mittens, you should be ashamed that your half wit leftist is taking full credit for our country's safety.


Posted by SCUBAMom, a resident of Highland Oaks
on Apr 30, 2012 at 8:29 am

If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it. There is no need to trash each other to try to look better. President Obama rarely brings up Mitt Romney, except for the joke about how Mitt strapped his dog to the top of his car for a road trip. A country can be viewed on how it treats it's animals, at the very least.


Posted by Wilson, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 30, 2012 at 8:53 am

Here's the bottom line:

ANYBODY THAT VOTES FOR OBAMA IS AN IDIOT

Simple? Yes
Concise? Yes
True? Absolutely


Posted by Dougmiller94566@gmail.com, a resident of Country Fair
on Apr 30, 2012 at 9:25 am

These blog comments are a sad commentary on those who frequent this site. Almost nothing of substance is ever written. Just cowardly commnents from those who hide behind a false names.


Posted by Mr. Mittens, a resident of another community
on Apr 30, 2012 at 9:42 am

For Pete's sake, Doug, I agree with you. Check my record. I've been saying the same thing for a long time. Regarding the cowards, it's what happens to people who follow a president who's in over his head.


Posted by John, a resident of Castlewood
on Apr 30, 2012 at 10:10 am

Yep - lets vote for a one per-center - he really knows what to do for the average person. Get real America they are all the same and if you think they are not you only pay attention to sound bites.


Posted by AnnaS, a resident of Foothill High School
on Apr 30, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Everybody who has a basic knowledge of math, history and economics perfectly understand that, as communists did it in Russia, Obama's administration leads America to a socialist's slavery, where almost entire population is equally poor, government is under total control of the very rich, but is in total control of the rest of the country and decides for people what they should do, eat, read, watch and especially think.
Everybody who are capable to use their brains and are able to recognize the difference between truth and politically-correct fairy tails, knows that attempts to get information from political campaign websites and TV news are the same as attempts to get information from newspapers "Pravda" and "Izvestiya" in USSR in 1970s.
These elections have very little to do with amount of money spent or amount of dirty tricks both parties will do to trash their opponents. These elections are about the American choice: freedom and personal responsibility, or government-mandated slavery. If majority of America prefer slavery, nobody, even Founding Fathers, would not be able to change anything.


Posted by No More Fairy Tails, a resident of Apperson Ridge
on Apr 30, 2012 at 1:19 pm

As a smoker --- and I VOTE --- I know exsactly what AnnaS is saying. The Democrats want slavery. The REpulbicans want freedom. All the TV gives us is fairy tails and monster shorties.


Posted by dublinmike, a resident of Dublin
on Apr 30, 2012 at 4:43 pm

dublinmike is a registered user.

Okay, which of you thinks they could make a better President? Raise your hand and I will support you.


Posted by AnnaS, a resident of Foothill High School
on Apr 30, 2012 at 6:14 pm

I don't know who "they" are who could or could not make a better president. What I know that all politicians are always as bad and corrupt as people allow them to be. You can skip this election or vote for the "familiar" evil because the new one doesn't look to be better, or you can vote the current one out and by that send the new one the message that you don't want the government to babysit you and you want a president who understands and respects the constitution of America and the values which made America, America.


Posted by Mr. Mittens, a resident of another community
on Apr 30, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Right you are, AnnaS. And I promise to dedicate myself to the original principles of the Constitution, as you desire. We can start by disenfranchising African Americans, stripping women of voting rights, and lets keep those gays out of our churches. Of course, you do realize there's nothing in the Constitution that bans men from taking more than one wife, yes? Goodness it's good to know we're on the same page!


Posted by dublinmike, a resident of Dublin
on Apr 30, 2012 at 9:24 pm

dublinmike is a registered user.

So, Mr. Mittens, you and I are nearly on the same page.

Just think, that if Jim and his brethren were in control, like in the 19th Century , the women-folk, people of color and those are I-tell-ians, Irish and so forth would be be in the class, that is, a minority. And, no voting rights...

Oh, heck, vote Republican! Vote Tea Party (the party of the mis-informed). And, may this country flourish in spite of itself.


Posted by SCUBAMom, a resident of Highland Oaks
on May 1, 2012 at 8:09 am

Slavery? Taxes pay for pre-school, medical coverage, etc. in other countries and they don't complain about being enslaved. Forced abortion in China is a bigger issue. Get a grip. BTW, I'm not an idiot.


Posted by xyz, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 1, 2012 at 9:11 am

AnnaS,

The founding fathers wanted and had slavery. Many were slave owners.


Posted by AnnaS, a resident of Foothill High School
on May 1, 2012 at 10:20 am

First of all, Founding Fathers, disregarding their personal beliefs about slavery, made a very strong commitment to provide property rights and principals of LIMITED government.
Second of all, the question is not about slaves who were imported from different part of the world for the sake of a cheap labor (isn't it similar to why illegals are here now?); the question is how many of Americans today are ready to give up their freedom and be enslaved by the government for the sake of illusion of security. From what I see here, there are quit a lot of them.
Too pity; when I was a poor jewish girl in USSR, America was a symbol of freedom, now it's becoming a symbol of stupidity.


Posted by Mr. Mittens, a resident of another community
on May 1, 2012 at 10:31 am

You're right again, Anna! Without all this government regulation, businesses would be able to get back into slave importing. But golly, instead, it's corporations who are enslaved! What a stupid country we live in!!! We can change it, yes we can! We need to once again be able to declare our slaves as a property right as intended by our Founding Fathers.


Posted by xyz, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 1, 2012 at 11:29 am

AnnaS,

Perhaps you are not a native English speaker and you are misunderstanding what the word slavery means? I doesn't have much to do with "limited government" or "regulation" Again, the founding fathers didn't object to slavery, they practiced it. As a society, we have rejected it.


Posted by SCUBAMom, a resident of Highland Oaks
on May 1, 2012 at 2:50 pm

I don't know about you but I don't feel enslaved. We pay our taxes and are grateful to all the teachers and fireman who are there for our children and us. Personally, I believe that if people didn't complain so much we might have a better system. It's the politicians that muck it up. I don't want anyone who has more money than he knows what to do with and then ties his dogs carrying case to the top of his car for a 20-hour road trip to be in charge. Someone who wants to stop funding to Planned Parenthood has no regard for women. He is out of touch with the rest of the country. Congress abuses their power to make our president look like he has no spine, and if more people paid attention they might realize that congress has gone completely haywire.


Posted by MePartyPatriot, a resident of Downtown
on May 1, 2012 at 3:24 pm

MePartyPatriot is a registered user.

AnnaS, if you truely believe Obama is leading us down the path to Socialism, then you are right. With his follow up bail out of corporate America, that's socialism.

Have a question for you. Did you have these feels about the President before he took office, or afterwards?

Thank you.


Posted by SCUBAMom, a resident of Highland Oaks
on May 1, 2012 at 4:11 pm

At least General Motors is providing jobs in the United States!
Mitt Romney was not a capitalist during his reign at Bain. He was a predatory corporate raider. His firm didn't seek to create value. Instead, like a scavenger, Romney looked for businesses he could pick apart. Indeed, he represented the worst possible kind of predator, operating within the law but well outside the bounds of what most real capitalists consider ethical.

He is exhibit number one the left wants to use in the coming election to give capitalism a bad name.

He and his friends at Bain were bad guys. Any real capitalists should disavow Romney's 'creative destruction' model that made him wealthy at the expense of thousands of American jobs.

Mitt Romney and his cronies pioneered 'deindustrialization,' a process by which they searched out vulnerable companies, took them over, loaded them with debt, and collected obscene fees while doing so. He sent jobs overseas or killed them altogether, and then picked apart the remains - including pension funds - before the companies went bankrupt.


Posted by Mrs. Mittens, a resident of another community
on May 1, 2012 at 4:19 pm

For heavens sakes alive. I wish posters like SCUBAmom would stop trying to politicize all this. This election will be about a president who's in way over his head. Are you done now?


Posted by SCUBAMom, a resident of Highland Oaks
on May 1, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Just stating the facts Mam.


Posted by Mrs. Mittens, a resident of another community
on May 1, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Heavens to Betsy, you want facts? Our boy Tagg didn't have to borrow money from the govt. Instead, Mitt loaned him $10 million to get started. What a great guy, don't you think? Wouldn't America be great if all parents were that generous? Who needs govt student loans and other entitlements when we live in an America where everyone could loan $10 million to their kids?


Posted by xyz, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 1, 2012 at 5:15 pm

"I wish posters like SCUBAmom would stop trying to politicize all this."

That was funny. Politicizing a presidential election. What will they be doing next?


Posted by Ben Johansen, a resident of Birdland
on May 1, 2012 at 8:16 pm

So let me get this straight...President Obama keeps ramming down our throats that he saved GM, yet GM closed more than 700 dealerships, which means loss of jobs. So it's OK for our government to save a company by laying off people, but it's predatory capitalism if Romney does?


Posted by hey SCUBAmom, a resident of Downtown
on May 2, 2012 at 11:23 am

... at least Romney didn't eat his dog ... "A country can be viewed on how it treats it's animals, at the very least."


Posted by NUMMI, a resident of another community
on May 2, 2012 at 11:44 am

Shut down dealerships, pulled out of NUMMI, which resulted in Toyota shutting down NUMMI altogether. Now GM is going to produce even more cars in China, after shutting down lines all over the US, and increasing production by 100% outside the US. Offshoring jobs, bad when Bain Capital did it, but good when Obama does it.


Posted by xyz, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 2, 2012 at 12:17 pm

To "hey SCUBAmom",

Stop trying to politicize this election!


Posted by dublinmike, a resident of Dublin
on May 2, 2012 at 8:55 pm

dublinmike is a registered user.

Glad to see this thread did not degenerate...

Geez.

Bless our Mess. I would rather be here than anywhere else. USA, the best experiment on Earth.


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