McCain Campaign Response to Obama Camp Intimidation Tactics

This statement was issued in response to Obama’s threat to prosecute any and all crittics of ACORN’s voter fraud:

ARLINGTON, VA — Today, McCain-Palin 2008 Spokesman Ben Porritt issued the following statement in response to the Obama campaign’s letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey:

“After a week of shifting stories and clumsy corrections regarding Barack Obama’s connections to ACORN, the Obama campaign resorted to their now-customary heavy handed tactic of attempting to criminalize political discourse. Today’s outrageous letter to Attorney General Mukasey and Special Prosecutor Dannehy at the Justice Department asking for a special prosecutor to investigate Senator McCain and Governor Palin’s public statements about ACORN’s record of fraudulent voter registrations (including in this week’s Presidential debate) is absurd. It is a typical time-worn Washington attempt to criminalize political differences. For someone who promises ‘change,’ it is certainly only more of the same.

“The letter’s request that the Department of Justice investigate ‘recent partisan Republican activities throughout the country’ is almost a parody of the Obama campaign’s attempt to intimidate their political opponents. In case Sen. Obama’s lawyer did not notice, we are in the midst of a political campaign, not a coronation, and the alleged criminal activity he calls ‘recent partisan Republican activities’ are what the rest of us call campaign speeches and debates. All of this is unfortunately reminiscent of the Obama campaign’s recent creation of a ‘truth squad’ of Missouri prosecutors and sheriffs to ‘target’ people who criticize Sen. Obama. Rest assured that, despite these threats, the McCain-Palin campaign will continue to address the serious issue of voter registration fraud by ACORN and other partisan groups, and compliance by states with the Help America Vote Act’s requirement of matching new voter registrations with state data bases to preve nt voter fraud.”

http://www.johnmccain.com/Informing/News/PressReleases/Read.aspx?GUID=ac134c53-debb-4dd5-8c9a-472597eadd12

Give ’em hell, John!

6 thoughts on “McCain Campaign Response to Obama Camp Intimidation Tactics”

  1. endithinks,

    “Hitler was the head of a nation state and according to you we are fighting a religious zealout group of guerilla fighters. So the comparison does not hold much water. ”

    Both Hitler and Amahdinejad have two things in common: neither was elected democratically, and both are ruthless dictatorial thugs backed up by an equally ruthless power base.
    Fascism is fascism.

    “Ahminajad does not have the power to make any national and international decisions. He is a figurehead of the supreme leader a religious leader.”

    Well, it looks as if that ‘figurehead’ is right in line with the theocracy making all the decisions.

    “The shah was a huge mistake. We overthrew a democratically elected leader for an autocratic despot. We should have been ashamed of ourselves. How can we look the world in the eye and say we are for democracy and free elections when we prop up dictators (like we did Saddam during the Iraq/Iran war for instance).”

    As I mentioned, not supporting the Shah was a mistake, because it paved the way for something far worse. As for Saddam, support for Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war was a case of the lesser of two evils. I am not excusing it, just stating a fact. Secondly, during the 12 years prior to our invasion, Saddam was able to thumb his nose at UN Resolutions and repeated warnings, thanks to some of our ‘allies’. Germany, France, and Russia re-armed his military and sold him weapons, which he was able to purchase thanks to Kofi Anan’s “oil for food” scam.

    “Bush has nationalized Banks, parts of Wall street, and continues to push for more government control when that is exactly what we do not need. I was against the bailouts and will continue to fight against the government seizing control of the economy. Just look at what McCain is talking about. He says the government should buy people’s homes and then renegotiate? Are you kidding? What sort of big government idea is that? I thought McCain said government was too big and should get out of our way?”

    Again, we are in agreement over any move to nationalize banks. And Obama’s “spread the wealth’ is a better alternative? I don’t think so.

    “By the way my area code to my “cave” is in Portland.

    I could see that by your IP address.

    “I disagree with your idea of “you attack us, we annihilate you, your supporters, your country, everything. That’s how you fight a “jihad”.” That only makes more enemies.”

    That’s like saying, don’t retaliate, it’ll only make them angrier. At what point do liberals think a threat is serious enough to confront? Didn’t 9/11 hit close enough to your own back yard? We already have enemies. Pick any country in the Middle East.

    “How would you feel if another country came to america and told us our government was wrong? How would you feel if they forced us to have something we have never had before, like a Kingdom for instance? How would you feel if they told us that now we are all subjects to a King that they pick? Killin enemies makes them stronger. You forget about the sons, daughters, cousins, neighbors, ect of that person you just killed. We cannot kill them all. We would be worse than those that attack us. The only way for any of this to actually be solved is to stop fighting and to win over hearts and minds. We have to show them that they do not need to fear us. If we can do that only the lunatic fringe would join the extremists, not the regular out of work joe that is joining them now.”

    Other countries came to America; they used projectiles filled with some of our own citizens to kill 3000 people. They’ve been screaming that our government is ‘wrong’ for decades, not just through anti-American hate-speech and propaganda, but by attacking American troops and private citizens all over the world. The warnings kept getting closer in proximity until they finally scored a direct hit. No country is too big or invulnerable for an attack. Pearl Harbor was a lesson soon forgotten. We will doze right back off into complacency and the next attack will make 9/11 look like a picnic.

    Killing enemies makes them dead.

    We struck back without hesitation in WWII. We didn’t worry about the so-called sons, daughters, cousins, neighbors, etc, of our enemies. Nor should we.
    We were attacked. Retribution should be swift, complete, and send a message that any and all foes will pay a heavy price for attacking us and/or our allies.

    The ‘hearts and minds’ of Islamofascist populations are stuck in a 7th Century screed chock full of anti-Jew, anti-Christian, anti-“infidel ” rhetoric, a refusal to modernize politically and economically, and the fact that most of the ME populace is comprised of “sheeple” who lack the will to revolutionize their respective countries into a reasonable facsimile of representative government.

    Mohammad Atta, the ringleader of the 9/11 attacks, viewed corporate businesses like Mac Donald’s as a ‘shameless embrace of the West’ and ‘at odds with the values and ideals of Islam’. He was not a ‘regular joe’. His father was well placed in the community, and his family can be described as affluent.

    You’re taking an unrealistic peace, love, and granola approach with a culture that couldn’t care less about liberal sensitivity.

    “We should dump money into Iraq not bullets. Buy them out with jobs and opportunities. Buy them out with creature comforts and McDonald’s. We can do it. We’ve done it before. We have never fought a major war with a country that we have strong economic ties to besides England in the revolutionary and 1812 wars. We can do it. It is a lot cheaper to buy them then to kill them.”

    On the contrary, we’ve dumped billions into Iraq reconstruction.
    READ:
    Is http://www.grd.usace.army.mil/news/factsheets/docs/October_2008.pdf

    Bullets are a hell of a lot cheaper.

    “The military should not be used as a blunt object, but a precision scalpel.”

    The military can be used for a blunt object as in Dresden, or a precision scalpel as in Normandy or the Hail Mary of 1990. We’re multi-faceted.

    “We can’t bash all the terrorists like whack a mole. We have to help the regular people stop wanting to dress up as moles in the first place.”

    Agreed. That’s why I’m for the William Techumseh Sherman approach. He had a no-bullshit, scorched earth policy. If we decide, as in Iraq and Afghanistan, to pursue a piecemeal, reactive approach, then we can expect more ‘wack a mole’ warfare.

    Again, and I don’t know how much simpler and more concise I can be: The entire Middle East is a breeding ground for Islamofascism and terrorist campaigns against Western civilization.

    Good luck with those ‘hearts and minds’.

    SFC MAC

  2. endithinks

    Hitler was the head of a nation state and according to you we are fighting a religious zealout group of guerilla fighters. So the comparison does not hold much water.

    Ahminajad does not have the power to make any national and international decisions. He is a figurehead of the supreme leader a religious leader.

    The shah was a huge mistake. We overthrew a democratically elected leader for an autocratic despot. We should have been ashamed of ourselves. How can we look the world in the eye and say we are for democracy and free elections when we prop up dictators (like we did Saddam during the Iraq/Iran war for instance).

    Fascism is fascism
    One entry found.

    Main Entry:
    fas·cism Listen to the pronunciation of fascism
    Pronunciation:
    \ˈfa-ˌshi-zəm also ˈfa-ˌsi-\
    Function:
    noun
    Etymology:
    Italian fascismo, from fascio bundle, fasces, group, from Latin fascis bundle & fasces fasces
    Date:
    1921

    1often capitalized : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition2: a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control

    Bush has nationalized Banks, parts of Wall street, and continues to push for more government control when that is exactly what we do not need.
    I was against the bailouts and will continue to fight against the government seizing control of the economy. Just look at what McCain is talking about. He says the government should buy people’s homes and then renegotiate? Are you kidding? What sort of big government idea is that? I thought McCain said government was too big and should get out of our way?

    Lastly, thanks for reading my posts. I can definetely see where you are coming from and I don’t want to offend or insult you. I think that different ideas and opinions are what makes this country so strong. So I can disagree with you without resorting to insults. By the way my area code to my “cave” is in Portland.
    I disagree with your idea of “you attack us, we annihilate you, your supporters, your country, everything. That’s how you fight a “jihad”.” That only makes more enemies.

    How would you feel if another country came to america and told us our government was wrong? How would you feel if they forced us to have something we have never had before, like a Kingdom for instance? How would you feel if they told us that now we are all subjects to a King that they pick? Killin enemies makes them stronger. You forget about the sons, daughters, cousins, neighbors, ect of that person you just killed. We cannot kill them all. We would be worse than those that attack us. The only way for any of this to actually be solved is to stop fighting and to win over hearts and minds. We have to show them that they do not need to fear us. If we can do that only the lunatic fringe would join the extremists, not the regular out of work joe that is joining them now.

    We should dump money into Iraq not bullets. Buy them out with jobs and opportunities. Buy them out with creature comforts and McDonald’s. We can do it. We’ve done it before. We have never fought a major war with a country that we have strong economic ties to besides England in the revolutionary and 1812 wars. We can do it. It is a lot cheaper to buy them then to kill them.

    The military should not be used as a blunt object, but a precision scalpel. We can’t bash all the terrorists like whack a mole. We have to help the regular people stop wanting to dress up as moles in the first place.

  3. endithinks,

    “If we don’t meet with our enemies how can we ever turn them to our side?”

    You mean like Neville Chamberlain met with Hitler?

    “Secondly Amahdinejad has no power at all. He is a waste of time.”

    Tell that to the people subjected to his censorship, executions, and imprisonment. He’s got power; he’s backed by an extremist base both in the government and the mosques. That ‘waste of time’ with ‘no power’ keeps getting re-invited to the U.N. as a forum for his anti-American hatespeech. Evidently, they don’t think he’s such a ‘waste of time’.

    “Thirdly Iran is not a threat to us.”

    Really? Then why are all those being terrorists trained, funded, and sent into Iraq from Iran? Iran, along with the rest of Islamic nation-states in the Middle East are a threat to U.S. forces in the region, as well as stability.

    “We have given them more power through this Iraq war than they could have ever imagined. We took out a Sunni Government of Saddam and replaced it with a Shiite Dominated government with deep ties to Iran. We are being idiots if we think Iran is our enemy. We gave them a present.”

    Last I checked, the new Iraqi Parliament is comprised of groups that represent the country, across the board. The restrictions that kept former members of the Ba’ath Party (Sunnis) out of the process were lifted. The Shi’ites and Kurds have definitive influence as well.
    The new Iraqi government leadership is quite diverse:

    Link: http://www.mnf-iraq.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=19&Itemid=10

    The new government has executive, legislative, and judicial branches. Sound familiar?
    Iran is just one enemy in the Middle East. BTW: The biggest present they ever got was Jimmy Carter. That stupid peanut farmer and abject failure, paved the way for the extremist elements in Iran, starting with his lack of support for the Shah and paving the way for Ayatollah Khomeni.

    “Look up socialism. It is not merely taking from the rich and giving relief to those who are suffering. It is ownership of the means of production. That sounds more like what Bush wants to do in regards to Nationalizing our banks (another thing I totally disagree with!)”

    I agree that any move towards government control of banks (albeit temporary) is counterproductive and diametrically opposed to what free-enterprise stands for. In addition, Obama’s scatterbrained vision of ‘spreading the wealth’ is even more so.

    “MSM in the tank for Obama? Have you watched the campaign at all? They played Reverend Wright every two minutes! They kept up the lie that he is a muslim mentioning it over and over again.”

    Have you read the New York Times, or watched NBC, MSNBC, ABC, et al, at all? Are you serious? What’s the area code of your cave?
    READ:

    http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2008/10/08/la-times-censors-mccains-remarks-about-economy/

    http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2008/10/17/obama-hacks-in-toledo-go-after-joe-plumber/

    http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2008/10/10/roger-l-simon-on-why-obama-gets-a-pass-from-the-msm/

    http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2008/07/23/they-dont-even-bother-to-hide-the-bias-anymore/

    They’re covering his ass all over the place. Hell, Chris Matthews just defended Obama’s association with Ayers by saying when “Ayers told the Times that he wished we had done more, he meant only anti-war activism, not bombing.” Uh huh.
    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2008/10/17/matthews-ayers-didnt-say-he-regretted-not-bombing-more

    With 18 days to go in the presidential race, Friday’s Today show lurched to the far left and actually devoted five minutes (and space on MSNBC.com) to leftist author Naomi Wolf and her theory that under President Bush, America is undergoing a “fascist shift.”
    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/27224076/

    A Facebook was e-mail sent by New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor in order to snoop into the private life of John McCain’s youngest daughter, Bridgette.
    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/p-j-gladnick/2008/10/18/nyt-reporter-sends-facebook-message-violate-mccain-daughter-privacy

    Cokie Roberts from Good Morning America got her panties in a wad over informing voters of Obama’s close association with unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers. She calls it ‘dirty tactics’. Right.
    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2008/10/18/gma-equates-accurate-ayers-calls-false-2000-attacks-mccain

    NBC Nightly News devoted a story to how around the world “people want to turn a page on the Bush years” and, as if it’s relevant, “if the world had a vote, Barack Obama would win in a landslide.”
    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brent-baker/2008/10/18/nbc-if-world-had-vote-barack-obama-would-win-landslide

    “Your foreign policy ideas are so close minded. This isn’t the cold war.”

    I was a Cold War Soldier long before I got deployed to Iraq, and you’re right, it ain’t the Cold War. The Soviets may have been dangerous, but they pale in comparison to the Islamofascist zealots who envision a world Caliphate.
    I know a good deal about realistic foreign policy, having been part of it for 30 years of Army service as an Intelligence Analyst with considerable experience in world affairs.

    “We have to engage in tough diplomacy since we cannot fight everyone. We cannot continue to fight even in Iraq and Afghanistan. We are being stretched thin. We have to negotiate or we will fail.”

    The U.S. Army is the ‘chainmail fist of diplomacy’. When talking fails, that’s where we come in.
    We are no longer engaged in major combat in Iraq. It’s won. Deal with it.
    We must now turn our focus to Afghanistan and finish the job there. Even after victory is officially declared in Iraq and Afghanistan, this war ain’t over by a long shot. Terrorists are trained, funded, and supported throughout the Middle East. Our policy should be simple: you attack us, we annihilate you, your supporters, your country, everything. That’s how you fight a “jihad”.
    But, I’m a former Soldier, not a politician.
    ‘Negotiating’ with a rabid culture steeped Sharia Law and a 7th Century screed isn’t even a viable option, but this is the kind of thing that Obama wants to do-without ‘preconditions’.
    If we capitulate we will fail surviving as a free civilization.
    In other words, ‘Peace through Strength’.

    “Thanks for responding.”

    Thank you.

    SFC MAC

  4. endithinks

    I agree the free market needs to fail for a bit to correct itself. I was against the bailout with every fiber of my being. We need to feel the pain for a bit so we don’t get as greedy again.
    If we don’t meet with our enemies how can we ever turn them to our side? Secondly Amahdinejad has no power at all. He is a waste of time. Thirdly Iran is not a threat to us. We have given them more power through this Iraq war than they could have ever imagined. We took out a Sunni Government of Saddam and replaced it with a Shiite Dominated government with deep ties to Iran. We are being idiots if we think Iran is our enemy. We gave them a present.

    Also if the market is to work properly we are going to have to slump for a bit. We are going to have to hurt for a while and see our GDP go down for a while. I think this is the only way for us to get stronger eventually.

    Look up socialism. It is not merely taking from the rich and giving relief to those who are suffering. It is ownership of the means of production. That sounds more like what Bush wants to do in regards to Nationalizing our banks (another thing I totally disagree with!)

    MSM in the tank for Obama? Have you watched the campaign at all? They played Reverend Wright every two minutes! They kept up the lie that he is a muslim mentioning it over and over again.

    Your foreign policy ideas are so close minded. This isn’t the cold war. We have to engage in tough diplomacy since we cannot fight everyone. We cannot continue to fight even in Iraq and Afghanistan. We are being stretched thin. We have to negotiate or we will fail.

    Thanks for responding.

  5. endithinks,

    You know what I wanna see? Obama held to account for his nihilist roots and associates, his attempts at intimidating critics, and his silent approval of ACORN’s illegal activities.

    Newsflash: Registering anyone under false pretense is AGAINST THE LAW. Not only that, but there have already been instances where these ineligible registered voters have been caught trying to vote. That’s VOTER FRAUD. How many of them have gotten away with this?

    McCain IS talking about the economy, and so are all of the Joe Plumbers out there. We know all about Obama’s Socialist plan to ‘spread the wealth’, and it’s a theory that would make Karl Marx extremely proud.

    You want attacks? Matter of fact the MSM, largely in the tank for Obama, hasn’t attacked him at all.

    Aside from the economy, you have to divest yourself of the myopic notion that everything simply revolves around our wallets. There’s also a big world out there chock full of bad guys who would love to subjugate the planet to a Caliphate. Given Obama’s scatterbrained idea of meeting with an Islamofascist thug like Mahmoud Amahdinejad ‘without pre-conditions’, should send you running to the nearest Republican Headquarters to register.

    As for solutions to the current slump in the economy, here’s a bright idea:
    Let the market function as it’s meant; through capitalist free enterprise, not government interference (Freddie Mac, FannieMae) or bailouts. Just monitor interest rates to prevent them from getting out of hand.
    What. A. Concept.

    SFC MAC

  6. endithinks

    ACORN may have committed Voter registration fraud, but that will absolutely not effect the actual election. It is ridiculous that people think Voter REGISTRATION fraud is the same as Voter fraud.

    Mickey Mouse is not going to be able to vote. It is a stupid tactic that McCain is clinging to because he does not want to talk about the economy. I want to hear McCain’s solutions not robo calls denigrating a fellow US Senator. Too many attacks and not enough solutions from McCain.

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