Friday, October 17, 2008

Welcome to Obama's Police State: Seeks To Prosecute Those Who Claim Voter Fraud

Bringing us all together. This really takes some balls.
Barack Obama's campaign attorney today asked Attorney General Michael Mukasey to add a probe into allegedly false Republican claims of voter fraud to the investigation into the firings of U.S. attorneys.

Republican voter-fraud accusations ``seek both to suppress the vote and to unduly influence investigations and prosecutions,'' wrote Robert Bauer, general counsel for the Democratic presidential nominee. He made the statement in a letter to Mukasey and special prosecutor Nora Dannehy, who is looking into the nine U.S. attorney firings in 2006.
When Obama and his goons pile on the illegal votes in 2010 and 2012, you suppose there will be any hope at stopping it? This stunt just blows my mind. People are trying to stop others from illegally voting, yet they're to be the target of investigation?

Just outrageous. Seriously, who the hell does this guy think he is?

Maybe when he becomes Grand High Exalted Mystic Ruler he can have Joe the Plumber retroactively prosecuted for a hate crime for daring to speak in his presence.

H /T Instapundit.

Thanks to Ace for the link.

Update: A commenter at Ace notes Bloomberg has revised the story.
Bloomberg Walk-Back? Or Cover-Up? The Bloomberg story that JWF and I quote did contain that quote.

It no longer does. Claire writes:

I checked the Bloomberg article that JammieWearinFool cited -- it's different than you and he quoted.

Now it's all about the news leaks.

Googlenews still has the "Mukasey to add a probe into allegedly false Republican claims of voter fraud" word string in it. Just not the article it points to....

The wind is chillier than I thought.

Now, Bloomberg's quote was, indeed, a quote. They quoted specific language from a letter.

Did they really err in reporting this? Or did Obama simply demand they retract?

Hmm... Well, now when I click on the article, the story still says that Obama is demanding an investigation into those who allege voter fraud, but the quote from the letter is disappeared.

Seems to be a work in progress.
Whatever the case, McCain's people have responded in kind.
"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 prevent voter fraud."

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