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MO Gov Blunt: “Obama Needs To Grow Up”

First, a little back ground on this story from a January 28, 2008 report out of the Kansas City (MO) TV news station KMBC:

Obama Supporters Start ‘Truth Squad’ In Missouri

The Missouri Democrats who support Barack Obama are starting a so-called truth squad to stop any attacks on their candidate.

State Auditor Susan Montee and former Democratic Party Leader Joe Carmichael said they hope there is no negative campaigning by Hillary Clinton in Missouri.

Carmichael said, “Barack Obama unites the Democrats. Hillary Clinton unites the Republicans.”

Montee said, “It’s not insurmountable to have Hillary Clinton as our candidate in Missouri. We just have to work a little harder.”

In an interview with KMBC last week, Clinton said she has helped Democrats win in other tough states.

“There is no candidate that can win every vote. That is not realistic, but I did very well with Republicans in New York and we a have a lot of conservative Republicans there,” Clinton told KMBC’s Micheal Mahoney.

But now Missouri’s CBS affiliate KMOV-TV is reporting:

Obama campaign cracks down on misleading TV ads

The Barack Obama campaign is asking Missouri law enforcement to target anyone who lies or runs a misleading TV ad during the presidential campaign.

Which has occasioned this press release from (the great) Republican Governor of Missouri, Matt Blunt:

Gov. Blunt Statement on Obama Campaign’s Abusive Use of Missouri Law Enforcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, September 27, 2008

JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Matt Blunt today issued the following statement on news reports that have exposed plans by U.S. Senator Barack Obama to use Missouri law enforcement to threaten and intimidate his critics.

St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer, and Obama and the leader of his Missouri campaign Senator Claire McCaskill have attached the stench of police state tactics to the Obama-Biden campaign.

What Senator Obama and his helpers are doing is scandalous beyond words, the party that claims to be the party of Thomas Jefferson is abusing the justice system and offices of public trust to silence political criticism with threats of prosecution and criminal punishment.

“This abuse of the law for intimidation insults the most sacred principles and ideals of Jefferson. I can think of nothing more offensive to Jefferson’s thinking than using the power of the state to deprive Americans of their civil rights. The only conceivable purpose of Messrs. McCulloch, Obama and the others is to frighten people away from expressing themselves, to chill free and open debate, to suppress support and donations to conservative organizations targeted by this anti-civil rights, to strangle criticism of Mr. Obama, to suppress ads about his support of higher taxes, and to choke out criticism on television, radio, the Internet, blogs, e-mail and daily conversation about the election.

Barack Obama needs to grow up. Leftist blogs and others in the press constantly say false things about me and my family. Usually, we ignore false and scurrilous accusations because the purveyors have no credibility. When necessary, we refute them. Enlisting Missouri law enforcement to intimidate people and kill free debate is reminiscent of the Sedition Acts – not a free society.”

Thank Allah there are still a few sane elected officials in responsible positions.

Still, if anyone ever wanted a preview of what the “Fairness Doctrine” would look like under an Obama/Pelosi/Reid regime, here it is.

(Thanks to Mark for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Saturday, September 27th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

19 Responses to “MO Gov Blunt: “Obama Needs To Grow Up””

  1. icarus79

    Kudos to Gov. Blunt.

  2. 1republicanscientist

    Yes. Bad news for Acrock Obama.

  3. icarus79

    Since these “officials”, and I use this term loosely, are part of the Truth Squad, will they be at Washington University to shutdown and possibly arrest Joe Biden when he tells his lies during the debate? You know, Obama/Biden are for clean coal technology. Wait, they’re not. I can’t recall. Which is it? One is a lie.

  4. Reality Bytes

    Pontius Pilate probably put it best: “What is Truth?” – Look where it got him.

  5. pinandpuller

    Looks like Obama taught his disciples how to multi-task.

  6. bousquem

    I have to wonder what Obama and his thug squad would consider “misleading”, may that includes ads that bring up negative items about Obama and the dems. Things the left don’t want to see the light of day becuase they will hurt them in the election and future elections and the accusations and facts are true.

  7. 1sttofight

    If Obama has aired any of his ads in MO., shouldn’t he be in jail?

  8. Anonymoose

    Guess what state I live in? People here are all flipping out about a couple of circuit attorneys and a sheriff getting involved in this, and frankly I’m hoping the entire country hears about it. I hope Obama has finally taken his act a bit too far and it all blows up in his face, but then again the MSM will likely just bury it.

  9. Obama is quite the brownshirt these days. What’s next? Having children spy on their parents and report them to Obama if they speak against him? Talk about the pro-sedition act candidate. If O’Stymie gets in, he’s make the fairness doctrine look like the first amendment. This guy is dangerous.
    Jim
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  10. wardmama4

    I wonder if Obama is after Blount for standing up against the bailout (not the Obama would ever be stupid enough to go on record with a vote on it) –

    My hubby and I were talking about how pyschotic the Left really is – put out movies bashing the government – while voting for candidates who expand government; scream on and on about the (un) Fairness Doctrine and how the right ‘lies’ – when they work overtime to shut up and shut down any and all speech on (oh say for example) religion and have the majority of the msm as pure and free propaganda; and of course scream on an on about CEOs and corporations (which provide a product or service for the money spent) getting ‘rich’ and making ‘windfall profits’ while these same jerks go into Congress as no-bodies and (Obama, within 143 days) are raking in millions – And of course I love the ‘rich’ to pay their ‘fair’ share of taxes – when these fat cats (like Kennedy & Kerry & Edwards) have so much of their wealth protected from any sort of taxes what-so-ever – and of course their poor constituents don’t even pay taxes. If that isn’t pychotic behavior, at the very least it is hypocrisy in spades.

  11. curvyred

    This is unbelievable, how do the prosecutor and the city circuit attorney even stand there with a straight face and announce this crap, this scares me!!!! I am not kidding this is very brown shirtish, I am not an attorney, I do not even play one on the internet, but isn’t libel a civil law, not criminal?

  12. icarus79

    I have to surmise that the truth squads will be going after Saturday Night Live next. I read that they did a parody about the debate.

  13. Steve

    The reporter behind the original KMOV article is backing off of this story:

    Analysis: Who’s afraid of the big bad truth?

    McCain has a truth squad, but Obama’s makes big news

    09:42 AM CDT on Monday, September 29, 2008

    By John Mills
    KMOV-TV

    John McCain’s campaign has a truth squad which includes prosecutors who support his candidacy, according to reports and a campaign source.

    Last Tuesday without any fanfare, the Barack Obama campaign announced Jennifer Joyce and Bob McCulloch, the top prosecutors in St. Louis city and St. Louis County, were joining something called an Obama truth squad.

    They plan to respond immediately to any misleading advertisements and statements that might violate Missouri ethics laws.

    “We want to keep this campaign focused on issues,” Joyce told me. “Missourians don’t want to be distracted by these divisive character attacks.”

    The truth squad’s plan is to indentify false attacks and respond immediately with truthful information, Joyce and McCulloch say.

    Truthful information like: Obama is a Christian who plans to cut taxes for anyone making under $250,000 a year.

    The Obama campaign says prosecutors from the Kansas City area and some rural areas are also joining the truth squad, and Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer was also expected to be part of the team.

    “Whether it is directly attributable to the campaign or one of the soft money operations,” McCulloch told me, “if they’re not going to tell the truth, then somebody’s got to step up and say ‘wait a minute, that’s not true, this is the truth.’”

    For reasons that are still not fully clear, prosecutors promising to tell the public the truth have sparked outrage among supporters of John McCain.

    Three days later, I got a call from KMOX radio talk show host Mark Reardon. (I’ll paraphrase.)

    That story you did last night is really getting a lot of attention, Reardon said.

    I was off yesterday. What story? I asked.

    The one about the Obama truth squad, he said.

    Oh, that story I did Tuesday at 6, I responded.

    Well, Rush Limbaugh just talked about it, and the blogoshpere has it, and it’s getting big. It’s really going to get big, Reardon said.

    Reardon was correct.

    More than 90,000 people from across the country watched my report on KMOV.com. Click here to watch the report

    When I returned to the office on Saturday, I spoke with callers from New York to Florida who had heard about Obama’s truth squad and were outraged about it.

    One caller said he was angry, because people were going to be “prosecuted” and “indicted” for stating their political views.

    Another caller said Obama was planning to send police to the homes of elderly women because of their political statements.

    A third caller said he wanted information about Obama’s “storm troopers.”

    Members of law enforcement never said anyone would be prosecuted, indicted or punished for saying anything, only that they were prepared to tell the public the truth.

    By Saturday afternoon, outgoing Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt, a McCain supporter, was also outraged and accused Obama of “police state tactics” that would “intimidate people and kill free debate.”

    KMOV

    In a written statement on the governor’s official Web site, Blunt said the basis for his statement was prompted by “news reports.”

    “The only conceivable purpose of Messrs. McCulloch, Obama and the others is to frighten people away from expressing themselves, to chill open debate,” Blunt said in the statement.

    Prosecutor Jennifer Joyce said: “We’re here to respond to any character attacks, to set the record straight.”

    “Barack Obama needs to grow up,” Blunt continued. “Usually, we ignore false and scurrilous accusations, because the purveyors have no credibility. When necessary, we refute them.”

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    If you look at the clip, the anchor introducing the story is person who brought up prosecution.

    Also, on the KMOV website the clip is described thusly:

    “The Barack Obama campaign is asking Missouri law enforcement to target anyone who lies or runs a misleading TV ad during the presidential campaign.”

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  19. marlena21

    The Obama campaign says prosecutors from the Kansas City area and some rural areas are also joining the truth squad, and Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer was also expected to be part of the team.

    “Whether it is directly attributable to the campaign or one of the soft money operations,” McCulloch told me, “if they’re not going to tell the truth, then somebody’s got to step up and say ‘wait a minute, that’s not true, this is the truth.’”

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