The Discerning Texan
-- Edmund Burke
Thursday, September 18, 2008
MUST READ: "We Are the Vermin We've been Waiting For"
Treacher unloads on the anti-free speech tactics of the "Obama Action Wires" talking points that left wing activists are using to try to intimidate opponents and overwhelm radio station phone systems.
It's the same oppressive mindset that is behind other intimidation tactics, such as the release and abuse of the Palin family's phone number, the hacking of Sarah Palin's email account, and the unrelenting "opposition research." They now go far beyond debating the qualifications and judgment of candidates, and now have adopted tactics meant to bully, slander, smear and humiliate the candidates, their spouses, and even minor children of candidates.
Today's progressive radicals still have the mindset of Bill Ayers, they've merely found new tactics to employ.
Bristol Palin is being harassed by a petty celebrity trying to goad her into having an abortion. Others, having discovered family telephone numbers, have left obscene messages demanding nude photos.
How long until unhinged "progressive" activists target Willow Palin, a 14 year-old girl, with unfounded rumors designed to sully her reputation? (Answer: They already have).
How about elementary school-aged Piper? When are they going to insist she's being molested, or is deviant in some way?
How about baby Trig? Many pro-abortionists are already irate the Down's Syndrome child was allowed to live.
What is next, Obamaphiles?
I shudder at the thought.
Update: The bullying tactics of the official Obama campaign revealed:A message goes out over Barack Obama's Web site with the names, phone numbers and e-mails of editors and producers foolish enough to host Obama critics. With Mr. Obama's extensive digital following, and his extensive fund-raising and contact lists, shutting up the Democratic nominee's critics with a fraction of Mr. Obama's millions of supporters is relatively simple. The digital legions plug phone lines, crash servers and intimidate the advertisers of these media outlets. This must be another instance of the "new" politics that Mr. Obama frequently talks about.
These are just the official tactics admitted to by the Obama campaign. It kind of makes you wonder what they're up to that they won't admit.
Headlining Drudge now: