President Obama has created an “enemies list” – which consists of law abiding U.S. citizens who made large donations to Romney’s campaign
The Wall St. Journal reported:
The President Has a List
Barack Obama attempts to intimidate contributors to Mitt Romney’s campaign.
Try this thought experiment: You decide to donate money to Mitt Romney.
Several days later, President Barack Obama, the most powerful man on the planet, singles you out by name… shames you for “betting against America,” and accuses you of having a “less-than-reputable” record. The message from the man who controls the Justice Department (which can indict you), the SEC (which can fine you), and the IRS (which can audit you), is clear: You made a mistake donating that money.
Any president who targets a private citizen for his politics is de facto engaged in government intimidation and threats. This is why presidents since Nixon have carefully avoided the practice.
Save Mr. Obama, who acknowledges no rules. This past week, one of his campaign websites posted an item entitled “Behind the curtain: A brief history of Romney’s donors.” In the post, the Obama campaign named and shamed eight private citizens who had donated to his opponent. Describing the givers as all having “less-than-reputable records,” the post went on to make the extraordinary accusations that “quite a few” have also been “on the wrong side of the law” and profiting at “the expense of so many Americans.”
These are wealthy individuals, to be sure, but private citizens nonetheless. Not one holds elected office. Not one is a criminal.
The real crime of the men, as the website tacitly acknowledges, is that they have given money to Mr. Romney.
Note that the above criticism of Obama points out that he has the power to sick multiple government agencies against those people.
Soon after the above piece was published, Obama did exactly that – he had two different federal agencies launch investigations against one of these people. The biggest “problem” they found was that his cattle ranch had “too many flies.”
Soon afterward, the Wall St. Journal followed up the above piece with this:
Obama’s Enemies List—Part II
First an Obama campaign website called out Romney donor Frank Vandersloot. Next the IRS moved to audit him—and so did the Labor Department.
Mr. VanderSloot has been targeted by the federal government. In a letter dated June 21, he was informed that his tax records had been “selected for examination” by the Internal Revenue Service.
Two weeks after receiving the IRS letter, Mr. VanderSloot received another—this one from the Department of Labor.
The ranch was fined $8,400, mainly for too many “flies” and for “grease build-up” on the stove. God forbid a cattle ranch home has flies.
This is really scary. There’s no way that these two audits are a mere coincidence. Obama created his enemies list, and now federal agencies are going after the people who are on the list.
Shame on President Obama for doing this!