The Wall Street Journal article speaks for itself. Kimberly Strassell reminds us that "Richard Nixon's "enemies list" appalled the country". There are few Presidents the left loves to loathe more than Nixon.
From the article:
President Barack Obama, the most powerful man on the planet, singles you out by name. His campaign brands you a Romney donor, 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.
Are you worried?
There are few things on which the hard left and hard right agree, but U.S. Presidents abusing the office, specifically using it to intimidate citizens is unacceptable. The very act of threatening the donors of one's opponent is very hard ball and happens way too much, even in Missouri. However, while threatening donors to one's opponents crosses a line in civil society, doing so with the ability to make good on your threats deserves swift and severe rebuke. Who can deliver the rebuke?
In times of tyranny, free societies rely on a bold an independent press to lead the charge for liberty. When a Missourian is threatened, as is the case with Sam and Jeff Fox, it is the unique duty of all of the major Missouri media to speak up. They all link to this blog. Hopefully they read this and show some integrity and do their job.
Strassell explains, "...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 people like Paul Schorr and Sam and Jeffrey Fox, investors who the site outed for the crime of having "outsourced" jobs."
So they now equate a common business practice like "outsourcing" that is most certainly invoked by 90+% of every business interest that ever gave a dollar to an Obama camapaign to criminal activity warranting the placement of such people and businesses on a watch list.
Mr. President, yesterday I engaged in the crime of cavorting with an "outsource" technical support firm. In about an hour I will do it again. Stop me before I sin again!