Obama Campaign Again Urging Supporters to Report on Non-Believers
By Warner Todd Huston
May 27, 2012
Turning back to that page out of Stalin’s handbook for good citizenship, the Obama campaign has revived its program of asking Americans to inform on fellow citizens when they see someone, some organization, some politician, or some news outlet “attacking” the Obammessiah.
Some of you may recall the black eye that team Obama got when it tried to do this before. Obama’s Attack Watch was heavily lampooned. (See Video Below)
One of the best tools that the East German and Soviet regimes had to keep the average citizen of their oppressive regimes in line was a program that urged citizens to tattle on their neighbors, that taught children to tell on their parents, and expected workers to rat out their co-workers. If someone came to the government informing on a fellow citizen, that citizen was praised and rewarded.
Now, Team Obama has gone all Stalin on us again with yet another such effort, this one called the Obama Truth Team. The new effort sports a page on the Obama-Biden website where you can “Fight Back: Report an Attack.” (See screen shot of page HERE)
There, Team Obama gravely informs its acolytes that they can “report” on anyone not spouting Team Obama’s mantra.
Received a robo-call or an email forward full of falsehoods? Found a misleading leaflet in your mail?
Tell us about it, and help fight back against the attacks on President Obama and his record.
There is also a hand-dandy form you can fill in to inform on whomever you think is not sufficiently sold on America’s Svengali in Chief.
But, Obama has done this now at least four times. Along with today’s new effort, there was Attack Watch, Fight the Smears, and Flag.gov. Obama has indulged the tattletale system many times in his short tenure at the White House.
The sad fact is that this whole mien is thoroughly anti-American.
Back in February, The Blaze reported on Obama’s “Truth Teams,” described on the official site as “a network of [President Obama's] supporters who are committed to responding to unfounded attacks and defending the President’s record.”
“When you’re faced with someone who misrepresents the truth, you can find all the facts you need right here—along with ways to share the message with whoever needs to hear it,” the site continues.
However, after consistent ridicule (particularly over the “Attack Watch” section of the site), the Truth Teams started flying lower on the political radar.
Now, it seems, they are re-joining the fray.
Screen shot of the ‘Report an Attack’ site via barackobama.com
According to ABC’s Jake Tapper, Barack Obama’s deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter is inviting supporters over email to “report an attack” at the Truth Team’s “Fight Back: Report an Attack” page.
“Received a robo-call or an email forward full of falsehoods? Found a misleading leaflet in your mail?” it asks.
“Tell us about it, and help fight back against the attacks on President Obama and his record.”
Aside from the hypocrisy of the Obama campaign saying things like, “fight back” and “attack” after ceaselessly criticizing Sarah Palin for almost identical language, Jake Tapper is reporting that the email “conflates smears with criticisms” by citing a largely debunked study at the outset.
The study, by Market Watch, essentially claims that Barack Obama not the big spender everyone believes him to be, telling readers “it didn’t happen.”
Here’s the problem: the Market Watch [study] has been refuted by several fact checkers as severely flawed, notwithstanding its citation by White House press secretary Jay Carney…
The Washington Post’s Fact Checker gave Carney three Pinocchios, writing that the “data in the article are flawed, and the analysis lacks context — context that could easily could be found in the budget documents released by the White House.”
The Associated Press came to a similar conclusion…
In Tapper’s estimation, then, the White House is “muddying the waters” between criticism andactual falsehoods in citing this particular study as an “attack,” when independent sources have proven that it is simply not true.
Saying that Obama is a big spender is not an “attack;” it is simply stating the facts.
A bit of history…….
Although the Gestapo is generally associated with SS Leader Heinrich Himmler, it was actually founded by Hermann Göring in April 1933.
Upon becoming Chancellor of Germany, Adolf Hitler had appointed Göring as Minister of the Interior for the State of Prussia, Germany’s biggest and most important state, which controlled two thirds of the country, including the capital, Berlin, and the big industrial centers. As Minister of the Interior, Göring thereby had control of the police.
The first thing he did was to prohibit regular uniformed police from interfering with Nazi Brownshirts out in the streets. This meant that innocent German citizens had no one to turn to as they were being beaten up by rowdy young storm troopers drunk with their newfound power and quite often drunk on beer. These young Nazi toughs took full advantage of police leniency to loot shops at will and terrorize Jews or anyone else unfortunate enough to be caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.
On April 26, 1933, a decree was issued creating the Secret Police Office (Geheime Polizei Amt) which quickly became known as the GPA. But this abbreviation was far too similar to the GPU abbreviation used by the Soviet Political Police in Russia. Thus, the name was changed to Secret State Police (Geheime Staats Polizei). The actual term ‘Gestapo’ was supposedly created by a Berlin postal official who wanted a name that would fit on a regulation-sized postal rubber stamp. Gestapo was derived from seven letters within the full name Geheime Staats Polizei. Unknowingly, the postal official had invented one of the most notorious names in history.
Göring promptly began using the Gestapo to silence Hitler’s political opponents in Berlin and surrounding areas and also to enhance his own personal power. Much to his delight, Göring discovered that the old Prussian state police had kept many secret files on the private lives of top Nazis, which he studied with delight.
On February 10, 1936, the Nazi Reichstag passed the ‘Gestapo Law’ which included the following paragraph: “Neither the instructions nor the affairs of the Gestapo will be open to review by the administrative courts.” This meant the Gestapo was now above the law and there could be no legal appeal regarding anything it did.
Indeed, the Gestapo became a law unto itself. It was entirely possible for someone to be arrested, interrogated and sent to a concentration camp for incarceration or summary execution, without any outside legal procedure.
Justice in Hitler’s Germany was completely arbitrary, depending on the whim of the man in power, the man who had you in his grip. The legal policy as proclaimed by Hitler in 1938 was: “All means, even if they are not in conformity with existing laws and precedents, are legal if they subserve the will of the Führer.”
Surprisingly, the Gestapo was never actually a very big organization. At its peak it employed only about 40,000 individuals, including office personnel and the plain-clothes agents. But each Gestapo agent operated at the center of a large web of spies and informants. The problem for the average citizen was that no one ever knew for sure just who those informants were. It could be anyone, your milkman, the old lady across the street, a quiet co-worker, even a schoolboy. As a result, fear ruled the day. Most people realized the necessity of self-censorship and generally kept their mouths shut politically, unless they had something positive to say.
Anyone foolish enough to say something risky or tell an anti-Nazi joke in mixed company might get a knock on the door in the middle of the night or a tap on the shoulder while walking along the street. Letters were also sent out demanding an appearance at No. 8 Prinz Albrecht Strasse, the Gestapo headquarters in Berlin, to answer a few questions. The Gestapo prison center in Berlin (the Columbia-Haus) became notorious as a place where pedestrians strolling outside the building could hear screaming coming from inside.
Reiterated from above….
Tapper’s estimation, then, the White House is “muddying the waters” between criticism and actual falsehoods in citing this particular study as an “attack,” when independent sources have proven that it is simply not true.
Saying that Obama is a big spender is not an “attack;” it is simply stating the facts.
The Obama campaign wants you to spy on others………and report to them.
Are the Obama tactics teetering on the precipice of being Anti-American?
An Excerpt from a blog I posted back in 2008
The most hypocritical statement I have heard lately was that Fox News was not “fair and balanced.” That makes me just laugh myself to tears. The main MSM’s of CNN, NBC, MSNBC, ABC, CBS have basically been bought off to make sure nothing bad or curious about Obama gets to the eyes and ears of America! To prove my point, any of you reading this: Do you know these people or names? Dr. Al-Mansour, Marilyn Katz, Penny Pritzer, Norm Chomsky, Carl Davidson, Tom Hayden, Michael Klonsky, John McKnight, Valerie Jarrett, Rashid Khalidi, Robert Malley, James Zogby, Raila Odinga, The Midwest Academy, The Gamaliel Foundation, Heather Booth, George Soros, Auchi, Mayor Daley of Chicago, The New Party……just to name a few. If you are at a loss, I suggest you either look them up or stop being blind! And I mean BEFORE November 4, 2008. There is a wealth of knowledge on the internet. Try Googling one of the names above and put Obama after, for example: Marilyn Katz Obama just like that and hit enter. America has already heard about the Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn connections to Obama; I have blogged a timeline to prove he is not just “a man in my neighborhood”, Tony Rezko, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Jr. I am talking about thepeople you don’t know about.
That is if you can just take the time to VET who Obama “really” is. What his true plans for America are!
It has been hinted that he is promoting a Socialism agenda. He is, but he is pushing the “far left” Socialism agenda. Let me give you a hint: The Socialism party is also known as the “Workers Party”. Focus word isworkers. Even Michelle Obama hinted at this at the rally in North Carolina. “Barack will not allow you to go back to the lives you knew, uniformed, unengaged.” also this: “In order for Barack to get the programs he needs, some Americans will have to give up their pieces of pie so other’s can have more.” Even Barack Obama has hinted at a National Civilian Security Force (as large as and funded as well as our military?) at a rally in Colorado. What does he need this civilian security force for? Now because this has been brought up, he mentions “volunteerism” like a national Peace Corps. He promises our youth a college education, BUT they will be required to volunteer in a “civil service duty” capacity. A question here would be: Who is paying for this college education? College is not free, so will our colleges be nationalized?No freedom of college choice anymore? You will go to college for a specific degree for national duty? Obama’s Healthcare program is nothing more than “socialized” medicine. We will see a decline in the amount of Medical School graduates. Why? Because they will not be able to start a practice where they want to. The government will tell them what they can practice and where. Kind of in the fashion of “spreading the wealth.”The major Unions of America, AFL-CIO, SEIU, AFSCME are all Socialized. Their presidents like Andy Stern are all part of the Democratic Socialists of America. Why do you think they are working to take away “secret balloting” of whether to unionize companies? Voting will then turn to “vocal” balloting. If you vote against unionizing, would there be retribution against you? My guess would be a resounding, YES. The workers union.Obama’s connections to Louis Farrakhan. The Nation of Islam. The one that has called Obama the “Messiah.” Louis Farrakhan has even mentioned that Obama has awakened our youth. “And when the Messiah speaks, they listen.” What does Michelle Obama say about this? Something to the effect that Louis Farrakhan came out and supported Barack too soon. Too soon?
The connections to Dr. Al-Mansour. This should be a wake up call if nothing else. The one that says, “Cut off the noses and ears of the white man, take off his skin…kill them.” All in the name of God….. Go to UTube and put in his name and just watch one of the videos where he speaks of Apartheid and the white man. He is connected to Obama. Sutton, who was the lawyer for the Black Panther Party, stated in a video recently that Obama received a letter of recommendation from John L. McKnight of the Gamaliel Foundation as well as a letter of recommendation from Dr. Al-Mansour for Obama to go to Harvard. Add to this between Dr. Al-Mansour and a Saudi Arabian billionaire, Obama had his Harvard education paid for; no student loan as Obama speaks about.
There have been hints that Obama really wants to promote a Islamo-fascist doctrine if he should become POTUS. Connections to Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Jr. who preaches Socialism minus scripture; ties to Africa and Khadafy (Muslim), Louis Farrakhan (Muslim), etc. African theology a la James Cone is basically black Muslim teachings. I don’t mean the passive Muslim teachings either….. Remember the words of Wright: “Rich white people”, “Economic justice”, “Economic redistribution”…. “God damn AmeriKKKa”….Raila Odinga, Obama’s supposed cousin that promotes Islamo-fascism in Kenya, (that he campaigned for in 2006) and wants to invoke Sharia Law. These ARE connections to Barack Obama. Does this give you pause? It should! I don’t believe for a second that either Barack OR Michelle could sit in the Trinity United Church of Christ for twenty years and NOT hear one word of malfeasance against America! Barack helped funnel money through the Woods Foundation to this church. There are hints that Barack helped with a grant to give this church 15 MILLION dollars in government grant money to this church. Yes America, the preacher that damns America has received millions of taxpayer money with the help of Barack Obama.Young children singing praises for Obama’s Hope and Change. Middle school boys dressed in camouflage stomping and chanting about Obama. Theyouth: Remember what I said about Louis Farrakhan’s praises of the Messiah? UTube has the videos of this.
Obama’s promises to America. Has anyone really asked him what his visions for America really are? I liken Obama to a “snake oil salesman”: one who will speak what he thinks they want to hear, yet hides his trueagenda. With the “Progressives” in Congress (Socialists within the Democratic Party) gaining power this election season and they hope to have 60 seats in the Senate in November to fight filibustering on legislation; anything Obama wants……
Our Constitution already in jeopardy. The Firstamendment has been violated with suppression of the real news about Obama being emitted. Now Nancy Pelosi (Socialist) wants to renew the Fairness Doctrine which in turn will suppress any “violations” of what they want you to hear. The Second amendment of the right to bear arms has been tested by Obama in reference to the Washington, D.C. gun legislation; with his statement of rural America clinging to their “guns and religion”. Those of us that have registered guns will have them “collected.” The Nineteenth amendment of voter’s rights and free and fair elections is being tested through the ACORN investigation. Are you getting the picture yet America? Will our Constitution, written by the founding fathers be replaced for a manifesto?Will there be another Civil War in America’s history? One of Patriots against Socialism? Is this the Change Obama speaks about? Remember the words of previous patriots for America. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Judge not a man by the color of his skin, but of his Character within. Or Patrick Henry: I have but one life to give for my country;give me liberty or give me death