Obama’s Enemies List
All you need to do to get on Obama’s enemies list is to donate to Romney… then he’ll publish your name publicly and call you names:
Richard Nixon’s “enemies list” appalled the country for the simple reason that presidents hold a unique trust. Unlike senators or congressmen, presidents alone represent all Americans. Their powers—to jail, to fine, to bankrupt—are also so vast as to require restraint. 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.”
The man is absolutely shameless. He truly thinks that he shouldn’t be held to any standards, because he is The Won.
Imagine if another Republican had followed in Nixon’s footsteps. What would the leftymedia’s response be? You would probably be able to hear their screams of outrage on Mars. But Obama? Crickets so far.
This actually goes back to one of my favorite political books, Thomas Sowell’s Vision of the Anointed. To paraphrase Sowell’s thesis, lefties believe they are Good People (the Anointed) because they believe what other Anointed Good People — in the media, of course — tell them to believe. Since they are Good People, by (their own) definition anyone who doesn’t believe exactly the same way they do is not merely wrong or mistaken, they are Evil People. Since they’ve been declared Evil People by the Anointed, it’s just fine to do things to them that even Nixon might have balked at.
We need to give Obama lots of free time to golf. He’s undeniably the worst president ever, even passing Carter with this little stunt.