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October 27, 2008

Government Data Accessed in Campaign to Smear Joe the Plumber

Here's another foretaste of life in Obama Nation. Joe the Plumber challenged The One's Marxist economic plans and came to symbolize the normal hard-working Americans who would be crushed so that Obama can "spread the wealth around." As punishment, the Obamedia has crawled over Joe Wurzelbacher's life like a plague of cockroaches, waggling its antennae for any information that might discredit him or besmirch his character. Obama hasn't even been elected, but already help appears to be coming from government sources:

Information on Wurzelbacher was accessed by accounts assigned to the office of Ohio Attorney General Nancy H. Rogers, the Cuyahoga County Child Support Enforcement Agency and the Toledo Police Department.
It has not been determined who checked on Wurzelbacher, or why. Direct access to driver's license and vehicle registration information from BMV computers is restricted to legitimate law enforcement and government business.

Observes Paul Lindsay of the McCain campaign:

It's outrageous to see how quickly Barack Obama's allies would abuse government power in an attempt to smear a private citizen who dared to ask a legitimate question.

Given that lawyers are a core constituency of the Democrat Party, character assassination tactics aren't terribly surprising. But Obama's "by any means necessary" ideological background makes the potential for government abuse alarming. Already we've seen official truth squads intimidating citizens into keeping their mouths shut if they have nothing adulatory to say about the Moonbat Messiah, and bureauweenies have attempted to drive Wurzelbacher out of business. Shrillary's infamous misuse of FBI files will look like a minor indiscretion compared to what we could expect from an Obama regime.

Joe the Plumber must be taught a lesson for objecting to socialism.

On a tip from Rob Banks.

Posted by Van Helsing at October 27, 2008 1:06 PM


Expect more on CBS 3's reporters being dragged through the mud.

Posted by: bwahahahahah` at October 27, 2008 2:36 PM

Well...when the campaign itself talks about "Truth Squads" and "targeting" civilians who "lie" about Obama, and it's backed up by members of those Squads being officers of the court and sheriffs, then is it a surprise they'll take it further?

The guy isn't even in OFFICE yet. Free speech will only be for "Environmentalists" and "Tree Sitters" and Communists and anarchists and "Community Organizers". Talk radio: dead. Internet: neutral (i.e. dead). All other media? As were Pravda and TASS, an official organ of the government.

Oh comrads, this is going to be very much like Stalin's Russia. The Ten Commandments will be amended to read "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors collective farm."


Posted by: matt at October 27, 2008 4:04 PM

Hmmm. Who kept bringing his name up? McCain! He should have left the guy in peace.

Posted by: Anonymous at October 27, 2008 4:07 PM

So, Anonymous... you don't have any trouble with them going after the guy, just the fact that McCain mentioned him?

Posted by: Thulsa Doom at October 27, 2008 4:14 PM

How will the resurrected "Fairness Doctrine" affect bloggers? Will we have to have an automatic delete button take over if we don't balance our posts? That ought to be fun to police!

Posted by: Ted at October 27, 2008 4:29 PM

Actually I do have a problem with it. But they wouldn't have if McCain hadn't hammered it and hammered it and hammered it and hammered it and hammered and hammered and hammered it and ... well you get the idea.

Funny thing is, Joe is endorsing Ron Paul. And McCain was so "there" for him! Shame.

Posted by: Anonymous at October 27, 2008 4:37 PM

Ha! He's not really endorsing Ron Paul.

Posted by: Anonymous at October 27, 2008 4:40 PM

You're either a communist, or an idiot. Either way, you are UNAWARE of it.

Posted by: KHarn at October 27, 2008 7:09 PM

From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his needs; to all, a warning that those who question their new Marxist overlords will be destroyed.

Posted by: Pam at October 27, 2008 7:17 PM

Anonymous, accessing DMV records for any reason other than law enforcement or official government business is against the law. So the amount of times Joe's name was invoked by McCain or anyone else is irrelevant.

Joe asked a question and Obama's true thought process slipped out. We can't have that in our new Hope 'n Change Utopia.

Posted by: Pam at October 27, 2008 7:23 PM

Right on both counts, Pam.

Hey anon...seriously...go back to the Daily Kos, OK? Because you communist bastards are starting to piss me off. Smug, self-righteous, condescending...really full of themselves. I would love to see your sneering face telling me this stuff in person. At the risk of my freedom, I would wipe that sneer right off your face, if for no other reason than for the memory of my father (Staff Sgt. United States Army Air Forces, China, India, Burma theater [Ret.].)

Posted by: matt at October 27, 2008 7:32 PM

Violence is not the answer. Is that what we can expect if McCain doesn't win?

Posted by: Anonymous at October 27, 2008 8:39 PM

I think you should listen to the full conversation. It sounds like some of you are only hearing the sound bites the news station offered. Go to YouTube and listen to the whole thing.

You may still disagree with him. But I think the argument is not about whether or not we get taxed because we will be taxed no matter who is in office. Obama is no more a socialist than any president who levies taxes. The argument is where the money will be spent. You believe him to be a socialist because he wants to give money to social programs.

In reality, socialism is about enterprise - controlling the market. So, the take over of the banks is socialism. Levying taxes and spending them is just the way we have always paid for and run our government.

Posted by: Anonymous at October 27, 2008 9:04 PM

"Violence is not the answer. Is that what we can expect if McCain doesn't win?"


If McCain loses I expect that in some parts of the country complete bedlam will result. Obamunists will attempt to sieze their "just reparations".

Hide and watch.

For us normal folks - for all Americans - this is a "no win - no win" scenario.

Personally; I'm buying more ammo over the weekend. If I'm wrong, deer and doves will suffer and my freezer will be full for the depression.

Posted by: Anti-Obamunist at October 27, 2008 10:02 PM

I see...violence is only tolerated if it's from the left (anyone heard of Bill Ayers? He's RESPECTED and he tried to KILL PEOPLE).

No, you leftist creeps have nothing to fear from the right as long as you don't start anything. But you will. You always do. It begins with wise-ass attitude and escalates to Ayers-like "direct action".

As for "Obama is no more socialist than any President who levies taxes"...first, Obama isn't President yet (I know it's hard for the left to believe we actually are going to bother with a vote), second, Presidents don't levy taxes, third, to say Obama isn't socialist is akin to saying Hitler wasn't an anti-Semite.

Why are you lefties so ashamed of what you believe in? YOU'RE SOCIALISTS. BE PROUD OF IT, COMRAD.

Posted by: matt at October 27, 2008 10:56 PM

My above comments are directed at Anon 8:39 and 9"04 p.m., not Anti-O.

Posted by: matt at October 27, 2008 10:59 PM

Actually I do have a problem with it. But they wouldn't have if McCain hadn't hammered it and hammered it and hammered it and hammered it and hammered and hammered and hammered it and ... well you get the idea.

Funny thing is, Joe is endorsing Ron Paul. And McCain was so "there" for him! Shame.

Posted by: Anonymous at October 27, 2008 4:37 PM

Yeah. McCain should be smart enough by now to realize that lefties like you are unhinged sickos who will do anything to achieve your ends and destroy those who oppose you. More fool him, I guess.

Posted by: mandible claw at October 28, 2008 12:26 AM

Oh please people your "socialist" or "communist" attacks are sooooo tiresome, hysterical and absurd. Obama is not a communist. The accusation is downright silly and simply highlights the weakness of the Republican platform.

And anyway isn't a Republican sponsered corporate bail-out "redistribution of wealth" of the highest order? I say the current Republican admin is much much closer to using "socialist" tactics to solve problems then Obama.

But then again, you are blind.

Posted by: Anonymous at October 28, 2008 1:06 AM

by the way Sarah Palin happens to be Governor of the most socialist state in America. Check this out:

"For her part, Sarah Palin, who has lately taken to calling Obama “Barack the Wealth Spreader,” seems to be something of a suspect character herself. She is, at the very least, a fellow-traveller of what might be called socialism with an Alaskan face. The state that she governs has no income or sales tax. Instead, it imposes huge levies on the oil companies that lease its oil fields. The proceeds finance the government’s activities and enable it to issue a four-figure annual check to every man, woman, and child in the state. One of the reasons Palin has been a popular governor is that she added an extra twelve hundred dollars to this year’s check, bringing the per-person total to $3,269. A few weeks before she was nominated for Vice-President, she told a visiting journalist—Philip Gourevitch, of this magazine—that “we’re set up, unlike other states in the union, where it’s collectively Alaskans own the resources. So we share in the wealth when the development of these resources occurs.” Perhaps there is some meaningful distinction between spreading the wealth and sharing it (“collectively,” no less), but finding it would require the analytic skills of Karl the Marxist." ♦

Posted by: Anonymous at October 28, 2008 1:46 AM

That's not socialism, that's just the state being a steward of the resources that exist in public property. They could sell the land or mineral rights outright to the oil companies, or, as they're doing, sell the oil. The money the state of Alaska is receiving from this is in excess of its operating costs, enough so that income and sales taxes are not necessary to fund the government. Yet still there is a surplus, so it's distributed to the citizens. It's more like the state is running at a profit and has a negative tax rate as a result. Certainly nothing to do with collectivizing the means of production or redistributing wealth.

Posted by: Mr Evilwrench at October 28, 2008 3:41 AM

Whoever wins, we could very well see violence.
If Obama wins, his supporters will engage in gleeful looting and rioting to celebrate, similar to the riots that sometimes break out in cities when a local football or basketball team wins a major game, though on a much larger scale.
If McCain wins, the Obammunists will be enraged, and go out to destroy as much as possible in riots more on par with what happened in LA after the Rodney King verdict.

Posted by: Adam at October 28, 2008 4:14 AM

There is a considerable difference between people sharing the proceeds from natural resource extraction and the government confiscating the money people earn by working and investing and showering it on those who do neither.

A distinction that is lost on the type of idiot, cowardly, anonymous trolls that pop up on this site.

Posted by: V the K at October 28, 2008 4:48 AM

Is McCain channeling Joe McCarthy? Is Michele Bachman looking forward to heading the House Un-American Activities Committee?

Executive power to wire tap without a court order is the first step. Oh, yeah, Bush did that already.

How about detention without charge is you are accused of being a terror suspect. They don't have to prove it just say it. Oh, yeah, Bush did that already.

Search warrants issued without judicial oversight? Oh, yeah, Bush did that already.

I'd say we are well on the way of the America you are so afraid of.

Posted by: Anonymous at October 28, 2008 6:29 AM

The funny part the Democratically controlled Congress gave Bush the powers decried by the left. Maybe they were planning ahead for the Obama administration. Obama will probably invite Hugo Chavez to the Whitehouse so Chavez can give him pointers on running a socialist utopia.

They should close Gitmo - after they shoot all the prisoners. Keeping these terrorists alive on the taxpayer dime is a waste of money. Interrogate them in the field then dispose of them if they are guilty. Or just plain shoot first and ask questions later.

Posted by: Anonymous at October 28, 2008 7:08 AM

The difference is, Bush used those powers to protect Americans against terrorists. The One will use them to protect himself from those who would ask questions.

It's telling that trolls oppose the former, and approve of the latter.

Posted by: V the K at October 28, 2008 7:25 AM

Not to mention that the Patriot acts are nothing to what was enacted under Woodrow Wilson during WWI, when there wasn't even a credible threat to the homeland. Plus, we haven't seen them used much, if you think about it. Hey, wasn't Wilson one of those pointy-headed ivory tower intellectual types, like, uh... wossname?

Posted by: Mr Evilwrench at October 28, 2008 7:58 AM

Joe the plumber is the latest, and hopefully the last in a long series of Barack Obama's victims. It seems that anyone who stands in his way gets exposed. When he was running for his Senate seat against Jack Ryan, sealed divorce papers detailing lurid events at sordid clubs appeared in the press. It wasn't even Jack who had them sealed, but his wife.

Posted by: James McEnanly at October 28, 2008 6:47 PM