Every time someone says/does something he doesn’t like, he doesn’t discuss or argue, he tries to shut them up. Look at how hard he worked to silence Governor Palin from the Iran rally this week. But that wasn’t the first time. When a group called the American Issues Project launched an ad talking about the Illinois Senator’s unexplained links to terrorist Bill Ayers. Senator Obama has responded with his own ad which is fine but that’s only half the story. He sent a letter to the DOJ asking for an investigation then pressured stations not to run the ad threatening them with letters to their advertisers etc.
Now the Senator is attacking the First Amendment again. He has sent a cease and desist letter to TV stations that MIGHT run the a new anti-Obama commercial created by the NRA.:
Obama Campaign Threatens Legal Action Over NRA Ads
Thursday, September 25, 2008 Fairfax, VA-Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign has sent threatening letters to news agencies in Pennsylvania and Ohio to stop airing ads exposing his anti-gun record sponsored by the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF). The kicker? NRA-PVF’s Ohio’s ads have not yet begun running. “Barack Obama and his campaign are terrified of the truth,” declared Chris W. Cox, Chairman of NRA-PVF. “Sen. Obama’s statements and support for restricting access to firearms, raising taxes on guns and ammunition and voting against the use of firearms for self-defense in the home are a matter of public record. NRA-PVF will make sure that everyone knows of Obama’s abysmal record on guns and hunting.” The Obama campaign sent cease and desist letters to news outlets in Pennsylvania and Ohio, denouncing the ads and demanding their removal from the airwaves. All stations where NRA-PVF has purchased or plans to purchase ads have been provided with documented evidence of Sen. Obama’s anti-gun record. Obama Campaign Cease and Desist Letter NRA-PVF Response Memo NRA-PVF Response to Washington Post “fact check” “Barack Obama would be the most anti-gun president in our nation’s history. That’s the truth,” concluded Cox. “NRA-PVF has the facts on our side. No amount of running from or lying about his record and then intimidating news outlets in the hope of deceiving American gun owners and hunters is going to work. Those strong arm tactics may work in Chicago, but not in Pennsylvania and Ohio, and not as long as NRA-PVF has anything to say about it.”