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September 20, 2008

Obama Thugs Threatened to Yank Group's Tax-Exempt Status Unless They Disinvited Palin
Plus: My First Official Non-Ironic Important Action Alert and Pretty Vicious Rant

At this point I suppose it's absurd to ask why the media isn't interested in such McCarthyesque abuse of power. They can dedicate dozens of reporters to Sarah Palin's supposed abuse of power, but when thug lawyers attached to the Obama campaign begin making threats to use the IRS against organizations unless they fall in line, the media yawns.

He's just "getting in their faces," you know. He's black. Since he has to overcome the inherent racism of US voters, he's allowed to do whatever he wants, no matter how corrupt or creepily illegal.

So another abuse goes unreported.

At least Bill Clinton waited until he was actually president before setting the IRS after political opponents. Barack Obama isn't even waiting for the first debates.

The right blogosphere -- that would be you -- needs a paradigm shift. For a long time we've resisted the activist side of things. Or most of us have, anyway. Many of us are not really comfortable pushing politics on other people.

Including me, and look what I do for a living.

As much as this feels wrong and goes against our basic inclinations, we (and by we I mean you again) have to start getting active -- and annoying. Stories like this have to be emailed to friends. A lot of friends. Not just the Republican ones who may be interested. The Democratic and independent friends who will probably be annoyed to get this kind of a story in their email.

But they do need to start getting them.

Because the media is not going to report these stories. It's that simple. They have decided that this is probably the last election they can possibly rig through their corrupt reportage (and nonreportage), and they've decided they're all-in on this one. What little credibility they have left, they will spend it all to insure as best they can the inauguration of President Barack Hussein Obama.

As Bush said so long ago, "We've earned some political capital. Now we're going to spend it." The media hasn't earned theirs, but what they have left, they're spending it. All of it. This election.

We need then to make our own channels of dissemination of information. The media has choked off all the usual channels, so we must improvise and use the tools we have.

And that's email. And word of mouth.

Not "getting in their faces," as Obama says, but no longer meekly accepting the media as the sole gatekeeper of information transmission, either.

The left has been doing this for years -- and they hardly even needed to, given the fact the media is more excited about President Barack Hussein Obama than the netroots themselves.

If we want to win this thing, we need to do likewise. We don't want to do it. We feel odd about it. We feel, actually, kind of ridiculous about it. But it does need to be done.

The media has made its stance clear. There's no longer any point complaining about it or mocking them. They don't care. They're perfectly willing to take this last hit to their credibility.

We need to become the media now. We need to route around the dead circuits. We need to displace them, once and for all.

Just Got an Email from Joe Biden: No, really.

Talk to undecided voters Our team has built a tool called Neighbor to Neighbor that lets you tap into the power of this grassroots movement right from your home.

You can reach out to potential supporters by making phone calls at any time that's convenient for you.

Take this election into your own hands right now by signing up and talking to voters in a crucial battleground state about Barack and our campaign for change.

Right now, this race is neck-and-neck.

And it's all going to come down to what supporters like you do -- or don't do -- in these last 45 days.

The events of the past week have really put into focus what this election is all about.

The failed economic policies of the past eight years have hurt American workers and put our economy on shaky ground. We're up against an opponent who not only supports those policies, but is so out of touch that he actually believes "the fundamentals of our economy are strong."

Millions of Americans are counting on Barack and me to defeat John McCain and deliver the change this country needs -- but we can't do it alone.

Each of us needs to do our part. What's going to win this election for us is organizing on the ground, person-to-person, and growing this movement.

Reach out now to potential supporters and do your part to change this country and move us in a new direction:

Bringing fundamental change to Washington is a big challenge -- but it's never been more important.

Thank you for being part of this movement and working hard to make this country better for all Americans.



If you want to help fight the nutroots, you can sign up to do a bit of phone-banking for McCain.

Oh: I'm told that we have no proof the lawyers making the threats were formally associated with the Obama campaign.

At the moment, no we don't. But we know damn well they are Obama supporters, and we know the Lightworker has instructed his cultists to "get into their faces."

If those making the threats want to disprove a direct connection to Obama, they can come out of the shadows and make the case they were acting "independently."

But if they're going to do this covertly -- and the media is not going to pursue the story -- I'm comfortable in making all adverse assumptions against the Obama campaign.

That's actually a fair doctrine. If those actually in possession of relevant information refuse to disclose it, the public -- the jury -- is justified in assuming the hidden information is adverse to the parties involved.

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