One must always remember that Obama is first and foremost and attorney specializing in punitive and militant litigation. Trust in democracy has never been a core component of Barack Obama’s political strategy.
When running for State Senator, Obama used the Illinois court system to challenge the validity of ballot petition signatures for his opponents, resulting in their exclusion from the ballot and allowing him to run unopposed in the primary. He wouldn’t have won otherwise, not against his own mentor Alice Palmer and Jesse Jackson Jr..
Now, in 2008 Obama is facing a – to him – surprising difficult race for the US presidency. His ties to ACORN and their voter registration fraud have hurt him in key battleground states. Federal investigators are currently reviewing the situation to determine the extent of the crimes committed and who will be charged with those grievous offenses.
What is Sen. Obama’s response? It is the response that one would expect from him. He’s decided to attempt to use the US Congress’ Special Prosecutor to attack the entire GOP and the current US administration in a hope that it will deflect attention away from his connections to ACORN.
Charging that the FBI probe of ACORN represents an “unholy alliance” between Republican operatives and potentially illegal conduct by law enforcement targeting voter fraud, the Obama campaign demanded Friday that the U.S. special prosecutor looking into the U.S. attorneys scandal investigate the matter.
General counsel Bob Bauer sent a letter to Atty. Gen. Michael Mukasey charging that coordinated “misconduct” by McCain campaign representatives and GOP officials were relevant to the special prosecutor’s work, because the activities may relate to the dismissal of seven U.S. attorneys in late 2006.
The letter requests that the special prosecutor’s inquiry “include a review of any involvement by Justice Dept. and White House officials in supporting the McCain-Palin campaign [and RNC’s] systematic development and dissemination of unsupported, spurious allegations of vote fraud.”
To advance the effort, the Obama campaign convened a conference call with national reporters, though Friday afternoon is not a time that campaigns usually push priority messages.
— Ari Melber
The Washington Independent
In key swing states Obama has set up “Truth Squads” composed of law enforcement officers and high profile prosecutors to intimidate any media outlet that airs or publishes any article critical of Sen. Obama that they – Obama and his Truth Squads – feel is false or misleading.
In these same states, states where both local and federal law enforcement and election officials have found gross evidence of rampant voter registration fraud by Obama’s associates, Obama wants US Special Prosecutor, Nora Dannehy to silence Obama’s opposition and if possible remove them from the ballot.
Obama is an lawyer. He has, does and will continue to wield the law as so many lawyers do – as a weapon swung in his interests and without regard for what is right or wrong. After all he is his own client and he is bound to do anything and everything to further the aims of his client – himself.