In East Asia, South America, and Africa third world despots run kleptocracies and routinely use government to harass, bully, and intimidate their opponents. It is a standard Marxist practice of Robert Mugabe, Hugo Chavez, Karimov of Uzbekistan and their ilk. Should the American public elect Barack Obama President, we are already getting a glimpse of what his administration would be like.
In Missouri, Democrat party officials who also serve as prosecutors and sheriffs have threatened to arrest and try any person who “misrepresents” Barack Obama. Thus far there have been no arrests or prosecutions relating to people innocently mentioning an email that suggested Obama is a closet Muslim. Thus far.
In Ohio, Joe Wurzelbacher a/k/a Joe the Plumber happened to be standing in his front yard one morning when Barack Obama decided on an impromptu photo op. There in the plumber’s yard the fairy tale “The Emperor’s New Clothes” sprang to life. Barack Obama told Joe the Obama administration would “spread the wealth around.” Like the child pointing out the emperor’s nakedness, Joe pointed out Obama’s socialism and it clicked with people.
Naturally, Joe had to be destroyed. The Ohio press is reporting Democrat officials improperly accessed government data about Joe the Plumber in order to smear him on behalf of the Obama campaign. (Thankfully, because the rule of law still exists in Ohio, the person who improperly searched government data may, according to reports yesterday, be prosecuted.) But Joe’s DMV records were looked at, his tax records were looked at, and his child support records were looked at. None of the looking was legal, but it did not matter. Joe became a threat that had to be destroyed.
Also in Ohio, student reporters for a collegiate news service are getting harassed by Barack Obama’s legal team. The reporters discovered wholesale voter fraud in Ohio, documented it, and reported it. Next thing they knew. Barack Obama’s lawyers decided to threaten them and suggested the students would have their voter registrations questioned if they did not stop.
In Northern Virginia, an enclave of Republicans had their neighborhood savaged by thugs. People who had McCain-Palin signs in their yards found foul language spray painted on their houses. The neighborhood signage was ruined. It is all part of a third-world despot vibe that runs through the Obama campaign. The violence is more at home in Robert Mugabe’s paradise of hyper-inflation than the United States.
In Georgia, a young man named Zach Johnson became worried by the lack of police preparation for what could happen if Barack Obama won or lost. He sent an email to members of the Macon, Georgia city council from his work email address. He happens to work for a Georgia state senator. Zach made sure everyone knew it was his own opinion. In fact, his boss had been in Beijing, China and knew nothing about the email. Nonetheless, Democrats in Georgia immediately began throwing out the race card, suggesting Zach and his boss were participating in an effort of fear and intimidation against black voters. The Senate Minority Leader seems intent on demanding Zach’s job for asking a question many other people are asking — will there be riotous celebrations or anger depending on what happens to Obama on election night.
Michael Barone suggested we are witnessing the rise of Obama’s thugocracy. He is most likely right. The damage the Obama campaign is inflicting on innocent people who merely question the candidate will be nothing compared to what Obama does if he grasps the reins of power.