You see? Ignore stories like that of the "Truth Squad", nothing happens. Expose them, express your outrage, PRESSURE elected officials to act, and you get a response much like this:
Gov. Matt Blunt Statement on Obama Campaign’s Abusive Use of Missouri Law Enforcement
JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Matt Blunt today issued the following statement on news reports that have exposed plans by U.S. Senator Barack Obama to use Missouri law enforcement to threaten and intimidate his critics.
“St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer, and Obama and the leader of his Missouri campaign Senator Claire McCaskill have attached the stench of police state tactics to the Obama-Biden campaign.
“What Senator Obama and his helpers are doing is scandalous beyond words, the party that claims to be the party of Thomas Jefferson is abusing the justice system and offices of public trust to silence political criticism with threats of prosecution and criminal punishment.
“This abuse of the law for intimidation insults the most sacred principles and ideals of Jefferson. I can think of nothing more offensive to Jefferson’s thinking than using the power of the state to deprive Americans of their civil rights. The only conceivable purpose of Messrs. McCulloch, Obama and the others is to frighten people away from expressing themselves, to chill free and open debate, to suppress support and donations to conservative organizations targeted by this anti-civil rights, to strangle criticism of Mr. Obama, to suppress ads about his support of higher taxes, and to choke out criticism on television, radio, the Internet, blogs, e-mail and daily conversation about the election.
“Barack Obama needs to grow up. Leftist blogs and others in the press constantly say false things about me and my family. Usually, we ignore false and scurrilous accusations because the purveyors have no credibility. When necessary, we refute them. Enlisting Missouri law enforcement to intimidate people and kill free debate is reminiscent of the Sedition Acts - not a free society.”
Let's hope the Governor also moves to punish Law Enforcement and any government official who participated in this scandal, if for no other reason, to prevent such an abuse of power from ever happening again.
Video added because some Obama supporters have stuck their fingers in their ears and are going, "LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, it isn't happening! LA, LA, LA, LA, This is a McCain attack! LA, LA, LA, LA, These are all lies - somebody prosecute them! LA, LA, LA, LA...!"
This is what the Missouri Governor is responding to:
Decide for yourself. Is this just a few citizens joining the Obama campaign, or is this an abuse of authority in attempting to intimidate Obama opponents?
As Gov. Matt Blunt stated: Obama and his cry-baby supporters need to grown up.