Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Preview of the Coming Obama Police State?

In addition to the Obamessiah trying to silence political critics, now the stormtroopers of the Denver Police are arresting news producers who dare film Dem fat cats purchasing power.

Police in Denver arrested an ABC News producer today as he and a camera crew were attempting to take pictures on a public sidewalk of Democratic Senators and VIP donors leaving a private meeting at the Brown Palace Hotel.

Police on the scene refused to tell ABC lawyers the charges against the producer, Asa Eslocker, who works with the ABC News investigative unit.

A police official later told lawyers for ABC News that Eslocker is being charged with trespass, interference, and failure to follow a lawful order. He also said the arrest followed a signed complaint from the Brown Palace Hotel.

Eslocker was put in handcuffs and loaded in the back of a police van which headed for a nearby police station.
This has got to put the Treason Media in a odd spot. If they publicize this event, it may reflect badly for their Anointed One, but the alternative is to be suppressed and imprisoned at the whim of a monster they created. Nice.

Schadenfreude: It's not just for breakfast anymore!

Someone already Dugg it, but I added on this comment:
This is a sneak preview of the coming Obama Police State if he gets elected. I wonder how many Diggers who crapped their Underoos when Dubya had people tossed out of his crowds will remain silent when it's *their guy* acting as if he's Fidel Castro.
The Big He speaks tonight and Hillary has reportedly released her delegates to vote for the Obamessiah if they so choose. Big fun coming tonight!

UPDATE: Power Line agrees:
Another instance of the Democrats' effort to suppress inconvenient First Amendment rights occurred in Denver today, when policemen arrested an ABC newsman, Asa Eslocker, whose camera crew, on a public sidewalk, was photographing Democratic Senators and VIP donors leaving a private meeting at the Brown Palace Hotel. If you follow the link above, you can see shocking footage of the ABC reporter being arrested for crossing the Democratic Party.

Will expressing conservative political opinions and taking pictures on a public sidewalk--pictures that are inconvenient for the Democratic Party--result in jail terms when Barack Obama is President? If Obama has his way, the answer appears to be Yes.
I wonder if Obama will say tomorrow to his chanting Nuremberg crowds, "Can we imprison all enemies of the state for their heresies against me, your noble Savior? YES WE CAN!!!"

ANOTHER UPDATE: Red State notes the incident and opines:
In the fevered imaginations of modern American liberals, Republicans (in particular, George W. Bush) have been hard at work these last 8 years silencing dissent, blackholing the press, and shipping everyone who disagrees with them off to Gitmo. Of course, this notion is ludicrous. One need look no farther than the editors and publishers of the New York Times, who today walk the streets as free men (publishing self-laudatory books about their heroic exploits) despite publishing news stories on at least two highly classified Bush administration intelligence-gathering programs.

Over the course of the last two weeks, I hope the media have caught on to a simple, basic fact: no American politician in the last generation has been more willing to utilize intimidation and abuse of the Court system to silence and intimidate his political opponents and critics than Barack Obama. As noted yesterday, Obama and his legal advisor have a long history of threatening his political opponents with jail time for criticizing him based on spurious interpretations of election finance law. Currently, they have not once but twice sought to have the Department of Justice criminally prosecute the producer and financier of the factually accurate ad tying Obama to terrorist Bill Ayers. As noted by one of the commenters to that piece, Obama's entire political career has been littered with foes who mysteriously found themselves either "disqualified" from being on the ballot due to Obama's machinations or discredited and scandalized due to information contained in sealed court documents (e.g., divorce records).

So what do you think, media? How do you fancy the prospects of an Obama Presidency now? It's been a pretty good run for you this last 8 years, the way you've made a cottage industry of exploiting leaks in the Bush administration and shining the harsh glare of truth on the war (until the truth became "we're winning," of course, but I'm not telling you how to do your job)...How do you want to spend the next 8 years? Are you ready to start worrying that if you cover the wrong story, some redneck cigar-smoking (gasp) sherriff is going to handcuff you, throw you in the back of a patrol car, and not even tell you what the charges are?

The evidence is piling up that this would be life in an Obama Presidency. The question is whether you're interested in continuing to help create it.
The irony is that if the Treason Media suddenly develops a conscience and a sense of civic responsibility, they won't be able to blow the whistle on Obama's Gestapo tactics because to speak against the throne is a death sentence and these guys aren't in it to be martyrs, ya dig?

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