Group asks the DOJ to investigate how Obama campaign obtained stolen tax returns
On March 30th the Human Rights Campaign and the Huffington Post both published portions of The National Organization for Marriage’s confidential tax return in an attempt to expose people–primarily Mitt Romney–who have donated to the pro traditional marriage organization.
It goes without saying that stealing a tax return and publishing it is a crime, and NOM has asked Eric Holder’s Department of Injustice to investigate and prosecute whoever it is who is responsible for this crime. And that is where the story gets real interesting because it takes on added significance when you take into account one of Barack Obama’s reelection campaign co-chairs, Joe Solmonese, just happens to run Human Rights Campaign–the organization which first published the tax returns.
We have an organization which is run by Barack Obama’s reelection campaign co-chair publishing stolen tax returns in an attempt to expose causes that another candidate donated to in an attempt to alienate that candidate with a certain segment of the people, do we really expect Eric Holder to investigate this? Think New Black Panthers and voter intimidation.
Even if Joe Solmonese is investigated for this I expect him to use the same I-don’t-know-what-anyone-underneath-me-is-doing defense that Eric Holder has been using in the Fast and Furious scandal. And I could accept that argument because it is likely this could have been done without his knowledge–although it would be an amazing coincidence that the man he is helping to reelect benefitted from an article posted by an organization he runs–if it weren’t for the fact that this type of behavior seems to be an emerging pattern and an acceptable tactic by Barack Obama’s campaign.
As Larry from Political Realities reported yesterday: Keeping GOP Honest published a story which listed a couple of Mitt Romney’s donors and went on the attack against these people. These were private citizens–not public figures–whose only crime is that they became wealthy and didn’t donate to the right candidate. (Wasn’t it Democrats who said Sandra Fluke was a private citizen and should be left alone? Just asking.)
Keeping GOP Honest is paid for by Obama for America, a Barack Obama reelection campaign organization, do you see a pattern here? It appears as if the Obama campaign is in the process of creating an enemies list and that list includes private United States citizens who have chosen to either donate to Mitt Romney, or other Republican candidates and causes. And nothing is off-limits, even publishing stolen tax returns.
And apparently anyone can be a target; if you are donating to the wrong people the Obama campaign has no problem with looking into your background to see if there is anything there they can use against Mitt Romney by attacking you–it also serves as a nice little intimidation tactic for future donations. It is now quite evident that there is no limit to the depths Barack Obama and his campaign will sink to in order to discredit the accomplishments of private citizens if he feels it will help him retain power.
Private citizens are now legitimate targets.