Mommy I can see Nixon from my house!

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Mommy I can see Nixon from my house!

Remem­ber when every­one was con­vinced that George W. Bush was going become a dic­ta­tor and go after his opponents?

Ah how thing change in just a few years, the Wall Street Jour­nal via Tax Prof blog edi­to­ri­al­izes:

Democ­rats claim only to favor “dis­clo­sure” of donors, but their legal intim­i­da­tion attempts are the best argu­ment against dis­clo­sure. Lib­er­als want the names of busi­ness donors made pub­lic so they can become tar­gets of vil­i­fi­ca­tion with the goal of intim­i­dat­ing them into silence. A CEO or cor­po­rate board is likely to think twice about con­tribut­ing to a cam­paign fund if the IRS or pros­e­cu­tors might come call­ing. If Democ­rats can reduce busi­ness dona­tions in the next three weeks, they can limit the num­ber of GOP chal­lengers with a chance to win and reduce Demo­c­ra­tic Con­gres­sional losses. …

Faced with elec­toral repu­di­a­tion as the pub­lic turns against their agenda, Democ­rats are unleash­ing gov­ern­ment power to silence their polit­i­cal oppo­nents. Instead of pil­ing on, the press corps ought to blow the whis­tle on this attempt to sti­fle polit­i­cal speech. This is one more lib­eral abuse of power that vot­ers should con­sider as they head to the polls.

As DaScienceGuy notes today:

In a five minute google search I found on a US Gov­ern­ment web­site (the FEC) a name under Pres­i­dent Obama’s dona­tors for the last pres­i­den­tial elec­tion. Has­san Nemazee. Too bad he is an Iran­ian cit­i­zen. But we will for­get that one.

I per­son­ally think Sam Ray­burn would be rolling in his grave.

Via Glenn who throws out this nugget

Just don’t com­plain when Pres­i­dent Palin starts the inves­ti­ga­tions in 2013

To steal a phrase Heh, Indeed!

Remember when everyone was convinced that George W. Bush was going become a dictator and go after his opponents?

Ah how thing change in just a few years, the Wall Street Journal via Tax Prof blog editorializes:

Democrats claim only to favor “disclosure” of donors, but their legal intimidation attempts are the best argument against disclosure. Liberals want the names of business donors made public so they can become targets of vilification with the goal of intimidating them into silence. A CEO or corporate board is likely to think twice about contributing to a campaign fund if the IRS or prosecutors might come calling. If Democrats can reduce business donations in the next three weeks, they can limit the number of GOP challengers with a chance to win and reduce Democratic Congressional losses. …

Faced with electoral repudiation as the public turns against their agenda, Democrats are unleashing government power to silence their political opponents. Instead of piling on, the press corps ought to blow the whistle on this attempt to stifle political speech. This is one more liberal abuse of power that voters should consider as they head to the polls.

As DaScienceGuy notes today:

In a five minute google search I found on a US Government website (the FEC) a name under President Obama’s donators for the last presidential election. Hassan Nemazee. Too bad he is an Iranian citizen. But we will forget that one.

I personally think Sam Rayburn would be rolling in his grave.

Via Glenn who throws out this nugget

Just don’t complain when President Palin starts the investigations in 2013

To steal a phrase Heh, Indeed!