Want to know what happens when a Chicago machine politician like Barack Obama, with a hatchet man like David Axelrod, decides to create an "enemies list"?
Here's your answer, via excerpts from Daniel Halper's piece at weeklystandard.com. The bold print is mine:
Businessman Frank Vandersloot, the CEO of Melaleuca, has been targeted by the Obama campaign after donating money to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. "Three weeks ago, an Obama campaign website, 'Keeping GOP Honest,' took the extraordinary step of publicly naming and assailing eight private citizens backing Mr. Romney," Kim Strassel of the Wall Street Journal reported. "Titled 'Behind the curtain: a brief history of Romney's donors,' the post accused the eight of being 'wealthy individuals with less-than-reputable records.' Mr. VanderSloot was one of the eight, smeared particularly as being 'litigious, combative and a bitter foe of the gay rights movement.'"
"Those people that I know well weren't affected by this [attack]," said Vandersloot. "But for people who didn't know me, who are members of our business or customers, and they were reading this, then we got a barrage of phone calls of people cancelling their customer memberships with us."
Mr VanderSloot claims to have lost hundreds of customers due to this thuggish campaign of intimidation by Obama & Co.
Now, grow old waiting for virtually any mainstream media to condemn the campaign for engaging in this despicable activity, or conducting their own investigations on the Obama "enemies list".
No, no, no. That's not going to happen. Not if it will hurt re-election prospects for their lord and savior, Barack Obama.