He has unleashed his lawyers on TV stations airing ads he doesn’t want the public to see and GOP donors he doesn’t want participating in the political process.
He has tried to shut down investigative journalists and radio talk show hosts.
He’s got a team of plumbers playing hardball with those who dare challenge his Holy Name.
He’s got a mob of “Action Wire” goons shouting down critics in every public space. (See Jim Treacher.)
And now, he’s urging all of his followers to get down, dirty, and “in your face:”
Barack Obama sharpened his attacks on John McCain and mocked the Republican’s recent calls for reform in two stops in Nevada on Wednesday after days of listening to nervous supporters fret about the Democrat’s chances of taking the White House.
…The feistier, more sarcastic tone came as worried Democrats urged Obama to get tougher and show more passion. Obama has tried to assure donors and voters that he’s been schooled by Chicago politics.
“I’m skinny but I’m tough,” he says…
…In Elko, Obama tried to anticipate his critics and called on the crowd of about 1,500 to sharpen their elbows, too.
“I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face,” he said.
Yep, a bunch of hysterical Obama cultists and ACORN riff-raff knocking on your door to shout Kossack talking points in your faces, accuse you of racism, call you unpatriotic for not bowing down and forking over more taxes to keep the Mother Ship afloat, and maybe threaten to hack your e-mail, too.
That’ll be persuasive.
By the way, the press report notes that there was a “crowd of about 1,500” at that Nevada rally. Looks like Obama imported some of them from California and offered housing/hotel incentives for them to get “face-to-face.” A reader forwarded the Obama campaign e-mail she received yesterday before Obama’s Nevada swing:
There are less than 50 days to go before November 4th, and Californians have a major role to play as we gear up for Election Day.
Supporters like you have stepped up at office openings and events across the state to declare your support for Barack and take an active role in the campaign. But to win this November, we must continue building our organization across California and keep bringing folks into our grassroots movement — not just here, but all over the country.
That’s why we need your help. As an Obama supporter in California, you can make a huge impact by traveling to Nevada to talk with voters about why Barack Obama and Joe Biden will bring the change we need.
We have a real shot to win in our neighbor state Nevada, but the race is extremely close and you could make the difference.
We are organizing a special trip for Californians travel to Nevada and grow our movement there. Will you take a short trip to Nevada to make a big difference for Barack?
John McCain has made it clear that he intends to continue George W. Bush’s failed policies. Just yesterday, he repeated his belief that “the fundamentals of our economy are strong.”
Here in California, we know that’s not the case. It shows how out of touch McCain is from what’s going on in the lives of ordinary Americans.
The past eight years have been devastating for families in Nevada, California, and across the country, and it’s time for us to say: Enough.
That’s why we’re going to be counting on supporters like you to take a leadership role and travel to Nevada, a crucial battleground, to spread Barack’s message of change.
Face-to-face contact with undecided voters is the single most effective way to grow this movement. No experience is required, and we’ll help you make the trip as easily as possible with either housing in Nevada or discounted group rates at an area hotel.
Sign up for a Drive for Change in Nevada and make a short trip to make a big difference:
Mary Jane Stevenson
California Field Director
Obama for America
P.S. — Camp Obama is a special opportunity for dedicated supporters to learn how they can play a bigger role in our campaign. If you’re interested in learning the tools and tactics that could help Barack win this November, join us at a Camp Obama training session near you:
Bob Owens: We are the vermin we’ve been waiting for.