In July, Jim Lindren noted a peculiar couple of sentences in a Barack Obama speech captured on videotape.
In Barack Obama’s July 2, 2008 speech calling America to national service, Obama proposed “a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as our military... This has prompted some in the blogosphere to raise the specter of a huge new domestic paramilitary organization. Others suggest that he may have been talking about our “current non-military security agencies...
He said: "We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."
Curiously, the official transcript of the speech omitted those last two sentences.
Add an Obama paramilitary force to his campaign's attempts to suppress criticism and I can't help but recall 1933 Germany.
Intimidation of voters by Democratic law enforcement -- KMOV (St. Louis): Missouri Truth Squad: St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce and St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch are threatening to bring libel charges against those who speak out falsely against Barack Obama. The officials, both Obama supporters, are threatening to bring criminal libel charges against anyone who levels what turns out to be false criticisms of their chosen candidate for President.
Intimidation of the media organized by the Obama campaign -- Huffington Post: Obama Vs. WGN, Take Two... Chicago radio station WGN-AM is again coming under attack from the presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama for offering airtime to [an] author [of a book critical of the candidate]... It is the second time in recent weeks the station has been the target of an "Obama Action Wire" alert [mobilizing] supporters of the Illinois Democrat...
Intimidation of GOP donors by Obama attorneys -- Politico: The [Obama] campaign demands a criminal investigation into the organization and donors to the infamous Ayers ad that broadcast heavily in Texas and Ohio: "We urge and expect the Department of Justice to fulfill its commitment to take prompt, vigorous actions against criminal violations of the campaign finance laws. We ask that it begin here, by initiating an investigation into the American Issues project; its officers and directors; and its anonymous donors, whoever they may be."
Intimidation of GOP donors by Obama attorneys -- Politico: The Obama general counsel Bob Bauer today sent a second, sharper letter to the Justice Department [requesting they] "prosecute the American issues Project, and ...prosecute Howard (sic) Simmons for a knowing and willful violation of the individual aggregate contribution limit..." [and] called the group's activities "patently illegal."
Encouraging intimidation of undecideds and Republicans by Obama himself -- San Francisco Chronicle: At a Nevada rally Obama said, "“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."
Organized reprisals for examinations of ACORN's role in vote fraud -- The New York Times: The Obama campaign sent a letter to the Attorney General requesting they "look into the whether F.B.I. investigations of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or Acorn, were politically motivated."
Illegal voting by the Obama campaign -- Palestra: Obama campaign staff and volunteers illegally voting in Ohio (video report).
Illegal theft of handicapped voter identities -- WALB (Atlanta): Obama supporters steal mentally-handicapped people’s votes
You people starting to get the picture yet?
I wonder if the new Internal Security Force plans to use Obama's distinctive logo on their armbands?