Barack Obama’s campaign has asked law enforcements across the state of Missouri to create a “Truth Squad” and target anyone who runs lies or a misleading TV ad during the election. Youtube video here.One of the law enforcement officials, Jennifer Joyce, who is the St. Louis Circuit Attorney, said that, “We don’t want to be distracted, and Missourians don’t want to be distracted by these divisive character attacks.” The group also pledges to remind voters that Barack Obama is, “a Christian who wants to cut taxes for those who make less than $250,000 a year.”
This is scary. Having law enforcement officials – people who have the power to mess up the rest of someone’s life – working for a campaign. But this is also something that we should have expected. After all, The One™ is a product of the Chicago Machine, and this fits right in with their tactics.