Obama Campaign Sics Secret Service On Private Citizen

It seems that almost every day, we are hearing of people getting savaged for opposing Barack Hussein Obama. First it was the truth squads in Missouri whose purpose is counteracting the “lies” that Obama is not a Christian.

This week, we’ve seen the savaging done by the MSM, the Toledo plumbers union and the Obama campaign to a plumber who asked Obama a simple question about his taxes, were he to start his own plumbing business.

Now this is kind of old news, but it’s the scariest, as the Obama campaign had the secret service go after a woman who called Obama a socialist and a baby killer. Here’s the article in its entirety.

Monday, October 06, 2008

A Lufkin woman received a surprise visit from the Secret Service last week because of a “death threat” comment she reportedly made about Sen. Barack Obama to a campaign volunteer asking for her support of the presidential candidate.

Two federal agents arrived at Jessica Hughes’ home Thursday to ask her if she said, “I will never support Obama and he will wind up dead on a hospital floor.”

Hughes said her words were deliberately twisted by a volunteer who was apparently unhappy Hughes was rude during a phone conversation the two had. The Lufkin mother, a Republican, said she received a call on her cell phone Wednesday from a woman with the Obama Volunteers of Texarkana.

“She asked if I was an Obama supporter, to which I replied, ‘No, I don’t support him. Your guy is a socialist who voted four times in the state Senate to let little babies die in hospital closets; I think you should find something better to do with your time.’ (And then) I hung up.”

(Hughes is referring to a “born alive” Illinois bill that did not pass in the Illinois state Senate in 2005 and had previously been opposed by Obama because he said it undermined Roe v. Wade, according to FactCheck.org, a non-partisan organization. A federal version of the bill, which Obama said he would have supported, passed by unanimous consent and was signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2002.)

Obama Campaign Communications for Texas director Josh Taylor declined to comment Monday, refusing to answer any questions and referring the matter to the Secret Service, which he said is conducting an investigation. A message left with a Secret Service agent in Houston was not immediately returned.

Hughes said she was surprised to see two Secret Service agents at her door, and upset to learn that the conversation she had with the volunteer apparently had not been recorded.

“I find it hard to believe that (campaign volunteers) don’t tape these calls. They call people unsolicited and they aren’t monitoring the calls or recording them? I think that is absolutely ridiculous,” she said.

“I mean, how often must this happen — that someone is rude to a volunteer that they don’t want to talk to?”

Hughes said she wants to file a countercomplaint against the volunteer.

“She has made a charge that will follow me the rest of my life,” she said.

“I find that repugnant and violating — that some person got her undies in a bundle because she didn’t like what I had to say.”

Here’s a video of Jessica Hughes being interviewed. (Hat tip: Uppity Woman)


15 responses to “Obama Campaign Sics Secret Service On Private Citizen

  1. kat in your hat

    Good post, also…

    Joe the plumber gets attacked…and:

    “Obama Supporter Assaults Female McCain Volunteer in New York” http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/obama-supporter-assaults-female-mccain-volunteer-in-new-york/

    12 year old girl called ‘racist’ because she wore a pink “Go, Sarah, go!” McCain-Palin shirt.

  2. This is a horrible thing to put on the internet. Jews of all people should not fall into the McCain trap. What happened to the liberal civil rights Jews that I know and love!? Its hypocritical to be a Jew and discriminate others because of their race. we were persecuted for thousands of years so we should stand up for the minorities. This website is ignorant in claiming that Obama is a socialist. His tax plan has cuts for anyone making under 250000 a year. Im ashamed that my fellow Jews have stopped looking out for the underdog and started caring more about their own money. and also, I cant see any Jew genuinely liking Palin. I wouldn’t be surprised if She wants to convert us! Well, Happy Sukkot!

  3. Jewboy, if you’re so concerned about civil rights, then I should think you would want to know about the Obama campaign having the Secret Service harass a private citizen.

    What about that woman who was assaulted in Manhattan only because she held up a McCain/Palin sign. Don’t her civil rights matter?

    Furthermore, I don’t dislike Obama because of the color of his skin. I dislike him because he has chosen to associat with domestic terrorists, supporters of Arab terrorism, Jew and America haters. I’d take Alan Keyes over McCain and Obama any day. But since it’s McCain we’re stuck with, I’m going with the lesser of the evils.

  4. Old women beat up a man in New Hampshire for chanting Go Obama at a Palin rally so its the same thing. People have gotten caught up with this election. And the secret service people were doing their job with respect to this possible death threat on Mr. Obama.

    Obama is not at all associated with these extremist that you are referencing. The right wing has spun these relations into existence. I seriously cannot see how Jews can support a ticket that has a crazy woman on it!

    You dont have to be stick with McCain, Obama is the change that we so desperately need. Especialy when the MCain Palin ticket is trying to keep the poor poor and make the rich richer while slowly taking away our civil rights starting with our right to have an abortion.

  5. As for those two young men, I noticed that there was only one article about the so-called beating they received at the hand of some old ladies. I noticed the sign one of them was carrying read “Sarah You,” and the bottom of it could not be seen. So I suspect they wrote something pretty vile on the bottom of the sign. Also, if I was a young man in my prime, I would be embarrassed to admit that I was beaten up by a group of old ladies.

    Obama is indeed associated with Kenyan Islamist leader Raila Odinga. Obama campaigned for him in Kenya against the pro-American leader Mwai Kibaki. Odinga has vowed not to cooperate with America in the war on terror. He wants to institute sharia law in Kenya. And his followers went on a major killing spree when Odinga lost.

    The only reason Obama quit Jeremiah Wright’s church was because of all the bad press he was getting. So spare me your liberal tripe about how Obama is not associated with extremists.

  6. Not left, not right - centered

    A few things about that interview.

    #1. EVERYONE has an FBI file that is of age. The way the DJ and the caller made it out to be an impromptu operation is a falsehood.

    #2. The reason the Obama campaign representative moved from Texas to Virginia when it is stated at the end of the conversation has nothing to do with running from the situation, but more with the campaign moving into the battleground states at the tail end of the campaigns.

    #3. I believe this woman. I believe that she could have had her words distorted because the supporter didn’t like her opinion and it is wrong for that action to have been taken.

    Nonetheless, this may have happened because of the negative campaigning and hatred fueling going on in the McCain camp. In the last couple of weeks, the McCain and Palin rallies have been completely reminiscent of KKK rallies where the participants have been on record saying, “Terrorist”
    “Kill Him”
    and just until the media have been capturing it, only then did McCain reel back from a supporter to say, “He’s not an Arab. He’s a decent… family..man”
    as to suggest that people of Arab descent are indecent promiscuous terrorists and Barack Obama is not of that ilk. That’s beside the point though. This website and others can do its best to distort the facts, and connect illogical dots to support your shallow and inconclusive arguments against the man, but it can’t do anything of substance.
    It’s sad. And as a Jewish man who is doing his best to support his family in these dire times, I can only trust Senator Obama to steer this country in the direction we all want it to go in. The biggest difference between Obama and McCain isn’t that one is Black and the other is White. Because that’s what all the fear-mongers are playing it out as. The biggest difference is that Barack Obama, a dedicated and ethical public servant, entered the campaign trail living in one home, and with a little more than $1 million net worth. His opponent, entered the campaign trail living (and/or visiting) his 7 homes with a $150 million net worth. Tell me whose ideals are closer to the average American?
    On top of that, McCain is in poor health. Do you feel confident that an extreme Evangelical Christian fanatic who believes in a literal interpretation of the bible (she actually believes the Rapture is coming!!!) has a very likely chance of becoming your President?
    She is George W. Bush with red lipstick, Palin and Simple.

  7. To Jewboy:

    I am a Catholic who stumbled upon this website.

    I don’t understand how any Jew could vote for Obama.

    Jesse Jackson, Farrakhan, Jeremiah Wright are all anti-semites and friends of Obama.

    These “minorities” are not your friends. You owe them nothing.

    Don’t commit suicide!!!

  8. You put if perfectly, Cibess. Welcome to my blog.

  9. To Jtfdotorg:


  10. Umm, I am the woman they visited. I hope you don’t take me as rude interrupting your thread, but I wanted to thank you for posting this and also make a comment.

    Since I went public with this I have been contacted by many people who have encountered the same situation. In one case they allowed the Secret Service into their home although they had no warrant and the agents proceeded to confiscate several fictional ‘murder-mystery’ books this man owned. Why? And is this constitutionally appropriate? I have heard the arguments that Bush instituted the Patriot act, but this tells me that the law must be more carefully worded so as to ensure it is not misused. Did they drag me off to a gulag? No. Could they have tossed my house if I let them in? Yes. And who would have stopped them? Even the FBI later said I have no recourse and they have no jurisdiction over the Secret Service. To read the detailed report of what occurred you can check my blog at freezethefascism.blogtownhall.com.

    I would not insult those who suffered in either Communist nations or under Nazi Germany or in Fascist Italy by comparing my situation to theirs, but I want this brought to light because in those nations, if people had spoken up at the point when the abuses were relatively small perhaps they would never have been able to carry off such atrocities unchecked.

    Further, I want to say that as a Christian myself, I have a great heart for Israel. May I venture to say that while the Jewish population of America may desire support for Israel from the U.S. government, they are well served in that goal by the Christian people of this country who also desire to see Israel remain whole and respected for being both the land of the Chosen People and where the man we believe to be the Messiah was born and died. I find it very farfetched that Sarah Palin would demand conversion from any Jew while I find it quite likely that she will be a ‘pit-bull’ for Israel, siding with her in offering no quarter to the usurpers of her right to exist. Doubters should study the history of the appeasement policies of the Left and how well they worked in eras like WWII and the Cold War.

    Beyond simply supporting Odinga, Obama has a family history there. His own father was a supporter of Odinga Odinga (Raila’s father). Obama Sr. came to the U.S. and studied here to further his abilities in the gov’t of Kenya. He abandoned Barack and his mother to go back to Kenya where his attempts to join Odinga Odinga in replacing the (then) current govt. When it failed and O sr fell out of favor he became a drunk who eventually killed himself in a drunken wreck. Obama speaks at length about how this affected him in his memoir. He discusses his desire to relate only with blacks, that he ceased letting people know his mother was white. His heros were radicals like Frantz Fanon and Malcolm X. He discusses relating more to X than to Dr. King. Now we see him affecting the outcome of an election on the side of the son of the man his father failed to move into office. How much more of a connection would it take to seem inappropriate?

    Well the list goes on but I won’t take any more of your time. I just want to say that I appreciate what you did here, and I ask those who are supporting Obama to really look at his past. Fascism is always a youth movement that is about Change for Change’s sake and fascism is what I see coming from Obama.

  11. Dear Jessica,

    You’re not being “rude” at all. In fact, I’m honored that you commented on my blog. I just love how you responded to those Secret Service people. That was very brave of you. So I think I’ll post your entire comment.

    And I’m adding you to my blogroll.

  12. Thank you very much. I am compiling a list of those who put this story out there so I can make a blogroll on my site. May I include yours?

    Jessica Hughes

  13. Yes Jessica. I would be honored to be on your blogroll.

  14. Dear Jessica,

    You are my Hero. I hope that the campaign worker who made the false claims has been relieved of her duty. And i think you have the right to be able to face your accusor. And to the poster who said this may have happened because of the MCcain Rallies they cant control what people say after all this has been a free country up until this point anyway, so why do people blame MCcain and Palin for what a few people say at their rallies. I have herd for weeks all the dirt on Palin and her personal life, but you hear very little about Obama’s ties to terroist, Where his Campaign money comes from Ect, Ect. I for one cant believe anybody would Vote for this man. I am not A MCcain fan either but at least i will be able to sleep at night knowing that he will not sell our country or Israel out. Anyway Thank you Jessica for bringing this to light havent heard about it on the television and some how i dont think i will.
    DJ Falls

  15. Honestly I’d rather have law enforcement check in on the unhinged rather than dismiss people as harmless. it’s hard to tell sometimes who is on the edge of losing it. There are a number of websites where citizens have seemingly lost their minds. Go to modelmayhem.com soapbox for instance. It’s a modeling site but you have a dedicated band of Obama haters who all they do online 24 hours a day is start threads ranting about how Obama is an alien, how he’s arab, a muslim, a terrorist, a baby killer, a black nationalist, a hater of white people, too African, and on and on and on. If you check the language on some of these websites, from some of these writer’s it sounds similar to white supremacist writings. I don’t think that sort of language is a joke.

    If law enforcement has been empowered to be especially wary of international terrorists, I don’t know why they shouldn’t be careful about home grown ones.

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