Enemies List

(Of course you realize this means war.)

…What this administration wants is a list of who the companies are who are contributors, and we saw last year, Jake, why, when we very publicly ran ads against the patients protections and affordable care act, quoting the CBO, quoting the head of CMS, the Centers for Medicare Services, that it would not in fact bend the cost curve down, that it would bend the cost curve up as they testified before the senate finance committee, there was an attempt to try and find out who were the corporations that were contributing to that effort.

When some of those corporate names were divulged, not by us, by others, what did they receive? They received protests, they received threats, they were intimidated, they were harassed, they had to hire additional security, they were recipients of a host of proxies leveled at those companies that had nothing to do with the purpose of those companies. So we know what the purpose here is. It’s to harass and intimidate.

Be sure to read all of Jake’s interview with Bruce Josten, executive vice president for government affairs at the US Chamber of Commerce.

Boy, I **heart** me some Tapper. If ever there was a need for cloning…

6 Responses to “Enemies List”

  1. ricki says:

    it occurs to me that comparing this administration with Carter’s was off base; it seems to be more like the end-days of Nixon’s these days.

  2. mojo says:

    “Ah HATES thet rabbit!”
    — Yosemite Sam

  3. tree hugging sister says:

    True, ricki. I could never associate “malice” with the Carter years, of ALL the sorry words one could apply like spackle to that ignominious interval. This guy and his toadies positively ooze it, but it’s glistening with a righteous wash of aggrieved self pity.

  4. I agree, Ricki.

    Obama’s style reminds me a lot more of Tricky Dick than it does of Carter.

    And Nixon was right up there with the socialism too – price controls, for instance – and he even recommended a guaranteed annual income.

  5. Gary from Jersey says:

    I lean toward a Clinton comparison. He/she/they had the List of 900, the IRS pitbulls, the campaign “fundraisers,” the WH Travel Office thing and so on. They were the soft fascist prototype for for the Al Capone descendants we have now.

  6. Gunslinger says:

    This administration is in a category by itself what with its combination of mind-boggling ineptitude, clumsiness, hyper-paranoia, thin-skinnedness, and draconian tendencies.

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