Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sebelius: My Remarks Are Now the Sole Property of the Obama Campaign

Ed Morrissey of the Hot Air blog reported on Tuesday that Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius - responding to a question from an audience member at the Iowa City Public Library yesterday - accused Republicans of injecting race into the presidential campaign.
“Have any of you noticed that Barack Obama is part African-American?” Sebelius asked with sarcasm. “(Republicans) are not going to go lightly into the darkness.”
Morrissey then goes on to say:
"There is nothing more dishonorable in politics than calling opponents “racists” without evidence. It not only smears people who have tried to keep race out of the election, it is a McCarthyite tactic to silence critics".
Morrissey also notes that the AP or the Miami Herald seems to have edited the original article removing the “(Republicans) will not go lightly into the darkness” quote". He then asks:
"Why did this story get changed? Did someone at the AP or Herald decide that it made the smear tactics just too obvious? Clearly, someone got second thoughts about including that quote from Sebelius, and either the AP or the Herald need to explain their sanitation of Sebelius’ remarks.
[Rush Limbaugh elaborates further on this subject. Click here to read his commentary.]

First off, let me just say that the original quote is still intact on the AP/Google news site. So who's responsible for censoring those remarks from the Miami Herald and other news sites? I don't know. But here's another interesting tidbit that you may find quite interesting.

I requested a transcript of the Governor's remarks from the the Iowa City Public Library and the Kansas State Library. I received the following response from the the Director of Public Services at the Kansas State Library:

I checked with Governor Sebelius's staff and they said that the remarks are the property of the Obama campaign.

Here is the contact information for the campaign.

C---- R----
Director of Public Services
State Library of Kansas
300 SW 10th Ave Rm 343-N
Topeka KS 66612

Now, I've already noted how the Obama campaign has been stifling free speech here in the US and employing communist style suppression in order to protect Barack Obama, but apparently it goes much further than that. Not only do we not have the right to speak out against Senator Obama, but apparently anything we say, now belongs to him. That's right, the very words you utter and the remarks you make are now the property of Barack Obama and his campaign - according to Governor Sebelius' staff.

Is it possible the Governor now regrets uttering her McCarthyite remarks? Perhaps, but they are no longer her remarks anymore - they are now the sole Property of Barack Obama.


Troy Camplin said...

The Democrats are in a win-win situation here. If Obama wins, they get the Presidency; if he loses, they get to accuse the American people of not voting for him due to their racism. They are hoping, in using language like this, to guilt people into voting for Obama, hoping that people won't want to be accused of being a racist just because they didn't vote for Obama. Never mind the distinct possibility -- or almost certainty, to be honest -- that he may not be elected due to the ideas he espouses.

Anonymous said...

It's a win-win-win situation for the Dems. Win-1 If Obama wins, they get the Presidency; win-2 if he loses, they get to accuse the American people of not voting for him due to their racism; win-3 McCain is a moderate that shares Dem views on several issues.

Troy Camplin said...

I stand corrected.