The Denver group received notification today from Act Blue, the Democratic fundraising site, that, effective immediately, they are de-listed and can no longer have a fundraising page or accept contributions through Act Blue.This came today after the Denver Group's first post convention ad ran in Michigan.
The ad heavily criticized the DNC and accused them of corruption in the way they handled the entire primary process including the rigging of the roll call vote..
The reasons given by an Act Blue spokesman named Nate Thames ( firstname.lastname@example.org for those who'd like to drop him a line but who claims that he wasn't the one making the decision), was the Denver Group's anti-Obama ad and no doubt the fact that the ad had the audacity to hold the Democratic leadership's feet to the fire over their dishonest handling of the nominating process.
The decision shows just how insidious those elements inside the Democratic Party have become and how more than ever, have become elements worth opposing. Oppose Obama, dont tow the party line and they pull the plug. About as an egregious case of censorship and an attempt to violate free speech within the Democratic Party as anyone can remember.
Not that its going to matter. The Denver Group can still take in contributions from Pay Pal as well as by check as it did in the beginning. But this shows the lengths some in the Party are willing to go to stifle dissent.
But what this may do is inspire people even further to oppose those elements in the Democratic Party who have been trying to turn it into the Politburo. They did it by trying to silence Florida and Michigan, they did it by rigging the roll call vote and now they are trying to interfere with the fundraising for any group opposing the party line.
It will probably backfire. It will probably result in even more contributions which in turn will result in even more ads hitting the DNC and Obama, taking them to task for what they are and showing them to be something less than desirable for the country in November. But it also shows to what extent people who claim they are for freedom will go to try and stifle it.
Act Blue called it de-listing. Joe McCarthy might have called it another kind of list.
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