This is a good article on the Democratic smear machine attacking critics of Obama as mob rule. The talking points on the left are that people protesting Obamacare do not represent common Americans, they are just far right plants out to destroy Obama.
The article is a good read and is an incredible example of the depths of the lack of ideas from the left.
The real interesting part though is at the bottom:
Indeed, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, suggested it's the White House that is attempting to intimidate opponents.
On Tuesday, the White House issued a blog post by Macon Phillips, director of new media, asking supporters to send "fishy" information received through rumors, chain e-mails and casual conversation to a White House e-mail address, email@example.com.
Cornyn responded by accusing the White House of compiling an "enemies list." In a letter to the president, Cornyn urged Obama to provide Congress with more details on what the White House plans to do with anyone reported for "fishy" speech.
"I am not aware of any precedent for a president asking American citizens to report their fellow citizens to the White House for pure political speech that is deemed 'fishy' or otherwise inimical to the White House's political interests," Cornyn wrote.
"You should not be surprised that these actions taken by your White House staff raise the specter of a data collection program. As Congress debates health care reform and other critical policy matters, citizen engagement must not be chilled by fear of government monitoring the exercise of free speech rights," he wrote.
This is chilling and, I suspect, just the beginning. I think Obama is one who has no intention of failing. During the campaign he showed he was willing to throw anyone under the bus that was not a help to him. We, as ordinary citizens certainly cannot hope for better treatment.
Just be careful what you say here, you could wind up on a WH file.