They don’t even try to hide the tyranny any more.
I guess they’re just making good on Valarie Jarret’s threat to pay back those who opposed them.
Lines in the sand are being drawn…
It’s a quick Americanism test, of the sort they should be giving to would-be citizens on the day they get naturalized: is it a good thing that someone should face fines and/or jail time for deciding to express his support of a political candidate by reimbursing people he knows for the amounts of money they donated to that candidate?
The correct answer is no.
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Yet, in this land of free speech and democracy, where political expression is highly valued, you can and indeed do face criminal charges for such actions.
“As we have long said, this Office and the FBI take a zero tolerance approach to corruption of the electoral process,” the U.S. Attorney for Manhattan, Preet Bharara, said in a statement released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Bharara is an Obama appointee….
New York Times thinks they know who is involved:
Ms. Long and Mr. D’Souza were students together at Dartmouth College, where they worked on the staff of The Dartmouth Review, a conservative newspaper on campus. In the 2012 race, he was a host for one of Ms. Long’s fund-raisers.
Maximum sentence could be two years in prison.
Expressing your support for a candidate above an arbitrary legislative limit–or, even, giving some cash to friends of yours for whatever reason you want, money is fungible–is corruption of the electoral process.
That laws like this exist to slam enemies of the regime when such laws might be needed, well, that’s just politics.