President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is publicly identifying donors to Mitt Romney’s bid to unseat him in a move designed to intimidate, revealing the names on a website, Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel reported.
Strassel writes that in the last week, the Obama campaign posted on a website an item titled, "Behind the curtain: A brief history of Romney's donors."
“In the post, the Obama campaign named and shamed eight private citizens who had donated to his opponent,” she said. "Describing the givers as all having ‘less-than-reputable records,’ the post went on to make the extraordinary accusations that ‘quite a few’ have also been ‘on the wrong side of the law’ and profiting at ‘the expense of so many Americans.’
While writing that all are “wealthy individuals,” Strassel notes that they are nonetheless private citizens, do not hold office and are not criminals.
"We don't tolerate presidents or people of high power to do these things," Theodore Olson, the former U.S. solicitor general, tells Strassel. "When you have the power of the presidency — the power of the IRS, the INS, the Justice Department, the DEA, the SEC — what you have effectively done is put these guys' names up on 'Wanted' posters in government offices."
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