Dems on FEC target conservatives, vote to punish maker of anti-Obama movie

by PAUL BEDARD  |  published on April 7, 2016

The three Democrats on the Federal Election Commission, in their latest and boldest move to regulate conservative media, voted in unison to punish a movie maker critical of President Obama after he distributed for free his latest work, Dreams of My Real Father: A Story of Reds and Deception.

Filmmaker Joel Gilbert, owner of Highway 61 films, has produced several independent politically-themed movies and sent Dreams out to millions of voters in key swing states prior to the 2012 election.

While he acted on his own, and with no ties to political groups or parties, an FEC complaint was filed claiming he violated reporting rules, prompting him to seek the standard media “exemption.”

But despite giving the same exemption to liberal movie makers like Michael Moore and Daily Kos, the Democrats recently voted against Gilbert in a February action, reviving their bid to punish conservative media, a campaign initially targeting online news outlets like the Drudge Report.

Lucky for Gilbert, the three Republicans on the FEC also united to vote to give him the exemption. The tie vote blocked any action, and was followed by a unanimous 6-0 vote to close the file. Had he lost, Gilbert would have been required to report who helped fund the anti-Obama movie.

  • daveveselenak

    REVOLUTION will be the SOLUTION – I’m not wrong! aRMR=================================?, YOU WILL BE NEEDING THEM!

  • Ramon1710 .

    How long do the flim-flam Democrats think they can cover up that Barry the commie is a failure as a presidential poser and a complete failure as a human being?

  • S.J. Jolly

    Joel Gilbert, a small scale movie company owner, sending out millions of copies of his works. Postage alone would run millions of dollars. Either his company is extremely profitable, or big money is backing him.

  • pete

    Who really cares about what past presidents did?how many of them intentionally destroyed American values?or made up their own laws disregarding the constitution and disrespected congress?
    What past president drained our treasury to support illegal immigrants? Or armed and funded terrorist attacks against Americans?
    Or is complicit with the secretary of state to murder the American ambassador and his security detail to cover up the criminal activity of giving arms and six billion dollars to a terrorist gang of murderers in benghazi as clinton and Obama did?
    If you support and defend Obamas actions and vote for Clinton your lower than tham

  • louann

    Who cares about the past presidents. Its now that matters.and Obama is not for the Americans. Every one else matters but the Americans.health care is the worst I’ve ever seen. He doesn’t walk in our shoes.he is not our king. He should have never been president of USA. Law does matter. He doesn’t care .

  • Richard Hennessy

    Matters such as this are no business of the Federal government. Where does the Constitution give such power to persons not even elected by voters? No wonder the Federal government is so bloated. The answer is to starve the government into prioritizing according to what it is supposed to do, instead of spending our money on nonsense like this.

  • Rodney Steward

    They can’t show a movie about a liar, he STILL DON’T know for a fact who his daddy be!

  • afanaglenn

    There will be no such thing as free speech in a democrat lead country. Free speech is disappearing now. Anyone saying anything against democrats is threatened. The White House has even threatened anyone who speaks anything against Obama. Facebook is the first focus. Why hasn’t someone shot this president? He is destroying America.

  • i bet these same dems loved micheal ‘fat -ss” moore’s anti bush film. hypocrites!

  • susan miller

    THE MARXIST TRAITOR DESERVES DESERVES TO HAVE THE TRUTH TOLD. YEAH FOR THE REPUBLICANS.

  • Robert Banning

    Obamas days are # in more ways than one !!

  • Patrick Driscoll

    Time to kick ass after 8 years of PC BS. Let’s make the last year so bad, that the idiot in the WH will not get anything he wants.

    • Glenda Jordan

      Nice thought but first the lil’ idiots got to go before the big idiot don’t get what he wants.

  • Patrick Driscoll

    obuma is nothing more than a devil worshiping muslim.
    He knows nothing about American and maybe he would like to take his family to GITMO for some climate change. We do not want or need them in USA. Why would they live here? Americans will hate him/them after they realize what he really did for 8 years. Get out of our country!

  • Luke

    Punishing people from a place of power just shows how low our country has fallen to..And it seems it is always the evil of demonrats, it is all they have, their hate and attacks against decent people

  • champion2211

    You mean someone finally told the truth about Obama being a terrorist and radical Muslem? Congrats for the truth.

  • Robert McFate

    Free speech, to DemocRATs, has become terrorism because it points out their lies.

  • RETROBOB

    It gratifying to learn that some Republicans did something right, and meaningful, for a change. More, please?

    • DOC

      Is Obama running for president? Because you been throwing dirt for 7 years and more dirt has come out on Cruz and Trump done by them. LOL

      • RETROBOB

        I happy to see you had a good ‘ol time, but I fail to see the point of your rambling nonsensical post. But I expected that to come out of the woodwork sooner rather than later.

      • Luke

        obozo is dirt and the sorriest president in American history, but he is the greatest if you’re a commie liberal or mooslem

        • DOC

          Why if someone does not agree with you they have to be a commie,muslim or some other name. Go read a history book about your past presidents There is 14 of them that committed rape slaves and adultery and out of 44 five were very incompetent. So get off your high horse. O I do have names.

          • gonefishin27

            why don’t I like him? HE is a complete A hole. Any questions?

          • DOC

            OK

          • supergun

            Ok what?

          • DOC

            To gone fishing I said ok he is a ahole

          • supergun

            Everyone has one of them. So what?

          • DOC

            supergun Goodby.

          • supergun

            Don’ttttt go.

          • supergun

            Why do you say he is an a hole?

          • Robert Barnes

            Your biggest problem is your head is up and locked

          • Luke

            I said, if you were a commie liberal or mooslem, are you one of those?
            If you are then I did call you a name, if not then you’re just wrong about what you said..
            I’m only concerned about the present election which affects my future, not what the others were like, after all, we now have the worst and sorriest president ever elected in America. Did you vote for that muslim obozo? LOL
            And my horse is high, higher than my soapbox..

          • DOC

            Remember the higher you climb the longer the fall. As for who I voted for it was Obama that was my right as a American. You voted Romney and it don’t bother me so you’re just a poor loser, two times sour grapes.

          • Robert Barnes

            Both of you guys are pons of the puppet master. See video EVERY THING YOU KNOW IS A LIE at youtube.com

          • DOC

            Why am I a pon in your eyes?

          • Luke

            I’m not a poor loser, I just hate seeing America and American workers suffer under this pos moslim in the WH

          • DOC

            Look I am 82 years old I was at Viet Nam there has been a family member in WW1, WW11 grandson just got back from Afghanistan I love America.
            Please explain how workers are suffering when the jobs left the country over 50 years ago. What you fail to admit is the men that owned the car, steel, TV Phone and clothes. When I was kid anything out of Japan and China was junk. Now they make the best. We were sold out by the rich to make money. Think about it. .

          • Luke

            The jobs started leaving when all these free trade agreements were implemented, and it wasn’t 50 years ago..
            When the nasty gov’t epa brownshirts gained power and started making laws controlling environmental decisions by the liberal mother earth wackos, that’s when we started losing jobs

          • Dan Wil

            Six were/are incompetent; 5 former and 1 present.

          • DOC

            Ok, why does the black guy have to be better then all the other white guys GAS IS DOWN FROM $500 TO $200 UNEMPLOYMENT DOWN FROM 9% TO 5% or did this not happen?

          • bull. gas is down thanks to alternative forms of energy. not b/c of obama. 2. the un-enployment number would be higher if everyone was counted. the workforce is a lot smaller than it was a decade ago. nice try.

          • edwin

            You don’t make any sense as usual. Who has been the biggest promoter of alternative energy , Obama. with the discovery of new fossil fuel extraction methods combined with federal investment in clean energy technology deployment, we are now living in a world with fossil fuel exports and clean energy becoming increasingly more affordable.
            The discovery of new and plentiful oil and gas reserves within American territory – alongside the deployment of improved extraction technologies – changed America from a net fossil fuel importer to one that now considering exporting crude oil. The reason are workforce is smaller is that automation has quadrupled over the last 10 years.

          • floral

            What an ignorant and wrongheaded comment with no logic or fact. Alternative technology is not the cause of lower fossil fuel prices-that event has happened many times, due to gluts in oil and the ME trying to dominate oil and put western companies out of business and hog all the profit for jihadist activities. bo BLOCKED and continues to block oil exportation and lowered cost of US energy. He blocked pipelines, tried to kill fracking and has tried to stop improved other extraction.
            You cannot have it both ways.
            The work force is NOT smaller because of automation. Jobs just changed and require more skill-

          • joseph kosior

            No different then when someone doesn’t agree with Obama, they must be a racist. He’s got all of you fooled. I’ll say most of you have been played by a puppet master but a lot of you actually think the way he does. The damage this person has done will be felt for many, many years. You won’t see it that way because you simply can’t recognize it. You think he’s doing good things for blacks, you’re not too sharp. Just like you think Hillary likes black people. You think being black gives you some special knowledge about what people think of you. I’m telling you that being white, I know when a white person is being honest about how they feel about minorities. And she is playing you all like a cheap fiddle. If you don’t think she laughs her ass off in private when she hears blacks defend her you’re not as smart as you think. There are people that know the real truth but anyone that threatens to tell usually winds up dead. Do a little digging into the deaths surrounding the Clintons and unless your as scared as the people around her you’ll start to question her true motives. This is why many white people think blacks are ignorant. Many of us see right through her and wonder why blacks don’t. But you just keep believing as you watch nothing change for minorities under the democrats.

          • Phyllis

            Wait till they see the real ‘Plantation’ Hillary has for them, no forty acres or mule, just obey and you won’t get whipped. Wonder if the black community ever read any of Saul Alinsky’s junk, Bernie is no better. Hillary’s black accent is not as good as it used to be. lol

          • DOC

            I don’t think many white like blacks and the hate came out for sure when Obama won the first but the hate really came out when he won the second. I never liked the Clintons.But I will have to really study hard between Trump and Clinton I don’t like either of them Sanders I don’t know. But I will vote. I did not vote for Bill so you win some and lose some.
            As far as white thinking blacks are ignorant you always thought that way even when they are professors,doctors,lawyers and other professional jobs.You people have done every dirty thing to hold blacks down so please don’t talk that junk to me.

          • supergun

            So what are you saying?

          • DOC

            The one thing we as a people refuse to fix and this been going on since the civil war.Both sides got nuts so like it said YOU CAN’T FIX STUPID.

          • supergun

            U Right. Good comment. The establishment is made up of both repubs. and demos. They don’t want anyone to rock their boat. TRUMP will. That is why they and their paid followers are attacking him so viciously. They will lose their power and money if TRUMP is elected.

          • DOC

            They never really lose there power that why some have been in politics 30 and 40 years.

          • supergun

            Yeah you are right. As long as they they TRUMP is bullchit, then they will stay in power.

          • DOC

            He talks about bringing jobs back and he has a clothing line overseas.

          • supergun

            You would do the same thing if the government made it very very difficult to do business where you was at. Look at the 1,300 employees that will be laid off in July this year at the Chrysler Plant. TRUMP wants to change all of that, but many people seem to just don’t care. They would rather believe the bullchit that the current establishment is putting out. We deserve what we are getting the last 7 plus years.

          • DOC

            You can say what you want those rich bastard sold this country down the drain.But keep on falling into the divide and conquer hell Trump got a clothen thing overseas. REMEMBER NO COUNTRY CAME OVER HERE AND TOOK OUR COMPANIES.

          • supergun

            Nabisco, the one who make the black and white cookies is moving to Mexico. Why? So they can survive. TRUMP will change the laws so that he and all the rest including FORD will move back. Like I said, you and I would do the same. No bullshit, just facts.

          • DOC

            Look the president can not change the law unless
            Trump becomes a dictator. He can not say your fired like on TV.

          • supergun

            I know that. In fact the power of the President is limited. It this was not true, then obumer would have abolished the 2nd Amendment 7 years ago. That is why I am not threaten by what TRUMP proposes. I like how he thinks though. America needs someone like that instead of these dumb a**** currently in office.

          • DOC

            Look Obama could no more remove the 2nd then Trump can change the law. Be very careful to follow a person that must put his name on all he owns and says
            I,I,I,I very seldom we.

          • supergun

            He thought he could.

          • DOC

            You know what Obama was trying to do? So much wasted hate.

          • supergun

            It is on record that obama stated in his college days that he did not think America should have the right to have guns. He wanted to ban guns in America. Yes you are right,,,so much wasted hate for America.

          • DOC

            You act like Obama the only person against guns. What I said 20 years just may still whole true today. You can dance around the gun problem but it is there. How many people got to die?

          • supergun

            You act like if we ban all guns that will stop people from killing each other???????? That is the state of the health of our Nation??? That thinking will surely be the down fall of our Nation. Just in case you are not aware of it, doc, if it wasn’t for the United States of America, then a lot of Nations would be ruled by dictators. I dare say the United States would also, without the people being able to defend it’s liberty. We were born the greatest Nation by the Gun. We have stayed the Greatest Nation by the Gun, and we will either survive with the gun or die without it.

          • DOC

            I never meant to just say all guns but going back to the wild west days is not very smart. Just a month or so a guy cut a guy off and the driver pulls up and pulls out a gun and kills a little kid. I don’t care what you say we as a people got to do something about guns. When a guy robs a home and gets shot I say good. But school, movies, ballparks . REALLY

          • supergun

            There will always be the nuts who should not have guns. There are nuts who should not be allowed to vote. There are nuts who should not have babies. We will always have the nuts that live amongst us, and they will have a gun when all guns are banned. In my city, some thugs (males and females) ate at a local diner in a nice section of town one Sunday. After they finished eating their steaks and drinking their alcohol, they commenced robbing the patrons in the restaurant. Even took a couple of college student in the restroom to rape them. This happened in Middle Georgia. I am sorry, but I want to carry my gun in case that happens. I would never want to kill anyone, but when it comes down to them raping my wife, or killing us, it ain’t going to happen without a wild west episode. It does not hurt to carry a gun. We will always have the lunatics amongst us, and that is when we really need a gun. You have locks on your doors???? Do you use them???

          • DOC

            I lock my doors in day or night I have a gun but everybody packing did not make sense, In the old wild west days or now

          • supergun

            Everybody driving DUI does not make sense either, especially the nuts who kill people. Lets ban alcohol. Hint: That ain’t going to happen. Texting by nuts does not make sense either, especially when they kill people. Lets ban phones. Lets ban all that medicine that kills people also, especially in suicides. And the soda pops, surely those drinks are killing people. And all that dope coming across the border that kills people. Lets ban all that dope. And grandma’s shotgun with the double 00 buckshot that shoots 9 big ass pellets the size of 9mm. Lets ban those. Sorry for my dark side oh humor Doc. I know what you mean. It just ain’t going to happen. They have been trying to keep mankind from killing each other since time.

          • DOC

            Hell, bands don’t work. It just so sad that people just can’t stop killing each other. Good talking with you.

          • supergun

            I agree with you 100%. Nice talking with you too, DOC. You are an interesting fellow,,,I think,,,,unless you are a Lady DOC. But you sound like a Man Doc. Hell, what do I know?

          • DOC

            All man DOC is a nickname I got the age of 13tn before that it was bone yards a real skinny kid.It so nice to talk with someone that don’t attack.

          • supergun

            You make a lot of sense. Wish more people would. UROK!

          • DOC

            What are black and white cookies? Chocolate and Vanilla no licorice.

          • supergun

            Yuck.

          • S.J. Jolly

            Trump is the Boris Yeltsin of the Republican Party, and the party bosses know it !

          • Robert Barnes

            Learn why the so called federal gov. thinks we are all slaves.
            All of you really need to read Disclosure 101 By book from amazon.com

          • DOC

            Will send for the book

          • skipsart

            And who is this quote from?

            “These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a
            problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before,
            the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do
            something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just
            enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference… I’ll have
            them niggers voting Democratic for the next two hundred years”.

          • DOC

            I heard of this but I don’t know his name right off top of my head but it sounds like FDR or LBJ would say. So send me the name.

          • skipsart

            LBJ

          • S.J. Jolly

            LBJ could be a real racist A-hole at times, but he was master politician enough to recognize political realities. Such as blacks gaining political pull.

          • skipsart

            And the blacks have been duped into supporting democrats ever since.

          • DOC

            Not all.

          • DOC

            You do know all white people use that word they name blacks dog and cats they paint it on rocks and when in close company they say at texaco board meetings. I just can not get blacks to see this. We want to belong so bad. That a slave thing trying to be like master.

          • skipsart

            Do I know “ALL” white people us that word? Are you serious? Where’s your proof that all white people use that word?

          • DOC

            Don’t have to prove it you’re mad because blacks use it and say whites can’t. If any white man say he never use the word he is a liar. First time I heard being called nigger by a white person was first grade to high school. You teach it to your kids that is why it will never go away in America. You even got dumb ass blacks thinking they have change the meaning of that dirty word. By spelling it NAGGER how foolish is that. So please don’t tell me that bull.

          • skipsart

            You didn’t prove a thing. It’s still just a generality and only your experience. I could say all blacks call white people “Whitey” or “Cracker” but I’ll bet you’d say I’m wrong, and you would be correct. Works both ways, doesn’t it.

          • DOC

            If you think WHITEY OR CRACKER IS THE SAME AS NIGGER you are one dumb white man.

          • S.J. Jolly

            Democrats do too little for blacks, yes. But that still puts them ahead of Republican programs.

          • skipsart

            And as LBJ said:
            “These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a
            problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before,
            the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do
            something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just
            enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference… I’ll have
            them niggers voting Democratic for the next two hundred years”.

          • supergun

            Many have chosen to stay on the plantation. The Republicans have offered them freedom along with a lot of Whites, but you can’t fix stupid.

          • skipsart

            Spot on supergun.

          • supergun

            UROK

          • supergun

            Do they let you vote?

          • gerald Hughes

            Anyone still trying to defend the ineptl ying outlaw in the rainbow house is without merit, worth, value, morals honor or integrity and should be locked up in a maximum security cell for the rest of his natural life.

          • DOC

            You are one sick puppy

          • gerald Hughes

            Me?
            An Obama /clinton supporter calling me a sick puppy?

          • DOC

            Obama yes Clinton no we all got to have some faults.

          • Myrtle Linder

            I believe his activities, his accomplishments, his works have been looked at, and found waning.

            We have been a Christian country for hundreds of years and he has done his best to turn us away fro GOD and JESUS CHRIST. He was in lead to legalize homosexuality and look what the WORD OF GOD says about that in Romans 1: 25-25; check also Matthew 12:30 an Luke 11:221-23. We cannot allow the world to overcome all of the common sense that GOD gives us.

          • DOC

            Freedom of religion you ever heard of that?

          • yep. obama is waging a war on it too!

          • DOC

            You got to come in out of the rain he declare war on Alzheimer’s. Like you can’t declare war on a religion ISIS, Al Qaeda has prove this already.

          • Myrtle Linder

            Oh yes, but that is one of our worldly rules, we can worship much as we please, but GOD gives rules, too. That is not one of HIS rules, unless we are prepared to pay for it. Still on the other hand, HE will forgive us if we ask forgiveness and as long as we are sorry for our disobedience..

          • DOC

            Everybody does not believe in our God

          • Luke

            They will, mark my words chump..

          • DOC

            I said our God so why am I a chump? I think that means I believe in God

          • Mark Sauck

            Doc…your a fool.

          • DOC

            How Did you come to that conclusion?

          • skipsart

            Probably by reading all of your posts…….LOL !

          • DOC

            OK

          • fu

          • Rodney Steward

            Boy, talking about going WAY back to raping slaves, before our time! And I’d be willing to bet there’s never been a President that hadn’t committed adultery! Billy-Bob Clinton was a whore!

          • DOC

            How about JFK. LINCOLN, CLEVELAND, BUCHANAN, WASHINGTON,LBJ, HARDING, CLINTON, EISENHOWER, JEFFERSON, TYLER, G BUSH, FDR, GARFIELD. Is That enough.

          • Rodney Steward

            You are talking about committing adultery right!!

          • DOC

            Yes

          • used_to_be_a_liberal

            what is the alternative, what else could they be.

          • Robert Barnes

            See commieblaster.com and see video EVERY THING YOU KNOW IS A LIE at youtube.com

        • supergun

          Good.

      • humpy Berg

        seems like you afraid the free stuff is coming to an end

        work earn 2 words dems hate . they prefer entitled deserving .

        anyone even a bug is better than what we have

        • DOC

          You got the wrong guy never been on food stamps or welfare. Served in USAF from 1951 to 1972 21 years held a job from 1972 to 1996 never took a unemployment check so talk that shit to someone else.

          • joseph kosior

            I believe you are a decent human being. I also thank you for your service to this country. You are obviously a proud American and a proud person in general. I admire all of that. But I also believe that you have had experiences in your life that have formed your opinions and changing them is difficult if not impossible. Times have changed. What happened in the past belongs to those that lived in the past. You are a bit older than me but not by too much. My thoughts and opinions have changed greatly over the years. I like to think I’ve evolved in certain areas yet I still have core values that I will never change. I believe you treat a person the way they treat others and not by any outward appearance because inside, we’re not very different. One thing I do believe is that a majority of blacks refuse to or are afraid to change the way they feel, primarily because of the past. I would actually hate to see a man of your experience refuse to believe that you are being lied to. As hard as it may be, it really is the truth that sets you free. We don’t always like the truth but denying it only stops us from moving forward. If there’s one thing we need to do it’s to move forward. Try to re-examine your thoughts and opinions. See what is real. What has really changed under the democrats? I voted for Bill Clinton the first time he ran and against him the second time. I had to face the fact that I was wrong and that the deception was so deep it took me a long time to see it. Don’t leave this planet never knowing the truth.

          • DOC

            Thanks for your left hand compliments I have voted for a Rep a Dem and even a third party so I have never voted strait any party. The main reason blacks vote the way they vote is blacks vote with there heart and not there head. Clinton played a sax and smoke pot and black gave him the title of the first black president. So he pass a law to put blacks in jail. We are not the sharpest knife in the draw.

          • joseph kosior

            Not a left hand compliment, I’m a right winger. But I did mean what I said. I’m glad to see that you didn’t fall for the “first black president” thing. Clinton must still be laughing at that. It’s a shame your voice will never be heard by many blacks because you seem to be able to see past the junk.

          • DOC

            I had a teacher in the 6th grade and Mrs Potter said a compliment followed by BUT is never a compliment.

          • joseph kosior

            I could have used “however”. The compliment is real yet it comes with an extension. It’s like if I said the Mets are a great team BUT I think the Yankees are better. I still think the Mets are a great team.

          • DOC

            Look I am a Yankee fan no but. If you have to give a compliment with a BUT or HOWEVER keep it to yourself.

          • joseph kosior

            I don’t have to give a compliment and you don’t have to accept it. You’re apparently a bit hostile towards people that at least try to have a civil conversation.

          • DOC

            Ok

      • supergun

        Looks like you have not notice all the Freaks that have attacked TRUMP from both sides, but we know why.

        • DOC

          That is because he has away of putting his foot in his mouth.

          • supergun

            If that is all you have to worry about in life, then you got it damn made.

          • DOC

            You fall for Trumps bullshit good for you. CHe will find out he can not just say YOU’RE FIRED.

          • supergun

            I gather that you love hillary.

          • DOC

            You gather wrong I don’t like any of them. I did not fall for the pot smoking saxophone playing bullshit.

          • supergun

            I am just messing with you.

          • DOC

            Ok buddy I can take it

          • supergun

            UROK~

      • dems like obama have been doing it to bush for the last decade and a half! hypocrite much?

        • DOC

          Bush did leave it bad.

      • used_to_be_a_liberal

        To hell with that P O S in the rain bow house.

    • supergun

      You got that right. The democrats are not made of the same cloth as the Founding Fathers. They are a danger to America.

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