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Businessman Says He Lost Hundreds of Customers After Attacks by Obama Campaign -- (Obama Hit List)
The Weekly Standard ^ | 5/12/2012 | Daniel Halper

Posted on 05/12/2012 7:15:21 AM PDT by GVnana

Businessman Says He Lost Hundreds of Customers After Attacks by Obama Campaign

Obama's enemies list is working

Businessman Frank Vandersloot, the CEO of Melaleuca, has been targeted by the Obama campaign after donating money to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. "Three weeks ago, an Obama campaign website, 'Keeping GOP Honest,' took the extraordinary step of publicly naming and assailing eight private citizens backing Mr. Romney," Kim Strassel of the Wall Street Journal reported.

Titled 'Behind the curtain: a brief history of Romney's donors,' the post accused the eight of being 'wealthy individuals with less-than-reputable records.' Mr. VanderSloot was one of the eight, smeared particularly as being 'litigious, combative and a bitter foe of the gay rights movement.'"

The attacks are working. Vandersloot revealed in an interview on Fox News that his business practice is being hurt by the attacks from the Obama team.

"Those people that I know well weren't affected by this [attack]," said Vandersloot. "But for people who didn't know me, who are members of our business or customers, and they were reading this, then we got a barrage of phone calls of people cancelling their customer memberships with us."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chicagoway; gaystapo; homosexualagenda; obama; obamasfault; thuginchief; thugocrasy
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1 posted on 05/12/2012 7:15:29 AM PDT by GVnana
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To: GVnana

HE MAN WHO DESPISES AMERICA


AMERICA AT THE CROSSROADS OF HISTORY

2 posted on 05/12/2012 7:19:55 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (wwwOh ...now I see..dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: GVnana

Wow, if there ever was a need for yet another reason to get rid of Obama, this supplies it.


3 posted on 05/12/2012 7:19:55 AM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: GVnana

Obama- Killing American jobs one day at a time.


4 posted on 05/12/2012 7:21:44 AM PDT by BipolarBob ("Oh no, I'm not sick, well I'm not physically sick anyway. Mentally I'm sick beyond any doctor's abi)
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To: GVnana

5 posted on 05/12/2012 7:23:22 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: GVnana

I don’t believe it. Check out His web site, why would people who buy His products care who He contributes to?

But it would be a clever way to drive people to your site by claiming zer0s people are attacking you and for that move I give Him kudos.

zer0 does not have that many “people” and the people who He has are just angry nobodies .


6 posted on 05/12/2012 7:24:44 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: reefdiver

Rush Limbaugh aired this about Vandersloot yesterday. He must’ve thought it was real.


7 posted on 05/12/2012 7:30:32 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: GVnana

Adolf Hitler is alive and well in the evil mind and body of Barack “hate & destroy America” Hussein Obama!!! America, wake up, your time in freedom & liberty diminishes every day this tyrant, Obama remains in office. Orwell’s “1984” has arrived!!! Big Brother Obama is really, Big Brother Dictator!!!


8 posted on 05/12/2012 7:32:38 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: GVnana
There were also recent inquiries into his court divorce records
9 posted on 05/12/2012 7:36:36 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: GVnana

That’s a fasscist tactic Hitler used ...until “The Night Of The Long Knives”


10 posted on 05/12/2012 7:38:48 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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To: reefdiver

Well, this is what he said.You think he is not telling the truth?

“Three weeks ago, an Obama campaign website, ‘Keeping GOP Honest,’ took the extraordinary step of publicly naming and assailing eight private citizens backing Mr. Romney,”


11 posted on 05/12/2012 7:44:53 AM PDT by Rock N Jones
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To: GVnana
Anyone still doubt that communism is here and may be here to stay. This is not liberalism, Marxism, or socialism, but pure dictatorship type of rule by a ruling body of pure communists.
12 posted on 05/12/2012 7:44:59 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: reefdiver

Doesn’t have that many “people”? Have you been asleep for the last three years?


13 posted on 05/12/2012 7:48:57 AM PDT by jstaff
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To: reefdiver

Boy are you naive.


14 posted on 05/12/2012 7:49:31 AM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: Jeff Head

The man IS the enemy of the state.


15 posted on 05/12/2012 7:50:42 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: reefdiver

Just looked at their web site and it looks to be another Amway, just with a “green” angle.

Read some of the complaints on anti- site and they don’t sound political, rather more like issues I would have if I found out I HAD to buy a certain amount monthly or be billed anyway.

I think you may be right about the free advertising.


16 posted on 05/12/2012 7:51:38 AM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: reefdiver

Shortly after the feds took over GM, a lot of Dealers who had donated to conservatives had their stores taken.

The odd thing is they were making a profit. Their inventory was given over to “progressive” owners.


17 posted on 05/12/2012 7:53:16 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: opentalk
Romney donor on President Obama's Enemies list
18 posted on 05/12/2012 8:05:08 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: GVnana
I think there may be two sides to this story. Frank VanderSloot appears to have a long history of pretty aggressive attacks against opponents. Here's one article by Salon on him:

http://www.salon.com/2012/02/17/billionaire_romney_donor_uses_threats_to_silence_critics/

There are quite a few other articles as well about VanderSloot which appear to cite facts using publicly available information. I don't think VanderSloot is a naive businessman who made a big donation to conservative causes and then got slammed for doing so.

If the claims in this article are true, he's a wealthy supporter of Mitt Romney who succeeded in business using some pretty aggressive tactics which he then applied to his critics in politics, and is now getting the same kind of scrutiny applied to him by liberals that we as conservatives would give to a wealthy supporter of Barack Obama.

That's America.

For whatever it's worth, while I don't like his support of Mitt Romney one bit, it certainly looks like he's done a lot of good for the opponents of gay marriage. I have no agenda against VanderSloot — I just wish he'd stick to fighting gay marriage and wasn't a Romney supporter.

The truth will come out sooner or later. If all VanderSloot did was make threats against “little guys” who were mad about his big donations, he's now playing in the big leagues and has found out that both sides fight hard. Money can buy lots of things, but it can't buy freedom from critics — and shouldn't.

19 posted on 05/12/2012 8:08:35 AM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: GVnana
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20 posted on 05/12/2012 8:09:45 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

You know what ? What you said is something that needs to be shouted from the rooftops.

I remember this. I remember how the South had been given dealerships to Penske, and other dealers were shut down. Do you happen to have any links to this ? I wanna make this my mission of the weekend.


21 posted on 05/12/2012 8:11:31 AM PDT by Celerity
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To: reefdiver
zer0 does not have that many “people” and the people who He has are just angry nobodies .

ROLMAO

22 posted on 05/12/2012 8:13:14 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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To: opentalk
There were also recent inquiries into his court divorce records ...

That tactic goes back to Obummers run up to fill the Illinois U.S. Senate seat ... his opponents divorce records were used against him ... he withdrew.

23 posted on 05/12/2012 8:20:55 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: BluH2o; opentalk


There were also recent inquiries into his court divorce records ...


That tactic goes back to Obummers run up to fill the Illinois U.S. Senate seat ... his opponents divorce records were used against him ... he withdrew.

Yep scumbag Axelrod has taught a new generation of libs the communist way to destroy your opposition

24 posted on 05/12/2012 8:26:22 AM PDT by dennisw (She's a n)
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To: dennisw

These donors are honorable people compared to Obama’s donors like Bill Maher , Corzine, fake mickey mouse. Tactic to scare future donors away.


25 posted on 05/12/2012 8:32:04 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse
That blond on Fox and Friends (the co-host). If I remember correctly, her father's dealership was one.

Also check for a lawsuit against GM by a New York dealer who lost his dealership. He spoke at a Tea Party rally in DC.

26 posted on 05/12/2012 8:49:34 AM PDT by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse
That blond on Fox and Friends (the co-host). If I remember correctly, her father's dealership was one.

Also check for a lawsuit against GM by a New York dealer who lost his dealership. He spoke at a Tea Party rally in DC.

27 posted on 05/12/2012 8:49:46 AM PDT by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: GreatRoad

I’m surprised no one recognized this modus operendi from Palin/Cain campaigns. No deed is below Zippy. Death threats are most likely the norm also. Gloria Allred is always on standby.


28 posted on 05/12/2012 8:52:21 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: darrellmaurina; reefdiver; X-spurt
If all VanderSloot did was make threats against “little guys” who were mad about his big donations, he's now playing in the big leagues and has found out that both sides fight hard. Money can buy lots of things, but it can't buy freedom from critics — and shouldn't.

You three need to buy a clue as to the nature of the enemy.

The Left's collective heads were EXPLODING for years about Nixon's "enemies list". They still fulminate about it to this day as an example of Teh Evul Repukes.

Obama has an enemies list. VanderSloot is going to get audited by the IRS, just like all of Bill Clinton's enemies did, and the media won't call the Chicago Punk on it.

Remember - if Bush had had his enemies audited by the IRS, there would have been millions of words and thousands of articles published about it. But it's okay if the Democommies do it...

29 posted on 05/12/2012 8:59:36 AM PDT by an amused spectator (Islamic law upholds that children born to a Muslim father are automatically Muslim)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

And thats why my next car or truck will be Japanese. Screw Unions and auto companies who took our tax dollars. They make crappy stuff then cry when people dont buy them. Then the unions force companies to create job banks where slobs can sit in a room and make more dollars than the brave men and women who defend this country.
Screw them all.....they can keep their crappy autos on their lots til they rust{which is about three months}.


30 posted on 05/12/2012 9:07:43 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: an amused spectator; Antoninus; Lazlo in PA; napscoordinator; cripplecreek; AmericanInTokyo; ...
Spectator, I have no illusions about the nature of liberalism. Attack audits, building code compliance reviews targeting political opponents, and similar issues are abuses of government power which have a long history in Chicago politics going way back before Obama moved to that city.

As far as I can tell, to date, all that has been done against VanderSloot is the same sort of thing that we would applaud if it were being done by conservative opposition researchers to a major liberal donor.

We have every right in the world to know the political and ideological and business backgrounds of major donors to a political campaign. It shows the sort of people who back a candidate, and gives important clues to who will influence the candidate if elected.

Let me repeat here: I'm not saying this because I supported Santorum against Romney. I like VanderSloot’s views on homosexual marriage. I don't like his choice of candidate for president, but since the Republican race is all but over, Romney needs all the financial backing he can get.

Frankly, I think it's more than ironic that Romney is being attacked by Obama as being supported by militant anti-gay wealthy donors. What is Obama’s goal? Convince people like me, who don't like Romney, to vote for him because even if Romney is a “Massachusetts moderate,” he has big backers like VanderSloot who will keep Romney from being liberal on homosexual issues?

31 posted on 05/12/2012 9:15:09 AM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: GVnana
That exact tactic was used around southern California, especially Palm Sproings, against those who'd donated to the Prop 8 campaign ('gay' marriage...).

Homosexual terrorism.

32 posted on 05/12/2012 9:23:13 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walked into a bar; barkeep said "Hi Mitt")
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To: darrellmaurina

Are you saying you believe Obama’s goal is to get you to vote for Romney, by pretending that Romney is anti gay marriage when he really isn’t??

Excuse me, but that’s what I thought you said at the end of your post.

For any reason, no matter what, why would Obama’s goal be to get you to vote for Romney??

OR, by the words “vote for him”, did you mean convince you to vote for Obama?? Instead of Romney? But why would you do that, when the reason you don’t like Romney is because you supported Santorum on social issues and for other, conservative ideological, reasons?

Frankly, I’m lost in trying to understand.


33 posted on 05/12/2012 9:50:45 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: GVnana

This works both ways. Go to FEC, find out who has donated in your community to Obama. Let them know by letter or casual drop in, (if they own a small business) that they are getting no more of your business. Literally slam the front door on them. And then e mail 10 friends in town to do likewise. Run these people out of business. They wanna start that crap, well, two can play at that game. (My, Freepers in enemy territory in West Hollywood or Contra Costa County are going to be busy.


34 posted on 05/12/2012 10:05:17 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (The FR - Commandante Hugo Chavez Death BETTING POOL is now officially ON!!!)
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To: an amused spectator

Don’t go hysterical.
No one is denying nobama wants to be a tyrant or he is and will do anything to get re-elected. No one has any doubt if he can get re-elected we will all pay a terible price.

I was not addressing the dirty politics aspect, just the business they focussed on. The company named in the thread sure looks to be one to stay away from even if it wasn’t attacked by the left. Do you dispute that?


35 posted on 05/12/2012 10:10:13 AM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: beandog; reefdiver

“Boy are you naive.”

Did y’all know that the word “gullible” is not in the dictionary?

[agreeing with beandog *snark*]


36 posted on 05/12/2012 10:21:53 AM PDT by Peet (Everything has an end -- only the sausage has two.)
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To: X-spurt
Just looked at their web site and it looks to be another Amway, just with a “green” angle.

Amway doesn't sell in stores. I've pulled freight out of one of his warehouse in Idaho Falls that was going to a large retail chain distribution center.

Employees seemed pretty friendly there and the drivers waiting area had 20oz soda vending machines for $1 (yea I stocked up).

37 posted on 05/12/2012 10:33:59 AM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: darrellmaurina

“is being attacked by Obama as being supported by militant anti-gay wealthy donors.”

It’s ALL ABOUT THE MEME...

Now that Obama has his mostly-gay mainstream media/Hollywood base in line, the goal is to paint ALL Republicans as bigots.


38 posted on 05/12/2012 10:36:38 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: GVnana

These tactics go at least as far back as the slander against Anita Bryant, who lost her account with Florida Citrus growers because she was perceived as being “hateful” against homosexuals. Whether or not I use the product, and besides the fact that I can’t STAND MLM, I have no doubt in my mind that the “gay lobby” targeted this individual. It is their standard operating procedure.


39 posted on 05/12/2012 11:45:45 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: GVnana

What gives them the right to destroy reputable businesses? These people are ruthless. Believe it.


40 posted on 05/12/2012 12:46:00 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: GVnana

Joe the Plumber was the first private citizen they launched attacks on. They will never stop doing it I think.


41 posted on 05/12/2012 2:26:22 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Since running for PRESIDENT anyways


42 posted on 05/12/2012 2:31:04 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: reefdiver

Once the gay mafia gets hold of something, katy bar the door. I believe every word of it.


43 posted on 05/12/2012 2:34:26 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Yorlik803

“And thats why my next car or truck will be Japanese. “

It was in the news the past week that Toyota took back the sales crown for the 1st qrtr of 2012. My customer bought a Kia a few days ago and I scratched my head. He took me for a ride along the beach and it was damn quiet inside, like it was a Lexus.


44 posted on 05/12/2012 3:02:09 PM PDT by max americana
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To: max americana
My customer bought a Kia a few days ago and I scratched my head. He took me for a ride along the beach and it was damn quiet inside, like it was a Lexus.

I'm on my third Kia Optima. Best car I've ever owned. While they offer a top-grade warranty (100K on the power train, 60K all else, inc. emergency road service), I've never had to have any warranty work done. Never so much as a rattle or a squeak.

30-32 mpg on the road, 26-28 in town.

45 posted on 05/12/2012 3:08:49 PM PDT by okie01
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To: okie01

He got a Sorento, but he had an eye for the Optima. Later told me he got treated better there than the other dealerships. The only thing he observed was that Koreans were emotionless’ if that’s a description.


46 posted on 05/12/2012 3:16:39 PM PDT by max americana
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To: max americana
>Later told me he got treated better there than the other dealerships.

Dealerships are going to vary a lot, of course.

But I'm as pleased with my dealership here in Texas as much as I am with the car.

No Koreans involved with this one. That I know of, anyway.

47 posted on 05/12/2012 3:33:29 PM PDT by okie01
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To: max americana

My brother is a American car man. The only non US car was a Volvo he owned back in the 70s.
He was also a Jeep man. But the last Jeep Grand Cherokee was a lemon. It was always having trouble and was a real hanger queen.
The last straw was when all the system warning lights came on for no reason. He drove it to a Toyota dealer and traded it in for a new Highlander. For a man like him to buy a Japanese car is a commentary on the state of US car makers.


48 posted on 05/12/2012 3:35:19 PM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: an amused spectator

This is the King’s displeasure and it will grow.

We are turning into subjects.


49 posted on 05/12/2012 3:38:09 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-pression.)
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To: an amused spectator

This is the King’s displeasure and it will grow.

We are turning into subjects.

Hussian is a public figure and president. Attacking citizens is poor form. If he attacks any one of us, he can attack us all and no one is safe.


50 posted on 05/12/2012 3:39:02 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-pression.)
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