It’s not easy for a guy who worked for ACORN to hit new lows, but Obama managed it by conspiring with the infamously slimy lawyer Gloria Allred on a last minute smear job against Romney. The results were less than impressive:
A Boston area judge shut down Gloria Allred’s request on Thursday to have a gag order lifted on a case presidential candidate Mitt Romney testified in on behalf of his friend’s divorce case.
As was first reported by TMZ, Gloria wanted to unseal Romney’s testimony on the complicated divorce case of his friend and Staples founder, Tom Stemberg. The famed celebrity lawyer also wanted the gag order associated with the case lifted, so that everyone could speak freely about Romney and the case.
There’s no need to unseal Allred’s motives, as they are hardly secret.
Allred is a self-proclaimed partisan Democrat and an Obama supporter, the outspoken attorney was also an elected Obama delegate to the Democratic National Convention.
The purpose of the legal maneuver:
Allred is representing [Stemberg's ex-wife] Maureen [Sullivan], who claims Romney lied under oath to screw her over in the divorce. The pair were hoping to get the gag order lifted so Maureen could spill negative information about Romney leading up to the election.
Maureen Sullivan has been described as “an embittered leftie, a Huffington Post ‘Super User,’ and a vicious anti-Mormon bigot.”
Meanwhile, Romney is not concerned about his testimony being unsealed and released, as his camp has already told the media that he has nothing to hide.
In contrast, Obama has plenty to be ashamed of. He actually met with the loathsome Allred, apparently to plan out this botched October surprise.
Digging slime out of sealed divorce records has worked great for Obama in the past:
One month before the 2004 Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate, Obama was down in the polls, about to lose to Blair Hull, a multimillionaire securities trader. But then the Chicago Tribune leaked the claim that Hull’s second ex-wife, Brenda Sexton, had sought an order of protection against him during their 1998 divorce proceedings. …
After having held a substantial lead just a month before the primary, Hull’s campaign collapsed with the chatter about his divorce. Obama sailed to the front of the pack and won the primary.
The strategy worked so well, he tried it again:
[Jack] Ryan would have walloped Obama in the Senate race. But at the request of — again — the Chicago Tribune [for whom Obama campaign strategist David Axelrot used to work], California Judge Robert Schnider unsealed the custody papers in Ryan’s divorce five years earlier from Hollywood starlet Jeri Lynn Ryan, the bombshell Borg on “Star Trek: Voyager.” …
Amid the 400 pages of filings from the custody case, Jack Ryan claimed that his wife had had an affair, and she counterclaimed with the allegation that he had taken her to “sex clubs” in Paris, New York and New Orleans, which drove her to fall in love with another man. …
Ryan had vehemently denied her allegations at the time, but it didn’t matter. The sex club allegations aired on “Entertainment Tonight,” “NBC Nightly News,” ABC’s “Good Morning America,” “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,” and NBC’s “Today” show. CNN covered the story like it was the first moon landing. …
Four days after Judge Schnider unsealed the custody records, Ryan dropped out of the race…
Against Romney, however, Obama’s low road has washed out. His sewermate Allred managed to derail Meg Whitman and Herman Cain with her slimy attacks, but not Mitt. She still makes a great character to dress up as for Halloween though:
On tips from Just TheTip, Bob Roberts, and Byron. Graphic compliments of Reaganite.