we reported on an article over at Wall Street Journal by Kim Strassel, showing how Barack Obama created a list of Romney donors, published it on one of his campaign websites, and accused them of betting against America, targeting them as Obama enemies.
On May 10, 2012, Strassel followed up on one of the people Obama targeted publicly and found that after Obama made that enemies list public, Democratic operatives started digging into one of those members private lives. A Mr. Frank VanderSloot, 63 years old, CEO of Melaleuca Inc.
About a week after that post, a man named Michael Wolf contacted the Bonneville County Courthouse in Idaho Falls in search of court records regarding Mr. VanderSloot. Specifically, Mr. Wolf wanted all the documents dealing with Mr. VanderSloot's divorces, as well as a case involving a dispute with a former Melaleuca employee.
Mr. Wolf sent a fax to the clerk's office—which I have obtained—listing four cases he was after. He would later send a second fax, asking for three further court cases dealing with either Melaleuca or Mr. VanderSloot. Mr. Wolf listed only his name and a private cellphone number.
Some digging revealed that Mr. Wolf was, until a few months ago, a law clerk on the Democratic side of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. He's found new work. The ID written out at the top of his faxes identified them as coming from "Glenn Simpson." That's the name of a former Wall Street Journal reporter who in 2009 founded a D.C. company that performs private investigative work.
The WSJ piece details more harassment against VanderSloot from liberal bloggers, read the entire thing.
Today we see, via Weekly Standard, that in a television interview with Fox News, Vandersloot says that Obama's deliberate targeting of him because of his support for Mitt Romney, has harmed his business.
"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."
"Really?," the Fox News host asked. "How many did that?"
"A couple hundred that we can track," Vandersloot replied.
Again, the host asked, "Really? Do you have any grounds to sue?"
"I suppose we do," Vandersloot said. The businessman says he's been accused of being anti-gay, an accusation he says that couldn't be further from the truth.
Vandersloot states "These tactics will not work in America," and continues on to say ""We thought that we were done with our donations," but that now he plans to support Romney even more than he was going to originally.
Mr. Vandersloot's Wellness company (Melaleuca Inc) website is here.
Support Mr. Vanderloot and become an official member of Obama's enemy list, the only requirements are defend the Constitution, promote free enterprise and nurture individual liberty.