I don't know what (if any) policies Obama has proposed that he's so pissed off about, but let's say that there is a Policy X in Obama's campaign platform that this guy thinks will hurt his business. What are the other possibilities here, if Obama gets reelected? 1) Obama wasn't that serious about Policy X anyway, and never bothers to implement it; 2) Obama wants to pass Policy X, but Congress rejects it; 3) Obama and Congress both want to pass Policy X, but it gets gummed up for procedural reasons; 4) Obama and Congress both want to pass Policy X, but just never get around to it; 5) Obama and Congress actually pass Policy X, and it doesn't have as big of an impact on this guy's business as he thought it would; 6) Obama and Congress actually pass Policy X and it does hurt this guy's business, but some other factor offsets the loss.
There are other possibilities too, but the bottom line is that he most likely has no idea what the next four years will bring for his business, and the identity of the president is pretty far down the list of factors that could hurt a person's business. If we take the charitable view of his actions, he's just a blowhard who is blowing off steam. The less charitable view is that he's intentionally trying to manipulate his employees to voting for the person he wants them to.
Last edited by Kandahar; 10-12-12 at 09:02 AM.
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But the question is one of legality. The business owner makes the assumption that the politician will do what he says, which I don't think the court will find as too much of a leap, and let's his employers know of the consequences of these events. That's information being passed on a not-so-stable, but reasonably figured, argument, IMO, and I would not expect it to be illegal.