Get used to this kind of behavior. During an Obama Presidency, any semblance of dissent stands a strong likelihood of being met with threats and intimations of legal action against the dissenter, action taken in the name of the President of the United States. Unless I am mistaken, this is the very thing people accused George W. Bush of doing or wanting to do, no?
I would say that I eagerly await denunciations from all of those latter-day Emile Zolas concerning this blatant attempt to shut down speech merely because it may throw a monkey wrench into Barack Obama's plans for upward political mobility. But Godot would show up faster. And he would bring friends.