Obama campaign wants Republican email addresses? Shades of the children’s choir…

Posted by: Phineas on December 14, 2011 at 1:57 pm

**Posted by Phineas

And they want their supporters to submit them.

File this under “Huh?

The Obama presidential campaign is launching an effort to collect Republican email addresses by inviting its supporters to submit information about their Republican associates to the Obama 2012 website.

The effort could help the Obama campaign build a database that would enable it to target Republican voters during the general election campaign. But, more perniciously, it could also become part of an Democratic effort to influence Republican primary voters to select a candidate Democrats think Obama could most easily defeat.

This administration seems to have a special talent for launching projects designed to set off the alarm bells of conservative and libertarian-leaning folks. Remember when the White House asked supporters to report people for spreading misinformation? Or when his reelection campaign set up Attack Watch?

Now they want any Obamatons in our midst to turn over our names and email addresses for a “prank?”

To be honest, I don’t see this as some conspiracy to “round up” our names and addresses for some sinister purpose. No doubt some marketing flack said in a meeting, “Hey, I know what we can do to get our followers excited!” So, that part doesn’t really concern me.

What does bother me, though, is what I am sure will be the gleeful enthusiasm of a certain core of Obama voters who will be all too happy to report their neighbors and colleagues who stand in the way of “community” and Hope and Change… or whatever slogan they’re pushing this time. Those kind of people make me nervous.

You know, the kind of people who form a children’s choir to sing the praises of Dear Leader.

Those folks worry me.

via ExJon

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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12 Responses to “Obama campaign wants Republican email addresses? Shades of the children’s choir…”

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  1. tj says:

    ME toooo. VOTE EM ALL OUT 2012

  2. Iva Biggin says:

    I don’t think they will like my response if they e-mail me. They are such pillars of civility they may be shocked by my “salty” rejoinders.

  3. redgypsy says:

    Well, at least then you’d know your enemies, if you got the email. (Ideological enemies, folks, just ideological…)

  4. David Christensen says:

    When I first saw this, I thought it had to be a joke. When I went into the Obama 2012 store, I thought it was more of a joke. I thought when an individual was elected president, they were to act presidential – not like a barker at a carnival. Going on four years of being disgusted by the pig in the White House.

  5. Carlos says:

    “To be honest, I don’t see this as some conspiracy to “round up” our names and addresses for some sinister purpose. No doubt some marketing flack said in a meeting, “Hey, I know what we can do to get our followers excited!” So, that part doesn’t really concern me.”

    Well, there ya go, Phineas. You just don’t seem to be able to wrap your mind around “evil” or “pernicious.”

    If they’ve got that list, you know as well as I do that it’s only a short step to “I wonder how we can smear this person?” to “If we work it right, we can convince everyone else this is an enemy of the state!”

    I know as sure as I’m sitting here that those thoughts run through the simpleton minds running this country, because they’re the same thoughts they were having when taking over the Chicago Thug Machine.

  6. Drew the Infidel says:

    I will be glad when the suspense of the GOP nomination process plays out so I will know, by name, who I am voting for next November.

  7. Kate says:

    Why can’t he buy e-mail address lists like business do? Oh, that’s right he doesn’t know how to run a business or a country! What is he saving his money for? Why does he have to “ask” supporters for e-mail addresses of their “friends”? I thought he had mega-millions in his campaign war chest? Something is not right with this picture!

  8. BikerDad says:

    Brings to mind the absolutely spot-on piece written by Dorothy Thompson back in the summer of 1941.

    Who Goes Nazi?
    “It is an interesting and somewhat macabre parlor game to play at a large gathering of one’s acquaintances: to speculate who in a showdown would go Nazi. By now, I think I know. I have gone through the experience many times–in Germany, in Austria, and in France. I have come to know the types: the born Nazis, the Nazis whom democracy itself has created, the certain-to-be fellow-travelers. And I also know those who never, under any conceivable circumstances, would become Nazis.”

    I wonder how the conversations would go at the party with the Obama supporters and their friends….

  9. Carlos says:

    But you see, BikerDad, one wouldn’t have to pretend to know.

    By classic definition of what a NAZI is, by the very definition of national socialism, Obhammud and his entire gang of thugs fit that definition.

    No guessing necessary. He is a NAZI. And if one considers national socialism as evil, he, too, by extension is evil.

  10. Kate says:

    I also noticed that Obama’s been advertising on MSN’s sites asking for you to sign up and support by listing your e-mail. I have blocked those ads on my Facebook page.

  11. Zappy says:

    Sheesh! What next?

  12. Carlos says:

    Gosh, Zappy, I don’t know, but probably a succession to required info being gathered to a snitch site (whoops, he already did that one) to his new greenshirts for enforcement to re-education camps to concentration camps to “showers.” That’s pretty much the history of NAZIs.