This has got to be one of the creepiest stories in recent times.
From The White House Dossier:
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.
The Democratic National Committee last month released a video that seemed designed to damage Mitt Romney, the GOP candidate feared most by the Obama campaign.
The Obama information collection effort is cast under the mischievous guise of asking Obama supporters to “have a little fun at the expense of a Republican in your life” by signing them up to get an email from the Obama campaign ribbing them for having “inspired” the Obama supporter to donate.
The result, however, is that the Obama campaign gets a new trove of Republican email addresses that it could never have collected through voluntary submissions.
This story pegs the creepy meter on so many levels. First, it is almost Nazi like, asking people to turn in their friends. This isn’t the first time the Obama regime has done something like this.
What is Obama going to do with those emails? Human Events has one idea.
Who knows what Team Obama will do with its new crowd-sourced enemies list? Their warehouse contains an endless supply of spam, as anyone unlucky enough to draw their attention can tell you. As Keith Koffler of White House Dossier notes, the Obama campaign will end up with “a new trove of Republican email addresses that it could never have collected through voluntary submissions.”
But even if they do nothing except squirt out a single electronic taunt, is it really appropriate for the President of the United States to be targeting American citizens for holiday insults? Would one of you Obama drones like to amuse us by feeding us some more crap about how this guy is a unifying, healing figure?
And of all the times he could have done this, did Obama really have to take a dump on the Christmas spirit of love and hope, by launching a mean-spirited propaganda campaign virtually guaranteed to end a few friendships? This man could not understand America less if he had just tumbled out of a flying saucer yesterday.
Does anyone remember Operation Chaos from 2008? Rush Limbaugh encouraged Republican voters to cross over and keep the Democratic Primary alive by voting for Hillary Clinton. Could Obama be planning something similar for the GOP primary?
It is one thing for a private citizen to plan something like this, it is another for it to be the President of the United States.
No matter how you slice this, it is really creepy and as John Hayward over at Human Events said, this guy could not understand America even less if he fell out of a flying saucer.