Imagine if the Republican Party had a central database that collected detailed information on each one of us. Data that includes information from “[p]ublic records, pollsters, campaigns, non-profits, activist groups, unions, parties, commercial data — scores and scores of sources are feeding the central database data.”
J. Christian Adams of PJMedia writes about the Democrats’ “Catalist” database that was instrumental in their 2008 and 2012 wins:
For example, when an environmental group does neighborhood door knocking for cash, the results of those contacts are fed into Catalist.
You have your own individual voter file in Catalist. Everyone does. Under that file might be a massive amount of information about you — more than probably exists in any other database in the world. Whom you work for, what car you might drive, donations you have made, assumptions based on your neighborhood, anything in a public government database about you, consumer preferences, partisan preferences, what licenses you have, what you might have said to pollsters on the phone, memberships, how you treated the young left-wing activist knocking on your door a few years ago, and on and on and on.
Each group working with Catalist feeds the central database. Different groups have different types of data about you. Some data relate to economics. Other data relate to politics. Either way, the Borg all work in unison to fill the database with a massive amount of information about every American — and all of it is perfectly legal.
You can be sure that if the Republicans had such a system, the “news” networks would have been shrieking about it and that by now, it would be shut down, hearings would have been held – with 24/7 coverage by all the major networks (unlike the Benghazi hearings) – , and much mayhem would have ensued.
But we all know that Democrats can do no wrong, that whatever they do is in pursuit of some “greater good” and that therefore to hint at there being an utterly insane level of data mining in pursuit – at least at THIS point – of votes is simply unacceptable.
Between this kind of data mining and obvious IRS targeting, DOJ corruption, Obamacare data collection and the up-and-coming Common Core data mining, not to mention whatever the NSA actually does, there will be no aspect of our lives unexamined by – well, OK, I’ll say it – Big Brother.
But newsworthy? Naah. Let’s get back to Dancing With the Stars and praising the president for sending our armed forces to wipe out our most dreaded enemy….Ebola.
What does it tell us if they really believe the consequences of this kind of deceit will only affect those with whom they disagree?