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Democrats push to redeploy Obama’s voter database
The Washington Post ^ | November 20,2012 | Craig Timberg and Amy

Posted on 11/20/2012 2:00:56 PM PST by yoe

If you voted this election season, President Obama almost certainly has a file on you. His vast campaign database includes information on voters’ magazine subscriptions, car registrations, housing values and hunting licenses, along with scores estimating how likely they were to cast ballots for his reelection.

And though the election is over, Obama’s database is just getting started.

[snip] The database consists of voting records and political donation histories bolstered by vast amounts of personal but publicly available consumer data, say campaign officials and others familiar with the operation, which was capable of recording hundreds of fields for each voter.

Campaign workers added far more detail through a broad range of voter contacts — in person, on the phone, over e-mail or through visits to the campaign’s Web site. Those who used its Facebook app, for example, had their files updated with lists of their Facebook friends along with scores measuring the intensity of those relationships and whether they lived in swing states. If their last names seemed Hispanic, a key target group for the campaign, the database recorded that, too.

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Is there anything private any more? Anonymous has a nice ring to it............
1 posted on 11/20/2012 2:01:03 PM PST by yoe
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To: yoe

... but they still had to cheat to win.


2 posted on 11/20/2012 2:03:32 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: yoe

It’s interesting on how we on FR often deride liberals as stupid. But if you read the full story on Baraq’s campaign in yesterday’s WSJ, they were in another league as far as information technology and GOTV.

And if they also did it by cheating, it’s pathetic “our” Republican governors and SoS in the swing states didn’t do anything to stop it.


3 posted on 11/20/2012 2:08:12 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: yoe

One problem they will run into is that many Obama voters only work one day a year — election day.


4 posted on 11/20/2012 2:11:05 PM PST by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
... but they still had to cheat to win.

They so out organized the Republicans that it was amazing that more precincts didn't turn in voter counts of over 100 percent. There are easily as many as 1000 Marxist/Communist/Lenninist/Progressive associated organizations working full time to redefine the American dream into a Communist nightmare. And that is just in Chicago. Nationwide its beyond counting. Lock and load laddies. Lock and load.

5 posted on 11/20/2012 2:11:56 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: yoe

They’re making a list. They’re checking it twice..


6 posted on 11/20/2012 2:16:13 PM PST by Gritty-Kitty
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To: nascarnation
But if you read the full story on Baraq’s campaign in yesterday’s WSJ, they were in another league as far as information technology and GOTV.

And I recall that Rove, despite his many flaws, built a very good GOTV machine for the 2004 election. And the GOP has backslid since. The tales coming out about ORCA should be in college textbooks so students can study how NOT to create and roll out a system. I think just about everything that could go wrong did go wrong. When you only have one day to have it right.

7 posted on 11/20/2012 2:22:36 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: nascarnation

That’s right, they tapped into the young generations mind set and capabilities and in a sense Googleized the voting mechanism beyond the GOPs wildest dreams. Meanwhile, the old analog farts Rove, Orielly, Boehner, etc..... are using freaking white borads and stats from a data pool that the Dems were not even interested in! It was “The Sting 3” all over again. They didn’t see it coming. They were doing this even before 2008 election.


8 posted on 11/20/2012 2:26:17 PM PST by klimeckg ("The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.")
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To: yoe

That’s the thing about libs though isn’t it? We’ll be seeing a lot more of this because of their fanatical support of the Marxist. The idea of big government flies right over their heads. To them they think it starts and stops with welfare and food stamps and they completely ignore or are naive about what else comes with the monster: Namely loss of freedom. 9 gabillion regulations, laws, bureaus, whose sole purpose is to make the individuals life hell on earth.

And what gets me is who does most of the protesting? That’s right, liberals. But they don’t protest this do they? No, they go in the opposite direction: They promote and vote for it. They’re freakin’ morons. Some guy on Wall street investing and creating jobs is a SOB, but the government smashing the constitution one inch from totalitarianism is perfectly OK. And when that totalitarian monster bites them in the ass, who do they blame? Republicans.


9 posted on 11/20/2012 2:28:47 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: klimeckg

The day before the election I had a 6 page list of the “super voters” in my precinct to call for our GOTV. 90% of the numbers were bad and only about 10% had an email. Of course I just got an invitation to the local GOP Christmas party and it said that they will be collecting food for a local food bank at the party. REALLY!!!! Do they realize that we will be collecting food for the people who voted Obama back in!! It is like they are tone deaf and don’t care if they do the same thing over and over.


10 posted on 11/20/2012 2:33:56 PM PST by happyhomemaker (Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Rom 12:12)
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To: yoe

While no one should doubt the quality and power of the Obama database, it should be investigated to determine if the Obama db was populated with data that would only be available to high ranking government officials and not the public or private industry.


11 posted on 11/20/2012 2:41:37 PM PST by OKRA2012
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To: happyhomemaker

amazing. Just amazing. I keep reading more and more stories like this -—90% of your numbers were bad...I could weep.

Also there was an article posted earlier about the gay marriage votes, and the big homosexual organizations and how they organized their campaign. Smart. targeted, tear-jerking and convincing. Out-organized and outspent the anti-gay marriage crowd like a freight train passing a hobo.


12 posted on 11/20/2012 2:51:56 PM PST by squarebarb ( Fairy tales are basically true.)
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To: yoe

This will be all forgotten in 4 years and Republicans will once again be saying, “what happened?”


13 posted on 11/20/2012 2:55:38 PM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: yoe

David Axelrod insisted in 2009 that the White House would run the 2010 Census, and the day after the election he indicated that Census data was used to track voter addresses in the 2012 election effort.

Will Darrell Issa investigate the legalities involved? (Because Eric Holder isn’t likely to).


14 posted on 11/20/2012 2:56:13 PM PST by research99
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To: yoe

Friends and enemies list?


15 posted on 11/20/2012 2:58:22 PM PST by Only1choice____Freedom (As long as America's tolerence of failure is not overwhelmed by a desire to succeed, we will fail.)
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To: yoe
If their last names seemed Hispanic, a key target group for the campaign, the database recorded that, too.

Wow, that's pure genius. We're supposed to be afraid of this? A database that they can use to bombard their suckers with junk mail and spam to whine for a few bucks so they can send even more? Sooner or later their suckers will get tapped out and jaded (it was supposed to be this year, but blacks and gullible women put Obama over the top and our side was more jaded).

16 posted on 11/20/2012 3:41:42 PM PST by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: yoe

“Gotta Have A Revolution”!

It’s time, if not now then when?

By revolution I mean in a vast conservative way.

Time to awake the giant like it has neve been awaken before. We did it in 2010, we can do it again.


17 posted on 11/20/2012 5:07:27 PM PST by Hedra (Just a former "Lewd fellow of the baser sort" Acts 17:5)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Propaganda works, especially if you do not respond to it in a vigorous way. Republicans are such wimps, it makes me sick.


18 posted on 11/20/2012 5:14:40 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: comebacknewt

That’s patronage for you.


19 posted on 11/20/2012 5:18:31 PM PST by gusopol3
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To: nascarnation
they were in another league as far as information technology and GOTV

It does help when top engineers from Google and Facebook are given leave to help with this stuff.

So ... where is our ... never mind. Anyone want to help code this sucker up? We can rent it to the GOP and even if it runs on punched cards it will be better than what currently exists....

20 posted on 11/21/2012 12:47:05 AM PST by superloser
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To: yoe

Where are our hackers? This is war. This is no longer politics. The sooner we come to terms with the fact that this is war, the better. There are better ways to fight this kind of war than with guns. But the window may close soon.


21 posted on 11/21/2012 1:28:25 AM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: cradle of freedom

Yeah the Repub. party is gone as far as I’m concerned. It’s the Democrat party lite now. Let’s get rid of Obama by replacing him with Obama ver. 2.0. All they had to do is get a strong conservative who could talk like a Herman Cain and it would have been all over for Obama. How many Republicans stood up for Cain when Devil Axelrod was getting all these women to spout nonsense against Cain? “Oh he told me I was the same height as his wife!” Oh that pervert! Absolutely nobody defended the guy. I’m not saying Cain should have been the nominee, he really didn’t know his stuff, but at least he could speak. It just really ticked me off they hung the guy out to dry to make way for Obama 2.0, Romney, this freakin’ lip smacking robot. Like my Grandma always use to tell me: Never trust a politician from Assachussets (that’s how she pronounced it) and so far she’s been right, Romney would have pulled the same leftist crap Obama pulls if he was elected. Everybody knew it but the Repubs didn’t care.


22 posted on 11/21/2012 7:34:47 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Washington has gone to the dogs, the only hope is in the states flexing their muscles. I was listening to Mark Levin yesterday, he was talking about a Red State story on all of the brass knuckle tactics that John Boehner is using to line up all of his supporters into the more important positions. He does not like the Tea Party. Now we know there are traitors in our midst. McConnell is probably the same way as well.

We have to disengage from Washington as much as possible which means passing up the temptation to accept Washington money for anything. Washington money is just bribery that the federal government gives us to keep us enslaved to them. Beware of Washington politicians bearing gifts.


23 posted on 11/21/2012 9:16:43 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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