Obama’s White House says they aren’t spying on Americans:
Obama administration says it didn’t target Americans
The Obama administration late Thursday defended its practice of obtaining records from major Internet companies, saying they don’t use the “important and valuable” counterterrorism tool to target Americans. Officials also declassified information justifying the widespread collection of U.S. phone data.
But sorry, Mr. President, Maxine already spilled the beans:
Maxine Waters raves about Obama’s epic database, comes back to bite her
In an interview with the black-oriented TV One earlier this year, U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., said the Obama era might be ending in 2016, but his legacy would carry on in the form of “an organization that contains a kind of database that no one has ever seen before in life.”
“That’s going to be very, very powerful,” she added.
When the interviewer, Roland Martin of “Washington Watch,” asked if she was referring to Organizing for America, the new name of the original Obama for America campaign outfit, Waters agreed.
And, she added ominously: “That database will have information about everything on every individual in ways that it’s never been done before.”
Those words sound kind of eerie now, given what we’ve learned about how Obama’s IRS treats citizens exercising democratic rights – and how the NSA keeps an eye on everybody else.
Does anyone seriously believe that a politician with access to a comprehensive database of information about Americans could keep his sleazy hands off that gold mine when the time came to slur, intimidate or blackmail political enemies, opposing candidates, federal nominees, or voters?
If you believe that, I can make you a terrific deal on a bridge in Brooklyn or a stack of gold bricks in my garage.