June 12, 2013
Which Database: OFA or NSA?
In the wake of the explosive NSA data-mining revelations, Breitbart TV reminded us of an interesting Rep. Maxine Waters bombshell from February. In an interview, Rep. Waters described a very powerful database that "no one has ever seen before in life," "put in place" by Obama, that had "information about everything on every individual on ways that it's never been done before." [sic] The Breitbart piece was titled "Breitbart Flashback: Maxine Waters Reveals Obama's Secret Database Filled with Voters' Private Info." Although what Rep. Waters described seems eerily similar to the recently leaked NSA secret database, she was not referring to the NSA, and not necessarily to anything "secret." Waters and her interviewer specifically identified the keeper of the "powerful" database that she described as "Organizing for America" ("OFA") -- Obama's campaign machine, which at the time was being restructured as a 501(c)4 and renamed "Organizing for Action." That database began as a...(Read Full Article)