It was bound to happen sooner or later. For a crew who uses thug tactics as a matter of course, this should come as no surprise to anyone:
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 in question is found on the Obama campaign donation page, and suggests a little bit of mean-spirited but ultimately innocent fun:
Of course, it goes deeper than that. It could be that the Obama campagn wants your email address so that they can gently persuade you via informative and compelling emails to vote for Obama next November.
Or it’s possible that if your name gets into this database, you’ll be spammed incessantly for the next 12 months whether you like it or now.
But being the “legitimate businessmen” of Chicago that they are, my guess is that every name entered will end up on some kind of “enemies’ list. Obama’s cronies may not be up to advising him on how to destroy a downed drone, but they know how to handle their perceived “enemies”.
But however it was meant, and whatever those gathered email addresses are used for, one thing is certain: President O-Spama-a is certainly living down to all our expectations of him.