Ohhh, it’s email addresses, not NAMES, that the Obama White House wants reported…uhh, flagged. They want supporters to turn in email addresses. As if that’ll make their storage-o-citizens-with-opinions-they-don’t-like any less a violation of American citizens’ Constitutional rights.
Spamming is still against the law, though, too. Someone advise White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs of that.
Note that Gibbs refuses to explain just what he and his boss intend to do with those, uhh, email-addresses-not-names.
However, my contention remains, and that is that this practice is illicit. The practice represents an effort to intimidate, harass and silence the free expression of opinion by individuals and worse, it’s based upon the targeting of opinions in the political realm. IF the Obama White House maintains “no bills have been finalized,” then why the rush to collect opinions of a variety of range or those, specifically, “guessed at” being “fishy” (representing public opinion not deemed enjoyable to those supporting Obama’s plans, whatever they may be).
I maintain that this practice by Obama is illicit. It’s harmful, decrepit and creepy and should be ridiculed, then condemned.
If it’s INFORMATION that’s wanted by the White House, why the request for “email addresses”? If someone doesn’t care for an opinion of someone else’s, they can write their own email complaint to the Obama White House and voice THEIR OWN opinions about whatever. But what the Obama White House wants is an identity of he/she who opines in a fashion that the Obama White House (and other Democrats associated) deem problematic due to opinion differences. There’s no excuse nor reason for them to harvest “email addresses” or websites (which they then identify as to individuals) EXCEPT for intrusive, aberrant intervention into and about individuals due to individuals exercising their First Amendment Rights.