Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Will #GOP be Tracking, Spying on Registered Republicans Again For 2012 Election?

A new app is bring touted as bring able to keep track of Republicans this election season.

Feeling like a deer in a gunsight yet friend?
Maybe you'd better change to Independent,

This may simply be a continuation of the GOP program of spying on its members to make sure they know how to lie to them best.  That program has been admitted for years.  The party has acknowledged that they keep track of the purchases and interests of their members ( they claim by buying information from credit card suppliers, magazine subscriptions, and the membership lists of interest groups and churches people belong to.).

Such a system allows misleading information to be delivered to party members, whether about morality, the economy, or war. 

Master campaigner George W. Bush accomplished much of the same thing when he promised to walk  with more humility in the world, ie not get engaged with conflicts.  The new president  though told his cabinet that he planned to invade Iraq 10 days after he took office (From Ron Suskind's book "The Price of Loyalty" written with information supplied by Paul O'Neill, Bush's first Secretary of the Treasury).  That conflict made Clinton's cooperation with NATO and the UN over the Serbia-Bosnia and Serbia-Kosovo conflicts look like Un dimanche après-midi à l'Île de la Grande Jatte. No I don't know French myself. The Wikipedia page, linked, supplied that title.

Ron Paul has adopted a similar meme and trumpets his intentions to end all US involvement in military operations, though he also wants to disappear all your Social Security and Medicare funds (that you've put much of your own money into) as well.