Well, once again Barack Obama is directly facilitating some gross misconduct in his name. Organizing For America, the heir to his presidential campaign, is running a phone bank for Obama supporters to call voters and urge them to keep the Democrats in office (because, after all, it’s worked out so well so far).
There’s nothing wrong with that — both sides do it. But what OfA is doing is a bit dumber than usual (and for them, that’s a lot). They’ve provided their unvetted volunteers with access to some rather sensitive information about voters, including name and phone number — which could make them vulnerable to unscrupulous Obama volunteers (not that that would ever happen — we all know what fine, upstanding citizens they are).
So, what ties this to the president? After all, it isn’t his campaign that’s doing it, it’s the organization he built and then walked away from — they renamed themselves and are carrying on without him.
Because, as I’ve noted many times, he left them with a parting gift — his personal web site. And it’s through that web site that they’re running this phone bank.
Looking to do some harassment, stalking, casing out potential burglary victims, or do some digging for identity theft? Go on over to barackobama.com, register, and sign up for the phone system.
Several PJ Media readers have already done so, and had a bit of fun with it, informing callers just how their personal information was obtained so easily. Others have been sabotaging the efforts, irritating voters or listing them as unhappy with Obama.
I’m tempted, but I think I’ll pass.
But remember, this is all quite literally being done in President Obama’s name. He could put a stop to it at any moment, by demanding his domain name back, but he doesn’t. Which puts everything they do firmly on his doorstep.
As long as Organizing For America holds the barackobama.com domain name, then Barack Obama owns everything they do through that web site. And that fact needs to be hung around his neck at every opportunity.