Before word came out that the National Security Agency was tracking your phone calls.
Before it was known the FBI is looking into private conversations.
Before revelations described how the Internal Revenue Service wants to know the content of your prayers.
There was the Obama database, according to a member of Congress.
Barack Obama now holds a database “no one has ever seen before in life” that has “information about everything on every individual.”
The confirmation comes from U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., named “dishonorable mention” on an online list of most corrupt politicians.
Judicial Watch reported Waters, the ranking member on the House Financial Services Committee, has helped family members make more than $1 million through business ventures with companies and causes that she has helped, according to her hometown newspaper.
“In August 2010, Waters’ influence peddling earned the attention of a subcommittee of the House Ethics Committee which charged Rep. Waters with three counts of violating House rules and ethics regulations in connection with her use of power and influence on behalf of OneUnited Bank. After a highly controversial investigation, plagued by accusations of impropriety and corruption, on September 12, the committee failed to hold Waters to account for steering … $12 million to OneUnited, in which she and her board member husband held shares,” the report said.
In a video now getting attention once more, Waters said, “I think some people are missing something here. The president has put in place an organization with the kind of database that no one has ever seen before in life.
“That’s going to be very, very powerful. That database will have information about everything on every individual on ways that it’s never been done before,” she continued.
“And whoever runs for president on the Democratic ticket has to deal with that. They’re going to go down with that database and the concerns of those people because they can’t get around it. And he’s [President Obama] been very smart. It’s very powerful what he’s leaving in place,” she said.
Martin had said, “The reality is like anything else, you’d better get what you can while Obama’s there because, look, come 2016, that’s it.”
Noted talk radio icon Rush Limbaugh at the time said, “What Roland Martin’s saying here is all of you who are looking for prosperity from the government, you better get it and get it now. Get it while you can, get it while Obama’s there, because come 2016, he’s not gonna be there, and then you’re gonna be on your own.”
Then came Waters’ comments.
“Hmm. Okay. Cool. Fine,” Limbaugh said. “What’s that got to do with getting benefits after 2016? Maybe she didn’t understand what he was talking about. He’s talking about, you better get in there, get your goodies right now because in 2016 he’s gone. Better get it while you can. She says, ‘I don’t know, Roland, he’s got this database.’ Maybe she means he’s not going anywhere. Maybe that’s what she means, folks. He’s not going anywhere, ’cause he’s got this database with information about everything on every individual. I’ll bet that’s what she meant, Snerdley. That 2016 isn’t a big deal ’cause he’s not going anywhere. That has to be it.”
Limbaugh raised the issue again this week, identifying Obama’s database as part of his ongoing “Organizing for America” fundraising and campaign outreach.
“You remember Maxine Waters…,” he said. “Organizing for America, the campaign organization that Obama has established that’s being run now, which is part of the Limbaugh Theorem, Obama is doing three fundraisers today, folks. He’s at three fundraisers today. For what? He’s not running for election again. Why are you doing fundraising?
“These are not Democrat Party things. These are Organizing for America. Now, Maxine Waters said that Obama had the most massive database ever collected in America. Information on everybody. It was unprecedented. Nobody had ever had any kind of a database like this. … Maxine Waters lets a lot of truth slip. She let it slip during a congressional hearing with some CEOs of some industry. (imitating Waters) ‘We want to nationalize. We want to take over your business.’ It was the oil industry. And the rest of the Democrats on the committee kind of hung their heads, ‘Oh, jeez,’ like she’s some sort of idiot.
“But instead, what they were doing, ‘Oh, come on, Maxine, shut up, what are you giving up the game for?’ Is what their reaction was,” he said.
Limbaugh continued, “Now, let me ask you this. People like Obama and his buddies, associates, the Democrat Party who want all this power, do you think that they could have it if they came to us and said, ‘This is what we want. We want you to elect us. We want you to support us because we want the power. We want to be able to control –’ Of course not. So how are they doing it? Well, there’s the Limbaugh Theorem to explain Obama’s detachment, but the trick is they have to mislead everybody as to their true ambition, as to their true desire, in order to acquire this power, because it is such anathema to the American human spirit and tradition.
“You acquire all of this data on people, you think about how easy it is to manipulate low-information voters with this kind of information, this kind of data. The way this bunch does it is they claim to be the kings of compassion, the kings of love. All they want to do is help people. All they want to do is give you this and give you that, make sure that can’t be taken away from you and that, so forth, and what they’re ending up doing at the same time is the exact opposite.
“Now, you know this, and this is why all of this is so upsetting. And once you realize it, it’s simple. It’s obvious to see. Then the frustration sets in, ‘Why don’t other people see it? Why don’t they believe it when I tell them about it?’ Because most people can’t conceive of wanting this kind of power. And the people seeking it never, ever give any indication that it’s what they want. Or they wouldn’t stand a chance,” he said.
Waters’ comments came even as the IRS was using apparently illegal tactics to block those groups that might reveal faults in Obama’s plans, the NSA was obtaining phone records on tens of millions of innocent Americans and the FBI was gaining access to reporters’ conversations, all scandals that have swamped the Obama administration over the last few weeks.