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Archive for March 27th, 2018

Did Facebook “help” the Obama 2012 reelection?

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Did Facebook “help” the Obama 2012 reelection?

The allegation is that Facebook voluntarily provided data to the Obama team.

This is what Hans A. von Spakovsky, a Senior Legal Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, wrote on Tuesday:

According to Carol Davidsen, the former media director for Obama for America, Facebook gave the 2012 Obama campaign direct access to the personal data of Facebook users in violation of its internal rules, making a special exception for the campaign.
The Daily Mail, a British newspaper, reported that Davidsen said on Twitter March 18 that Facebook employees came to the campaign office and “were very candid that they allowed us to do things they wouldn’t have allowed someone else to do because they were on our side.”
The type of data that the Obama campaign was mining from Facebook is a more sophisticated version of the type of data that has long been provided by professional direct mail marketers – something pioneered by Richard Viguerie.
Viguerie, for example, has detailed personal data on “12 million conservative donors and activists” to whom his company sends letters and emails on behalf of his clients. He provides information to campaigns looking for votes and money, and to nonprofit and advocacy organizations raising funds.
Political campaigns must pay for these services. Under a Federal Election Commission regulation, giving a mailing list or something similar to a campaign is considered an “in-kind contribution.”
So if Facebook gave the Obama campaign free access to this type of data when it normally does not do so for other entities – or usually charges for such access – then Facebook would appear to have violated the federal ban on in-kind contributions by a corporation.
And the Obama campaign may have violated the law by accepting such a corporate contribution.

If true, Mark Zuckerberg has big legal or PR problems. No matter what, it will be very difficult when Mark Zuckerberg goes before Congress. He will get questions about 2012 and 2016.

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March 27, 2018 at 9:00 pm

Question for every Democrat

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March 27, 2018 at 8:30 pm

The marches & attacks on Senator Rubio plus other stories of the day

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We will look at the attacks on Senator Rubio……..the marches are too political for their own good………….the North Korean leader in China? Has anyone seen Beto? do the Democrats really want an investigation of Facebook ……………and other stories………….Click to listen:

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Source: The marches & attacks on Senator Rubio plus other stories of the day 03/27 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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March 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Bad memory Democrats

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Today’s Selective memory update:   Back in 2001, the Clinton census asked for citizenship.  Today, DNC Chairman Perez & Rep Pelosi call the Trump idea “….a craven attack on our democracy and a transparent attempt to intimidate immigrant communities.”     

By the way, what exactly is wrong with asking the citizenship question?   Maybe Mr. Perez & Mrs. Pelosi should seek an explanation from President Clinton.

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March 27, 2018 at 2:30 pm

Tuesday’s video: Why the attacks on Senator Rubio?

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March 27, 2018 at 12:00 pm

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Any ideas of what China will tell Kim Jong-Un?

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March 27, 2018 at 10:00 am

The Dems will soon dump Hogg and the marchers

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March 27, 2018 at 9:00 am

A march against Senator Rubio?

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In the interest of full disclosure, I voted for Senator Rubio in the Texas primary. By the time we got to Texas, it was down to Cruz, Kasich, Trump, and Rubio. I concluded that he had the best chance to win the presidency. I turned out to be wrong but that was my vote.    

Over the last weeks, we’ve seen massive attacks against Senator Rubio at these marches or even the infamous CNN town hall meeting. Remember this

The wildest moment allowed by Tapper was when Parkland, Florida student Cameron Kasky smeared the Senator by equating him to the shooter that killed 17 of his classmates. And Tapper thanked him for all of it. 

“I’m sorry, I know I’m not supposed to do this, but I’m not going to listen to that. Senator Rubio, it’s hard to look at you and not look down the barrel on an AR-15 and not look at Nikolas Cruz, but the point is: You’re here and there are some people who are not,” Kasky spat.

After Rubio answered his question, Kasky began to browbeat him for the money the NRA donated to his campaign, basically insinuating he was being bribed. “And this is about people who are for making a difference to save us and people who are against it and prefer money. So Senator Rubio, can you tell me right now that you will not accept a single donation from the NRA in the future,” he demanded as the crowd went crazy. 

So why Senator Rubio? He didn’t kill the students. He’s been a thoughtful senator. He is not known as an NRA guy. So why the cheap shots on Senator Rubio?   

It comes down to a couple of things:

First, Senator Rubio represents a huge threat to the Hispanic left. He speaks and communicates well. He is probably going to be a GOP nominee someday; and,

Second, the Democrats need 70% of the Hispanic vote to win a governorship, the Senate or the presidency.   Senator Rubio is the left’s nightmare!

So why did you hear so much about Senator Rubio? Well, he is a political threat and that’s what this is all about.

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March 27, 2018 at 6:47 am