Maxine Waters was talking about "Organizing for America" when she said Obama would have a database of everything on everyone. But doesn’t those words sound strange now on the heels of the NSA scandal?
The NSA scandal is huge because it allows those in charge, Obama, to find dirt on his enemies and silence them through the legal system.
In an interview with the black-oriented TV One earlier this year, U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., said the Obama era might be ending in 2016, but his legacy would carry on in the form of “an organization that contains a kind of database that no one has ever seen before in life.”
“That’s going to be very, very powerful,” she added.
When the interviewer, Roland Martin of “Washington Watch,” asked if she was referring to Organizing for America, the new name of the original Obama for America campaign outfit, Waters agreed.
And, she added ominously: “That database will have information about everything on every individual in ways that it’s never been done before.”
Those words sound kind of eerie now, given what we’ve learned about how Obama’s IRS treats citizens exercising democratic rights – and how the NSA keeps an eye on everybody else.
But to be fair to Obama, Waters has a record of questionable commentary, going on the record throughout her career – and long before he was in office – with comments ranging from insulting to the merely inane.