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RUSH: I have to mention the “civil war,” the declaration of war that Hillary Clinton and her associates have waged on the mayor of Kooksville (that would be Howard Dean, the chairman of the Democratic Party). The Washington Post has the story today: “Democrats’ Data Mining Stirs an Intraparty Battle.” It’s Harold Ickes that’s going to run this. George Soros is going to fund this, and you can almost describe this as the Democrats’ version of Able Danger. They’re going to go out there and they’re going to start data mining a competing list of donors and try to pirate some of the existing donors of the Democrat National Committee.
Now, of course, ladies and gentlemen, this is only for Hillary’s Senate run. A-hem. It’s nothing to do with anything else. “A group of well-connected Democrats led by a former top aide to Bill Clinton raising millions of dollars to start a private firm…” and this is for profit, by the way. “…a private firm that plans to compile huge amounts of data on Americans to identify Democrat voters and blunt what has been a clear Republican lead in using technology for political advantage. The effort, led by Harold Ickes, deputy chief of staff in the Clinton White House, and advisor to Hillary, is prompting intense behind-the-scenes debate in Democrat circles.”
Officials over at Kooksville, the Democrat National Committee, “think that creating a modern database is their job, and they say that a competing for-profit entity could divert energy and money that should instead be invested with the national party.” This is all happening because Dean has not quit. Dean has not surrendered. He’s not gone away. They’re just trying to take over the Democratic Party apparatus basically and set it up as a for-profit outfit. This is going to be a big civil war, and this is the Clintons trying to officially take over — maintain, whatever you want to say — control of the Democratic Party’s fund-raising efforts.

“Ickes and others involved in the effort acknowledge their activities are in part a vote of no confidence regarding [the mayor of Kooksville] Howard Dean. ‘The Republicans have developed a cadre of people who appreciate databases, and they know how to use them. We’re way behind that march. It’s unclear what the DNC is doing. We don’t even know what they’re doing over there. Is it going to be kept up to date?'” I’ll tell you who else isn’t going to like this. Kooksville, not just the mayor. You think MoveOn.org is going to sit around? MoveOn.org is doing just that. They claim to have three million donors, contributors, participants, or whatever.
So here’s Hillary and this new George Soros-funded effort, and they’re going to go out there, and they’re going to basically be competing with their base! You know the one thing that Howard Dean did? This is what’s crazy. Dean did raise a lot of money on the Internet. It’s Ickes and the boys that couldn’t figure out how to do it. John Kerry, the guy that led them into battle — he served in Vietnam once — went down to blazing defeat by four million votes. Dean didn’t know what to do with the money, but he did raise it. I think he raised something like $42 million, and that’s why the Democrats were gone all gaga before the primaries. They thought they were on the cutting edge! They thought they were tearing it up. They thought they were leading the way.
“Eh, the Republicans can’t hold a candle to this!”
They didn’t know how to use the money. Dean flittered it all away! He frittered it all away, and so hasn’t been able to reciprocate it as the mayor of Kooksville. So, here comes George Soros and Harold Ickes, and to add insult to jury they are going to do it for profit. So this is data mining. They’re going to be poking through every computer database they can find. Your name is going to be on a couple of them. My name is going to be on them. They’re going to try to identify Democrats and they’re going to trying to make them donors and contributors and so forth, and it’s exactly what Able Danger was doing in trying to find terrorists. They did succeed at that. Nobody wants to admit it. “The pressure on Democrats to begin more aggressive data mining in the hunt for votes began after the 2002 mid-terms when the GOP harnessed data technology to powerful effect.” So you almost could say that Hillary is setting up an Echelon type system. Keep your sharp eyes out for this, folks. It’s going to be fascinating to watch.

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