Democrat campaign operatives are hounding their political enemies at home in what is nothing more than a continuation of an intimidation tactic the organized left had been using against its perceived enemies for years. Think of their protests outside the homes of bank executives. Think of the Obama campaign’s posting of an online ‘enemies list’ of Republican donors. Think also of how the Kimberlin/Rauhauser cabal uses the same tactic to intimidate their enemies on the sicko website Breitbart Unmasked. (Safe link – it’s not recommended that you visit Breitbart Unmasked’s malware infected site.)
The Dem operatives are posting videos of Republican candidates’ homes on YouTube to make some kind of class warfare point about income inequality, and also, possibly, to dog whistle left-wing occupy freaks into harassing them at their homes.
The Dems’ bottomless pit of perfidy never ceases to amaze.
Via Gateway Pundit:
Video “trackers” are a mainstay on the campaign trail nowadays. Dispatched by candidates to shadow their rivals, they lurk in the crowds and the receiving lines waiting for the opponent to slip up, then capture the embarrassing moment on camera and post it online.
But this season, Democrats are taking the practice to a new and, some say, uncomfortable level by recording the homes of some Republican incumbents.
Two of the recent targets this year have been Ohio Rep. Jim Renacci and Wisconsin Rep. Reid Ribble, whose homes appear in roughly 30-second video clips posted online.
“It really crosses a line,” Ribble told Fox News. “I think it’s fair game for a tracker or the other party to tape what you’re saying. But this doesn’t do anything for them or the political process. And quite frankly it really disturbed my wife.”
In the Ribble video, posted online June 18, his Wisconsin home is filmed from several different angles on a windy day. It’s unclear whether anyone was home when the video, which has no sound, was shot. The Renacci video follows the same formula — straight, raw footage of the congressman’s home posted to YouTube.
The DCCC actually defends this practice.
“House Republicans have spent this entire Congress trying to hide that they’re protecting benefits for millionaires and perks for themselves instead of protecting the middle class. But we won’t let them keep it secret any longer,” said Jesse Ferguson, spokesman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
The rival National Republican Congressional Committee also uses trackers, but in a more limited scope, spokesman Paul Lindsay said.
“Our trackers serve as eyes and ears to hold Democrats accountable in public events and public spaces only,” he said. “Anything beyond that would be a violation of our policy.”
Keep reading at the Fox link.
Megyn Kelly interviewed two Republican incumbents about how they felt about having their homes videotaped and posted online. You can watch the interview at Gateway Pundit.
Incidentally, I got that pro-Occupy Democrat 99% logo from a bumper sticker that’s sold at DemStore.com.