J. Christian Adams writes about “Catalyst” at PJ Media. This is the database that Obama and company use to micro-target potential constituents.
From the article he writes:
Similarly, the data feeding the central Catalist database are coming from a wide swath of sources. Public records, pollsters, campaigns, non-profits, activist groups, unions, parties, commercial data — scores and scores of sources are feeding the central database data.
For example, when an environmental group does neighborhood door knocking for cash, the results of those contacts are fed into Catalist.
You have your own individual voter file in Catalist. Everyone does. Under that file might be a massive amount of information about you — more than probably exists in any other database in the world. Whom you work for, what car you might drive, donations you have made…
So in effect, any contact by those feeding the database, or public information on a citizen voter, can and will go in the database. Catalyst points to how the left has no problem, building a database on citizens, while collaborating with all like minded political allies. If you feed the database you can become a customer of it.
Could it be used to micro-target and intimidate political opposition? Does it contain gun owner data?