Politico reported that Democrats are employing “trackers” to not only follow Republican congressmen and candidates around on the campaign trail, but to also stalk the candidates at their homes. They take videos of these candidates homes and post them online. Some of them have even been found hiding in bushes. The Democrats defend the creepy practice as just another class warfare tactic.
While most serious campaigns on both sides use campaign trackers — staffers whose job is to record on video every public appearance and statement by an opponent — House Democrats are taking it to another level. They’re now recording video of the homes of GOP congressmen and candidates and posting the raw footage on the Internet for all to see.
That ratcheting up of the video surveillance game is unnerving Republicans who insist that even by political standards, it’s a gross invasion of privacy. Worse, they say, it creates a safety risk for members of Congress and their families at a time when they are already on edge after a deranged gunman shot former Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords 18 months ago.
Wisconsin GOP Rep. Reid Ribble, who said he’s also been followed by a cameraman when shopping for groceries, said the home videos cross a line. (Read More)
These Democrats are worse than internet trolls. They have no shame.