Mike Huckabee News


Dec 06 2012

The Analyst Institute

Many Republicans still can’t believe that they took such a drubbing in an election year they think should have been theirs. But the problem might be that they didn’t think small enough. The GOP spent millions on traditional advertising to turn out the general public while Democrats narrowly focused on specific voters in key states. The Heritage Foundation reports that after their stunning loss in 2004, the Democrats quietly started an initiative called the Analyst Institute, funded by progressives like George Soros. It’s a network of hundreds of behavioral scientists, marketing researchers and data analysts who’ve been using social media and other sources to collect minute personal details on every potential Democratic voter.

Another group called Catalyst was created to share the database only with leftwing groups like Planned Parenthood and Emily’s List. When Election Day arrived, they knew exactly which precincts could turn the election, which first-time voters were most persuadable, and exactly where to reach them. It worked so well that even though 4 million people who voted for Obama in 2008 sat this election out, the party got enough replacement voters in just the right places to win.

Now, the Republicans are faced with a hard choice. If they create a similar database of private information on potential GOP voters, it might embody everything they despise about Big Brotherism and its threat to personal freedom and the right to privacy. But if they refuse on principle to create an intrusive database of voters, they may find themselves locked out of power in a government run by the kind of people who would do it anyway, without a second thought.

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  • Jeff Lardizabal

    12/18/2012 09:52 AM

    Regardless, I still think of you as a winner Mike. The presidency is just one office. A voice with God, wherever and however it gains voice, is the majority - even if unelected by man. I'm reading the story of Deitrich Bonhoeffer right now and I'm so amazed at how loudly, in the face of the evil which he faced in Hitler, he shouted - both in word and action and against Nazism, despite facing execution.

    Arguably, it can be said that against Islamism, we must similarly stand as firmly as Bonhoeffer did, openly, actively, and defiantly; though, even tempered and with every fruit of the Spirit mentioned in Galatians 5:22,23:

    "22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

    23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."

    We will, even when confronting those who persecute us for our beliefs in Christ, when acting in such Spirit, be justified, and not of our own power but by the grace and power of the Lord.

    I can talk, peaceably, all day long with those opposed to me, because he that is in me is greater than he that opposes me, and do it with all grace, not abasing myself to anger, for anger does not work the works of God, but love.

    Therefore, even were my enemy to use tactics unbecoming and overcome me, Christ in me is never overcome.

    Love vanquishes fear and we do not lose when such losses as described have occurred, not even, as with Bonhoeffer, when put to death. Bonhoeffer is most assuredly with God and, most assuredly, Hitler is not.

    Such grace the fleshly minded cannot ascertain but the spiritually minded can find rest in and, the perfect peace which only comes from a relationship with Jesus Christ.


  • Jeff Lardizabal

    12/17/2012 10:48 PM

    Even if it could be proven that the Democrats practiced better analytics; and it is plausible that this could be so, so what? The bottom line is still the same, the Biblical God is not going to allow anyone into the office of king (president in our case), unless it is His will:
    Daniel 2:21 (KJV) – “21 And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:”
    The focus should be on the moral, ethical and legal issues broached by such tactics. Strategically, if it were to be proven that they stepped over these bounds and a big enough fuss was to be made about it, a case for fairer grounds in the next election can be made.

  • Bob Haney

    12/15/2012 03:47 PM

    In the coming days please point out 9,11 , the Oklahoma bombing and all planes and citizens around that have been killed by evil people and these people choose their own killing tool. Thank you Bob

  • JP Morgan

    12/14/2012 05:01 PM

    Republicans didn't lose the election...the Democrats stole it. No one should win any election with such MASSIVE voter fraud.

    It is appalling that Obama gets a second term with this kind of fraud.

    States need to institute voter ID laws, military should be able to vote...and whoever the people are (liberal media) that are protecting this illegal President needs to stop before we lose America for good.

    This country is being taken over from the enemies within, starting with the so-called President. Unbelievable what he is getting away with!!!

  • Youssef El Ashmawi

    12/12/2012 01:59 PM

    I do not identify myself as Republican or Democrat. I honestly try to vote for the best candidate. But I am very surprised to learn that Republicans are worried about "Big Brother". I suppose FISA and the Patriot Act were all the Democrats doing? As far as the election goes, while President Obama certainly appears to have had a very effective ground game, could it be that the majority of Americans just decided that Barack Obama was the better man? I know you never liked Mitt Romney yourself. And please; can we discuss real issues that affect real Americans without seeking advantage for a political party? If we could do that, I would have a lot more respect for you and your show. I think many others feel the same way. Please think about it.