AttackWatch, the new Obama campaign site, confirms just how inept and out of touch this president is.
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But the real beauty of AttackWatch, which is to say the seeds of its own destruction, is the campaign’s use of Twitter, allowing and encouraging thousands, or perhaps millions, of people to jump into the conversation.
As I follow #attackwatch in my Twitter application on Thursday morning, I can’t keep up with the updates. A new tweet hits about every two seconds, almost all of them obviously by people who are not just opposed to the administration’s Goebbels-like activities, but who are effectively turning AttackWatch into the biggest joke in Internet history.
Here are a few of the tweets which have come across the #attackwatch hashtag just during the writing of this article:
From DrFreeLance: “I saw a werewolf drinkin a pina colada at Trader Vic’s, and his hair was perfect.”
From chuckdevore (Republican state legislator in California): “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean a big majority of us isn’t out to get you…”
From EddieRobbins: “My neighbor removed his Obama bumper sticker. I think he’s a racist.”
From DickMeyers: “Bless me #AttackWatch for I have sinned. I have muttered naughty words about our Dear Leader 9 times & have doubted his divinity a few times”
From joaniekensil: “Ate refried beans & chips for breakfast which is sort of racist foodist - Carbon emissions to follow.”
From PoliticalGravity: “Saw a kid with a lemonade stand and she didn’t have a permit.”
From thorninaz: “Hey #attackwatch, I saw 6 ATM’s in an alley, killing a Job. It looked like a hate crime!”
And from the always excellent IowaHawkBlog: “#AttackWatch have you cried “uncle” yet? Because we can keep this up all f***in’ day.”
Most of these occurred within a 2-minute span. You get the idea.
The beauty of the Twitter situation is that it is completely out of the government’s control. They can’t turn off the hashtag the same way they can turn off an e-mail address or a web page. At this pace, it’s only a matter of time before even Jon Stewart and Jay Leno jump on the train to shame and embarrass the Obama over AttackWatch. It’s too funny to avoid, even for a liberal, not least because it is so flamboyantly self-inflicted.
It’s hard to say what’s worse, the Administration’s blatant attempts at propaganda, its failure to learn from past mistakes (in this area and many others), or its truly remarkable incompetence. Don’t forget, in 2008, voters aged 18-29, likely the biggest group of Twitter users, cast 66 percent of their ballots for Barack Obama. And at election time, that age group had a 45 percent Democratic Party affiliation versus 26 percent for the Republicans (the parties were about even in this measure just eight years earlier).
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