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AttackWatch, the new Obama campaign site, confirms just how inept and out of touch this president is.
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Obama needs these naïve and idealistic youngsters (their votes and their free campaign labor) to have any chance at re-election (though their horrible post-college employment prospects are making that extremely difficult). Yet this is exactly the group now most exposed to this president’s folly. Remember when John McCain said he didn’t know how to use a computer? The Obama Administration even ran an ad making fun of McCain for it, even though the primary reason for McCain’s lack of computer use is that his war wounds make typing quite painful.
But now who looks foolish and out of touch on the Web?
Twitter offered some statistics about itself last week, including: over 100 million active users around the world, averaging nearly 1.5 billion (yes, with a “b”) “tweets” per week. More from the Guardian article linked above: “Twitter’s website alone records 400 million monthly unique browsers, up 70 percent from the start of 2011, while 55 percent of active users are on mobile. In contrast with Facebook, growth is increasing this year compared with last, Twitter claims, with a further 26 million users likely to join by January. That’s more than 2006-09 combined.”
Is this really the place the Obama administration wanted to demonstrate how out of touch it is with so many Americans, how willing it is to be the domineering, mind-controlling, nagging-parent-like force that young adults regardless of political persuasion have spent their last decade or two rebelling against?
By the near-instant overwhelming of the AttackWatch story by conservatives, and the fact that the overwhelming reaction is mostly being accomplished with humor, the Obama administration has done its opponents a tremendous favor. It has allowed conservatives, for once, to be shown to a huge number of young people to be funny and light-hearted, while the administration yet again encourages Americans to use the Internet to report their friends, neighbors, and colleagues to the government.
Thank goodness Progressives never learn from their mistakes.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?