Obama’s Twitter plan backfires

“Build it and they will come,” but they may also trash the place, is an accurate axiom for anything online, President Barack Obama is learning.

AttackWatch.com seems to do plenty of attacking itself.

AttackWatch.com seems to do plenty of attacking itself.

The president, whose campaign launched a website to track and rebuff anti-Obama attacks, encouraged his supporters to take it to the Tweets with an #attackwatch hashtag, but the Twitterverse is comprised of a much more politically diverse, and perhaps cruel, crowd than the last time he ran for office.

The hashtag has been taken over by comedians who seem content to mock and ridicule, says a Wall Street Journal blog.

Those with a conservative bent have been drawn to the hashtag as though it were a tax-and-spend flame:

@Drill_Thrawl Hey Kids, are mommy and daddy talking bad about Obama? Be sure to report them at #attackwatch #1984

@gregmcrc … check this=9% unemployment, no green jobs, 49 million uninsured, 1 in 6 Americans in poverty

#AttackWatch If you want to really upset a megalomaniacal wannabe dictator, just mock him via social media.

@bonnie1b: Jobless claims jump to 448,000 #attackwatch

Jimmy Carter must be feeling good knowing he’s no longer the worst president in U.S. history. #attackwatch

AttackWatch.com is similar to a “Fight The Smears” site Obama unleashed during his 2008 campaign, says The International Business Times, which says the new site has “become a laughingstock.”

Conservative talk show hosts are getting in on the act, including Neal Boortz (aka @talkmaster):

@attackwatch, you can tell me just how much money Obama thinks I should make. Don’t want to exceed his limit, you understand.

I don’t claim to be an expert on politics, but “control the message” has to be a basic tenet of campaigning. Unleashing the #attackwatch hashtag on an embittered public doesn’t seem wise.

I speak from experience, just read the comments below. :)

239 comments Add your comment

resno2

September 15th, 2011
12:39 pm

I stand: You are exactly right! Congress runs America, and please correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t Bush have a Congress that was controlled by DEMOCRATS?

resno2

September 15th, 2011
12:43 pm

let me be the first to say… PRESENT!

innocent bystander

September 15th, 2011
12:44 pm

Ron Burgundy…I think I love you!

jesse

September 15th, 2011
12:46 pm

LEAVE HIM ALONE LET HIM DO HIS JOD DON” HATE

Patrick Romano WAR DAMN EAGLE

September 15th, 2011
12:46 pm

Hopefully, none of this BS will amount to anything once, The Solar trail leads back to him/WH & Immelman with GE, his ace booncoon yucking it up with Michelle won’t help him either. Politics make strange bed fellows and he is knee deep with these Ass kissing bundlers who bought his change/hope bs.
Hopefully, Senate will form a committe to look into Immelman and GE selling our Aircraft Engine secrets to China, (A Communist Country) Economic Czar my butt!!!

Please get here 2012, Hope/Change has turned into more/bigger Gov’t. entitlement run amuck b/c that is what this Admin, wants-not jobs, solcialism…

kgray

September 15th, 2011
12:52 pm

commoncents, I know you love Bush; however, since you are harping about the Congress being majority democrat and they wouldn’t allow him to do anything but block his agendas. Well the new Republican Congress ran on the premise of getting this country back to work, well we see that hasn’t happen. Also, I have never been a bank teller, I came into the bank as a personal banker. I’m sure with your trailer park living that seems almost foreign that a person can go into a job as middle management. However, I have some degrees behind my name BA and MPA and what about yourself?

Miles

September 15th, 2011
12:54 pm

People want less govt, lower taxes, and for the federal govt to fix all of our domestic problems. The world’s economies are imploding (US, Europe, Greece, Italy) and countries are asking China to save them by buying govt bonds (China already owns the most US Treasury Bonds at $1.2 Trillion*). President GW Bush added $3T to our National Debt (the most of any US President), banks are failing, private companies aren’t hiring, non-profit and school fundings are drying up, unemployment and housing foreclosures are drastically high, the US Credit Rating was downgraded, and everyone is saying another recession is looming (and possibly a depression in Europe). It’s easy to point out the problems and say one person (Obama) is the source and doesn’t understand any of this (or our plight – whatever that means) but as I sit here typing into this little blog, I can’t fathom what “ideas” our President needs to come up with to get us back to the glory old days. It’s going to be a long, painful road whether it’s Obama, Ron Paul, or the Wizard of Oz driving the bus. If you bloggers have the silver bullet that can fix all this, don’t post it on this blog but run for office, contact your local representative, or start a company and create jobs yourself. Action like our founding fathers not finger pointing and complaining like a bunch of 3 years old, otherwise your new Communist, Chinese boss will be arriving soon. Go America!

*http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/data-chart-center/tic/Documents/mfh.txt

Jed

September 15th, 2011
12:54 pm

Went to their website and they just want my money.

Hacks.

I was just trying to protected our “dear leader” from all the hateful attacks out there. All those meanies with their mean words. Really, they should all be tagged and entered into some database, or sent to concentration camps or something.

On a serious note: Who can logically defend this kind of thing?

Patrick Romano WAR DAMN EAGLE

September 15th, 2011
12:56 pm

Check that Socialism, Green Jobs has backfired and will lead right back to Obama, 1/2 a billion dollars to a Co. that the Bush Admin denied these loans to and Obama pushed regulators to rush without due dilligence (as backed up by OPM emails) all You bleeding heart liberals who wanted this yahoo in the office and wanted All of these entitilement programs hopefully realize that it ain’t working for three years and will not work, all Obama is doing is trying scare tactics about roads/infrastructures to get his bundler’s the contracts to rebuild America with the reinvestment act.

To those who say, quit hating–let him do his job, his job is Not to run this country into the ground and break Every Constitutional law out there. For instance, I would rather him focus on Green jobs and not send 26 Federal agents armed to the hilt to harass Gibson guitars hq for allegedly using endagered wood for their guitars, when the owner didhis due dilligence to make good and damn sure they did everything by the book…

Get a life and get this clown out of office and Eric Holder, don’t even get me started about that criiminal. Bottom line a fish stinks fromt he head down, and something’s rotten in WH and Martha’s Vineyard…

Seatac

September 15th, 2011
12:58 pm

Hmmm, can’t say anything bad about the President, not allowed to have anything that says “Christmas” during the Christmas season, what will be next? Sounds like nazi Germany.

Rip vanWinkle

September 15th, 2011
12:59 pm

I Stand must be standing out in the rain. Your man is a pathetic joke. Makes Carter look good. Now that’s an amazing display of incompetence!

Change Please

September 15th, 2011
1:02 pm

Obama had control of both the house and the senate at the beginning of his term. What did he do with it… OBAMACARE…he didn’t help the economy or find us jobs or do ANYTHING to get us back on our feet except pass a stimulus bill that he give to his cronies just like Bush did… he just wanted his precious health care plan passed. He should have been pushing his JOBS bill back then. We need to get back to work.. not add another monthly mandatory payment to the corrupt insurance companies.

This is too easy

September 15th, 2011
1:14 pm

This kgray guy is too easy to pick apart – he comes on here, tells how smart he is and how many degrees he has, then he refers to guys he calls “the Coke brothers”. They are the Koch brothers, (pronounced Coke). The only way you could do this is if you don’t read – this guy just listens to some radio or tv people that tell him what to think, which is precisely what he accuses others of doing! He must hate it when his arrogance, pomposity and over inflated sense of intelligence get nailed

resno2

September 15th, 2011
1:15 pm

Pass this bill… I promise that it’s paid for…

Aubrey

September 15th, 2011
1:18 pm

“If you luv me pass this bill”…..what bill ? LOL ! What an embarrassment.

Cracker

September 15th, 2011
1:18 pm

This is the most racist article ever written about our messiah…

resno2

September 15th, 2011
1:27 pm

gotta pass it to see what’s in it… then I’ll tell ya how we’re gonna pay for it.

Ed Graham

September 15th, 2011
1:27 pm

Don’t forget! If you’re white and you vote against him next year, you’re racist!

resno2

September 15th, 2011
1:28 pm

Damn, Ed…. I forgot all about that. Darn…now I just feel dirty.

Ed Graham

September 15th, 2011
1:34 pm

Exactly, Resno2. But if you’re black and you vote for him BECAUSE he’s black, that’s NOT racist. See how that works?

ruserious

September 15th, 2011
1:35 pm

u guys are too funny the spin republican media is making you see things the way they see it and a lot of folks are falling for it, the tail wagging the dog, home come they did not come out with the same furry when bush really jammed things up bad, lets see if this rings a bell, under bush he put us in a war that we did not need to be in for oil we did not get any of it iraq message thx now leave we got this, thousands of lives lost and billions of dollars spent for nothing they still dont like us. let me continue took your sons and daughters away from you, send them of to fight for an unjust cause and some did not make it back, ran up a huge bill and put us in a rescission, kicked you out of your job and your house, and that was the better man!? people wake up it took bush 8 years to break it bad, you think its going to take obama 4 years to fix it, the math just does not add up, wake up, he is trying to pass a job bill to put people back to work. if a republican gets back in there we are really going to be messed up, you know they dont give a flip about the regular people. look how they were ready to through the country under the bus and not raise the debt ceiling. come on people wake up, its a power move for them, they dont care about regular folks. at least obama is trying to do something for the regular folks. too funny. I know most of you are way under 200k so cut it out.

I LOVE OBAMA

September 15th, 2011
1:38 pm

He may not be the greatest President we have had, better yet, there hasn’t been any, but he is trying to help get this Country back on track which thanks to 8 years of Bushism, that won’t happen anytime soon. For the idiots that think it is Pres. Obama’s fault the economy is in such back shape, you can thank 8 years of BUSH for that & you can also thank the tea party controlled GOP that will not work with Pres. Obama by any means to get this Country back on track. Never have I ever seen a President of the USA so disrespected. I can say one thing, let the Tea Party runned GOP keep blocking everything OUR President is trying to do & also trying to make sure he doesn’t get another term & I will bet every dime I have, if we get another GOP elected President anytime soon, compared to what is going on with the economy is NOTHING compared to what it will be. REMEMBER foreclosures, crime, layoffs, healthcare, etc. is the domino effect of the Bush years. I don’t care what party you belong to, it doesn’t take a Rocket Scientist to know that. Since the Tea Party controlled GOP will not let Pres. Obama do his job, tell me, what do you expect. It’s okay to spend trillions on a war in Afghanistan which we should have not been a part of,(WITH ALL DUE RESPECT TO THE SOLDIERS FIGHTING & THOSE THAT HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES) but it’s not okay to spend a dime to try to help the American people save their homes, jobs & get decent healthcare. Let’s see the majority of America is NOT RICH, but the majority of Congress is. Do the math people, if you aren’t rich, they don’t care anything about you, they want to fill your head with lies, disrespect Pres. Obama & distract you from seeing the effects of 8 years of Bush & what he has done to the American public. BUSH is the worst President we have ever had & I am sick of you idiots disrespecting Pres. Obama because he doesn’t look like you. So much for One Nation Under God & In God We Trust. Tell me, God created Pres. Obama, what God are you people serving? So many demons that call themselves Christians.

timbo

September 15th, 2011
1:39 pm

This is from Reality @ 11:02….not me!!!!

It makes me sick to my stomach the negative comments targeting our President. It isn’t just that they are negative, they are nothing more than ’sound bites’ with no substance and no supporting evidence. Mostly, they are generalizations spouting an overall opinion by someone that probably got that opinion from Rush or Bortz or the like.

Any rational person with even an average IQ could recognize the details of the last couple of years.

Economy: Yep, the economy has been in the crapper. Why? We are still having to figure out how to get of the Bush mess. “You are just blaming Bush,” you say? Yes. The economy disaster was CREATED during the Bush terms. It took EIGHT years to make this mess. Why would anyone think it would be fixed in only a few years?

Jobs: First, see “Economy” above. The only thing a President can really do is create government jobs. But, if that’s done, the conservative idiots cry, “but you enlarge the government!” So, it is a no win situation for the President.

Taxes: The President did try to get the most wealthy to pay their fair share. This would help with the economy (at least the federal debt). However, the idiot tea party republicans block this at every turn.

And, there are more issues that need to be looked at from an OBJECTIVE perspective. Remember, for now Obama is STILL OUR PRESIDENT. And, he deserves the respect of that office at the very least!!!!!

This is why we are in bad shape. Idiots like this guy are allowed to not only vote, but to reproduce. More of the ‘blame Bush’ people out there.

Economy – Face it liptard, Obama owns it now. It is his stimulus (Obama) packages that keep sinking us further and further into debt.

Jobs – Again, he owns this as well. He has never worked a day in his life, he has no business skills or knowledge, doesn’t know what a budget is, or ever hired an employee. But it is his regulations that he has put on small businesses that have kept them from hiring people. That and the fact that most small businesses (the engine that drives America) are scared to death of what will happen when/if Obama-care comes into play.

Taxes – The ‘wealthy’ pay way more than their fair share, it is the moochers who do nothing but keep sucking off the teat of the taxpayers that has us in the mess we are in. Sounds to me like you are one of the moochers. Instead of being jealous of their accomplishments, why don’t you get a job skill that is needed and earn money yourself instead of depending on folks like me to pay your way through life.

And, to sum it all up ‘Reality’, respect is earned, not given. He has done nothing to earn the respect of the people he ‘rules’.

Educate yourself before posting asinine comments next time.

resno2

September 15th, 2011
1:40 pm

wow! i wish things worked like that for us middle class white guys.

timbo

September 15th, 2011
1:44 pm

To ‘I LOVE OBAMA’ – You sure do like blaming the Tea Party for this idiots problems. Explain to me then why he didn’t accomplish anything in the 2 years that he had complete control of the Senate and House.

You must be one of the moochers that I am supporting with my tax dollars.

timbo

September 15th, 2011
1:46 pm

I also find it odd that they ridicule the decision to go to Afghanistan, but yet they have no problem taking the credit for killing bin Laden. Hmmmm…….

resno2

September 15th, 2011
1:46 pm

“…disrespecting Pres. Obama because he doesn’t look like you”

Had to know that was coming.

Obama Supporter

September 15th, 2011
1:46 pm

Has everyone forgot that money the GWB handed out b4 he left office? I also say that Chenney & Bush knew the Osama was going to attack and they did nothing, but let it happen then send VP’s company over there to collect money for so call rebuilding or whatever! I have paid my taxes, I have even used food stamps b4. I have a son who is a college graduate and a high schooler here in GA. (I can’t wait until he graduates from this state) He will attend college and graduate hopefully from another state other than GA with a full ride scholarship. It won’t be with the help of the HOPE scholarship b/c GA Governor Deal has made sure that if we don’t have GPA 3.9 we can apply & GOP has seen that the minorities have taken advantage of the opportunity when it was 3.0 and they don’t want us to succeed. I have been here for 19yrs & this is ONE OF the BIGGEST RACIST states. This AT WILL STATE is a bunch of BS, that is probably why our unemployment rate is so high. It has nothing to do with our President. I agree, people don’t give him the credit and respect that he deserves while doing his job. He isn’t arrogant, he is confident and poised! He walks with his head high & display hope that he believe will work if others will just try to look beyond themselves.

All this blogging is cheap, we as OBAMA Supporters need to get out right now to make sure that he is re-elected for another term. The Tea Party want all minorities in the soup line, picking cotton or begging & I have to much pride for that & that is what will happen if we let another Republican take office!

Ron Burgundy

September 15th, 2011
1:49 pm

Obama supporter = poor angry black person

ruserious

September 15th, 2011
1:50 pm

@Grampy4613 you think buy us going over there and kicking out sadam made our country safer, u guys have to wake up, some much crap going back and forth, folks have short memories, iraq had nothing to do with 911, even bush admitted this, it was to get foot hold in a place that has oil that’s it, there are not wmd’s and they are still looking so @Grampy4613 they might find for u to support your point too funny :-)

resno2

September 15th, 2011
1:50 pm

:…people don’t give him the credit and respect that he deserves while doing his job. ”

Wrong… people give him exactly the credit and respect that he deserves.

oldtimer

September 15th, 2011
1:50 pm

Jeff

September 15th, 2011
1:50 pm

I wonder if it’s our Christian heritage as a nation that causes us to funnel everything through a savior/devil filter. Trying to assign blame or give credit to a single President for our economy/education/crime/ etc. is moronic.

ruserious

September 15th, 2011
1:51 pm

@Ron Burgundy lol obama is for folks making under 200k I know thats you too lol, your just to blind to know it lol too funny

Aubrey

September 15th, 2011
1:52 pm

Barry “Shovel Ready” Soetoro is a complete and utter disaster. This is what happens when we have someone in the White House that does not love America.

timbo

September 15th, 2011
1:52 pm

To ‘Obama Supporter’, I am going to go out on a limb here, but I am guessing you are black. And I am also going to go out on a limb and guess that EVERYTHING that doesn’t go your way is also because you are black. Face it, if Obama were white, you wouldn’t have voted, gotten involved, or even cared about the direction this country is going in.

Obama Supporter

September 15th, 2011
1:53 pm

For the record: He has passed a Health Bill with no support from Republicans. He made sure that Osama is gone!!!! That’s more than Bush did for us in 8yrs, besides taking a positive budget left by Former Pres. Clinton back into the RED!!! Oh, but RED is the Republicans color anyway, so I see why u love it so!!

Pat

September 15th, 2011
1:53 pm

@Obama Supporter – If the bar is raised, why not work harder like the rest of us to get what you want instead of blaming you failures on racism. That is why America is dumbing down, people do not want to work harder or smarter to achieve something.

Ron Burgundy

September 15th, 2011
1:55 pm

obama supporter = too dumb to realize Bush interrogations led to Bin laden

timbo

September 15th, 2011
1:56 pm

‘Obama Supporter’ blames everything on racism because he/she needs a crutch to get through life. Did your welfare check come in today?

oldtimer

September 15th, 2011
1:57 pm

Keep in mind only 1/2 the Congress in controlled by the Republican party. Untill 9 months ago the Democrats ran things about 4 years……Why didn’t they fix things then? They did not pass a budget for two years. Oboma has never submited one…

resno2

September 15th, 2011
1:58 pm

Obama Supporter – you realize that the symbol for the Democrats is an ass.. right?

Lying Hypocrite Liberal

September 15th, 2011
1:59 pm

LOL LOL OBAMA SUCKS!!!!!!!!!

PHONY LIAR USELESS INCOMPETENT PRESIDENT EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aubrey

September 15th, 2011
1:59 pm

Barry is a paranoid sad little weak man.

timbo

September 15th, 2011
2:01 pm

‘Obama Supporter’, it must be so hard to make it in today’s world being an idiot. I guess that is what welfare is for.

Ron Burgundy

September 15th, 2011
2:01 pm

I agree Aubrey….the thing getting lost on this blog is how thin skinnned the white house is putting out a tattle tell twitter handle. I mean Bush had to endure 50 times more cap then this president and he handled it like a gentleman, This guy is so afraid people are not going to think he is smart.

TruthBe

September 15th, 2011
2:03 pm

Obama is the worst President in our History.

Obama Supporter

September 15th, 2011
2:03 pm

To Timbo, u are going out on a limb. I would have voted if we had another white representative that was as qualified as Pres. Obama. I have voted since I have been 18 yrs old. So…..with said, I had to vote white in the past because those where our options. He just happen to be our first Black President with skills, morals and a vision for the American people. I wouldn’t have voted for Jessie Jackson & he is black. Trust me, it had nothing to do with him being black. I’m proud that he is though. We see the good in people, but I call a spade a spade.

Blkshepherd

September 15th, 2011
2:06 pm

I can NOT WAIT until Obama’s time is up and the next President gets in that CESS POOL You all call the White House and see what you whining crying ass oh boo hoo bo hoo Obama haters get to Cry like six month old INFANTS about the New President.
I will BET ANY AMOUNT of Money it will be the same cry babies on here. Mark my words. Boo Hoo.Boo HOO..

.Obama this..Boo Hoo Obama that Boo Hoo. For all your complaining NOT ONE of you would Last a DAY in the White House not a FREAKING DAY much less four years.

Suggestion..You dislike and hate what the Sitting President is doing. Catch a FLIGHT, Delta is ready when you are. Leave the Country until Obama is OUT OF OFFICE. Go live in IRAN, IRAQ..I am sure the peoples of those countries will Welcome you with OPEN ARMS! Yeah, Blow your asses UP! that will be your welcome.

I didnt Care for Reagan, the Bushes, Ford, Carter. But I never complained never said a word. I RESPECTED their office. Why?, Because they were my Commander in Chiefs. Plain and Simple. and I LOVED Living in the US even if I didnt agree with how they were running the country.

The USA is the greatest Country in the World and has the MOST CRY BABIES in the WORLD! Now BOO HOO THAT! I have NEVER heard or seen such CRY BABIES in my entire Life. DAMN you all Cry MORE than ANY NEW Born Infants.
The USA is so Bad under this president YET People are DYING to come and LIVE over here. and YES with the Current Sitting President as they did the other Presidents.
You think our country is Bad or we have it Bad? TAKE your sorry asses out of this country and go LIVE SOMEWHERE ELSE. You Will NOT BE MISSED! Certainly not by me, nor President Obama.

President Obama,

Forget these IDOITS and go home to your family and Enjoy your Life Like Bush is. Forget these Crying Babies. Raise your daughters and Enjoy your Life. I am quite sure I will get some replies but I could Give a Rats ass. The truth always hurts. Now BOO HOO THAT!

Lying Hypocrite Liberal

September 15th, 2011
2:07 pm

Listen to all the losers whining calling people a racist if they dont like Obama stating it has nothing to do with his braid deal policies but because he is black..I bet you use that excuse to explain why your such a failure in life … Grow up you pathetic loser and stop trying to blame others for your loser in life status……its not because your black..its because your a LOSER ……..Thats all it is and has nothing to do with skin color…get off the crutch…its so boring and so 80’s to be calling anyone that doesn’t agree with you a racist. Its losers like you that killed the meaning of teh word…..No it means absolutely nothing to be called a racist cause you cried wolf 1 gazillion times too many