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July 29, 2011

Campaigner-in-Chief Declares Twitter War on Republicans Only Moments After Calling For Bipartisanship

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Continuing with his now well established and well-recognized propensity to stay in 24/7 campaign mode, Barack Obama, ever the Campaigner-in-Chief, declared a Twitter war on Republican lawmakers today through his online account run by the Obama 2012 campaign staff, @barackobama - only moments after telling the nation it was time to move beyond politics:

[...] Immediately after that tweet, the President's team began sending a continuous stream of Twitter messages listing the Twitter accounts of Republican representative and senator in Congress. So far the messages are being delivered in alphabetical order.

This is the message @barackobama sent to voters in Illinois, for example:

"Voters with Republican reps in IL: Make sure your representative knows you support a balanced approach to reducing the deficit. #compromise"

That message was then followed by a tweet listing the online Twitter accounts for every member of the Republican delegation from that state.

However, @barackobama only targeted Republican lawmakers with the "compromise" message.

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Posted by Richard at July 29, 2011 2:52 PM



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