The high-profile effort by the re-election campaign to counter critics has become an online bulletin board for jokes.
During Obama's 2008 election campaign the media praised the Obama's brilliant use of the Internet and social media...
Today, the high-profile social media effort by the 2012 re-election campaign staff to counter the President's critics has become an online bulletin of Obama jokes, turning the President of the United States into the laughing stock of America.
The President's official re-election campaign organization, Obama for America, recently launched AttackWatch.com. The website promotes people to file reports when someone criticizes the president and to post a rebuttal of "facts" to counter these "smears." And although AttackWatch.com's Twitter feed is attracting plenty of reports, they are not at all the kind the campaign staff was expecting.
For example, a concerned citizen reported, "I saw 6 ATM's in an alley, killing a job. It looked like a hate crime!"
AttackWatch.com's Twitter page recently featured so many blatant attacks against the president that it was hard to find real Obama supporters rebutting his critics.
One tweeter posted, "Hey kids, are mommy and daddy talking bad about Obama? Be sure to report them at #attackwatch."
Another user tweeted: "There's a new Twitter account making President Obama look like a creepy, authoritarian nutjob: @AttackWatch." Another user identifying himself as Matt Cover tweeted, "Someone told me the stimulus didn't keep unemployment below 8%. That's not true, is it?"
Yet another Twitter user referred to the current Obama scandal of a bankrupt solar energy company that received federal loans, when he tweeted: "Solyndra Green is people!"
Although the attacks have become a favorite pastime for Republicans, I will wager that Obama's campaign staff isn't laughing. Personally, I don't think its funny when a nation is making its President into a laughing stock.
What kind of message does this not only send to our children, friends and allies, but even more importantly, what kind of message does it send to our enemies?