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July 30, 2011

Obama Takes Debt Battle to Twitter, Loses More Than 40,000 Of His Followers In One Day ~ LOL

Barack Obama Takes Debt Battle to Twitter, Loses More Than 40,000 Of His Followers In One Day

The Daily News

Originally Published:Friday, July 29th 2011, 4:45 PM
Updated: Friday, July 29th 2011, 10:57 PM with NEW Total!

Obama brought his debt battle to Twitter and he lost – more than 40,000 Twitter followers.

Obama asked Americans Friday to call, email, and tweet REPUBLICAN Congressional leaders to “keep the pressure on” lawmakers in hopes of reaching a bipartisan deal to raise the nation’s $14.3 trillion debt limit ahead of an Aug. 2 deadline.

Obama’s campaign staff used the @BarackObama Twitter account to post the Twitter handles of tweeting GOP leaders – state by state, tweet by tweet.

“Tweet at your Republican legislators and urge them to support a bipartisan compromise to the debt crisis,” Obama’s campaign staff wrote on his account before launching the day-long Twitter campaign.

The campaign appears to have served its purpose: Republican Twitter accounts were flooded with pleas for compromise.

Not everyone is a fan of the presidential spam. By Friday evening, the President had lost more than 40,000 Twitter followers - and counting.

Many members of the Twitterati took to the social media platform to voice their annoyance over the barrage of partisan tweets. A search for “@BarackObama unfollow” turned up scores of irritated posts.

“Honestly, @BarackObama, I’m going to have to unfollow you if you don’t stop filing up my Twitter inbox soon,” tweeted Bostonian @melisthreadgill, a self-described “Progressive activist”.

“Can’t believe I had to unfollow @BarackObama for spamming Twitter. Really, really strange behavior,” wrote @Arevill inConnecticut.

“I want to unfollow @BarackObama but his desperation is too entertaining,” tweeted @rdpatrick of Lavonia, Georgia.

While his follower number appears to have taken its biggest dive in recent memory, Obama’s Twitter account still had a whopping 9,362,880 followers at 7:30pm Friday night, down from 9,402,898 Friday morning - and he's still the third-most followed person on the planet.


Wild Thing's comment.......

We all know he has an agenda to destroy our country but there is another thing about him too...... his total inability to even pretend to 'act' presidential. He is so out of his realm and element that I think that is just another thing that other countries have noticed too about Obama.

I don't do twitter or tweet and never will, it is not my thing, but here is Obama's page and it looks like he and his staff are spaming his followers. LMAO No wonder they are getting turned off!!!

Putting the link here so you can see what it looks like. LOL I do love how his followers are turned off by the gazillion tweets they are getting.!/BarackObama

Posted by Wild Thing at July 30, 2011 05:55 AM


Are these democrats as careless with their family budgets as they are with our Budget. One Trillion has 12 Zeros after it, we can not even imagine how much money that is, it is almost impossible to comprehend how many dollar bills that is. Yet these clowns keep on spending. Where do they think it comes from. Idiots.

Posted by: Mark at July 30, 2011 04:34 PM

And he lectures us on Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan.

Would Ronald Reagan speak from the White House calling on Americans to "tweet" or call for sacrifice with "it's time to eat our peas" ?

Is this presidential leadership ? Leader of the free world ? Are there any Americans in the White House ?

He's an empty suit.

This tweet twitter business is hooey nonsense, a passing fad.

I thought it might end with that useless New York congressman pervert Anthony Weiner, one sick puppy.

Frankly, I fear for our national security for the year and a half remaining of this clueless bloke and this collectivist crowd gathered in the White House.

Tweet on that you clueless bloke.

Posted by: Carlos at July 30, 2011 09:54 PM

Haha! (Really, he has time to fool around on Twitter?)

Posted by: Anonymous at July 31, 2011 12:29 AM

Twitter is a good use for his time. God help us if he comes up with yet another Environmental scheme. Plots and schemes and he has just the EPA personnel to carry them out.

Remember the closer he comes the faster you want to run.

Posted by: Avitar at July 31, 2011 01:35 AM

Thank you everyone so much. Great questions and input.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 31, 2011 01:53 AM