The purportedly internet-savvy Obama team has fallen into a Twitter trap, and it can't get out.
The AttackWatch.com snitch website, already the butt of jokes, is the subject of endless mockery on Twitter, thanks to the site's creation of a so-called hashtag on Twitter (#attackwatch), enabling anyone interested in following the subject to receive tweets which carry the hashtag. Best of all, the hashtag cannot be revoked, or controlled by Team Barry. It is out there, and they can do nothing about it.
Ross Kaminsky lays out the dimensions of the disaster at The American Spectator, pointing out that young voters, once solidly for Obama, are the heaviest users of Twitter, as well as the dfemographic having the hardest time with enemployment, and facing a grim future. The mockery of Obama on Twitter continues to roll merrily along, making Obama into a laughingstock. Kaminsky writes:
If there has ever been a more spectacular failure of a propaganda campaign in such a short time, I am unaware of it. (snip)
But the real beauty of AttackWatch, which is to say the seeds of its own destruction, is the campaign's use of Twitter, allowing and encouraging thousands, or perhaps millions, of people to jump into the conversation.
As I follow #attackwatch in my Twitter application on Thursday morning, I can't keep up with the updates. A new tweet hits about every two seconds, almost all of them obviously by people who are not just opposed to the administration's Goebbels-like activities, but who are effectively turning AttackWatch into the biggest joke in Internet history.
Here are a few of the tweets which have come across the #attackwatch hashtag just during the writing of this article:
From DrFreeLance: "I saw a werewolf drinkin a pina colada at Trader Vic's, and his hair was perfect."
From chuckdevore (Republican state legislator in California): "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean a big majority of us isn't out to get you..."
From EddieRobbins: "My neighbor removed his Obama bumper sticker. I think he's a racist."
From DickMeyers: "Bless me #AttackWatch for I have sinned. I have muttered naughty words about our Dear Leader 9 times & have doubted his divinity a few times"
From joaniekensil: "Ate refried beans & chips for breakfast which is sort of racist foodist - Carbon emissions to follow."
From PoliticalGravity: "Saw a kid with a lemonade stand and she didn't have a permit."
From thorninaz: "Hey #attackwatch, I saw 6 ATM's in an alley, killing a Job. It looked like a hate crime!"
And from the always excellent IowaHawkBlog: "#AttackWatch have you cried "uncle" yet? Because we can keep this up all f***in' day."
Ed Lasky points out more tweets via IBD:
On Twitter, this pompous, conspiracy-minded premise has managed only to attract an outburst of humor.
"I saw a kid eating fries with his happy meal yesterday," tweeted someone signing himself NostraSeamus.
"I did see the price of arugula at the supermarket today," tweeted Krackerjam.
"Watch out, monthly jobless report. @AttackWatch is onto you," tweeted SECupp.
"I'd like to report my neighbour - Bob, for surreptitiously scraping the Obama sticker off the bumper of his Prius," tweeted AmeriPundit.
"I saw 6 ATM's in an alley, killing a job. It looked like a hate crime!" tweeted ThorInAZ.
"I just parked my private jet in a handicap space, left it running & bought lemonade from little girls in yard w/o a permit!" tweeted TheWrightWingy2.
These comments are the logical result of a presidency trying to dictate how people live, refusing to admit its economic policy has failed and fostering the sort of big-government socialist bent that believes in citizen snitches.
As Ed says, "What a Twit we have as President."