Obama's Attempt to Chide GOP Via Twitter Backfires

Monday, 01 Aug 2011 11:25 AM

By Hiram Reisner

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
President Barack Obama's re-election Twitter account lost thousands of followers Friday when his 2012 campaign resorted to using tweets to take those Republicans to task who opposed a debt-ceiling compromise, CNN reports.
@BarackObama Friday sent out numerous tweets listing the handles for dozens of GOP members of Congress.

“If you live in Wisconsin, ask @SenRonJohnson http://twitter.com/SenRonJohnson to support a bipartisan compromise to the debt crisis,” one tweet said.
Obama had called on Americans to use Twitter, and other forms of communication, to send a message to Congress to end the stalemate.
“Let your members of Congress know, make a phone call, send an email, tweet, keep the pressure on Washington, and we can get past this,” the president said.
But the tweet offensive may have backfired, CNN said. According to the website Twitter Counter, the account lost tens of thousands of followers.
According to an Obama re-election campaign official there’s a “natural burn rate” any time you send an email or tweet.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Incubus: Island Records Signs Band, Will Release Two EPs in 2015

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 20:08 PM

The alternative rock band Incubus has signed with Island Records, and will put out two EPs next year, Billboard reported . . .

Squarespace Workers Re-Create Famous Paintings Using Office Objects

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 19:41 PM

Two Squarespace employees are re-creating famous works of art on their breaks with things found lying around the office, . . .

FedEx Truck Accident Spills Likely Christmas Packages Along Interstate

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 19:21 PM

A FedEx truck crashed in Georgia on Tuesday, spilling boxes, Netflix videos, and probably Christmas gifts along the high . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved