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Wed Oct 31, 2012, 12:33 AM

President Barack Obama Targeted by Anonymous Hate Text Messages

Source: Huffington Post

Michael McAuliff

President Barack Obama Targeted By Anonymous Hate Text Messages

Posted: 10/30/2012 9:57 pm EDT Updated: 10/30/2012 10:16 pm EDT

WASHINGTON -- A sting of vitriol-laden text messages hit voters' phones Tuesday night, blasting President Barack Obama with anti-gay attacks and false claims.

In what appeared to be a coordinated campaign of cell phone text mail or text messages, one Virginia voter received one from the address sms@votegopett.com that made the inflammatory claim: "Obama supports homosexuality and its radical social agenda. Say No to Obama on Nov 6!"

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New York Times reporter Jonathan Weisman tweeted that his 13-year-old daughter also got a text. "Obama denies protection to babies who survive abortions. Obama is just wrong,"; said the message from sms@gopmessage.com. HuffPost's Sam Stein also got a message, declaring"Seniors cant afford to have 4 more years of Obama budget cuts to Medicare."

Some of the messages did not seem well-targeted.

Jennifer Cryer tweeted that she got one from sms@obamaliesett.com that said: "Stop Obama from forcing gay marriage on the states. Your vote is your voice." Cryer used her voice, and answered back, saying "I'm gay, you fucking douchebags."

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/30/barack-obama-hate-text-messages_n_2047136.html

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Hissyspit Oct 2012 OP
Thekaspervote Oct 2012 #1
msanthrope Oct 2012 #10
Scuba Oct 2012 #18
otohara Oct 2012 #2
Rincewind Oct 2012 #11
AAO Oct 2012 #20
azurnoir Oct 2012 #3
Kurovski Oct 2012 #7
azurnoir Oct 2012 #15
Kurovski Oct 2012 #22
Glitterati Oct 2012 #13
azurnoir Oct 2012 #14
1ProudAtheist Oct 2012 #4
SoapBox Oct 2012 #5
neversaydie Oct 2012 #8
joesdaughter Oct 2012 #6
These Eyes Oct 2012 #9
muriel_volestrangler Oct 2012 #17
These Eyes Oct 2012 #21
spiderpig Oct 2012 #12
sakabatou Oct 2012 #16
Anthony McCarthy Oct 2012 #19
lindysalsagal Oct 2012 #23
KatyBR Nov 2012 #24
Adenoid_Hynkel Nov 2012 #25

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 12:35 AM

1. Don't read it.. Don't talk about!! Let it die!!!

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 02:47 AM

10. Nope. Track it back to the GOP, from whence it came. nt

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 05:39 AM

18. WTF? Are you kidding?

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 12:55 AM

2. They're Good At Hate

never quite seen anything like it in my lifetime!

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Response to otohara (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:24 AM

11. I predict that

during the 2016 campaign, or 2020 at the latest, gop rallies will end with the crowd chanting " Death to America ".

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Response to Rincewind (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 09:29 AM

20. Yeah, the only ones left standing will be the freaking Phelps Family.

 

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 12:58 AM

3. oh my but they're getting desperate

but this will backfire IMO because most of those who use texting tend to be younger and hopefully more well informed I don't know of many seniors who are into texting,

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 01:23 AM

7. i was thinking the same thing. it's a very strange campaign.

I live in a senior neighborhood, you are correct. i know one person who texts, out of about 30 whom I know do not.

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Response to Kurovski (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:21 AM

15. most of the seniors I know don't text and a few won't use a computer either

but my standard for what's senior keeps getting upward, every time I have birthday

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:15 PM

22. A lot of computer users here, i'll give you that. (nt)

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:12 AM

13. Does age 60 count?

I use my phone more for texting than for phone calls.

You must when you have a 17 yr. old at home, though.

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:19 AM

14. ask again me in four years

'cause then I'll be 60 too

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 01:00 AM

4. Racist Bigots

 

Only know one way of acting. Zebras cannot change their stripes. Consider the source, and assign it the proper attention....(none).

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 01:01 AM

5. Yup...very desperate scum.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 01:27 AM

8. not just scum... POND SCUM!!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 01:21 AM

6. Conspiracy

Fox calling it a Democratic Party False Flag operation, 3, 2,....

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 02:36 AM

9. I received one of these texts tonight...

From sms@politicsett.com about seniors and cuts to medicare. I don't know what ticked me off more -- the lie or that I couldn't respond.

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Response to These Eyes (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 05:14 AM

17. Why couldn't you respond?

Or did you just mean you know no real-life person will ever bother reading the repsonses?

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #17)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 01:46 PM

21. I checked to see if there was a website associated with the text msg and couldn't find one.

I assume they just purchased a ton of cell phone #s and sent out this junk. I didn't want to respond and give them the opportunity to capture my information.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:42 AM

12. That's their style, alright.

Nothing but hate and divisiveness.

I have never seen a nastier Repuke campaign in my 61 years. And that includes Tricky Dick.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:43 AM

16. Ach, even some of the comments are ill

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 08:02 AM

19. My guess is college Republicans

 

Though I would suspect it's with some kind of corporate money behind it. You know, like the Chinese government pays people a few pennies for each pro-government message they post. Republicans sold the country to Red China, one of the greater ironies of the post-war period.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 09:50 PM

23. Probably local yokuls, not from the campaign

No rational person thinks this will help a campaign: This something a desperate child would do: Cultist behavior.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 12:31 AM

24. My husband got one of these in VA too! Can AT&T sell cell phone numbers?

I thought our phone numbers were anonymous....my husband got one of these anti-Obama hate text messages last night.
But his phone number is a D.C. number (even though he lives in VA). I don't think these texts are random....And I've heard
AT&T is supporting Romney (his provider).

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 12:35 AM

25. they've been traced to a GOP operative

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