House Rep Steve Stockman Demands Answers RE Obama/OFA Gun Control Spambots

Obama and his permanent campaign arm, “Organizing for Action” started a Twitter hashtag campaign, last weekend, #WeDemandAVote, which was launched to show popular support for the president’s gun control proposals.  Supporters were encouraged to re-tweet his call for Congress to vote on the Democrats’  gun-control legislation. But it wasn’t long before conservative tweeps noticed that many of the #WeDemandAVote tweets were “egg avatars” -  new accounts spamming the same messages to representatives all across the country.

Obama and his social media arm through “Organizing For Action” started a twitter hash tag campaign, #WeDemandAVote,

attempting to influence the public and specifically Congressional

representatives to pass Obama’s gun control initiatives. – See more at:

http://weaselzippers.us/2013/02/24/wedemandavote-we-demand-an-explanation-from-obama-and-ofa/#sthash.VHzsNEvP.dpuf

Obama and his social media arm through “Organizing For Action” started a twitter hash tag campaign, #WeDemandAVote,

attempting to influence the public and specifically Congressional

representatives to pass Obama’s gun control initiatives. – See more at:

http://weaselzippers.us/2013/02/24/wedemandavote-we-demand-an-explanation-from-obama-and-ofa/#sthash.VHzsNEvP.dpuf

Obama and his social media arm through “Organizing For Action” started a twitter hash tag campaign, #WeDemandAVote,

attempting to influence the public and specifically Congressional

representatives to pass Obama’s gun control initiatives. – See more at:

http://weaselzippers.us/2013/02/24/wedemandavote-we-demand-an-explanation-from-obama-and-ofa/#sthash.Z2u3h6OQ.dpuf

Obama and his social media arm through “Organizing For Action” started a twitter hash tag campaign, #WeDemandAVote,

attempting to influence the public and specifically Congressional

representatives to pass Obama’s gun control initiatives. – See more at:

http://weaselzippers.us/2013/02/24/wedemandavote-we-demand-an-explanation-from-obama-and-ofa/#sthash.Z2u3h6OQ.dpuf

Obama and his social media arm through “Organizing For Action” started a twitter hash tag campaign, #WeDemandAVote,

attempting to influence the public and specifically Congressional

representatives to pass Obama’s gun control initiatives. – See more at:

http://weaselzippers.us/2013/02/24/wedemandavote-we-demand-an-explanation-from-obama-and-ofa/#sthash.Z2u3h6OQ.dpuf

Obama and his social media arm through “Organizing For Action” started a twitter hash tag campaign, #WeDemandAVote,

attempting to influence the public and specifically Congressional

representatives to pass Obama’s gun control initiatives. – See more at:

http://weaselzippers.us/2013/02/24/wedemandavote-we-demand-an-explanation-from-obama-and-ofa/#sthash.Z2u3h6OQ.dpuf

Obama and his social media arm through “Organizing For Action” started a twitter hash tag campaign, #WeDemandAVote,

attempting to influence the public and specifically Congressional

representatives to pass Obama’s gun control initiatives. – See more at:

http://weaselzippers.us/2013/02/24/wedemandavote-we-demand-an-explanation-from-obama-and-ofa/#sthash.Z2u3h6OQ.dpuf

Obama and his social media arm through “Organizing For Action” started a twitter hash tag campaign, #WeDemandAVote,

attempting to influence the public and specifically Congressional

representatives to pass Obama’s gun control initiatives. – See more at:

http://weaselzippers.us/2013/02/24/wedemandavote-we-demand-an-explanation-from-obama-and-ofa/#sthash.Z2u3h6OQ.dpuf

Obama and his social media arm through “Organizing For Action” started a twitter hash tag campaign, #WeDemandAVote,

attempting to influence the public and specifically Congressional

representatives to pass Obama’s gun control initiatives. – See more at:

http://weaselzippers.us/2013/02/24/wedemandavote-we-demand-an-explanation-from-obama-and-ofa/#sthash.Z2u3h6OQ.dpuf

The story was broken, last weekend at Weasel Zippers, and I found it to be a good companion piece to my post; Obama’s OFA Holds “Massive Vigil” Outside of NRA Headquarters (Up To 30 People) because it illustrated how little genuine support there was for Obama’s gun control agenda.

 Now, one Republican Rep. Steve Stockman,(TX) is demanding answers to what he called an effort by OFA to “defraud members of

Congress.” He’s  asking for any reports, audits, letters, expense logs etc relating to the president’s gun-control campaign .

Republican Rep. Steve Stockman on Tuesday pressed President Obama and

his de facto campaign arm, Organizing for Action, for more information

on White House gun-control efforts, amid new allegations that Obama

supporters are flooding congressional Twitter accounts with “phony” and

“fraudulent” anti-gun messages.

The Texas congressman said he sent letters to both the White House

and OFA after learning Monday that he and 15 other Capitol Hill

lawmakers had received computer-generated tweets that included the

#WeDemandAVote hashtag — which Obama encouraged supporters to use.

“I am deeply troubled by this week’s revelation supporters of

President Obama’s anti-gun campaign employed ‘spambots’ to send fake

Twitter messages to members of Congress intending to create the false

appearance of grassroots support,” he wrote. 

Two other Republican lawmakers — Michael Grimm, of New York, and

Adam Kinzinger, of Illinois — also appeared to receive similar messages

that may be linked to former Obama digital strategist Brad Schenck.

Obama was already feeling some heat regarding OFA because of the news that the White House is selling access to its donors, which some in the MSM admitted “looks

bad.” Now this.


House Rep Steve Stockman Demands Answers RE Obama/OFA Gun Control Spambots

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