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The Daily Fray

Obama Now Targeting Republicans Via Twitter

July 29, 2011

President Obama has repeatedly urged his supporters this week to phone, email, and tweet Congressional Republicans that it's time to cut a deal on raising the debt limit. This afternoon, the official Obama 2012 Twitter account (@BarackObama) joined the fray, identifying GOP House members by name so that they could be deluged. A sample of what the Web 2.0 version of the bully pulpit looks like:


 

Louisiana Republican reps on Twitter: @repjefflandry (LA-03), @repfleming (LA-04), @usrepalexander (LA-05), @repboustany (LA-07).less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply


Michigan Republican reps on Twitter: @congressmandan (MI-01), @rephuizenga MI-02), @repjustinamash (MI-03), @repdavecamp (MI-04)less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

Minnesota Republicans reps on Twitter: @repjohnkline (MN-2), @reperikpaulsen (MN-3), @michelebachmann (MN-6), @repchipcravaack (MN-8)less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

 

Massachusetts voters: Tweet @USSenScottBrown and ask him to compromise on a balanced deficit solution.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

 

Colorado Republican reps on Twitter:@RepTipton (CO-03), @repcorygardner( CO-04), @RepMikeCoffman (CO-06)less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply


The lesson: you can afford to be less than subtle when you have more than 9 million followers.

 

 

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