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Congressman accuses Obama of fake Twitter campaign over gun control
Examiner.com ^ | 02/27/2013 | Marv Dumon

Posted on 02/27/2013 4:16:25 AM PST by Marv Dumon

On Tuesday, Rep. Steve Stockman (Texas, Rep.) accused President Barack Obama of using fake Twitter followers to pressure congress into passing new gun control legislation. Stockman announced that he will be releasing evidence that the Obama administration used fictitious messages to pressure lawmakers regarding Fourth Amendment-related bills.

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What Stockman's office finds suspicious is that the scam accounts are sending coordinated political messages. Two phony accounts are both followed by former Obama digital strategist Brad Schenck. Oddly, Schenck found and followed the spambots before they were active on Twitter, which suggests that the ex-Obama staffer played a role in creating the bogus profiles.
1 posted on 02/27/2013 4:16:38 AM PST by Marv Dumon
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To: Marv Dumon

I hope he’s not just now figuring this out. The democrats have been using this tactic since the days of Woodrow Wilson.


2 posted on 02/27/2013 4:26:20 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Marv Dumon

This has got to be illegal - the executive branch creating false public sentiment in an effort to lobby congress.

There is fraud here, not to mention misappropriation of funds.


3 posted on 02/27/2013 4:28:52 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Marv Dumon

Check it out. We had several threads about this tactic back in 2010.

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/ellielight/index?tab=articles


4 posted on 02/27/2013 4:49:12 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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5 posted on 02/27/2013 5:59:59 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Marv Dumon

Fourth amendment?


6 posted on 02/27/2013 6:06:04 AM PST by Washi (PUSH BACK! Encourage your legislators to introduce pro-second amendment legislation.)
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To: Triple

Why a community organizer should never become president. What is appropriate when it comes from the grass roots is egregious overstepping when it comes from the president.


7 posted on 02/27/2013 6:41:05 AM PST by firebrand
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