Skip to comments.Hacked: Obama's campaign website
Posted on 07/06/2011 5:34:39 AM PDT by markomalley
The Obama campaign website was hacked on Tuesday and invited supporters to two fake anti-government events hosted by an unnamed "Commy Obama."
The campaign's application for mobile devices, such as iPhones and iPads, directed users to two events titled "Rules of Politics" scheduled for noon on Tuesday in Washington.
"1. Politicians and other public servants lie," read the event description provided on the Obama campaign website. (Full screenshot here.) "2. Politicians tell you what you want to hear and offer to provide things for 'free' to get votes. 3. When government buys, the people pay."
The 430-word message lists 21 total anti-government criticisms, none of which target Obama, another politician or a particular political party by name.
The twenty-first note quotes the late Adrian Pierce Rogers, a Southern Baptist preacher who served two terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1979 to 1988.
"'You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom,'" the author writes, quoting one of Rogers' more famous sermons. "'When half of the people get an idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.'
The Obama website was hacked one day after Fox News' Twitter account was hijacked and spread false information saying Obama had been assassinated.
Update: Obama campaign adviser Ben LaBolt sent an e-mail to The Washington Examiner Tuesday afternoon saying the events calendar is user-generated, so the security of the website has not been compromised. The campaign removed the event from its calendar following the Examiner's report.
needs one of those “HaHa” signs. Maybe one of Obama’s zombies actually read it and got some insight.
I can just imagine the consternation that little gem caused.
It would be good to see a lot more hacking of this sort - this is war, now, and the weapons of the enemy need to be turned back on the enemy itself.
I think most of them looked at it and couldn’t tell the difference from the original.
So, in fact, despite the "hacked" headline, nothing of the sort occurred. It would be akin to someone posting a thread at FR and then claiming FR was "hacked".
Clumsy and foolish! The hackers should have made subtle changes in the website so that they wouldn’t have been discovered for a long time, giving more people a chance to see the changes. They should have written compromising material, indicating how very socialist the president is and how damaging his agenda is.
“You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.’
It’s funny that something so logically irrefutable and practically self-evident has to be spelled out, like ‘See Spot run’, to grown adults.
THIS is an idea central to the mental furniture of anyone who is old enough and intelligent enough to tie his/her own shoes yet it must be surgically spoon fed, like bitter medicine, to these Liberals.
Better yet, how about linking the “Donate” button to a totally bogus input screen to stop the flow of cash.
Are we sure this isn’t the 2013 Version loaded early? :-)