Skip to comments.Obama Steps Up Anti-Koch Campaign With Online Petition
Posted on 02/29/2012 9:10:58 PM PST by kristinn
In a series of tweets, United States President Barack Obama announced a new stage of his campaign against private businessmen and free-market philanthropists Charles and David Koch, this time attacking the non-profit organization Americans for Prosperity with a petition to demand that the Koch brothers make their donors public.
In the initial tweet, the president wrote to campaign manager Jim Messina and the general public, typing, @Messina2012 challenges the Koch brothers to disclose the donors funding their attacks ads. In a follow-up three minutes later, the president tweeted, Add your name to demand that the Koch brothers make their donors public.
Twitter users who click the provided link are brought to an official my.barackobama.com website titled Demand the truth with a space to give their names, email addresses and zip codes, complete with a campaign message that reads, Americans for Prosperity, the special-interest front group run by the oil billionaire Koch brothers, is claiming that its donors are tens of thousands of folks from all walks of life.
Were asking them to prove it, the message continues, by disclosing their donors to the public.
Demand the truth, the page concludes, by adding your name.
Though petitions rarely have an effect, they are a well-known method of collecting names and email addresses of like-minded people for campaign and commercial mailing lists, often focusing on inciting readers to an emotional point where they will volunteer personal information.
The Obama campaigns petition drive follows an anti-Koch letter released by Messina on Wednesday. The Daily Callers Neil Munro reported, The new anti-Koch letter illustrates the Democrats attempt to energize progressive supporters by highlighting Obamas disagreements with the energy-industry billionaires Charles and David Koch.
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Didn’t the Obama ‘08 campaign claim to have raised $millions from all kinds of folks whose ID was never revealed? I want to see a full listing of ALL his donors, not just those over $200 that have to be reported. Then he can tell the Koch bros what to do.
Thanks kristinn. G’night all.
Dictator in Chief goes all-in.
Right after Kenyan shows his BC!
HAHAHAHAHA!!! They think that they can actually make a difference by launching an actual coordinated campaign against the Koch Brothers ......
Wait till they find out a couple people on Free Republic made fun of them with a few jokes .... oh .... and some snide remarks!!!! ..... I bet they will be quaking in their collective boots!!!
We are such a powerful Dynamo!
the president tweeted, Add your name to demand that the Koch brothers make their donors public
And we the American peple challenge you Mr Obama to produce your full live birth certificate, your college records, your passport records, and all the other records the President before you released.....
And yet, Media Matters continues to operate on a daily basis.
Zero should set an example by naming every one of his donors, too
There has been spot playing on the radio the last few days.
Starts w/ zer0 denouncing Wall Street in a speech, then goes on to point out all the Wall Streeters in his administration.
And there’s a bunch.
A very effective spot IMO.
Go to France and face charges
You like Obama you attack America's friends like England.