Why Is @BarackObama Blocking People on Twitter?

Posted by on Jun 07, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Well, so much for transparency. Apparently the thin-skinned occupant of the White House, or whoever is running his Twitter account, can’t handle a little ribbing from a constituent. Like many on Twitter I enjoy adding “@BarackObama” to tweets if I’m poking fun at him, which happens often.

Then the other day when he personally  sent a tweet from a long distance saying he was “standing by” the hapless Tom Barrett in Wisconsin, I went to check it out.

Then I found I was blocked from seeing his tweets.

So here I am, someone helping pay this jerk’s salary and I can’t see his tweets? It seems more than a little childish for the President of the United States (or his handlers) to be blocking access to an account followed by over 16 million people.  We assume it’s a staffer behind this. If it’s Obama himself, we’ve got much larger problems than we thought.

Does one little blogger really get under their skin that much? If so, mission accomplished.


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15 Responses to “Why Is @BarackObama Blocking People on Twitter?”

  1. Heather on 7/07/12 at 1:32 pm

    What’s funny is Obama is *similar* to so called objective Journalist David Gregory.

  2. Blue Hen on 7/07/12 at 2:14 pm

    Dear Attack watch,

    I never thought that I would ever find myself writing to you, but recently I had an experience that I felt that I must share with your readers.
    I attempted to view the blessed wisdom of our Dear leader, but some miscreant has blocked my access to His wisdom……..

  3. Peacerose on 7/07/12 at 2:20 pm

    Congratulations! This is my new goal in life: to get blocked by @barackobama

  4. spepper on 7/07/12 at 2:52 pm

    I personally don’t give a rodent’s posterior if he blocks me– I ALREADY blocked him, AND reported his Twitter handler as SPAM.

  5. SpideyTerry on 7/07/12 at 4:02 pm

    Every so often, I think about activating my Twitter account just to harass whoever’s running Obama’s account. Seems like so much fun.

  6. RosalindJ on 8/08/12 at 5:36 pm

    I would take it a badge of honor. I should find some spare time to work on that myself.

  7. David Kramer on 8/08/12 at 7:22 pm

    I am not blocked and I get lefties coming to whine about my posts with his name in them, from me.

    I would say about 1/5 of my comments attack him or the DNC directly.