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Obama Campaign Collecting GOP Emails

The Obama presidential campaign is launching an effort to collect Republican email addresses by inviting its supporters to submit information about their Republican associates to the Obama 2012 website.

The effort could help the Obama campaign build a database that would enable it to target Republican voters during the general election campaign. But, more perniciously, it could also become part of an Democratic effort to influence Republican primary voters to select a candidate Democrats think Obama could most easily defeat.

The Democratic National Committee last month released a video that seemed designed to damage Mitt Romney, the GOP candidate feared most by the Obama campaign.

The Obama information collection effort is cast under the mischievous guise of asking Obama supporters to “have a little fun at the expense of a Republican in your life” by signing them up to get an email from the Obama campaign ribbing them for having “inspired” the Obama supporter to donate.

The result, however, is that the Obama campaign gets a new trove of Republican email addresses that it could never have collected through voluntary submissions.

From the Obama website:

Who inspires you to give?

This holiday season, we’re giving you a chance to have a little fun at the expense of a Republican in your life by letting them know they inspired you to make a donation to the Obama campaign.

Simply enter their name and email address below. Then, we’ll send them a message letting them know they inspired you to donate.

Thank you for supporting this campaign, and happy holidays.

Important: By making a donation today, you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to have dinner with Barack and Michelle Obama. By clicking on the “Submit” button below or otherwise participating in the promotion, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements.

The effort is being supported by emails from the campaign to members of the vast Obama 2012 email list urging them to participate.

One message, from Deputy Campaign Manager Julianna Smoot, also invites donors to buy something from the Obama 2012 store for their Republican friend.

Really want to fire up your GOP friends? Buy them a gift from the 2012¬†store. I recommend the birther mugs — they get the message across¬†pretty well.

The email was sent Tuesday. If the Obama supporter sends the gift directly to their Republican friend, then the campaign has a new personal address for its database.

1,238 thoughts on “Obama Campaign Collecting GOP Emails”

  1. what a buffoon! Didnt this clown campaign on being a person which would unite America? By saying this he has indicated he is representing only the 33% that still believe his BS. If you want to talk to Republicans then tell us why you were dishonest in just about everything you say? We were suppose to be out of the Middle East and Gtmo closed the second you got into office, not 3 years before election time. What happened to the open government office? What happened to the jobs your borrowed 1 trillion dollars for ? 9 no we did not save Ford ala Biden) Why were your “friends” the bankers allowed to be bailed out but not required to give loans to all the people underwater? How come Bush and Clinton got their agendas through after losing the House, and you whine you cant? Why promise you control the weather “Messiah” when now you say you dont? YOur either a fool or the biggest sell out in American history! ( Why dont you have your wife address the occupiers on the best places to shop and get cake in Europe and New York City?)

  2. All the Republicans have to do is wait a while and then change their email addresses and the Dems will have nothing. Stupid idiots. Another Obam lame brain idea.

  3. So this may offset those 10,000 OMG obama Must Go bumper stickers I just had made up, and am giving away FREE…….
    What a phony empty suit this idiot really is….

  4. what a buffoon! Didnt this clown campaign on being a person which would unite America? By saying this he has indicated he is representing only the 33% that still believe his BS. If you want to talk to Republicans then tell us why you were dishonest in just about everything you say? We were suppose to be out of the Middle East and Gtmo closed the second you got into office, not 3 years before election time. What happened to the open government office? What happened to the jobs( black or otherwise) your borrowed 1 trillion dollars for ? ( no we did not save Ford ala Biden) Why were your “friends” the bankers allowed to be bailed out but not required to give loans to all the people underwater? How come Bush and Clinton got their agendas through after losing the House, and you whine you cant? Why promise you control the weather “Messiah” when now you say you dont? YOur either a fool or the biggest sell out in American history! ( Why dont you have your wife address the occupiers on the best places to shop and get cake in Europe and New York City?)

  5. It’s not a collection of Republican email addresses, it is a collection of non-supporter’s addresses. Unbelievably subversive. Bar none, the most divisive administration in America’s history. No class!

  6. Another desperate act from a un-electable failure as a president. Just go on vacation and send me some photo’s…….so that i can feel like I paid for something nice!

  7. The obvious retaliation would be to sign your Democrat friend up to a Republican candidate. Just pick the one most likely to make their head explode.

  8. And this is why Ron Paul is the best against Obama in 2012: From Iowa: “‘I was always a Democrat. I voted for Kerry, Obama, because of anti-war stuff’, said Justin Jensen, who is a co-chairman of Paul’s campaign in Black Hawk County. ‘But I saw Obama lying through his teeth, so I had to change my candidate.’ That doesn’t mean he’s going straight conservative. Jensen said if Paul doesn’t get the nomination, he won’t vote for Obama, but he won’t vote for any of the other Republican candidates either. ‘If I have to choose, I’m writing in his (Paul’s) name’, he said.” http://iowacity.patch.com/articles/ron-paul-draws-a-crowd-in-cedar-falls

    1. This doesn’t make him the best against obama, it just makes him the most likely to split a fraction off of the conservative base. I don’t think any of us wants that. If he can win the nomination then fine, he has my vote.

  9. Obama and his Administration should be ashamed of themselves for even attempting such a “trick” Maybe if they would have focused more on the economy, jobs, immigration, and a host of other issues instead they would not be in such a state of panic. Obama needs to go!!! Forcing his (and the Dems) health care law with NO WAY to pay for it and telling the repub to sit down and shut up was his first mistatke that has cost Americans a lot.

  10. This is a clear violation of privacy. By someone signing you up to receive solicitation emails without your consent (opt-in) that is a violation of privacy. A Class Action Suit should be filed on all counts of privacy invasion.

  11. Just set an auto response to bounce a message back to the sender.

    Or, capture their reply address, and send many emails to that address each day.

  12. Does he seriously believe that annoying us with spam is going to help him?
    Naturally, this creep is more interested in gathering e-mail addresses, more than likely to target for investigations in the future should things not go his way.

  13. This already happened to me early in 2009. Remember the beer feast? I went to the whitehouse.gov website and left a message regarding how Obama had no clue about how “the officer acted stupidly”. I immediately started getting emails from Obama and David Axelrod. Sent them to Rush and my senator and they stopped after about four of them. Now I am probably on “The Whitehouse Enemy List”.

  14. More junior high school childishness courtesy of the spoiled, whining, snot-nosed adolescents posing as grown-ups in the White House.

    What’s next? A bag of flaming dog **** left on the front steps of the Heritage Foundation or, maybe, T-Peeing George Bush’s place?

    Such Ivy League sophistication. And as for dinner with the Obamas…painful as it would be, I’d rather sit through a meal with my mother-in-law.

  15. What a scam. As if the WH really wants Dems to get their GOP friends “fired up” as indicated. They want a passive, apathetic or fragmented group of GOP voters. Dems always have the ends justify the means mentality and view their sleezeball tactics to be okay… at the same time they want to restrict free speech by those that don’t agree with them. Basically hypocrites.

  16. Can I have the Obama family members, Axelrod and family members and any other PUBLIC officials I desire personal email address and home address so that I can return the favor?
    This President is scary, evil, annoying and soon to be out of work.

  17. Obama is absolutely desperate to win the election and, as we know, will stop at nothing to do so! Never in the history of the United States have we had such a duplicitous President! Anybody who votes for this man is anti-American in my book.

  18. It may be weak and a little silly but collecting personal information on political opposition is definitely creepy and makes me uncomfortable.

    BTW: What ever happened to Presidents being Presidential?

    Donate for a chance to win dinner with the Pres. and First Lady? Really?
    (and be sure to stop by the online gift shop for a sweatshirt or coffee mug)

  19. Sounds to me that the Obama’s are running a lottery if you have to donate to have an opportunity to have dinner with Michelle and Barack, that is illegal in my state

  20. Hopey, changy, dopey read my lips under no circumstances would I vote for you or gingrich, and romney isn’t much better,; that leaves paul and bachman maybe together they could fix the mess you’ve made much deeper with your spend now pay later plan. You have in three years brought this nation to the brink, carter was and is a social engineering idiot, but you have elevated him to brilliance with your socio-marxist agenda. If the electorate gives you four more years we become a footnote in china’s history books.

  21. Typical behavior of a sneaky coward and weakling.
    What’ll be next?
    Having kids snitch on their parents the way they did in Nazi Germany and the former Soviet East Bloc, and still do in the paradises of his friends in Cuba, China and Iran?

  22. we can expect alot of thios slime ball politics. they cannot run on his record they know that so the only way to go is dig up dirt anything. he picks his nose stupid stuff like that. now the problem is the media, will they go along with it and not oint out the flaws. my bet is no they will just let it slide. but my self i do not see anything they can do . he has angered so many people his party included. unless a biggie comes up something like a manchurian candidate this guy is toast. the american voter cannot be that stupid! but when he does lose like a snake that is when they are the most dangerous. he can do all kind of damage up to the point of the oath!

  23. Kiss this Obummer!!! If you honestly think you have a prayer in 2012…how delusional you must be!!! 65% of Americans say Gov’t has gotten too big, I see a smack down coming AGAIN in 2012!!! Can’t wait to vote!!! VOTE ALL DEMOCRAT/MARXIST/SOCIALIST & RINOS OUT OF OFFICE!!!

  24. Its funny how you say romney is the one the white house fears! We are very aware of that game Sir! Not gonna work anymore. What you mean is Romney cant beat Obama or Thats who you want him to run against.

  25. That’s fine… get me on the Obama Zombie list and I will be sure that you are signed up for as many porn sites as I can come up with. How about sex with horses…dogs…chickens…fat women…fat men… the list goes on and on.

  26. Attempted intimidation of voters. Why is this not conspiracy to commit voter fraud or conspiracy to commit civil rights violation?? RICO violation?. Oh yea, the US Atty General is a degenerate fascist communist also!!

  27. Most divisive, radical, hateful and bigoted president ever. Our first president “of color” is Red. It’s time to out this Marxist bigot and his commie past.

  28. So, Mr. Above-Politics-As-Usual is now exhorting liberals to play mean-spirited tricks on their conservative friends.

    I have a better idea. Why not just urge them to slash their friends’ tires? Wouldn’t that be a hoot?

  29. And do what with them? Barry, you won’t convince real conservatives to change their votes . Is this going to be like Nixon’s enemies list?

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