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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. These are the same people that claim they aren’t going to harass employees based on their Union support (Card-check).

    I read back during the 2008 campaign that Obama supports having all votes made public for exactly this reason, intimidation.


  2. The last thing I need is to be waking up in the morning and seeing an e-mail from the Obama campaign asking me to change my ways and go to the dark side. I get enough crap in my e-mail now! And we all know these e-mails they send people will not be friendly once the general election season starts. It will be filled with “Why would you vote for a man that wants to destroy your children’s future” or “Electing (insert name here) will destroy the environment, thousands of more people will die, and millions will lose their jobs!”. They try to insist this will be like playing some kind of joke on your friend, but in reality the joke is on the person who donates to the Obama campaign to begin with!

  3. Send my name to Bozama’s site, my e-mail will simply dump anything from the bum into my JUNK FOLDER!
    I can’t wait until January 20, 2013: The end of America’s abomination!

  4. Says a lot about Democrat group think that something like this is even considered.

    Then again, when they crossed the Rubicon and began protesting at private citizens’ houses something like this was easily foreseeable.

    Re-elect His Majesty Obama! A commissar in every neighborhood and an unemployed person in every house!

  5. Here’s a thought: Flag anything eminating from the Obama Despotism as pernicious spam using the complaint mechanism of your ISP. File it under phishing, pornography, or even hate literature. Stop the Obama Spampaign by labeling O as the “Spammer and Chief”. Let’s have some fun with this and see how Zero likes being on the receiving end of these kinds of complaints.

  6. If I get an email from Obama or his commie thugs, I will simply tell them to go F themselves. Case closed. Of course, I will then probably be arrested and detained indefinitely as a political prisoner veiled as a home-grown terrorist and never been seen or heard from again. Gotta love the Obama USA!

  7. I want to be on that list! It would be an honor. There is nothing that our president could do in the next year that would persuade me to vote for him. NOTHING!!! He has spent 3 years systematically dismantling and destroying America and attempting to rebuild it to fit his skewed vision. I would be glad to see resources wasted on me.

  8. We should all just agree that if we receive an email from this failed disgrace that we simply reply with…”mln” and move it the the junk folder.

  9. This POS is setting this country up for Martial Law and him becoming Dear Leader for LIfe. He must be defeated in 2012 or this country is doomed as we know it. Civil War is coming to this country!

  10. Emails from the Democratic Party only remind me its time to contribute money to all other parties and candidates. Vote this loser President off the island NOW!

  11. Pretty funny that Obama is using “annoy a Republican” as a way of selling the items in their store. Perhaps I should borrow their strategy and use “annoy a liberal” as the reason people should buy my book “The Obama Sutra.”

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  13. I hope mien is given to the DEMOCRATIC COMMUNIST PARTY! When they write, my replies will melt their eyeballs because they cannot stand the TRUTH!

    Do you really believe these COMMUNISTS can pressure me? We Republicans think for ourselves and are not fed off the public gland for freebies.

    PARTY TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. This guy is a lizard. I’m surprised his eyelids don’t blink horizontally. He will do anything, say anything, plot, sneak, cheat, and sell out his country out in-a-heartbeat, just to keep his marxist agenda moving forward. His vision for this country is nothing like our founding father’s. He wants collapse. He wants inner city riots. He wants people demanding a free lunch. He want to “level the playing field” by marxist programs of social justice, which means, government controlled everything. Chaos is his secret weapon. When this country is on fire and burning, he is counting on people to willingly surrendering their liberty in exchange for a return to order. It may already be too late to stop him. Wake up people, we are about to lose our nation.

  15. I’ve been getting emails from both Michelle and the “president” for some time now. They end up in my spam and I never open them. It’s time to wake up and more importantly…WISE up. This is 2008 all over again. I plugged my nose and voted for McCain- EVEN AFTER I did my homework and found out that McCain IS A PROGRESSIVE. I won’t do it again. I’ll do all I can to get the word out the Newt is a PROGRESSIVE. Newt will make sure the proagressive movement continues on- just like Obama. No difference what-so- ever. Do your homework and do not be fooled just because someone is a good debater. We need a REAL conservative in the WH and we need to throw our support their way. This is it. Last chance to turn it around. Newt, Mitt…are progressives. Just do your homework so we won’t be fooled again.

  16. If I get an email from either Big Ears or any of his supporters, I am going to unleash some unfavourable comments. This waste of oxygen must be getting desperate and knows he’s losing!

  17. How does this differ from bullying and harassment? Switch the domain, and imagine if a college or sports club said to members to collect opposing addresses so that the opponents could be sent things that are close to, or cross the line of being threats. Debbie DNC says verbal things that threaten in similar ways. Creepy.

  18. Let’s turn the tables on them. Let’s send the e-mail addresses of all the Dems we know and flood their database with useless information. They won’t be able to distinguish between R or D!

  19. This is the crap that is killing Democracy in America and the reason I switched from voting Democrat to voting Conservative. Lets have a little fun at Obama’s expense and send him copies of his birth certificate to sign.The Democrats are going to try and steal this election through sheer voter fraud using absentee ballots and lots of dead people voting. We are going to have to go into the trenches to remove this sad little man from office who is making a mockery of the Constitutions

  20. I guess this is one return address that will go on my blocked list should I be assaulted with unsolicited email. I also don’t dine or socialize with progressives because they are usually the first ones to disappear before the check arrives. They won’t have a chance to insult my intelligence prior to the election. Obama really doesn’t get it, does he? *wink*

  21. They are desperate. Getting an email from the bamster isnt going to reduce the debt, put people back to work, or drop the price of a gallon of gas. More likely it will just make people more angry than they already are. No one believe anything that comes out of this guys mouth anymore

  22. You get spam perhaps. It goes to a spam folder. Open it. Copy as many spam email addresses as you like and submit that email addresses to the Obama website (if you can do so without contributing or giving up your own information).

  23. The mentally ill president that has raised unemployment from 7% to 9% and spent trillions on solyndra has sunk to a new low. Your gonna get called on why unemployment has gone up every single day from now on Obamy Tranny. You are president and you wont blame Bush or anybody else either you fucking loser.

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