House Rep Steve Stockman Demands Answers RE Obama/OFA Gun Control Spambots

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    Obama's permanent campaign arm, "Organizing for Action" started a Twitter hashtag campaign, last weekend, #WeDemandAVote, which was launched to show popular support for the president's gun control proposals. Supporters were encouraged to re-tweet his call for Congress to vote on the Democrats’ gun-control legislation. But it wasn't long before conservative tweeps noticed that many of the #WeDemandAVote tweets were "egg avatars" - new accounts spamming the same messages to representatives all across the country.


    Now, one Republican Rep. Steve Stockman,(TX) is demanding answers to what he called an effort by OFA to "defraud members of Congress." He's asking for any reports, audits, letters, expense logs etc relating to the president's gun-control campaign .
    Republican Rep. Steve Stockman on Tuesday pressed President Obama and his de facto campaign arm, Organizing for Action, for more information on White House gun-control efforts, amid new allegations that Obama supporters are flooding congressional Twitter accounts with "phony" and "fraudulent" anti-gun messages.
    The Texas congressman said he sent letters to both the White House and OFA after learning Monday that he and 15 other Capitol Hill lawmakers had received computer-generated tweets that included the #WeDemandAVote hashtag -- which Obama encouraged supporters to use.
    "I am deeply troubled by this week's revelation supporters of President Obama's anti-gun campaign employed 'spambots' to send fake Twitter messages to members of Congress intending to create the false appearance of grassroots support," he wrote.
    Two other Republican lawmakers -- Michael Grimm, of New York, and Adam Kinzinger, of Illinois -- also appeared to receive similar messages that may be linked to former Obama digital strategist Brad Schenck.
    Obama was already feeling some heat regarding OFA because of the news that the White House is selling access to its donors, which some in the MSM admitted "looks bad." Now this.

    WOW REALLY this is my shocked face...:rolleyes:
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    Yep, win at all cost. Right and wrong doesn't matter to these thugs.
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