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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Who's Sending These Sleazy Anti-Obama Text Messages?

Posted by on Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 10:57 PM

The Atlantic reports:

With the worst of Hurricane Sandy past, many D.C.-area residents have been hearing from far-flung friends checking in to make sure they're fine. But some denizens of Washington and the surrounding area have been getting unsolicited texts that don't come from old friends. On Twitter Tuesday night, political operatives and journalists reported receiving spam texts attacking President Obama. The texts come not from phone numbers but from email addresses, most with mysterious domains: sms@gopmessage.com, sms@votegopett.com, sms@voteett.com. According to Whois.com, which allows searches of domain-name owners, those domains were all registered in February, but the registrant's name is blocked.

Some of the texts include:

Obama denies protection to babies who survive abortions. Obama is just wrong

Re-electing Obama puts Medicare at risk.

ObamaCare: A $700 BIL gamble where Medicare recipients take the risk. Stop Obama!

Obama stole $716 Billion in Medicare. We cant trust Obama to protect our seniors.

These texts have mostly been going to independents and Democrats, and the senders seem to be taking a blunderbuss kind of approach to this. One reporter's 13-year-old daughter got the top text about abortion, which probably made for some delightful dinner-table conversation. You can't respond to these texts, and they're sent from e-mail addresses, which somehow makes them legal, even though spam text messages are illegal. Let's hope someone figures out who's sending these things. I bet people would like to know to whom they should send the charges for texts they didn't want.

 

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I got a mystery tweet tonight like this....it said something about Obama lying all the time while 4 Americans died in Benghazi. The sender doesn't follow me, has an egg for a profile pic and followed two accounts that have to do with Green Bay Packers.
Posted by patrick66 on October 30, 2012 at 11:13 PM · Report this
pointy 2
I got one earlier today. I at first thought it was a pro-Obama thing, because it told me that Obama was pro choice. Then it went on to say that therefore I should vote against him and I got mad.
Posted by pointy on October 30, 2012 at 11:14 PM · Report this
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GoDaddy has suspended the domains for spam and now registration information is being shown.. could be fake, but it says the domains are registered to Jason Flanary who is running for state senate in Virginia...
http://who.godaddy.com/whois.aspx?domain…
Posted by FormerSeattelite on October 30, 2012 at 11:43 PM · Report this
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Nothing new for this guy.
Jason Flanary pulled this last year too:
A Republican candidate for the Virginia…

Posted by StuckInUtah on October 31, 2012 at 12:04 AM · Report this
balderdash 5
@3, after the @comfortablysmug shitshow during the hurricane, would these texts coming from a GOP state senate candidate really be a surprise? At all?
Posted by balderdash http://introverse.blogspot.com on October 31, 2012 at 12:05 AM · Report this
Sargon Bighorn 6
Texting is for idiots.
Posted by Sargon Bighorn on October 31, 2012 at 5:16 AM · Report this
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Yeah, because spam texts are really the most effective way to raise the popularity of your positions.
Posted by MRM on October 31, 2012 at 6:31 AM · Report this
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I received on of these also. I'm registered Statehood Green party so they are reeeally barking up the wrong tree.
Posted by DCGirl on October 31, 2012 at 7:03 AM · Report this
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If I tried to get an abortion and the freak fetus (not a baby if I don't want it) survived, you bet your ass I don't want that thing to have protections.
Posted by suddenlyorcas on October 31, 2012 at 7:55 AM · Report this
bedipped 10
Republican malfeasance = It's Alive!
Posted by bedipped on October 31, 2012 at 10:18 AM · Report this
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Washington Post writes up the investigation into the source of those. Sounds like it's figured out: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/mike…
Posted by Bostonguy on October 31, 2012 at 12:08 PM · Report this
Dougsf 12
Obama denies protection to babies who survive abortions. Obama is just wrong


I'm trying to figure out what this even means.
Posted by Dougsf on October 31, 2012 at 12:59 PM · Report this

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