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Obama´s ´Fake´ Twitter Followers Explained
American Thinker, by Daren Jonescu

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Posted By:DW626, 9/27/2013 5:07:53 AM

Barack Obama has 36.9 million Twitter followers, 19.5 million of whom, it turns out, are fake. This is a very disturbing sign for Obama´s opponents, as it demonstrates just how much appeal the president still has with his key support base, namely those who identify most closely with him on a personal level -- fake people. The Daily Mail Online has analyzed the numbers and discovered that among U.S. political figures, the four Twitter accounts with the most fake followers -- that is, followers who don´t really exist -- are those of Barack Obama (by a landslide), Joe Biden, Michelle

The composite life for a man from strawberry fields, where nothing is real.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: steveW, 9/27/2013 6:03:40 AM     (No. 9538949)

A brilliant Must Read...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MirJoy, 9/27/2013 6:21:36 AM     (No. 9538967)

I agree...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: cake crumb, 9/27/2013 7:09:40 AM     (No. 9539024)

Fake president, fake followers.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JLoophole, 9/27/2013 7:16:51 AM     (No. 9539028)

Great article. Reading this, it´s as though the words poured out of Mr Jonescu almost to where he couldn´t keep up. He barely scratched the surface of the nothingness in a suit that has emerged since 2008 as Barack Hussein Barry Soetoro Obama.

It´s as though Obama is a black hole and everything we don´t know about him is what creates the swirling motion that is the hole.

Looking back, the cardboard cutout used by the one Norwegian group whose Nobel ceremony he missed seems more prescient every day. Obama the human being doesn´t matter to his handlers. What he represents, does.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rusino, 9/27/2013 7:21:00 AM     (No. 9539031)

Obama Dissected!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 9/27/2013 7:21:21 AM     (No. 9539032)

Obama thought they were real because they all voted for him.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Really?, 9/27/2013 7:27:03 AM     (No. 9539038)

How many of them voted for him ?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: 4freedom, 9/27/2013 7:37:49 AM     (No. 9539048)

Great read as others have noted. The article mentioned voter ID, indicating the possibility of millions of fake voters. Will we end up with another fake president?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: dlb703, 9/27/2013 7:42:51 AM     (No. 9539054)

To whoever wrote the subheadline "Twitter needs editorial control:" Really? Do fake followers bother you that much? Some of us conservatives think Twitter exercises too much "editorial control" as it is, re: number of conservatives suspended.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: MattMusson, 9/27/2013 7:43:34 AM     (No. 9539057)

Do not think of them as Fake. Think of them as ´Absentee Followers.´

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ajaxliquor, 9/27/2013 7:59:57 AM     (No. 9539086)

Arm oneself licketysplit.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 9/27/2013 8:01:29 AM     (No. 9539095)

The title to this article is a total non sequitur. I expected to see an explanation of Twitter and how its followers are able to do these things, and possibly what steps could be put into place to remove them, or prevent this.

But alas, the article was much meatier than that! Mr. Jonescu crystallized all the same realizations of hypocrisy that we´ve all felt crawling up our spines these past 5+ years, and the omnipresent sense of dread in our hearts that it could, and will, get worse.

Bravo to Mr. Jonescu and American Thinker (of course), and boo-hiss to the title writer.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: wtm, 9/27/2013 8:12:44 AM     (No. 9539112)

Twitter, stirring up twitter "Traffic" to make itself look bigger to advertisers than it really is !!!!!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 9/27/2013 8:17:19 AM     (No. 9539119)

That leaves 17.4 million little twits following one big Twit

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Newtsche, 9/27/2013 8:19:48 AM     (No. 9539125)

Hard to imagine there are 17,000,000 real Twitheads who aren´t getting enough Stinky otherwise.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Alibi Inn, 9/27/2013 8:21:54 AM     (No. 9539129)

They voted "present".

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Reply 17 - Posted by: enuf8, 9/27/2013 8:23:04 AM     (No. 9539132)

But, how can that be------1/2 fake. They all voted for him in 2008 and especially 2012.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Joe Btfsplk, 9/27/2013 8:38:27 AM     (No. 9539148)

It´s logical to believe Obama had at least 19.5 million fake votes in 2012.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: The Architect, 9/27/2013 8:40:12 AM     (No. 9539153)

Hey lets not forget the dead. They voted for him in great numbers. They of course while not currently existing did at one time exist. They are a sub-set of the "fake followers".

This is a great article. Emperor Zippy brings a whole new definition to the title "Empty Suit"!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Gorzabozo, 9/27/2013 8:52:14 AM     (No. 9539169)

FTA: " the mass retardation factory of public education" Priceless.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Axeman, 9/27/2013 9:05:54 AM     (No. 9539194)

What a great summary. This should be a must read everywhere.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Avogadra, 9/27/2013 9:23:29 AM     (No. 9539224)

Yesterday, upon the stair,
I met a man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
I wish, I wish he’d go away...

"Antigonish" by Hughes Mearns, but it takes on a sad new meaning in these dark days.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: cgood, 9/27/2013 9:25:08 AM     (No. 9539226)

Bravo! And though it wasn´t the principle point of the article, I don´t believe I´ve ever heard the atrocity of airport security expressed so effectively.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: bugboy, 9/27/2013 9:25:43 AM     (No. 9539228)

And I thought 1984 was just a novel!

I can´t wait until they build the Obama Presidential Library. Shouldn´t be to hard or expensive it will simply be an empty room with a lone chair in the center, white walls void of any windows or accouterments.

Blank and void just like this President!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: bluebonnet, 9/27/2013 9:29:23 AM     (No. 9539235)

Ah ha! The Unbearable Lightness of Non-Being.

Superb essay, Mr. Jonescu! Real kudos to you, sir. Thanks for the read, OP.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Democracy First, 9/27/2013 9:42:10 AM     (No. 9539270)

Øbunghole is a sort of political Norma Deskind, living in a fantasy world ... Except he never had Miss Desmond´s gravitas. She had been a true actress and had real fans , before she faded Into obscurity and madness. Ø has the insanity part down pat .. Let´s help him and Mooch achieve obscurity ASAP.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: jimK1, 9/27/2013 9:42:38 AM     (No. 9539272)

A must read. So many things so well put. An alternative universe of nothingness has crossed our path blessing/cursing us with millions of non-existant beings, maybe it´s all these nonexistent types that will benefit most from ACH, it sure as heck isn´t the rest of us.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: congaree53, 9/27/2013 9:50:39 AM     (No. 9539289)

I hope fake twits are propping up O´s polls, otherwise Cruz isn´t getting thru past the choir:
Friday, September 27, 2013-The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama´s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 9/27/2013 9:59:17 AM     (No. 9539305)

One might even call him an "Empty Chair". Clint was right.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: catzq, 9/27/2013 10:19:41 AM     (No. 9539336)

...an outstanding article - agree that I was anticipating an explanation on how the ´fake" followers are created. This new "F" bomb, "fake" underlines the importance in supporting organizations like True the Vote.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: jerseygal, 9/27/2013 10:30:02 AM     (No. 9539355)

WOW - succinct, brilliant and SCARY!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Coppertop, 9/27/2013 10:30:07 AM     (No. 9539356)

Brilliant article. Extremely depressing, but brilliant.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Nan, 9/27/2013 10:43:58 AM     (No. 9539378)

Wow, excellent article. Totally nails Obama. Should be a must read. Posted it on Facebook and emailed the link to everyone I know to make sure none of them missed it.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Rightproud, 9/27/2013 11:23:17 AM     (No. 9539450)

Cleverly written. Glad it is a must ead.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Butch59, 9/27/2013 11:29:33 AM     (No. 9539461)

Great article from top to bottom. Jonescu lays out the life of Obozo very truthfully.
Another thought. Have any of the dims and/or progressivies ever taken a look back in the history of the past 50 or so years and taken a pulse of American during the following years? At the rise of poverty, crime, the downfall of race relations, and all of the other evils that prevail in today´s world. If they are as brilliant as they claim to be, they would have to sss that they are simply wrong. They haven´t done any good for anyone. Just harmed everyone.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: TigerLilly, 9/27/2013 11:47:15 AM     (No. 9539485)

Over 17 million people in the lamestream media, who knew?

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Reply 37 - Posted by: peterfleming, 9/27/2013 12:21:40 PM     (No. 9539531)

Daren Jonescu’s writing is absolutely brilliant, and he gives us a detailed list of the endless failings of our fraudulently elected, “first fake president”. Jonescu is an extraordinary observer of the truth, along with several of his previous writing gems, he must go on the Gold List of people to watch closely. Journalists like Jonescu will help to bring down this dangerous imposter, ”drug addled loafer”.
Congratulations again, to Lucianne, for last week’s amazing Monica Showalter article on Lenin’s early Communist propaganda crimes against the peasants he despised (sound familiar?), and now this week’s superb list of Obama’s fakery by Daren Jonescu. Both, truly, MUST READS.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: bob913, 9/27/2013 1:36:20 PM     (No. 9539647)

The owners of Twitter are getting their payoff from the democrats. An IPO is in the works.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Quiet Observer, 9/27/2013 3:14:10 PM     (No. 9539809)

They may be fake, but they apparently answer the phone when the political pollsters call. How else to explain Obama’s 40+ percent approval ratings that the MSM keeps reporting.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: KanCreeper, 9/27/2013 4:05:20 PM     (No. 9539873)

FTA:"...Barack Obama perfectly represents the zeitgeist: glossy but empty, the well-creased pant leg with no living being inside..."

We are thrust into the non-reality of Obama. He is a wisp of smoke an artificial construct, a hand puppet. The question is who has their hand on the puppet.
The suspicion is now what happens when he outlives his usefulness; or becomes a drag on the grand plan? Makes one wonder of Obama already knows?

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Reply 41 - Posted by: LAW428, 9/27/2013 5:27:14 PM     (No. 9539994)

What isn´t fake is the debt and destruction he has heaping upon American freedom and way of life.

This despicable person is evil to the core.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 9/27/2013 7:13:43 PM     (No. 9540160)

Well, it fits. Fake followers who follow the Fake One. In re#17, it´s because that half are dead people who don´t speak too well now.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: lil dotty, 9/28/2013 4:35:53 AM     (No. 9540527)

Why is it everything about obomba must be ´explained´ to US?

This is what he said and what it means.

This explains his fake twitter followers

This explains his sudden rise in poll numbers

This explains his unexpected win

When something needs this much explanation we know it´s a cookbook. OK...thanks to the Twilight Zone.

On and on ENOUGH explaining.

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Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

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