My Barack Obama Website’s Fly is Open

Charles at Little Green Footballs has been running a series of posts on hateful, terrorist aligned, and anti-semitic groups that have pages at the official My Barack Obama website, and some of the pages have since come down. Overnight he found more pages, and the wisdom of unmoderated web forums for a presidential candidate is really called into question. Along with all of that the web designers seem to have left their fly open at the site, with everything hanging out.

We’ve talked about populist candidates here in the past, and how they seem to attract strange bedfellow alliances of crazies, hate-groups, and kook-pundits – they do it by making speeches full of sweeping general statements without specifics. The attractant is that crazies can see anything they want in the candidate, while a specific stance is not really there; instead you see populist charicature or posture on almost all issues.

It also makes you wonder about the associations of Barack Obama from his “street activist” days, and if we aren’t seeing his real core supporters. They certainly are enthusiastic – just as Ron Paul supporters were.

Here are some of those pages from the Official Community site of Barack Obama :

Barack Obama : : Change We Can Believe In | NEW BLACK PANTHER PARTY

Barack Obama : : Change We Can Believe In | Mishal Al-Johar’s Blog: How Barack Obama Learned to Love Israel

Barack Obama : : Change We Can Believe In | Socialists for Obama: An open letter to our next president Barack Obama

Barack Obama : : Change We Can Believe In | Marxists/Socialists/Communists for Obama

Barack Obama : : Change We Can Believe In | ZIONISM IS THE MAIN CAUSE OF ANTISEMITISM

Barack Obama : : Change We Can Believe In | The People of Palestine Need a Bill of Rights too …: The Israel Lobby: Bad for The World

Barack Obama : : Change We Can Believe In | Joe Ruwe’s Blog: Haiku for Dick Cheney

Barack Obama : : Change We Can Believe In | Why does Sen. Obama have to deny his culture to be popular in the U.S.?: Aren’t the Nation of Islam Followers American too?

Barack Obama : : Change We Can Believe In | miracle blog: Louis Farrakhan, Barack Obama and America

Barack Obama : : Change We Can Believe In | Abdur-Rahim Kashif’s Blog: Vice President Keith Ellison

Barack Obama : : Change We Can Believe In | Wilma’s Blog: Hillary is not a monster; She is a powerful Illuminist Witch!

Barack Obama : : Change We Can Believe In | Peace Class K-12

Barack Obama : : Change We Can Believe In | Maulayna Bilal’s Blog: Why shouldn’t Iran have nuclear weapons?

Barack Obama : : Change We Can Believe In | Ripples of Hope – In Memory of RFK: Whom Among Whitey Will Vote for Obama?

Barack Obama : : Change We Can Believe In | Akido Busandi’s Blog: May God Have Mercy on Apostates

7 Replies to “My Barack Obama Website’s Fly is Open”

  1. What do you suppose all this proves Thanos?

    BTW, you might have noticed that what you’re painstakingly sifting through here is akin to scribbles on the bathroom stall, as I hinted.

  2. Exactly what I said it does Chen, that it’s unwise to have unmoderated presidential community sites, and that Barrack Obama is attracting his share of loons by his vagaries just as Ron Paul did. Is that so hard to fathom?

    Since BO is ultimately responsible for what his campaign does, as was Ron Paul, it’s the Democrat Nominee who is being unwise.

  3. I suppose the paradox is, the reason it’s unwise is that there are bloggers like CJ, Malkin and yourself who would make the actual postings into a big deal, and when you finally figure out that the place is basically a free-for-all, turn around and question why someone would give you the opportunity to use it as a smear.

    Kinda like a guy who steals a bike out of a neighbors garage, then the next day tells his buds that the neighbor was a dumbass for leaving his door open.

  4. Smear, Obama’s favorite word since he has no policy worthy of mention. He’s got to keep the focus somewhere I suppose, and wearing the continual victim cloak will not get him elected, only despised.

  5. Yea, like you’re addressing Obama’s policies with this post.

    And he never claimed it was a smear (as far as I’ve seen); I’m only saying that this is you guys’ intention. There are legitimate smears against Obama out there, and I’m not sure if I buy into this “victim cloak” rationale, since he would probably take even more heat as being “weak” for failing to debunk or attack them, or in the very least it would hint that they were true. I mean, go ahead and start any ridiculous rumor like that he wears women’s panties, and he’ll have to address that if it gains enough steam. Victim cloak? I think you’re a little optimistic about that meme sticking.

    Anyway, I got some laughs when I read the post over at Newsbusters where they were scratching their heads at why the media won’t pick this up, never occurring to them that it’s probably because it’s ultimately stupid and meaningless.

    There are plenty of people out there that give Obama props for having the stones to give anyone and everyone a voice on his website. Is it wise, in light of the presence of our favorite cyber dumpster divers? Perhaps, perhaps not. It could be that the cons outweigh the pros (pun intended). To be honest, I’m leaning that way myself.

  6. There are differences between “Smear” and facts Chen. The egregious smears against Obama have all originated at Dem sites or Dem media (that sleaze Larry Johnson, ABC News, The Hillary campaign with those “Barack is a crypto-muslim” email chain letters etc.)
    It’s a fact that all those posts were on his site. It’s a fact that if you are vague, people will see what they want to see in you. (Virginia Postrel agrees here btw: http://www.dynamist.com/weblog/archives/002806.html )

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