HolyCoast: Another Catchy Slogan Blows Up in Obama's Face

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Another Catchy Slogan Blows Up in Obama's Face

The lefties love their slogans like "Yes We Can!" and Al Sharpton's "Resist We Much!".  The latest entry was quickly grabbed by conservatives and used to bludgeon the administration:
Republicans have again co-opted an Obama administration slogan to mock the president.

On Monday, the GOP used Obama’s #WeCantWait hashtag to criticize Democrats for the state of the economy.

“#WeCantWait to make @BarackObama a one-term president,” tweeted Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.

The administration launched the social media campaign to buoy public support for a set of stimulus-oriented executive actions the president plans to announce throughout the week.

“Using the mantra ‘we can’t wait,’ the President will highlight executive actions that his administration will take,” said White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer in a blog post. “He’ll continue to pressure Congressional Republicans to put country before party and pass the American Jobs Act, but he believes we cannot wait, so he will act where they won’t.”

In mid-September, Obama’s campaign staff began using the #AttackWatch hashtag on Twitter to promote an attempt to fight misinformation. But use of that slogan also appeared to backfire when Republicans and conservative commentators used it to ridicule Obama in their own tweets.
There's another Twitter hashtag that applies: #Fail

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