Is Barack Obama blocking conservatives on Twitter?

By now, you’re very familiar with the stories of conservatives getting trapped in the #TwitterGulag after being blocked and reported for spam. But it seems that the official @BarackObama Twitter account has also taken to blocking critics of the president.

From the Jammie Wearing Fool:

Well, so much for transparency. Apparently the thin-skinned occupant of the White House, or whoever is running his Twitter account, can’t handle a little ribbing from a constituent. Like many on Twitter I enjoy adding “@BarackObama” to tweets if I’m poking fun at him, which happens often.

Then the other day when he personally  sent a tweet from a long distance saying he was “standing by” the hapless Tom Barrett in Wisconsin, I went to check it out.

Then I found I was blocked from seeing his tweets.

So here I am, someone helping pay this jerk’s salary and I can’t see his tweets? It seems more than a little childish for the President of the United States (or his handlers) to be blocking access to an account followed by over 16 million people.  We assume it’s a staffer behind this. If it’s Obama himself, we’ve got much larger problems than we thought.

Does one little blogger really get under their skin that much? If so, mission accomplished.

We’ve always known President Obama had a thin skin, but we didn’t realize just how thin it actually is.

Based on a quick Twitter search, the @BarackObama account’s practice of blocking dissenters doesn’t seem to be too prevalent. Not yet, at least. It seems like the blocking may have started only recently.

Does Barack Obama have a new kind of enemies’ list? And are you on it? Let us know if El Presidente has blocked you, too.

  • spot_the_dog

    This would be quite in keeping with the calibre of “unprecedented openness and transparency!” I’ve come to expect from President Hopenchange.

  • BO_stinks

    as it is with liberals, some are more equal than others.

  • Paula J Mulvey Noakes

    I’m hoping … I just tweeting asking why such a transparent admin would block conservatives on Twitter. LOL. I’m sorry, you all are such bad influences on me!

  • JadedByPolitics

    I have been blocked, a mother of two from Virginia has been blocked on Twitter by the President of the United States of America and I am supposed to “trust” this person with my families safety?…I.Do.Not.

  • Angel

    I been suspended by twitter.This happened when I responded to the hash tag #DefineObamaInOneWord When asked they responded:

    Twitter has automated systems that find and remove multiple automated spam accounts in bulk. Unfortunately, it looks like your account got caught up in one of these spam groups by mistake.
    I’ve restored your account; sorry for the inconvenience.

    I am still suspended. @alc965