Lapdogs leashed? Politico runs cover for incredibly shrinking Obama cult, changes headline

That’s right. As Twitchy reported, Twitter was buzzing with the news of an Obamacare event fail in Virginia Sunday.

Twitchy brought you schadenfreudelicious photos of other total flop Obama parties in Virginia as well … massive crowds numbering in the ones!

Politico has now changed its headline to run cover for the incredibly shrinking cult as Twitter user @Lachlan noticed:

Politico did not note the change anywhere in the article, aside from this note: Updated: 8/5/13 7:06 AM EDT. Here is the current headline:


And here is a screenshot of the original headline:


Oh, lapdogs! Don’t you know that Twitchy and Twitter are forever?

Twitter users call out the Politico hacks and wonder who got the phone call.



Perhaps this is the reason they thought no one would notice:

Indeed. Hack-tastic.


Schadenfreudelicious! More OFA Va. fail: Massive crowds in the ones attend Obama parties [pics]

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Let them eat cake: OFA worshippers put the frosting on President Obama’s birthday [photos, video]

Double-bam! Dennis Miller wishes Obama a happy birthday as only he can

Bada-zing! Brit Hume retweets best way to honor President Obama’s birthday

On president’s birthday, relentless supporters want no card left unsigned

Full Twitchy coverage of Politico

  • nc

    A “war” with only one soldier?

    • Defend Liberty Philly Dude

      A lone drone.

      • trixiewoobeans

        A drone alone.

        • Defend Liberty Philly Dude

          A lone drone drones alone.

    • James A. Lonon

      Favorite anti Vietnam war slogan back in my day was, “What if they gave a war and nobody showed up?”

    • tops116

      It’s just security, Benghazi-style.

  • TocksNedlog

    “Suppose They Gave An Obamacare and Nobody Came?”

  • PennyRobinsonFanClub


  • Trent

    It looks like Obamacare’s appeal is becoming more selective.


  • Marjorie

    “If you build it they will come.”……RIIIIIIIIIGHT!

  • $29561723

    Allen must’ve blown his little bald pate over disrespect to his Beloved Idol.

  • Steve_J

    One is such a lonely number.

    • mickeyco

      the loneliest number

      • trixiewoobeans

        that you ever knew.

        • tedlv

          Two can be as bad as one.

  • CatHerder

    One clown doesn’t make a circus.

    • algonquinmatt

      but one Carney can.

      • eph4_15

        One CORNY Carney can…

        Jay is SO CORNY

  • $30423294

    I would feel so dirty if I worked for politico.

    • CatHerder

      With good reason.

    • therantinggeek

      Yeah, and you could never scrub off the grime, either, no matter how hard you try. #mytwocents

    • algonquinmatt

      maybe so, but if anything happened to your job you’ve got one promised to you by the DNC.

  • ReubenHood

    I’m surprised they’re not paying people to show up for these things (yet), at least for the photo. Where’s a Union to require member attendance when you need one? Maybe the DoJ can get the Community Relations Service to “encourage” people to show up.

    • Tracy Marr

      They will from here on out.

    • Michael Anderson (WB)

      They have paid demonstrators to appear, maybe they’re out of money.

    • maybefree

      The union wants out now also. They’ve finally figured out that it harms their bottom line when their people get laid off.

  • lazypadawan

    I almost pity that woman in the library. Almost.

    • tjp77

      I don’t pity anyone who voted for Obama.

      • Turd Burglestein

        Not even the dead people whose identities were stolen by the democrats and used to commit voter fraud?

        • ObamaFail

          I feel sorry for them. They had no choice. It’s the living, breathing liberals who blindly applaud Obama that no one has sympathy for.

    • WisconsinPatriot

      I ONLY pity those who suffer under this incompetent. The “Obama voter” simply needs to remove itself from the gene pool.

  • I M Free


  • Canadian in USA

    Of course, nobody really noticed the headline change because nobody reads Politico anyway.

    • Elaine

      I did only because I was going to tweet the POOR ATTENDANCE story! I couldn’t believe they posted that, then GONE.

  • Marcy Cook

    Obamacare Message War Goes Local….No One Shows Up.

    There I fixed your headline for you.

  • David Johnson

    Probably a phoney headline!

  • arttie

    I would have thought all IRS employees attendance would have been mandatory.

  • Jack Deth

    I guess all those unions who don’t want Obama Care forgot to bus in their “Astro Turf” mindless masses.

    Memo to OFA:

    How many people broke down their dealership doors in a mad frenzy to buy an Edsel fresh from the factory?

    • Paul__Revere

      Do you seriously expect anyone in Neo-America to have any awareness of history, much less historical references? These Neo-Americans don’t even have a clue what an Edsel was.

  • Chip

    No one needs to “understand” Obamacare. No one understands Medicare, yet they want to suck on that teat for all it is worth…..

    • CR

      Over the past few weeks, ObamaCare has come up at random occasions several times with people I vaguely know who aren’t really into politics but who aren’t those you would think of as classically stupid. At least six different people have thought that when ObamaCare kicked in, they were getting government insurance.

      I wonder what is going to happen when a bunch of people start showing up at their doctor’s offices thinking they are going to get free care and/or when people go to the exchanges (IF they go) and find out that they have to pay.

      • Chip

        Imagine the “Occupy The ER” movement……

        • Michael Anderson (WB)

          I suspect that’s step 2. Then they complete the takeover and the medical system used by the world to compensate for socialist failures will be gone.

          After that the greenies will have realized their dream of killing off the human race.

  • iVillageIdiot

    The “Drone Ranger?”

    • ObamaFail

      With his trusty Indian sidekick, Elizabeth Warren.

      • trixiewoobeans

        Chief Sitting Bull-shi**er?

  • ceemack

    Why does Obama even need Jay Carney when he’s got Politico?

    • SPQR9

      Because only Jay Carney will drive the van labeled “Free Candy”.

  • RblDiver

    I dunno, I almost feel sad for someone who can’t even get to Fluke’s rally “numbers.”

    • free4now

      Now that’s funny…

    • OLLPOH ~ America

      Hilariously rib hurting funny!

  • BlaspheBeast

    Just pathetic. At least it seems to be losing alot of steam. I would sooo love it if this were repealed or defunded.

  • ked5

    Sandra fluke has more people at her events. maybe bozo should get tips from her.

  • neoface

    You can dress Obamacare like a Beyonce, but everyone knows it’s just an over sized Bobby doll. Not sure why people think Beyonce is talented, all she does on stage is gyrate her big butt, hump then mumble baby, baby. OK, could be that I turned the channel too fast. LOL!!

  • SunGodAZ

    She is only there to check out a book anyway…poor thing.

  • BoscoBolt

    But, try as they might, this headline change doesn’t help obama’s cause much – Reminding Americans that obama has declared “WAR” on our nation hardly seems like a wise move for a state-run propaganda outlet.

  • WisconsinPatriot

    Isn’t the big draw of a cult, that you have this big supportive “family”? These culties…..seem to be……alone. Poor,poor, pitiful little things they are.

  • Right Wired

    That’ll do pig, that’ll do.

  • MovingToNevada

    Wait until the low information voters will have to cough up their fines/penalties for not having coverage. “What? You mean I actually have to PAY for this coverage?”

    Yes, yes you do.

  • AmericanMom

    Can hardly wait to see the numbers in attendance once democrats start collecting Obamacare payments and fines.

  • yourmamatoo

    Makes you almost feel sorry for the losers pushing this unwanted monstrosity.

  • Craig Jacobs

    Google updated their cache too. It now has the updated title. Google is also on board with Obamacare.

    • Michael Anderson (WB)

      The cache updates via software. Even Google’s software isn’t communist yet.

  • BadGirloftheNorth

    Too much competition from the Sandra Fluke Birth Control Rally down the street…..HA!

  • Indynana

    Unless we rise up and come together in protest – this is going to be our problem forever = What can we do to make it STOP NOW – RIGHT NOW!

  • Magnifico

    With 43% approval, about 15 are blacks, who would vote for him even if he had sex with George Zimmerman, meaning he’s running about 28% approval with the rest of the country.

  • golftilidrop

    Why don’t they just save time and money and let one of Obama’s faithful supporters write the stories? Oh thats right, they already do.

  • OLLPOH ~ America

    #E c h o s. of D e t r o i t.

    #M a n – d a t e. or P a y. F i n e.

    What happens to Organizing F o r Action Didn’t Get M a n-d a t e To B e OL a p d o g g i e s?

    #Fine.Fine.Fine. ? ? ?

  • tops116

    So, did Politico fire whoever came up with the original headline like the Chattanooga Times “Free” Press did with Drew Johnson?

  • Michael E Rupp

    I think the new headline was supposed to read, “Obamacare message war goes loco”. Someone misheard.

  • GodSaveAmerica

    Illegal for Obama to exempt Congress: Congress’s ObamaCare Exemption via @WSJ

  • Paul__Revere

    It is called “state-run media” for a reason, DUH.

  • Keith

    I read the article early this morning with the original headline and had to double check that I was indeed on Politicos website. Certain they got a call from the regime to get in line OR ELSE!!!

  • Jeremy

    Politico- kissing Obama’s ass since 2007.

  • Stormtrooper

    Is the lady in that pic wearing a purple shirt??????

  • G.

    Apparently, they were taken to the woodshed for remedial training in butt kissing .

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    Twitchy has changed its own headlines several times just in the last few weeks. I always notice the difference between the hed and the URL.

    • Corey Dennison

      Newsflash: Twitchy is not a major media outlet running coverage for the pResident.

      But you knew that already.

  • Zathras11 @B5

    I see that @BenHowe jumped in. I guess it was easier that faking more pictures of Sarah Palin.

  • John Howard

    That ‘3am phone call’ — We had it all wrong. It was outgoing, not incoming.

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    White House: “There were millions that were gonna attend, but OFA thought all those “folks” could be more effective in their own neighborhoods…so they “elected” to just send that guy to the “event”.

    “Stop laughing. That guy signed the clipboard three times, all while using his phone to meet a girl on Craig’s List”.

  • HARP2

    I`ve changed tatics.
    I now encourage the young to sign up and help Obama be successful. After all they all voted for him. They thought it was wonderful when he said we all needed skin in the game.

    So sign up little ones. Old HARP2 will be using his insurance money for a vacation.

  • KansasGirl

    That water has to be getting awfully heavy.


    I swear there is an entire “team” of media watchers working for this administration whose sole purpose is to scan all forms of media for anything negative about dear leader. When they find something, and it is not too often, they immediately go to work to “scrub” it.

    This president cannot bear ANY criticism of ANY form. Immature, petulant and thin-skinned.

  • David

    I just saw the photo today so this is probably not new . . .
    “What’s for dinner?” Obama asks.

  • Jeff H

    Better explanation for changing the headline: Obama read the word “poor” in close proximity to his name, and threw a royal sh*t fit.