“You’ve got (spam) mail.”
President Obama’s desperation is showing again; this time, in the form of increasingly creepy, and annoying, spam emails. Even email services are now considering him spam!
I got an email from Obama and it ended up in spam!
— Bestdogadvice (@bestdogadvice) August 4, 2012
The fundraising emails aren’t just at insanely high levels of frequency. They are also getting creepier and creepier.
WaPo story on Obama's too frequent and too creepy emails http://t.co/ASY5JVLj
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) August 5, 2012
The Washington Post reports that on May 31, the Obama campaign sent 11 different emails, focusing on different identity politics boxed-up groups. Including the dreaded, and mock-worthy, car magnet pitch, which was repeated again in July.
The messages tend to fall into two broad categories. First, there are the overly familiar, seemingly personal messages that are billed as coming from “Barack” or “Michelle” or “Joe” and are often pegged to a birthday, adinner raffle or some other gimmick. The campaign issued a flurry of fundraising pleas pegged to Obama’s 51st birthday, which was Saturday, including a contest to attend a special event in Chicago later this month.
One strategist calls them the “stalker pitch.”
“I don’t get to tell you this enough,” starts one signed by the president.
“Me again,” writes Anne Marie Habershaw, the campaign’s chief operating officer.
“Hey,” starts another from Obama.
Good grief, what’s next? “Hey, baby, I can’t get you out of my mind.” Criminy, if even the Washington Post is mocking you, Obama, time to step away from the Gmail. The article also reported that President Obama’s campaign has sent out over 600 fundraising emails this year, a bulk of which were sent out in the past three months alone. Romney? 100 emails.
It also detailed another “strategy” of Team Obama fundraising mails: the stink of desperation. See, they keep sending out dire warnings like, “Oh noes! We are going to be outspent” and the like. Twitchy has reported on the utter fail of that strategy before. The president also failed with his creepy, and endless, pimping of George Clooney emails.
Citizens have had quite enough of the spam and are fed up with having a president who totally tries to creep on them. For the past week, they have been venting, and mocking, on Twitter.
Same dude that signed me up for the im-fucking-possible to unsubscribe from Obama list, THANKS SO MUCH BASTARD
— GRONKIMUS PRIME (@illbelichick) August 3, 2012
Whenever I feel bad about tweeting at work, I remember that Barack Obama has time to send me 30 emails a day.
— Mark Blankenship (@IAmBlankenship) August 3, 2012
Just read the fundraising emails from the Obama campaign. They don't sound like the words of confident people.
— Kevin (@keder) August 4, 2012
I was especially annoyed with Obama campaign. I said I wanted occasional e-mails. I wouldn't define that as multiple messages per week.
— Brian Powell (@bitmapped) August 5, 2012
Even Obama supporters are ready to kick him to the curb.
Does anyone else want to unsubscribe from President Obama's campaign emails but feels too bad to???
— LaMarques Greenwood (@Marques_G) August 3, 2012
Sorry, Barack Obama. Time to unsubscribe for the upteenth time. I was going to yesterday when I noted I was get a daily email. but 4 today??
— Kaleena Menke (@kaleenamenke) July 31, 2012
Obama,i like you and all but if i get an email from your great aunt next i am going to have to report you as spam,ease up playa I am broke
— Olad Aden (@BoogiedownOlad) August 3, 2012
I knew it. Signed President Obama's birthday card. It's an excuse to get your email address to ask for donations twice daily. #unsubscribe
— Heather Tanchuck (@heathertanchuck) July 31, 2012
I'm not appreciating all these email from the Obama campaign. They're gonna fuck around and make me unsubscribe again. 😀
— King K (@audaciouskay) July 31, 2012
I think I'm going to have to unsubscribe from these Obama for America emails… They are bordering on harassment.
— The Baddest Grip (@Supergirl_TG) August 1, 2012
Why am I getting all this Obama spam in my email? cannot unsubscribe or report abuse. Prez is above the law in his abuse of the CAN SPAM Act
— Tracie Lorraine Lee (@thetracemeister) August 1, 2012
Dear President Obama: We are just not that into you. And hope to “unsubscribe” for good in November.