After the second presidential debate, Barack Obama’s own Twitter account launched the self-congratulatory and “Dewey Defeats Truman”-like #ObamaWinsDebate hashtag, which conservatives promptly hijacked. Monday night’s participation ribbon equivalent arrived in the form of #ProudOfObama.
Barack's steady leadership has made us stronger and safer than we were four years ago. That was clear tonight. –mo #ProudOfObama
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) October 23, 2012
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 23, 2012
Jim Messina: "Tonight America saw its commander in chief and someone who’s not ready to be commander in chief." #ProudOfObama
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 23, 2012
As usual, it didn’t take long for conservatives who are proud of America (and not just since Obama was nominated) to hijack that hashtag.
Is anybody else creeped out that the libs needed to launch #ProudOfObama to self-soothe & lick the wounds of the…Leader of the Free World?
— Leslie ن (@LADowd) October 23, 2012
Why yes, these people are.
I'm so #ProudOfObama …he has a Nobel Peace Prize AND a drone kill list!
— IMΛUMBΝ™ (@Imaumbn) October 23, 2012
Very #ProudofObama for publicly saying nice things about Israel tonight. Must be news to Netanyahu that Obama thinks they're so close!
— Lora (@lorajcox) October 23, 2012
Im #proudofobama for claiming credit for a withdraw date in Iraq that was set by Bush before Obama took office
— Seth Stuck (@TCBrawler) October 23, 2012
#ProudofObama that he spent 4 years flying in helicopters piloted by Marines and never once noticed a bayonet.
— Joe (@JoeFL65) October 23, 2012
I am so #ProudofObama for not bowing to Bob Schieffer tonight.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) October 23, 2012
— TDWilson (@TDWilson68) October 23, 2012
— nydem49 (@nydem49) October 23, 2012
I'm #ProudofObama because he didn't apologize to a single country tonight!
— Bill Campbell (@wonderwill) October 23, 2012
I am so #ProudofObama for showing he could memorize talking points and repeat them without his teleprompter
— Dave (@Dmacmd) October 23, 2012
— Terry_Jim (@Terry_Jim) October 23, 2012
I'm #ProudOfObama for attacking Mitt tonight. It tells me his internal polling showed he was in trouble. Mitt stayed away tells me the same.
— American Dad (@sfukj) October 23, 2012
#proudofobama He won the staring contest tonight.
— OrdinaryJoe (@Joe8993) October 23, 2012
I'm #ProudofObama for getting his own hashtag to make his supporters seem like little league parents.
— Joe Cunningham (@JoePCunningham) October 23, 2012
#ProudOfObama <– this is what a consolation prize looks like.
— Kevin (@keder) October 23, 2012
#ProudOfObama He really earned that participation trophy tonight.
— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) October 23, 2012