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‘Truth Team’ rushes to throw Obama Phone woman under bus


It didn’t take long for the video of a screeching Mitt Romney protester (and 47-percenter poster star) in Ohio to go viral and for #ObamaPhone to trend on Twitter. The Obama campaign noticed it too, and you’d think they’d be quick to thank such a passionate supporter for her boots-on-the-ground help, but instead the campaign’s “Truth Team” has wasted no time disconnecting.

It's interesting that Team Obama felt the need to "correct" the #ObamaPhone stuff. A confident campaign would have brushed it off.

— RB (@RBPundit) September 27, 2012

But why? The woman said she’s voting Obama because the president gave her a free phone. Who’s to say he didn’t?

Obama’s Truth Team quickly tweeted out a link to FactCheck.org, which concludes that “Obama Phone” is a complete misnomer. FactCheck even manages to “blame Bush” for the program, noting that the SafeLink program, which provides free cell phones to qualifying applicants who receive food stamps, Medicaid or other federal benefits, “started under President George Bush.”

So, that free cell phone? Obama didn’t buy that. Mr. President, why don’t you want the poor to have cell phones?

So #ObamaPhone lady is a moron. And an Obama voter. RT @truthteam2012 FACT: Discounted phone services are provided through telecom companies

— RB (@RBPundit) September 27, 2012

Why is @truthteam2012 calling their own supporters liars?

— S.M (@redsteeze) September 27, 2012

.@truthteam2012 why is Obama taking credit for what telecom companies do out of charity?!??! HE DIDN'T BUILD THAT! https://t.co/rqNYX7vW

— el Sooper (@SooperMexican) September 27, 2012

@CuffyMeh I love that the Obama "Truth Team" has to explain his supporters are morons for thinking he gave them free phones.

— John Hayward (@Doc_0) September 27, 2012

But … free stuff!

The Obama campaign "Truth Team" is now forced to scold Obama supporters for thinking he's giving them free shit. Awesome. #ObamaPhone

— SunnyRight (@sunnyright) September 27, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/09/27/truth-team-rushes-to-throw-obama-phone-woman-under-bus/

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