Clever: The URLs “Socialists.com” and “Communists.com” redirect to Obama campaign website

posted at 1:20 pm on March 26, 2012 by Tina Korbe

A good catch by The Daily Caller’s Caroline May: As of this morning, two provocative web addresses — Socialists.com and Communists.com — redirect to the Barack Obama campaign website. Type “Socialists.com” into your browser and you’ll swiftly be greeted with an invitation to “like” Obamacare. (Yes, that is the current landing page for Obama’s campaign site — an invitation to express support for Obamacare!) May reports:

It is unknown who the responsible party is.

While it’s unclear if the campaign can come up with a solution for this, Twitter users have already begun to take notice.

“Someone is being cheeky: go to http://communists.com or http://socialists.com” tweeted @zaijian.

“So http://Socialists.com and http://Communists.com redirect to Obama’s website. Yeah, this is going to be a fun campaign,” added @DavidKenner.

The prankster behind this actually betrays uncommon insight into the conflict of visions that exists in this country. In one corner, free marketeers. In the other, collectivists and statists. Individuals range along the spectrum, but it doesn’t change the nature of the conflict, which was introduced in the twentieth century but, surprisingly, was still not settled by the outset of the twenty-first, despite the evidence of numerous failed centrally planned economies.

It serves no point to try to rename “socialism” or “communism” or to eliminate the words from our lexicon. The terms refer to theories of social and economic organization in the same way that “capitalism” does — and the theories continue to attract adherents to greater and lesser degrees. The president has openly stated his approval of wealth redistribution and has also displayed a marked tendency toward central planning, particularly in the area of energy policy. Why he should balk at being called either a “socialist” or a “communist” puzzles me. Why not attempt to defend his ideas instead of hiding behind conservative rhetoric as he pushes a progressive agenda? I’d never recoil from the label of “capitalist” even though “the 99 percent” thinks capitalism is evil. What does it matter to the president if half the country doesn’t like his ideas? Oh, right. That’s why it matters. He has an agenda to push, yes, but he has to win reelection to push it. That’s why this prank is so brilliant. I’d love to hear the president explain why he doesn’t want those links to redirect to his website. Or, better yet, I’d love to hear him explain why he does.


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Truth in advertising?

Chip on March 26, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Seems legit

Ray Flicker on March 26, 2012 at 1:24 PM

…and interestingly enough, dildo.com and traitor.com direct to the same location.

NapaConservative on March 26, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Are you sure it’s a prank?

zmdavid on March 26, 2012 at 1:25 PM

“So http://Socialists.com and http://Communists.com redirect to Obama’s website. Yeah, this is going to be a fun campaign,”

LMAO.

Hilarious.

Tim_CA on March 26, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Too bad this isn’t an election year…

… or this could make a pretty stinging campaign commercial.

What…?

… Oh.

Seven Percent Solution on March 26, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Most of the News Networks .coms should be directed there too!

KOOLAID2 on March 26, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Curiously enough if you type “Arbeit Macht Frei” you also get taken to Obama’s campaign website and are given an invitation to “like” gulags.

Bishop on March 26, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Just one darn more thing I wish I had thought of first.

rogaineguy on March 26, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Sounds kind of like the group that manipulated Google to take the search term “miserable failure” to the GW Bush re-election web site. The left loved it at the time.

iurockhead on March 26, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Whomever did THAT probably has an army of IRS agents in his future…

Barry is notoriously thin skinned and vengeful.

wildcat72 on March 26, 2012 at 1:27 PM

It serves no point to try to rename “socialism” or “communism”

Walks like duck, quacks like duck…

Also bred and raised to be duck.

petefrt on March 26, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Definitely not a prank, just an attempt at capturing the far left.

rbj on March 26, 2012 at 1:28 PM

What exactly is the problem????

Rohall1215 on March 26, 2012 at 1:28 PM

I remember a time when, to be called a Communist or a Socialist, were either fighting words – if you weren’t – or was something to deny, and hide – if you were.

Now, and for over half of the voters in this once great nation, it’s a badge of honor, and something to be proud of.

Obamuh is a Communist, as are those who voted for him – and they will break this nation.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 26, 2012 at 1:28 PM

No doubt an appeal to their base…

/no sarc here

M240H on March 26, 2012 at 1:28 PM

I found this out this morning after somebody mentioned it. Pretty good prank.

Southernblogger on March 26, 2012 at 1:29 PM

what is the issue here? I am confused…I would expect to go to Obama’s site if I typed in either of those two words???

SDarchitect on March 26, 2012 at 1:29 PM

I think I would be more surprised if http://www.marxist.com/ pointed to Obama’s campaign site.

LoganSix on March 26, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Clever….

itsspideyman on March 26, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Sites are registered through the web registrar MONIKER in Pompano Beach, FL, so this could be the work of just about anybody…

Damn funny though.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on March 26, 2012 at 1:29 PM

ROVE!!!

Shy Guy on March 26, 2012 at 1:31 PM

…and interestingly enough, dildo.com and traitor.com direct to the same location.

NapaConservative on March 26, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Hmm, both sites are identified as “Pronography” by my corporate firewall. Yet another proof that Obama is a dick.

Archivarix on March 26, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Why [Obama] should balk at being called either a “socialist” or a “communist” puzzles me.

-Tina Korbe

Sigh.

Rather than write a post complaining about Obama complaining about being called a communist, why not make the case against Obama’s ideas?

Sometimes I wish there was more substance in some of these HotAir blog entries.

bluegill on March 26, 2012 at 1:34 PM

2 can play this game.

We will know which website “war on women” will be pointing to in the future…

liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 1:34 PM

In one corner, free marketeers. In the other, collectivists and statists. Individuals range along the spectrum, but it doesn’t change the nature of the conflict, which was introduced in the twentieth century but, surprisingly, was still not settled by the outset of the twenty-first, despite the evidence of numerous failed centrally planned economies.

Really solid point, Tina.

Why not attempt to defend his ideas instead of hiding behind conservative rhetoric as he pushes a progressive agenda?

IN the US, many people dislike the concept of communism/socialism as a collection of letters with stigma, without taking the time to understand why those things are bad. Thus, you have people who are gung-ho about socialist policies, but dislike socialism in the abstract. Not the partisans, of course, but those who don’t really pay attention.

“Everyone should get a fair shot”, and “everyone should pay their fair share” – both accurate statements as far as actual meanings go, but the reason the left uses them is because they imply redistribution without actually saying it. It’s a way for people to reconcile their dislike of the word “socialism” with their desire to enact socialist policies with The Very Best Intentions. Thus, they can feel good about themselves and preserve face at the same time. And the only loser, as far as they are concerned, is the “fatcat bankster”. They don’t take the time to think about what the greater set of consequences may be. It’s easier “thinking” at the surface level.

thirtyandseven on March 26, 2012 at 1:34 PM

It’s nice to see that the GOP is learning how to use the internets. I was worried that all of their collective technological savvy died with Ted Stevens.

KeninCT on March 26, 2012 at 1:34 PM

We will know which website “war on women” will be pointing to in the future…

liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 1:34 PM

The DNC?

lorien1973 on March 26, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Well, it fits.
Our POTUS is kissing Russian tush and red China is close to owning us outright.
Jugears HAS TO GO. Now.

JimboHoffa on March 26, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Why [Obama] should balk at being called either a “socialist” or a “communist” puzzles me.

-Tina Korbe
Sigh.

Rather than write a post complaining about Obama complaining about being called a communist, why not make the case against Obama’s ideas?

Sometimes I wish there was more substance in some of these HotAir blog entries.

bluegill on March 26, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Lighten. Up.

Bitter Clinger on March 26, 2012 at 1:36 PM

2 can play this game.

We will know which website “war on women” will be pointing to in the future…

liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Bill Maher’s??

Bitter Clinger on March 26, 2012 at 1:37 PM

wonder how long it is before rubbers.com redirects to Obama’s site as well.

search4truth on March 26, 2012 at 1:39 PM

May as well practice the Russian national anthem.
Hopefully there is a vid on Youtube of Rocky 4s version.

JimboHoffa on March 26, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Really, it’s all in fun. Nothing to get all wee-wee’d up about…

-whoops-

Wee-Wee’d_Up.com redirects there, too…

M240H on March 26, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Hmm. I could have sworn that http://www.IWasAnAffirmitiveActionBaby.com led to the Barack Obama campaign site as well.

Maybe it’s just down for maintenance.

FlatFoot on March 26, 2012 at 1:43 PM

It’s nice to see that the GOP is learning how to use the internets. I was worried that all of their collective technological savvy died with Ted Stevens.

KeninCT on March 26, 2012 at 1:34 PM

I can’t wait to be able to see your health records online. It will confirm my suspicion of your psychological problems and need for medication.

portlandon on March 26, 2012 at 1:43 PM

2 can play this game.

We will know which website “war on women” will be pointing to in the future…

liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Too late: Here

right2bright on March 26, 2012 at 1:43 PM

I think I would be more surprised if http://www.marxist.com/ pointed to Obama’s campaign site.

LoganSix on March 26, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Anyone else marvel at the inherent irony of a domain “marxist” dot “com”?

kenashimame on March 26, 2012 at 1:45 PM

2 can play this game.

We will know which website “war on women” will be pointing to in the future…

liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Bill Maher’s??

Bitter Clinger on March 26, 2012 at 1:37 PM

oh snap.

Tim_CA on March 26, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Are you sure it’s a prank?

zmdavid on March 26, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Really! It’s a shame that the question needs to be asked.

SouthernGent on March 26, 2012 at 1:45 PM

why not make the case against Obama’s ideas?

Sometimes I wish there was more substance in some of these HotAir blog entries.

bluegill on March 26, 2012 at 1:34 PM

You apparently can only read what is placed in front of you…we have covered Obama’s ‘ism’s in detail, we all know it, backwards and forward, but we tire of educating you fools.

right2bright on March 26, 2012 at 1:47 PM

the conflict of visions that exists in this country

Indeed…..”A Conflict of Visions

visions on March 26, 2012 at 1:48 PM

What about http://www.IamPutinsBitch.com?

EnglishMike on March 26, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Hmm, both sites are identified as “Pronography” by my corporate firewall. Yet another proof that Obama is a (Maher).

Archivarix on March 26, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Heh. SonicWall for the lose…

This site has been blocked by the network administrator.

URL: http://communists.com/

Block reason: Forbidden Category “Gambling”

I believe it’s the Daily Mirror in London that’s classified as pr0n.

MNHawk on March 26, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Type “Socialists.com” into your browser and you’ll swiftly be greeted with an invitation to “like” Obamacare.

To whoever did that, BRAVO!!!

I’d also like to point out that while
President Reagan was adamantly against socialized medicine,
Mitt Romney helped birth it.

ITguy on March 26, 2012 at 1:54 PM

This post is two paragraphs too long. You set it up well, but the reader can arrive at their own conclusion. Skip the editorial!

MTF on March 26, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Actually it seems rather appropriate.

NeoKong on March 26, 2012 at 1:54 PM

2 can play this game.

We will know which website “war on women” will be pointing to in the future…

liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Ken’s dating profile? Ken’s invitation to strangers, to watch him on webcam? Do tell, girlfriend.

MNHawk on March 26, 2012 at 1:54 PM

LoganSix on March 26, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Looks like they’ve updated their site since I was there last. A couple years ago, Mrs A caught me instructing our daughter on how to challenge her teachers from a conservative point. She’s pretty conservative herself, but she jumped right up my @$$ about getting her in trouble, getting bad grades and what not. That evening, went onto the site and downloaded the Soviet anthem. The next time that scenario played out, I loaded it on the Bose and let it rip. I think I spent the next two nights on the couch, but the point was made…

affenhauer on March 26, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Between the open mic story and that picture, I’m fairly certain I’m going to have nightmares for the foreseeable future!

susietwo on March 26, 2012 at 1:56 PM

This is probably not the site you are looking for!

You attempted to reach http://www.waronwomen.com, but instead you actually reached a server identifying itself as rocktheslutvote.com.

Double heh!

MNHawk on March 26, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Nice. Though I’m a little disappointed that marxists.com and malignantnarcissists.com don’t rediret there as well.

Kataklysmic on March 26, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Their domain registration info is protected but both of those domains were registered on the same date…in 1998. They are currently held by the same registrar and where modified on March 22 of this year – possibly when they were re-registered or transferred. I’m guessing they were dormant for a long time, though that is a bit hard to believe given that nearly every word in the dictionary is an active (or at least squatted) domain name now.

Ah well – kinda surprised the WH team didn’t grab them first to prevent this very thing from happening.

Now it’s time to link to them in every blog post and drive up their Google rank :)

Dirt McGirt on March 26, 2012 at 1:57 PM

We will know which website “war on women” will be pointing to in the future…

liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Trojan condoms?

Or Hillary Clinton?

Bishop on March 26, 2012 at 2:00 PM

RINOS.com points to Romney2012

faraway on March 26, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Ah well – kinda surprised the WH team didn’t grab them first

Dirt McGirt on March 26, 2012 at 1:57 PM

They did, but I thought they had an agreement to wait until after the election in Nov.

faraway on March 26, 2012 at 2:02 PM

and as i was following links thru a youtube video i stumbled upon an atheists video and sure enough the advertisement was for contributions to “the one” campaign

badswing on March 26, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Sigh.

Rather than write a post complaining about Obama complaining about being called a communist, why not make the case against Obama’s ideas?

Sometimes I wish there was more substance in some of these HotAir blog entries.

bluegill on March 26, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Uhh, that’s what we do here every day, genius.

This particular post is a tangent of the other posts….and funny to boot.

goflyers on March 26, 2012 at 2:04 PM

2 can play this game.

We will know which website “war on women” will be pointing to in the future…

liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 1:34 PM

.
Not if one of them doesn’t know how to play it, in addition to not knowing much of anything else . . .

BTW, is there a website dedicated to Al Qaeda, or “Sharia Law”?

listens2glenn on March 26, 2012 at 2:05 PM

liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Why don’t you go back to Mother Russia?

Sporty1946 on March 26, 2012 at 2:09 PM

IF THE SHOE FITS, WEAR IT!

GarandFan on March 26, 2012 at 2:09 PM

listens2glenn on March 26, 2012 at 2:05 PM

I thinks it’s Nambla.com or ilovetobeatmywife.com or maybe goatsaremightyfine.com.

Sporty1946 on March 26, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Too much fun.

I have a domain just sitting around collecting dust. Perfect for the Prez. IPartyAllTheTime.com.

I’ll redirect for a day or two, just for a smile.

bbordwell on March 26, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Speaking of wealth redistribution: one the one hand there is the Democrat kind in which the wealth is redistributed from supposedly evil rich people to Democrat special interest groups, and on the other hand there is the Republican kind in which the wealth is redistributed from the citizens, even millions of future taxpayers that haven’t been born yet, to corrupt Wall Street fatcats that have been in bed with our corrupt government and are still there running the show.

Then there is the kind of wealth redistribution that both parties support, since they share many cronies in common that can afford to donate to both parties, like the redistribution of wealth from citizens to corrupt insurance companies that are also in bed with our government, in the form of mandates forcing people to buy their products.

FloatingRock on March 26, 2012 at 2:12 PM

liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Where will the address on the Democrat’s War on liberty point to?

Chip on March 26, 2012 at 2:13 PM

to corrupt Wall Street fatcats

…which refers to banks taking redistributed TARP money.

FloatingRock on March 26, 2012 at 2:14 PM

That has gotta hurt..

Caro1ina on March 26, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Both parties support wealth redistribution, and neither party is genuinely concerned with the debt and deficit nor does either intend to do anything about it, obviously*, in fact spending will continue to increase, as will taxes, so that the politicians of both parties the redistribute the wealth to their own cronies in order to gain/retain power.

*Paul Ryan’s highly touted budget proposal being touted by so many Republicans is a pathetic joke that doesn’t even balance the budget for 30 years. It doesn’t cut spending, it just plays around with budget projections and then draws what is essentially a fictional conclusion that has no bearing on reality. His “bold” plan is just an excuse to continue spending like nothing much has changed.

FloatingRock on March 26, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Also bred and raised to be duck.

petefrt on March 26, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Only because the GOP’s war on waterfowl makes it impossible for ducks to get affordable contraception.

Happy Nomad on March 26, 2012 at 2:28 PM

libtardforlife
KeninCT
libtardfreeordie
crr6

***HEARTACHE***

JAM on March 26, 2012 at 2:28 PM

2 can play this game.

We will know which website “war on women” will be pointing to in the future…

liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Heh. “waronwomen.com” already exists and redirects to “Rock the Slut Vote”!

https://rocktheslutvote.com/

I know which website “waronwomen/com” should point to

ITguy on March 26, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Sigh.

Rather than write a post complaining about Obama complaining about being called a communist, why not make the case against Obama’s ideas?
Sometimes I wish there was more substance in some of these HotAir blog entries.

bluegill on March 26, 2012 at 1:34 PM

.
Aw yeah; way too much jocularity going on here.
.
Party pooper.

listens2glenn on March 26, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Why [Obama] should balk at being called either a “socialist” or a “communist” puzzles me.

-Tina Korbe

Sigh.

Rather than write a post complaining about Obama complaining about being called a communist, why not make the case against Obama’s ideas?

Sometimes I wish there was more substance in some of these HotAir blog entries.

bluegill on March 26, 2012 at 1:34 PM

You first, sunshine.

And send cash for the broken irony meter. I don’t trust you with a check.

kim roy on March 26, 2012 at 2:33 PM

To quote he Guinness ad campaign, “Brilliant!”

cmsciulli on March 26, 2012 at 2:33 PM

MNHawk on March 26, 2012 at 1:57 PM

I just saw that now.

ITguy on March 26, 2012 at 2:33 PM

The terms refer to theories of social and economic organization in the same way that “capitalism” does — and the theories continue to attract adherents to greater and lesser degrees.

Not really. Marx never laid down the principles of what constitutes genuine socialist economics. Lenin even complained about it. We watch what self-styled socialists do, then call that socialist economics.

Akzed on March 26, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Are you sure it’s a prank? zmdavid on March 26, 2012 at 1:25 PM

!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Akzed on March 26, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Erm… I wonder where santorum.com will take me…

Time Lord on March 26, 2012 at 4:04 PM

http://www.naturalborncitizen.com takes you to a McCain “birther” site!

Akzed on March 26, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Well, seeing as the people in this administration ARE Socialists and Communists, I think that the link is perfectly appropriate. So, what’s the problem?

If Obama and his cronies really believe in the laws and programs that they have crammed down American citizens throats the last 3 years, then why are they embarassed to be called what they really are? I believe they are just trying to keep their supporters ignorant of what their beliefs really are, they don’t want them to know that they are Socialists and Communists, and their supporters are too ignorant to figure it out. See a good example of this below.

Here is a FaceBook comment from a Republican friend’s liberal relative in a conversation about beating Obama in the upcoming election. Truly scary. I gave up even trying to talk sense into her, she’s certifiably crazy;

“If you lose Obama, the Tea Party/GOP will privatize *everything* causing our economy to collapse, crime will be off the charts, more people will lose their jobs and homes, kiss your rights as a woman goodbye, slavery will come back with the loss of unions, jobs, there will be civil disorder…. Nope I say 100% Obama for 2012, and let Hillary run in 2016″.

Susanboo on March 26, 2012 at 4:15 PM

I was going to make a joke about scoamf.com, but damned if it doesn’t exist.

swinia sutki on March 26, 2012 at 4:23 PM

It was working great, but now… not so much. Now it’s redirecting to some garbage holding page. I wonder if BO’s web admins did a little packet inspect and http-redirect.

Beo on March 26, 2012 at 5:34 PM

The domain name Obammunism.com is for sale in case anyone is interested.

stukinIL4now on March 26, 2012 at 5:36 PM

The president has openly stated his approval of wealth redistribution and has also displayed a marked tendency toward central planning, particularly in the area of energy policy. Why he should balk at being called either a “socialist” or a “communist” puzzles me. Why not attempt to defend his ideas instead of hiding behind conservative rhetoric as he pushes a progressive agenda?

FIFY Tina:

I also wonder why Romney openly passed Cap & Trade, RomneyCare & other wealth redistribution and displayed a marked tendency toward central planning, particularly in the area of energy policy & healthcare… Why should Romney balk at being called either a “socialist” or a “communist” puzzles me… Why doesn’t Romney attempt to defend his MA signed laws instead of hiding behind his “severely” conservative rhetoric as he pushes to become president at any cost…

Federal or State Romney is still a Cap & Trade, RomneyCare & other wealth redistribution “socialist” & “communist”… Auto-adjusted Minimum-wage anyone???

Y314K on March 26, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Looks like someone “fixed” the redirect and they go nowhere but a blank screen.

Dandapani on March 26, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Looks like someone “fixed” the redirect and they go nowhere but a blank screen.

Dandapani on March 26, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Maybe Putin “fixed” the redirect to give Obama his space till after the election… BCFFE’s and all..

BCFFE’s = Best Communist Friends For Ever…

Y314K on March 26, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Walks like duck, quacks like duck…

Also bred and raised to be duck chicken.

petefrt on March 26, 2012 at 1:27 PM

FIFY

Dopenstrange on March 26, 2012 at 10:25 PM

I just tried the two sites… both now go to one of those lame “link farm” sites.

Maybe whoever owned them sold them (a few days ago) to a “link farm” operator, and they temporarily redirected to Obama’s site to “get some free publicity”. Please, don’t click on any of their stupid links.

Some of the links on “communists.com” are a hoot – links to Super Mario Bros.!! (are they godless commies?)

Finally: The montage image now on “socialists.com” link farm site has what looks like Jimmy Carter on the left, under the word “socialists”, but in the middle the person shown sure looks like Ronald Reagan!

E-R

electric-rascal on March 26, 2012 at 10:46 PM

The owner of the domain cannot be determined without a court order.

http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-spokane/communists-com-socialists-com-redirected-to-obama-campaign-site

jdawg on March 26, 2012 at 11:23 PM