Facebook page criticizing Obama not his, Aiken GOP leader says

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010 10:45 AM
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AIKEN – Authorities are investigating the creation of a Facebook account placed under the name of a local GOP officer.

David Lobb, Aiken County Republican Party vice chairman, said someone created an account using his name and image that defamed President Barack Obama. Aiken County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Secret Service are investigating the case, Lobb said.

“When somebody puts comments like “Obama is a terrorist” and “A black man in the White House can’t run anything,” people are thinking “How in the world can this kook be the vice chairman of the Republican Party?,” he said this morning. “I may not be his favorite friend when it comes to politics, but I don’t do things like that.”

A party member informed him of the fake account Wednesday morning. By lunchtime Wednesday, the page had been erased, he said. He does have a Facebook page, but he rarely uses it. Lobb said he is uncertain how long the fake page was active.

“”Whoever did it had enough knowledge of me to make it look real with real photos from local events,” he said. “It magically disappeared, but I know once something’s in cyberspace, it’s there forever.”

Lobb said the Secret Service is leading the investigation, but he has filed a complaint with the sheriff’s office.

Lobb said his main concern is that the page dishonors his long Army military service, his party and the president.

“I don’t want to disrespect the office (presidential) whether I agree with him or not,” he said. “It disrespects the GOP as well.”

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verruck2
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verruck2 01/21/10 - 01:03 pm
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I find it amazing that the

I find it amazing that the American people voted for an change to the old bi-partisan bickering and yet the same is occurring. Never in my life have I've seen an president critized, call an liar or other things as President Obama has been. I admire him for taking the high road and I am applauded at the racism that stills lingers in parts of th U.S. and especially in the south. Namely S.C.. I am from there and had the opportunity to stay for 10 months before returning to Germany. And its sad, the whites are off to themselves mostly and the African Americans also. The preachers (not all of them) aren't preaching or teaching and the Mr. Gilmore mentality runs like flowing water especially in Allendale/Fairfax. The two towns (Allendale County)
has the one of the highest unemployment rate in the state. Why? The Mr. Gilmore mentality. Let us not forget that President Obama can only recommend changes to improve everyones lives. However, its the Senate and Congress that either allows or rejects the proposals. I urge all of you to stop looking at the color of his skin and remember you voted for an change, so now demand that of your representatives. And as for the churches return to praying

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 01/21/10 - 02:12 pm
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oh please!

oh please!

johnnywalker
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johnnywalker 01/21/10 - 06:54 pm
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Why deny it, it's the

Why deny it, it's the truth!!! I say worse things about him all the time which are also the truth!

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Notreally 01/21/10 - 07:03 pm
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johnnywalker yea to yourself

johnnywalker yea to yourself and your circle of friends, surely you want in ANYBODYS face LOL... OMG typical. The names you claim you call him, when you do are the faces around you WHITE? Then DUH naturally you will LOL. It's for a fact you aren't the only one.

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KSL 01/21/10 - 09:24 pm
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In English please!

In English please!

johnnywalker
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johnnywalker 01/21/10 - 10:22 pm
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notreally, I've told you

notreally, I've told you before, I will tell you what I think of you and obama to your face---and his if he wants to listen in person!

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