President Obama's campaign staff declared a Twitter war on Republican lawmakers today through his online account, @barackobama - just moments after telling the nation it was time to move beyond politics.
"The time for putting party first is over," Obama wrote on his official campaign Twitter account. "If you want to see bipartisan #compromise, let Congress know. Call. Email. Tweet."
Immediately after that tweet, the President's team began sending a continuous stream of Twitter messages listing the Twitter accounts of Republican representative and senator in Congress. So far the messages are being delivered in alphabetical order - and no Democrats have been targeted.
This is the message @barackobama sent to voters in Illinois, for example:
"Voters with Republican reps in IL: Make sure your representative knows you support a balanced approach to reducing the deficit. #compromise"
That message was then followed by a tweet listing the online Twitter accounts for every member of the Republican delegation from that state.
However, @barackobama only targeted Republican lawmakers with the "compromise" message.
Senator Jeff Sessions, (R-AL) was among the GOP lawmakers hit by the Twitter attack. His staff referred to a statement the senator made on the floor of the Senate.
"The president thinks this is about him," Sessions said. "It's all about him. This is about America, and what's good for this country. It's not about the president. It's not about politics."