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White House staff: Our petition website sure is dumb, huh?

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White House staffers have now reportedly come around to the fact that their petition website is just one big, dumb waste of time.

The “We The People” website, which allows everyday Americans to pester the Obama administration with nonsensical petitions calling for secession or the construction of a Star Wars-inspired orbital death cannon, now requires petitions to carry at least 100,000 signatures before they receive an official White House response.

Previously, petitions only required 25,000 signatures — a threshold met by aforementioned Death Star idea, which the White House batted away with a tongue-in-cheek response.

“If you had told me a year and a half ago that the White House would be devoting time writing [an official statement] on how Lord Vader could fix our economic woes, I would have just laughed loudly at you,” one White House staffer, who had worked on the WTP program, told Mother Jones.

“Sometimes, I find myself thinking, ‘My God, what have we done?’” said another.

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  1. Snowball the Sourpuss

    January 19th, 2013

    “Your Voice in Government”? Pfffft!! That’s the bitterest laugh of all with Obama. More like: “Our Steam Valve, Venting Pressure into the Open Air With a Tiny, Barely-Audible Squeak”, where it then blows away and is dissipated into the great nothingness. Or maybe: “Your Popcorn Fart, Full of Sound and Fury, Signifying Absolutely Nothing!”

    You’ll get nothing, and you’ll like it!

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  2. RightWinger

    January 19th, 2013

    I would beg to differ, the petition site has been a great success to the President of Kenya, err I mean the United States.

    It’s good for Barry when the media can waste time talking about us not building the Death Star and other nonsense because that means they are not talking about how badly our economy is in the toilet.

    It’s good for Barry when the state media can waste time talking about a petition for a state to secede and paint all right of center people as crazy loons with that big broad brush they like to use. Also means less time to talk about how Barrycare is giving the middle class the high hard one up the azz.

    Personally, it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if some of these petitions aren’t purposely made up to be used by the media as the joke of the day story to avoid talking about Barry’s joke of a Presidency.

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  3. Houston

    January 19th, 2013

    Complete and utter waste of time for anything other than giving them an opportunity to cherry pick petitions they want to exploit for their own uses.

    The fact they had a petition request for a Death Star only goes to prove how the citizens don’t take it seriously.

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  4. Carlos The Vandal

    January 19th, 2013

    Fuck Daily Caller, comparing Secession with building a death star.
    We here in Texas take secession seriously!
    What is nonsensical is thinking the administration pays any attention to the people they are supposed to represent.

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  5. Kevin R.

    January 19th, 2013

    Their idea of petition doesn’t have anything to do with petitioning the government for a redress of grievances which, anyway, would properly be addressed to congress.

    The Obama idea of a petition is like a request or plea of the subjects of a powerful monarch to do something for them. Obama isn’t the government.

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  6. Ladygnawgnaw

    January 19th, 2013

    “Sometimes, I find myself thinking, ‘My God, what have we done?’” said another.

    You’ve missed the turn off into Adult Land.

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  7. Anonymous

    January 19th, 2013

    The whole petition thing is just a data mining operation.

    One must “register” to petition. Think about that.

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  8. Bob M.

    January 19th, 2013

    Soooo… when 100,000,000 Confederates want to secede, what will the NEXT threshold level be, before Nero fiddles – I mean, Obama responds? :oops:

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