Pranksters Hijack GOP Web Petition Against ObamaCare

'Barf vomit' not a good look
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 8, 2012 1:46 AM CDT
Updated Jun 8, 2012 2:00 AM CDT
Some funny name on those petitions.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – A kind-of clever live Internet petition launched by the Republican National Congressional Committee to attack ObamaCare went embarrassingly awry when it was hijacked by pranksters, reports Wired. The "I want repeal" petition on Tumblr allowed users to "sign" the petition and watch their name "print out" on a video stream along with others. But the screen was soon frozen when odd signatures started turning up, like Jesus Christ, Barf Vomit, Luigi Mario, Una Bohmer and Joe Mengele. A spokeswoman for the NRCC wasn't prepared to comment. (Read more NRCC stories.)

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