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Obama mobilizes rapid response on Web..........(Hello MoonBats, meet the enemy..FREEPERS !!)
Chicago Tribune ^ | September 17, 2008 | John McCormick

Posted on 09/17/2008 9:30:37 AM PDT by IrishMike

Much of Barack Obama's political success can be traced to a database listing contact information for millions of people, a tool that has proved invaluable in raising record sums of money and organizing a national volunteer network.

Now Obama's presidential campaign is increasingly using the list to beat back media messages it does not like, calling on supporters to flood radio and television stations when those opposed to him run anti-Obama ads or appear on talk shows.

It did so as recently as Monday night, when it orchestrated a massive stream of complaints on the phone lines of Tribune Co.-owned WGN-AM in Chicago when the radio station hosted author David Freddoso, who has written a controversial book about the Illinois Democrat.

The latest use of the database, called the Obama Action Wire, is proving yet another new and potentially powerful tactic in the closing weeks of a campaign that has already been dominated by Internet-based messages and media.

The aggressive rebuttals are very much informed by Obama's determination to avoid being victimized by the sort of attacks leveled against Sen. John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee stung by TV ads run by a group called Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.

"The Action Wire serves as a means of arming our supporters with the facts to take on those who spread lies about Barack Obama and respond forcefully with the truth, whether it's an author passing off fiction as biography, a Web site spreading baseless conspiracy theories or a TV station airing an ad that makes demonstrably false claims," said Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt.

Sen. John McCain's campaign uses the Internet for fundraising and organization but does not have anything like Obama's alert system to bombard a specific media outlet in real time.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


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1 posted on 09/17/2008 9:30:37 AM PDT by IrishMike
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To: IrishMike

We should start an Action Wire ping list to counter them and FReep any news articles they hit. If Action Wire posts a link to Obama it, we counter by FReeping it.

Count me in.


2 posted on 09/17/2008 9:32:22 AM PDT by mnehring (Maverick/Barracuda 2008)
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To: mnehrling

Sign me up! I’m loaded for bear, or whatever they are serving up.

God Bless McCain & Palin


3 posted on 09/17/2008 9:34:42 AM PDT by lildoc511 (USAF pilot vet / retired airline pilot and longtime lurker!)
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To: IrishMike

Here I thought Hillary was the Evil Empire but she was nothing compared to Obama.


4 posted on 09/17/2008 9:36:29 AM PDT by Aria ("An America that could elect Sarah Palin might still save itself." Vin Suprynowicz)
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To: mnehrling
We should start an Action Wire ping list to counter them

The problem is most of us on the right have jobs!

5 posted on 09/17/2008 9:36:36 AM PDT by Damifino (The true measure of a man is found in what he would do if he knew no one would ever find out.)
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To: IrishMike
The aggressive rebuttals are very much informed by Obama's determination to avoid being victimized by the truth sort of attacks leveled against Sen. John Kerry.

There, corrected for accuracy...

6 posted on 09/17/2008 9:36:39 AM PDT by piytar
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To: lildoc511

Ditto, baby!!


7 posted on 09/17/2008 9:36:41 AM PDT by McKayopectate
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To: mnehrling

me too...I’ve been asking for this for a while- we should have access via a password to a list of e-mails to all media outlets and outlines of letters to fire off to the SOB’s in the lib media....


8 posted on 09/17/2008 9:36:47 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: IrishMike
The Action Wire serves as a means of arming our supporters with the facts to take on those who spread lies about Barack Obama and respond forcefully with the "CLARIFICATION" that we want them to use, so that the truth is obscured.
9 posted on 09/17/2008 9:37:27 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: mnehrling

Count me in, too. Who wants to set up the ping list? That’s all it will take...


10 posted on 09/17/2008 9:37:27 AM PDT by piytar
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To: mnehrling

You can count me in as well!


11 posted on 09/17/2008 9:37:48 AM PDT by mainestategop (MAINE: The way communism should be)
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To: lildoc511
I’m loaded for bear, or whatever they are serving up.
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SarahCuda, bring the moose and caribou.
Time to have a bar-b-q, smoke out this dRAT infestation that grips 1/2 the country.
12 posted on 09/17/2008 9:37:48 AM PDT by IrishMike (Gov Sarah Palin - Gun control is hitting what you shoot at)
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To: piytar

I am sooooooooooo there!


13 posted on 09/17/2008 9:39:24 AM PDT by JFC (The libs fear us Republicans.. wait until JUDGEMENT DAY!!)
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To: mnehrling

I’m with ya!!


14 posted on 09/17/2008 9:40:24 AM PDT by mmanager (What a mess we are in.)
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To: IrishMike

Don’t forget the kitties...


15 posted on 09/17/2008 9:40:48 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: piytar
“While I am encouraged by the senator’s evolution, I must also appeal to him to issue a “cease and desist” plea to the battalions of his sympathizers - who have been threatening me with death and worse in the days since my article appeared.”

Amir Taheri,
Author of NY Post article where Hussein NoBama
sand bagged the troops.

16 posted on 09/17/2008 9:40:49 AM PDT by IrishMike (Gov Sarah Palin - Gun control is hitting what you shoot at)
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To: IrishMike; mnehrling
These Communists are trying to shut down any oppostion.

What a bunch of whining lighweights.

17 posted on 09/17/2008 9:41:16 AM PDT by Allegra (Hang in there, Houston. I love ya.)
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To: IrishMike
The Action Wire serves as a means of arming our supporters with the facts to take on those who spread lies about Barack Obama and respond forcefully with the truth, whether it's an author passing off fiction as biography...

What about authors who pass off fiction as autobiography, Barry?

18 posted on 09/17/2008 9:41:36 AM PDT by taraytarah (If your only strategy is attacking the life choices of 17-year-old females, you got nothin'.)
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To: IrishMike

If anyone is setting up that ping list, please put me on it.


19 posted on 09/17/2008 9:42:10 AM PDT by lovesdogs (yw)
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To: mnehrling

Are you on the Obama Action Wire list? It’d be very useful to post them as threads as soon as they’re received. People in the media would also have a clearer idea of the fact that Obama is behind the “protests”. They are not spontaneous, individual actions.


20 posted on 09/17/2008 9:42:45 AM PDT by RedRover (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: mnehrling

I am all in! PING ME! Make my day!


21 posted on 09/17/2008 9:43:23 AM PDT by Danae (Read my Lipstick: I AM Sarah Palin)
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To: IrishMike; colorcountry; Pan_Yans Wife; MHGinTN; Colofornian; Elsie; FastCoyote; Osage Orange; ...
We should start an Action Wire ping list to counter them and FReep any news articles they hit.

If Action Wire posts a link to Obama it, we counter by FReeping it.

Pinging the lists I have access to for consideration. Suggest others do the same.

Add me to the list.

22 posted on 09/17/2008 9:43:48 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 ("I fear all we have done is awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve. ( DBM)
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To: Damifino; mnehrling
The problem is most of us on the right have jobs!

This is true. I have a job (that eats my brain) and time zone issues, but I'll bet we can still help out somehow.

Count me in, mnehrling.

23 posted on 09/17/2008 9:44:59 AM PDT by Allegra (Hang in there, Houston. I love ya.)
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To: IrishMike

Sign me up!


24 posted on 09/17/2008 9:45:25 AM PDT by markomalley (Extra ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: God luvs America

Somebody here has a 5 page list on their home page, I saw it today in reference to someone posting on one of the Obama-traitor-postponing troop withdrawal stories. I’ll try and retrace my steps and find it............


25 posted on 09/17/2008 9:45:31 AM PDT by Gemsbok (CIC means Commmander in Chief,....NOT CommunityOrganizer in Chief or Comrad-in-Chief)
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To: God luvs America

there was a list of advertisers in one of the US magazine palin threads just as effective as going after the media is going after the advertisers

and I found this list of email address of the msm

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1281307/posts

and you can add me to any ping list


26 posted on 09/17/2008 9:46:45 AM PDT by edzo4 (Vote McCain, Keep Your Change)
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To: greyfoxx39

I also would love to be on the ping list if someone is starting one! :)


27 posted on 09/17/2008 9:47:04 AM PDT by WIconservative01P2
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To: mnehrling

First stop on the Truth Train:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Obama-Action-Wire/22731983978


28 posted on 09/17/2008 9:47:16 AM PDT by Danae (Read my Lipstick: I AM Sarah Palin)
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To: mnehrling

You’re right. Out biggest enemy is the media and they need pounded!


29 posted on 09/17/2008 9:47:20 AM PDT by AuntB ( "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: mnehrling

I am with you as much time each day as I can.


30 posted on 09/17/2008 9:48:23 AM PDT by maeng
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To: mnehrling

Stop number 2:

http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/actioncenter


31 posted on 09/17/2008 9:50:57 AM PDT by Danae (Read my Lipstick: I AM Sarah Palin)
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To: IrishMike

>>calling on supporters to flood radio and television stations

talk show hosts call them “seminar callers” and can spot
them a mile away. No doubt they get emails or letters
urging them to call talk shows, esp. conservative ones.

“Hi, I started listening to you a few days ago. Really good show! I’m an Iraq war vet and, while I do support my
fellow soldiers, I think we’re heading in the wrong direction. At first I wasn’t going to support Obama but,
well, in the past few weeks he’s really started to connect with me...”

“Hi, I’m a Republican but I really don’t think our
ticket is strong this year. Something Obama said
really caught my interest...”

Yeah. Right.


32 posted on 09/17/2008 9:52:24 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Gemsbok

Sign me up too !!


33 posted on 09/17/2008 9:53:28 AM PDT by Granny Rudd
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To: IrishMike
Contact McCin/Palin or your local Rep organization to help.
They need people to do the basic work, phone calls, door knocking.
McCain wasn't most of our 1st choices, but the MCain/Palin team is light years better for our nation than the Manchurian Marxist and his sidekick Biden.

I did this for the first time ever this week, and encourage everyone else not just think about, but just go do it.

The Obama-maniacs are out there working hard trying to steal this election from us

34 posted on 09/17/2008 9:54:42 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Help fight the left's anointed candidate, contribute and work for McCain/Palin..)
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To: raccoonradio

hi i am a Obama supporter and Uh Uh Uh,,,Look, Uh Uh

Uh, ok look, uh


35 posted on 09/17/2008 9:55:21 AM PDT by Texas4ever (SIT DOWN JUNIOR :))
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To: mnehrling

Stop number 2:

http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/actioncenter


36 posted on 09/17/2008 9:55:57 AM PDT by Danae (Read my Lipstick: I AM Sarah Palin)
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To: mnehrling

I’m in


37 posted on 09/17/2008 9:56:47 AM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (What came first? Ignorance or Dems)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Flood the phones and radio....Where is our MahaRushie

with marching orders....give us the script RUSH!!


38 posted on 09/17/2008 9:56:48 AM PDT by Texas4ever (SIT DOWN JUNIOR :))
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To: mnehrling

Add me, please.


39 posted on 09/17/2008 9:59:20 AM PDT by MamaB (Heb.13:2)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

tell me what to say Obama....what do I say...guide me

Obi-one


40 posted on 09/17/2008 9:59:20 AM PDT by Texas4ever (SIT DOWN JUNIOR :))
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To: Texas4ever
“with marching orders....give us the script RUSH!!”

I'll give them if Rush won't.

—Go to your local office and volunteer to make phone calls for at least 2 hours this week.
—Go next week and volunteer to knock on doors
—Make sure you have a McCain/Palin sign in your yard
—Write letters to local media using specific points on why McCain/Palin would be a better choice.
—Contribute money

41 posted on 09/17/2008 10:02:20 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Help fight the left's anointed candidate, contribute and work for McCain/Palin..)
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To: IrishMike

“...the Obama Action Wire, is proving yet another new and potentially powerful tactic in the closing weeks of a campaign that has already been dominated by Internet-based messages and media....The aggressive rebuttals”

LOL! Those Action Wires are a joke. I listened to both WGN programs were there “action wires” were issued to Obama supports which urged them to call in an complain. It was hilarious. All of the callers sounded like complete idiots. They all read the exact same talking points of the Obama email. And when the radio show host would try to probe a little deeper with simple questions like “can you give me a specific example of where Mr. Kurtz lied?”, the Obamabots would stammer and stutter like fools with no answer except things like “oh, you know what I’m talking about.”

These Obama action wires are a complete joke. I belive they do more harm than good. Well unless Obama is looking to show his lack of support for the first ammendment and if he is looking to show his supporters are fools, then he is succeeding.


42 posted on 09/17/2008 10:05:58 AM PDT by frankjr (Stand up Chuck, let 'em see ya!!! Ohhhhhh.)
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To: All

Count me in


43 posted on 09/17/2008 10:10:14 AM PDT by patriot08
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To: IrishMike
bookmark - øbama Action Wire Reaction Team
44 posted on 09/17/2008 10:10:51 AM PDT by smokingfrog (He that lives upon hope will die fasting. - Ben Franklin)
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To: IrishMike

Right bomber wing ready on the flight deck!


45 posted on 09/17/2008 10:10:51 AM PDT by jonrick46
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To: mnehrling; IrishMike; Jim Robinson; Lady Jag

I think all of this is a good idea.We need to consider our upcoming FReepathon and make sure it is fully funded as soon as possible.I am hoping that it doesn’t run into the election in Nov.


46 posted on 09/17/2008 10:11:45 AM PDT by GitmoSailor (AZ Cold War Veteran====McCain/Palin 2OO8==My Mouse is a MOOSE)
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To: IrishMike

ping me. The worst potential disaster that this nation has ever seen cannot become president.


47 posted on 09/17/2008 10:12:48 AM PDT by Ultimatum (As we speak, another liberal implodes. When they move their lips, just a bunch of gibberish.)
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To: mnehrling

I’m in!


48 posted on 09/17/2008 10:20:52 AM PDT by griswold3 (Al qaeda is guilty of hirabah (war against society) Penalty is death.)
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To: IrishMike

I’m in... someone let me know when this is organized.

LLS


49 posted on 09/17/2008 10:25:01 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (GOD, Country, Family... except when it comes to dims!)
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To: IrishMike; mnehrling
I'm in.

I want to keep my constitutional capitalist liberties.

50 posted on 09/17/2008 10:26:28 AM PDT by polymuser (Taxpayers voting for Obama are like chickens voting for Colonel Sanders.)
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