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Attack Watch, new Obama campaign site to ‘fight smears,’ becomes laughing stock of conservatives
Wapo national ^ | 9-14-11 | Elizabeth Flock

Posted on 09/14/2011 1:26:37 PM PDT by barmag25

As the 2012 presidential campaign heats up, President Obama’s campaign team has set up a new Web site, AttackWatch.com, to challenge negative statements about the president made by Republican presidential candidates and conservatives.

Obama for America national field director Jeremy Bird told ABC News that the site’s goal is to offer “resources to fight back” against attacks. Mostly, that means fact checking statements from the likes of GOP presidential contenders Mitt Romney and Rick Perry and conservative commentator Glenn Beck and offering evidence to the contrary. The site is designed in bold red and black colors, and uses statements like “support the truth” and “fight the smears.”

The response to the site has been less than stellar.

On Twitter, where the Web site has an account to help Obama supporters submit evidence of “attacks” on the president using the hashtag #attackwatch, nearly every tweet about the site — mostly from conservatives — has ridiculed it.

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To: BenKenobi

“I don’t always report on my neighbors, but when I do, I use #AttackWatch”

Other than “Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers”, this is a winner.

Dang, I knew I should have picked up that twelve pack of Dos Equis and not the Bohemia!


51 posted on 09/14/2011 2:38:19 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: BenKenobi

“I don’t always report on my neighbors, but when I do, I use #AttackWatch”

Other than “Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers”, this is a winner.

Dang, I knew I should have picked up that twelve pack of Dos Equis and not the Bohemia!


52 posted on 09/14/2011 2:38:28 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: barmag25; Grampa Dave; tubebender; hedgetrimmer; forester; ElkGroveDan; ScottinSacto; ...

The political “death knell” for ANY elected official is when they can be subjected to ridicule!!!


53 posted on 09/14/2011 2:38:45 PM PDT by SierraWasp (I'm done being disappointed by "He/She is the only one who can win" and being embarrassed later!!!)
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To: red-dawg

Genius!


54 posted on 09/14/2011 2:43:26 PM PDT by Zman516
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To: BenKenobi

There has been an outstanding level of creative humor out there today! (Still can’t get any Twitter pages to load.)


55 posted on 09/14/2011 2:43:55 PM PDT by zzeeman ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: Graybeard58
I’ll not share them here, only to have them appear later from one of those plagiarizing F.R. Tea Party members.

But then you could report them to Obummer's campaign for wrongfully criticizing them.

On a side note, couldn't get in either. Wanted to report this:

Disney re-re-released Dumbo as an obvious smear to remind voters of obummer's big ears.

The racsists.

56 posted on 09/14/2011 2:46:13 PM PDT by woofer
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To: BenKenobi
I liked If I see someone suspicious should I use #AttackWatch or this illegal class III AK-47 an ATF agent gave me?

Double Whammy.

57 posted on 09/14/2011 2:46:44 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: SierraWasp

Alinski-ites getting Alinskied.

Priceless.


58 posted on 09/14/2011 2:47:25 PM PDT by Zman516
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To: barmag25

I hope that people flood the site with nonsense. I am doing my part. :-)


59 posted on 09/14/2011 2:48:28 PM PDT by Jeff Gordon (Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: BenKenobi

Now this is the story, all about how
My life got flipped, turned upside down.
And I’d like to take a moment, just sit right there
And I’ll tell you about how I became the
Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers.

Born in West Kapilani, so they say
In a playground where I spent most of my days.
Chillin’ out, tripping, relaxin’ all cool,
Smoking some blunts outside of the school.

When a couple o guys who were up to no good
Started canvassing in my neighbourhood
I got in one little glimpse, just stopped and stared
and they told me to come and meet their leader, Bill Ayers!

They whistled for Jeeves, and when he came near
The license plate said Rage, and had peace in the mirror.
On thing I knew about this cat was rare,
So I told him, yo, homie, go home to Bill Ayers!

I pulled up to the house about 7 or 8,
and I yelled to the limo, “yo homes, smell you later”
I looked all around I was finally there
Ready to settle my throne as the fresh prince of bill ayers!


60 posted on 09/14/2011 2:49:29 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! “10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government")
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To: barmag25
Where is the link to "Attack Watch" in the original German?

This is really too funny. Just think of the grief Nixon got for having an "enemies list"! I don't know how anyone in this administration can show their face in public without being laughed at or ridiculed.

61 posted on 09/14/2011 2:59:56 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: sjmjax

DlorenDarnell David Darnell

I knew it! @AtttackWatch: For the record, we totally inherited #AttackWatch from the Bush Administration.


62 posted on 09/14/2011 3:03:29 PM PDT by barmag25 (How many pea's we gotta eat to get out of this mess?)
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To: zzeeman; Graybeard58

Still not loading. It’s probably the volume of traffic. I visited the Attack Watch website and it’s still up. I watch “The 5” for Greg Gutfeld’s analysis on this twitter phenom. Wasn’t all that great, IMO. I think it was a Dana Perino show pump through Twitter. But Kimberly Guilfoyle made it all better...


63 posted on 09/14/2011 3:10:23 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: barmag25
AllUrTweets


64 posted on 09/14/2011 3:20:32 PM PDT by EasySt (2012... Sometimes you have to flush twice.)
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To: bcsco
I got it to load again about 3 minutes ago, I saw this:

@twitterapi Twitter API
If you can't access Twitter or @twitterapi right now, it might be due to a rather large internet outage. internettrafficreport.com/namerica.htm ^TS

17 minutes ago by episod via web

65 posted on 09/14/2011 3:21:54 PM PDT by zzeeman ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: EasySt

Somebody with twitter please post @attackwatch “this is HUGH and SERIES”


66 posted on 09/14/2011 3:26:04 PM PDT by barmag25 (How many pea's we gotta eat to get out of this mess?)
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To: zzeeman

Interesting. I just got off the phone with a buddy who said his wife said the Internet was down. They live less than a mile away. But their email address is Yahoo.com so I don’t know their service provider. I’ve been online all day, no problem.

I have it back up now. There’s a Tweet there saying it was down for about an hour, but not server overload.


67 posted on 09/14/2011 3:27:32 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: zzeeman

Although, I find that a bit suspect since all the traceroutes I ran died after leaving the edge network and within twitter’s server farm.


68 posted on 09/14/2011 3:27:39 PM PDT by zzeeman ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: SeaDragon

Ping


69 posted on 09/14/2011 3:36:21 PM PDT by RikaStrom (Pray for Obama - Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his place of leadership.")
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To: dead

LOL! I appreciate dead-eye, on-target satire.

More, please. I’m addicted...


70 posted on 09/14/2011 3:36:37 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Winstons Julia
Leno and Letterman should go to the site to get new material. check out this one.

When should I go to my hidden attic room #attackwatch and start writing my diary?

A woman called Rush to tell him she flipped off the presidential motorcade, said she should turn herself in to #attackwatch

Turn in 15 neighbors get a free waffle at IHOP! #attackwatch

It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets reported to #AttackWatch. #caring

Rumor has it somebody is selling guns to Mexican drug lords. Please look into this. #AttackWatch


71 posted on 09/14/2011 3:44:13 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: barmag25
Done!

HughAndSeries
72 posted on 09/14/2011 3:46:13 PM PDT by EasySt (2012... Sometimes you have to flush twice.)
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To: mware

They are great. I’ve been watching.


73 posted on 09/14/2011 3:47:08 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: barmag25
I am very suspicious that Freepers are sending comments to twitter. LOL
74 posted on 09/14/2011 3:47:10 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: EasySt

Ohhhh easy.I am tellin’


75 posted on 09/14/2011 3:52:11 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: Winstons Julia

#attackwatch 54% of the Voters in NY 9th smeared Obama by Voting in a Republican. I suggest Attack Dogs & Firehoses are in order. #TCOT


76 posted on 09/14/2011 3:54:33 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: SierraWasp; IowaHawk

>The political “death knell” for ANY elected official is when they can be subjected to ridicule!!!<

You mean like this?

@stephenkruiser: “#AttackWatch: Because #ResistWeMuch was already taken.” @AttackWatch

@exjon: #AttackWatch There’s a new Twitter account making President Obama look like a creepy, authoritarian nutjob: @AttackWatch

And our own Iowahawk gets in a few jabs:

@iowahawkblog: @AttackWatch: the Solyndra of Twitter spammers.

@iowahawkblog: I actually sympathize with #AttackWatch. They remind me of the time I got my head wedged in a bowling ball return chute.

@iowahawkblog: I’m grateful to live in a country where the totalitarians are so hilariously inept. #AttackWatch


77 posted on 09/14/2011 3:54:50 PM PDT by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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To: skimbell
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78 posted on 09/14/2011 3:55:36 PM PDT by halfright ("Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading". --Thomas Je)
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To: mware
Report me?!!

obamaohnos

!!!
79 posted on 09/14/2011 4:06:06 PM PDT by EasySt (2012... Sometimes you have to flush twice.)
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To: EasySt

LMAO


80 posted on 09/14/2011 4:09:16 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: IowaHawk

Sheer evil genius!!!

@iowahawkblog: What’s hairy, smelly, lives in the woods, and reports you to the government? Attacksquatch! #AttackWatch


81 posted on 09/14/2011 4:25:32 PM PDT by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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To: Darnright

This one is great!

specsaregood — #attackwatch because stealing is moral as long as the government does it for you


82 posted on 09/14/2011 4:35:31 PM PDT by twyn1
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To: sneakers

You have GOT to ping the list to this thread! It’s hilarious!


83 posted on 09/14/2011 4:44:40 PM PDT by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: barmag25; All

“From: Fuzzy Slippers

Dear Attack Watch,

My neighbor won’t give me all her money even though she makes more than me. Look into this please.”

LOL!


84 posted on 09/14/2011 4:52:53 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: barmag25

Dear AttackWatch: Obama’s uncle just registered as a republican


85 posted on 09/14/2011 4:53:09 PM PDT by NorseWood
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To: NorseWood
The radio is saying my new congressman is a REPUBLICAN! Please say it ain't so...Joey from Brooklyn #attackwatch
86 posted on 09/14/2011 4:58:34 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (Waiting for Palin)
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To: Darnright; Grampa Dave; BOBTHENAILER
"Attacksquatch!"

Too (BLEEPIN) funny!!! I can't quit gigglin!!!

87 posted on 09/14/2011 5:06:53 PM PDT by SierraWasp (I'm done being disappointed by "He/She is the only one who can win" and being embarrassed later!!!)
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To: EasySt

LMAO


88 posted on 09/14/2011 5:14:36 PM PDT by barmag25 (How many pea's we gotta eat to get out of this mess?)
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To: SierraWasp

“The political “death knell” for ANY elected official is when they can be subjected to ridicule!!!”

Well, SierraWasp, between you, me and the fencepost, I do believe that we’ll see the death of the racist, neo-nazi rat party. Stone-cold dead. Petrified. Not able to move a muscle.

We’ll get a rescue party together to kill whatever rats are left. Wear a Gadsden T-shirt so we don’t plug ya full of bullets, okay?

Cheers, buddy. Always good to see your posts here on FR.


89 posted on 09/14/2011 5:26:47 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: sergeantdave
Okay let's just pile on. I just posted to Attact Watch:

I'm advising that Mile Wide and an Inch Deep and his insufferably entitled wife living off of the taxpayer are crushing capitalism with malice. But hey they're eating good and having some fine parties. By the way add a true statement to your dropdown menu. So are you hopeychangey but we want your papers guys embarrassed yet?......

I may be taking a swat at the Bamster's Gestapo....

90 posted on 09/14/2011 5:52:42 PM PDT by hatfieldmccoy (It's not racism..... it's probability, actuarial tables, statistics. Facts are stubborn things.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

LOL!!!


91 posted on 09/14/2011 5:53:49 PM PDT by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: Ladysmith

Ha! Good idea!


92 posted on 09/14/2011 5:58:54 PM PDT by sneakers (EAT YOUR PEAS!)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom; prisoner6; stimpy17; Gosh I love this neighborhood; GregB; ...

Ping!


93 posted on 09/14/2011 6:00:04 PM PDT by sneakers (EAT YOUR PEAS!)
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To: sneakers

Dear Attack Watch, I am watching baseball and someone just stole second base. Please investigate.


94 posted on 09/14/2011 6:09:16 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: mware

LOL!


95 posted on 09/14/2011 6:11:27 PM PDT by sneakers (EAT YOUR PEAS!)
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To: twyn1

the attempted talking point by a few “brave” left-leaning souls appears to be “fact-checking” — I find it ironic and ... rather pathetic


96 posted on 09/14/2011 6:14:58 PM PDT by twyn1
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To: sneakers

iowahawkblog: Remember #AttackWatch - no matter how bad things get today, at least you’re not #TGMTDWS


I had to google “TGMTDWS”, had absolutely no idea what it meant.

“The Guy Married To Debbie Wasserman Schultz”


97 posted on 09/14/2011 6:19:40 PM PDT by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: Ladysmith

Wow! Ladysmith and Diana from Wisconsin together.

I’m assuming you two ladies are grilling bluegills tonight and I’m invited, yes?

I’ll bring the chocolate fudge. You ladies are the best.


98 posted on 09/14/2011 6:39:22 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: sergeantdave; Diana in Wisconsin

Blue gills, perch, we even have smelt! OH, and fish fritters! THE best!

And lots of Raspberry White Russian Kalua. Diana will appreciate the chocolate - it heals bones, doncha know?!


99 posted on 09/14/2011 7:08:08 PM PDT by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: Ladysmith; IowaHawk

iowahawkblog
Difference between Baywatch & #AttackWatch: one is a gratuitous display of fake boobs, the other starred David Hasselhoff


100 posted on 09/14/2011 9:10:34 PM PDT by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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