Skip to comments.Attack Watch, new Obama campaign site to ‘fight smears,’ becomes laughing stock of conservatives
Posted on 09/14/2011 1:26:37 PM PDT by barmag25
As the 2012 presidential campaign heats up, President Obamas 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 sites 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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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.
DlorenDarnell David Darnell
I knew it! @AtttackWatch: For the record, we totally inherited #AttackWatch from the Bush Administration.
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...
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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
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Somebody with twitter please post @attackwatch “this is HUGH and SERIES”
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.
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.
LOL! I appreciate dead-eye, on-target satire.
More, please. I’m addicted...
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
They are great. I’ve been watching.
Ohhhh easy.I am tellin’
#attackwatch 54% of the Voters in NY 9th smeared Obama by Voting in a Republican. I suggest Attack Dogs & Firehoses are in order. #TCOT
>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