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Attack Watch Snitch Site a Focus of Internet Fun
yahoo ^ | 9/14/2011 | Mark Whittington

Posted on 09/14/2011 7:27:42 PM PDT by tobyhill

Back when the Obama administration was young, the White House set up what amounted to a snitch line, an email address where people were invited to report on other people bad-mouthing the president of the United States on health care.

The snitch line was soon taken down. However, it has now been resurrected in the form of a website called Attack Watch. People are invited to use the website to report on other people who are running down President Obama. In this way the Obama campaign for reelection would gather information to "fight smears."

According to the Washington Post, the reaction has not been as the Obama people have expected.

It seems Attack Watch has become the figure of fun for people on the Internet, particularly conservative bloggers who are flooding the website to turn themselves in. The site has backfired in a spectacular fashion, causing Obama to seem like a paranoid, Nixon-like figure on steroids.

The problem is one of the unstated job descriptions for president is to catch flack from people who don't like the executive. This can be galling, especially when the attacks get personal or are perceived to be unfair. Various presidents have reacted differently to the chatter of their enemies.

Nixon, for example, compiled an enemies list and plotted against unfriendly reporters. Clinton would constantly complain about the then-nascent talk radio sector, especially Rush Limbaugh, and had a war room-style operation during the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

By contrast, Reagan and both Bushes dealt with attacks either with good humor in the former case or by ignoring them in the latter. One criticism of President George W. Bush is that he ignored attacks a little too much, allowing some of the accusations to take hold without a response.

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KEYWORDS: attackwatch; attackwatchwatch; cluelessindc; democrats; maobama; nixonian; nixonlike; obama
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1 posted on 09/14/2011 7:27:47 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
The site has backfired in a spectacular fashion


2 posted on 09/14/2011 7:31:46 PM PDT by TSgt (When in the Course of human events...)
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To: tobyhill
Obama to seem like a paranoid, Nixon-like figure on steroids.

Steroids? This might explain Obama's small nuggets....

3 posted on 09/14/2011 7:32:17 PM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: tobyhill

Attackwatch! Home of the thin-skinned commie ‘RATS. A place for girlymen to go went they can’t take the heat. Mommmmmmy!!!


4 posted on 09/14/2011 7:33:04 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Only two things come out of the DemocRAT Party. Fears and Smears.)
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To: tobyhill
I was like totally lol then WTF?
5 posted on 09/14/2011 7:33:10 PM PDT by allmost
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To: tobyhill
...conservative bloggers who are flooding the website to turn themselves in.

"Now that's funny, right there. I don't care who your are!"


6 posted on 09/14/2011 7:33:29 PM PDT by twister881
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To: tobyhill

“Nixon, for example, compiled an enemies list”

and McCarthy was a member of HUAC

sigh.... repeat a lie often enough....


7 posted on 09/14/2011 7:36:26 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: tobyhill

Between cleaning the house, today.....my sides have been absolutely SPLITTING with reading the Twitter feed.

This was an EPIC FAIL by this administration and it’s followers! LMAO!


8 posted on 09/14/2011 7:37:27 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Attaaaack Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatch!!!!! XD)
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To: tobyhill

Anyone else report Obama for making the alleged “president” look like a moron?


9 posted on 09/14/2011 7:37:56 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: tobyhill

https://twitter.com/#!/search?q=%23AttackWatch

Go read some of these, they’re qwack-ups. I especially liked the one about: @attackwatch# I heard somebody calling our president the Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers. Is that allowed?


10 posted on 09/14/2011 7:38:01 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: tobyhill; All

Please see my thread from this morning, it was freakin’ HILARIOUS!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2778184/posts


11 posted on 09/14/2011 7:38:19 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Democrats have been OUTFORCING America's jobs for 40 years)
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To: tobyhill

12 posted on 09/14/2011 7:39:02 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Obama got mostly Ds and Fs all through college and law school. Keep repeating it.....)
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To: tobyhill

Some of the comments under the article are hilarious!


13 posted on 09/14/2011 7:43:02 PM PDT by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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To: Bean Counter

Hahahaha~ Absolutely brilliant!


14 posted on 09/14/2011 7:43:04 PM PDT by Castigar
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To: tobyhill

http://twitter.com/#!/search/%23attackwatch


15 posted on 09/14/2011 7:44:40 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Bean Counter

I LOVE IT


16 posted on 09/14/2011 7:46:44 PM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: tobyhill

I went there and reported Thomas Sowell for truth telling in his “Back to the Future” series of articles which likened the Food Stamp President to FDR and his failed policies.


17 posted on 09/14/2011 7:49:10 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: tobyhill

The ridiculous curse..........


18 posted on 09/14/2011 7:50:25 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: tobyhill

Here’s my favorite:

DirkThompson Dirk Thompson Hunt
Hey @AttackWatch, some batty Orwellians created a site advocating snitching on peop-—oh...that was you? Awkward.


19 posted on 09/14/2011 7:52:31 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: tobyhill
I got a ton of chuckles reading the tweets during lunch today. The gem was Husseins new moniker....The Fresh Prince Of Bill Ayers!
20 posted on 09/14/2011 7:59:00 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: icwhatudo

Someone posted earlier to imagine what Stalin could have done with the internet . . . and I don’t “really” see that much difference with the present inhabitant of the Oval Office. A socialist is a socialist is a socialist.

No doubt he is amasing a huge database which will be his own enemies list, and those to whom he will go after right after he declares martial law - and him dictator for life.


21 posted on 09/14/2011 7:59:52 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: RowdyFFC

I liked the guy who said something like “dear #attackwatch, I saw 6 ATMs killing a job in the alley. It looked like a hate crime”


22 posted on 09/14/2011 8:02:11 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: tobyhill

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23 posted on 09/14/2011 8:02:47 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

The Twitter feed is hilarious...Hot Air is taking bets on how long the regime will keep this epic fail of a site up. Oops...is that something that needs reporting to AttaaaaackWaaatchhh?


24 posted on 09/14/2011 8:03:34 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: tobyhill

Here’s another good one:

STXherry Sherry
RT @BradMarston: I found a website with lies about .@BarackObama It’s WhiteHouse.gov #attackwatch


25 posted on 09/14/2011 8:05:33 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: TSgt

26 posted on 09/14/2011 8:06:03 PM PDT by CommieCutter (Promote Liberal Extinction: Support gay marriage and abortion!)
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To: tcrlaf
Great stuff! I missed all this while at work today (thank the Lord I have a job). One of my favorites:

I'm changing the oil in the Chiggermobile, and I'm going to pour the old oil out on the ground! Hurry! You might catch me!

27 posted on 09/14/2011 8:06:07 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: tobyhill
Meme spreading to the blogosphere
28 posted on 09/14/2011 8:06:23 PM PDT by Shalmaneser
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To: tobyhill
By contrast, Reagan and both Bushes dealt with attacks either with good humor in the former case or by ignoring them in the latter. One criticism of President George W. Bush is that he ignored attacks a little too much...

Unlike other presidents with more balanced personalities and secure egos, Obama is a thin-skinned narcissist. It is clear that he takes great umbrage at the slightest hint of criticism and his immediate instict is to heap blame on others. He's going to have a meltdown one of these days.

29 posted on 09/14/2011 8:07:31 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: tobyhill

Another one:

BrentTeichman Brent Teichman
RT @Caper29b: Hey #attackwatch I just looked at a map of the U.S. Someone has stolen 7 of the 57 States!


30 posted on 09/14/2011 8:09:26 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: tobyhill

#AttackWatch I heard a Kenyan Socialist was committing economic terrorism against the US and destroying all the JERBS!


31 posted on 09/14/2011 8:11:12 PM PDT by Kozak ("It's not an Election it's a Restraining Order" .....PJ O'Rourke)
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To: RowdyFFC

Those are great! My favorite was what’s the difference between Baywatch and Attackwatch? One is a an alarming display of blobs and the other stars David Hasselhoff. :)


32 posted on 09/14/2011 8:12:39 PM PDT by EmilyGeiger
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To: tobyhill

These are toooo funny!

Here’s the latest:

“Turn in 3 Christian neighbors and get an #attackwatch travel mug and a solar panel. Turn in 5 and get a Gibson guitar.”


33 posted on 09/14/2011 8:13:46 PM PDT by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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To: tobyhill

https://twitter.com/#!/icanhasbailout/status/114172267809882112

(whistles innocently)


34 posted on 09/14/2011 8:14:45 PM PDT by icanhasbailout
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To: EmilyGeiger

IowaHawk had that one but it said “fake boobs” instead of blobs.


35 posted on 09/14/2011 8:16:56 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: tobyhill

GaltsGirl Galt’s Girl
THIS! RT @moderncomments: Dear #attackwatch: Orwell’s 1984 was a cautionary tale, not an instruction manual.


36 posted on 09/14/2011 8:18:06 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: CharlesWayneCT; EmilyGeiger

Weren’t those a hoot? There’s a bunch more, but I’m not real good at maneuvering on twitter and lose patience with it. But I was giggling until tears started rolling a few times.

Glenn Beck did a good job calling for attacks on #attackwatch, lol


37 posted on 09/14/2011 8:19:14 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: Pilgrim's Progress
No doubt he is amasing a huge database which will be his own enemies list, and those to whom he will go after right after he declares martial law - and him dictator for life.

Attackwatch.com is a huge major FAIL on 0bama's part. Loosen the tinfoil a bit FRiend.

38 posted on 09/14/2011 8:22:26 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: tobyhill
So are tax dollars paying for his site or is it union dues?

You know little o would never use his ice cream money.

39 posted on 09/14/2011 8:22:52 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner)
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ExJon Jon G.
#AttackWatch There’s a new Twitter account making President Obama look like a creepy, authoritarian nutjob: @AttackWatch

stephenkruiser stephenkruiser
“#AttackWatch: U do the reporting on your neighbors, we’ll do the knocking on the door in the middle of the night.” @attackwatch


40 posted on 09/14/2011 8:27:14 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: tobyhill

Well it certainly is apparent to me that Obama has lost the youth vote.

Not many over 45 tweet.


41 posted on 09/14/2011 8:27:14 PM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: this_ol_patriot
are tax dollars paying for his site or is it union dues?

Both. As well as funds from GE, Soros and Buffet.

42 posted on 09/14/2011 8:28:11 PM PDT by alrea (Bring out the rewarmed baked Hillary souffle)
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To: tobyhill

This AttackWatch garbage is akin to something Saddam would have done.

Fortunately, Americans are making fun of this and giving it the ridicule it deserves.


43 posted on 09/14/2011 8:28:39 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: tobyhill

44 posted on 09/14/2011 8:30:09 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: Pollster1
Anyone else report Obama for making the alleged “president” look like a moron?

I saw several tweets along those lines. LOL

45 posted on 09/14/2011 8:31:43 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Fantasywriter

Dear @Attack Watch. There is no lockbox. Al Gore lied.

Hey guys. #AttackWatch dot com is down now. did we hurt its feelings?

lol


46 posted on 09/14/2011 8:31:47 PM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: tobyhill

There is already an Attack Watch Watch site (watching the watchers) http://www.attackwatchwatch.com/NewsFeed/NewsFeed.html


47 posted on 09/14/2011 8:31:47 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Herman Cain 2012 - http://www.arealleader.com)
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To: tobyhill

DanRiehl DanRiehl
Dear #AttackWatch I have no specific complaints at the moment, @BarackObama just sux, generally speaking.


48 posted on 09/14/2011 8:33:26 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: tobyhill

Thanks for the heads up, this is a hoot to read.


49 posted on 09/14/2011 8:34:14 PM PDT by LowOiL ("Abomination" sure sounds like "ObamaNation" to me.)
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To: justsaynomore

#AttackWatch - does Michelle come in to the office and ask “does this make my butt look big”?

POTUS, the DOJ raided Gibson Guitars and confiscated Indian rosewood fretboards, are the Belgian waffles at IHOP next? #AttackWatch


50 posted on 09/14/2011 8:35:07 PM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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