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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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Steroids? This might explain Obama's small nuggets....
Attackwatch! Home of the thin-skinned commie ‘RATS. A place for girlymen to go went they can’t take the heat. Mommmmmmy!!!
"Now that's funny, right there. I don't care who your are!"
“Nixon, for example, compiled an enemies list”
and McCarthy was a member of HUAC
sigh.... repeat a lie often enough....
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!
Anyone else report Obama for making the alleged “president” look like a moron?
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?
Please see my thread from this morning, it was freakin’ HILARIOUS!
Some of the comments under the article are hilarious!
Hahahaha~ Absolutely brilliant!
I LOVE IT
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.
The ridiculous curse..........
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.
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.
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”
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?
Here’s another good one:
RT @BradMarston: I found a website with lies about .@BarackObama It’s WhiteHouse.gov #attackwatch
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!
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.
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!
#AttackWatch I heard a Kenyan Socialist was committing economic terrorism against the US and destroying all the JERBS!
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. :)
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.”
IowaHawk had that one but it said “fake boobs” instead of blobs.
GaltsGirl Galt’s Girl
THIS! RT @moderncomments: Dear #attackwatch: Orwell’s 1984 was a cautionary tale, not an instruction manual.
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
Attackwatch.com is a huge major FAIL on 0bama's part. Loosen the tinfoil a bit FRiend.
You know little o would never use his ice cream money.
ExJon Jon G.
#AttackWatch There’s a new Twitter account making President Obama look like a creepy, authoritarian nutjob: @AttackWatch
“#AttackWatch: U do the reporting on your neighbors, we’ll do the knocking on the door in the middle of the night.” @attackwatch
Well it certainly is apparent to me that Obama has lost the youth vote.
Not many over 45 tweet.
Both. As well as funds from GE, Soros and Buffet.
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.
I saw several tweets along those lines. LOL
Dear @Attack Watch. There is no lockbox. Al Gore lied.
Hey guys. #AttackWatch dot com is down now. did we hurt its feelings?
There is already an Attack Watch Watch site (watching the watchers) http://www.attackwatchwatch.com/NewsFeed/NewsFeed.html
Dear #AttackWatch I have no specific complaints at the moment, @BarackObama just sux, generally speaking.
Thanks for the heads up, this is a hoot to read.
#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