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Obama Campaign: AttackWatch Gains Over 100,000 Sign-Ups In Less Than 24 Hours
Medialite ^ | September 14th, 2011 | Colby Hall

Posted on 09/15/2011 5:55:18 AM PDT by tlb

A source within the Obama campaign has told Mediaite, that in just the first day, the user-generated research tool has been nothing short of an enormous success. “In less than 24 hours we’ve had over 100,000 people sign up at the website, which indicates significant interest from supporters.”

While the volume of conservative critiques speaks to the intensity of the opposition’s feelings towards the Obama administration, at the very least this digital effort did it’s job bit perhaps instilling a little fear in the GOP campaign efforts. It’s not difficult to imagine social media staffers at the RNC scratching their heads and saying “why didn’t we think of that?”

The essence of AttackWatch is the Obama campaign outsourcing of opposition media research to its army of loyal supporters. Among the critiques leveled at this interactive effort is the notion that this is some vestige of “Big Brother” keeping an eye on citizens opposed to the White House politics. This would be a fairer analysis if it were made before the advent of social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. In the brave new world that is oppo research and political smear campaigns, leveraging the passion of one’s political base is not something that we should fear, but rather a smart and savvy political move.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alinskytactics; attackwatch; bhofascism; democratcorruption; democrats; denial; elections; liberalfascism; nobama2012; obama; research
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Medialite's readers replies to the article don't buy the spin for a moment. AttackWatch's spin is like when the cat falls off the mantle, and gives you that look that says "I meant to do that".
1 posted on 09/15/2011 5:55:26 AM PDT by tlb
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2 posted on 09/15/2011 5:57:03 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: tlb

Many of the reports may have been sarcasm .


3 posted on 09/15/2011 5:57:37 AM PDT by paguch
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To: tlb

100,000 signups,
99,990 of them are conservatives signing up to ridicule the concept.


4 posted on 09/15/2011 5:57:49 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: tlb

LOL!!!! I’d say about 99,700 of those are folks who signed up to prank the site! That’s the only way you could file a “report”.
Spin all you want WH, it was an EPIC FAIL!


5 posted on 09/15/2011 5:58:12 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Sanitized for your protection)
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To: tlb

I think most are signing up to post things like “Obama created two jobs yesterday, one in Nevada, and one in New York!!”


6 posted on 09/15/2011 5:59:41 AM PDT by RockinRight (Carter Obama and Reagan the nation!)
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To: tlb

This administration is full of clowns....


7 posted on 09/15/2011 5:59:54 AM PDT by bbernard
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To: tlb

Best comment:

“10-4. Had to report a guy talking about bringing guns to the fight in a political debate and then some lady saying Obama was from Kenya, Her name was Obama too. Weird.”


8 posted on 09/15/2011 6:00:09 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: paguch

I think I may have seen 1, MAYBE 2, total 0bama supporters in the #attackwatch twitter feed for the whole day yesterday.


9 posted on 09/15/2011 6:00:13 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: tlb

WARNING (snicker):

Never Laugh At A Narcissist...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2437916/posts


10 posted on 09/15/2011 6:03:15 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: tlb

This isn’t spin, its an out and out LIE.


11 posted on 09/15/2011 6:04:21 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: tlb

0bama is paranoid .


12 posted on 09/15/2011 6:07:40 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: tlb
It’s not difficult to imagine social media staffers at the RNC scratching their heads and saying “why didn’t we think of that?”

Now THAT's probably the truth.

13 posted on 09/15/2011 6:08:15 AM PDT by twhitak
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To: tlb

Sign up. That is a hoot. I probably know 13 people that signed up to report themselves. One person even signed up to report their kids for not eating their peas at dinner.
The question should be, how many signed up in sincerity?


14 posted on 09/15/2011 6:10:43 AM PDT by svcw ( http://www.internetlastpage.com)
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To: svcw

LOL!!!


15 posted on 09/15/2011 6:13:30 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: MrB

There were so many that I just laughed. I didn’t get anything done yesterday, they were coming so fast. I can’t remember when I laughed out loud for hours.
I did see a couple from #attackwatch themelves that said people better stop lying about the site, or someone would go to jail. That threat did not work it generated hunreds more twitts.


16 posted on 09/15/2011 6:14:58 AM PDT by svcw ( http://www.internetlastpage.com)
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To: RockinRight

Good One!!!!!


17 posted on 09/15/2011 6:15:21 AM PDT by DooDahhhh (ma)
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To: DooDahhhh

A friend signed up to inquire if the Kenyan embassy would need to be notified in the event of Obama’s impeachment.


18 posted on 09/15/2011 6:18:38 AM PDT by p. henry
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To: tlb; All
View the "most poignant posts today to the hashtag 'attackwatch'" at http://quirkopatra.blogspot.com. They are hilarious!
19 posted on 09/15/2011 6:19:37 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: tlb
I've had to report Mark Steyn five times - just in one day!
I haven't even started on Coulter or Jonah Goldberg yet.... (heck, they'll need a whole site dedicated to James Lileks).
20 posted on 09/15/2011 6:19:55 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: tlb
They haven't responded to my sign-in. Do they normally respond, or did they not like my reference to the Stasi in my login name when I reported my neighbors for planning to climb the wall to West Berlin?
21 posted on 09/15/2011 6:22:49 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Due to the earthquake the president has officially implemented Rule 18-1.)
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To: tlb

I waded over to the DU swamp, and unbelievably the two, yep count ‘em two people who said it was a bad idea, and laughingstock were attacked by everyone else..

They must be drinking the extra fortified koolaid over there.


22 posted on 09/15/2011 6:23:02 AM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: p. henry

I believe you! I think I will go post something also. Keep em busy reading a bunch of crap.


23 posted on 09/15/2011 6:27:31 AM PDT by DooDahhhh (ma)
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To: tlb

Zero’s website is reminiscent of the Hitler Youth reporting their parents.


24 posted on 09/15/2011 6:28:52 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: svcw
I didn’t get anything done yesterday, they were coming so fast. I can’t remember when I laughed out loud for hours.

I did the same thing. It was so much hilariousity (yeah, I know that's not a real word), and good to see comments like "If I'm being honest, if George Bush would've done something like this, I'd have gone ape-sh*t"

25 posted on 09/15/2011 6:30:07 AM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: tlb

They’re working on the way to deliver the news after the next election. “A record number of people showed up to vote for president and congress yesterday. It was a huge success.” No reason to mention who won.


26 posted on 09/15/2011 6:33:37 AM PDT by LostPassword
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To: tlb

An early thread on this subject yesterday had a post that said he/she had just gone to the site and only 5,000 people had signed up. He/she went on to further say how few people that was.

Following that, of course, we at FR and other conservatives around the web, got wind of this nonsense, and decided to play the game on our terms.

Spin, spin, spin...you have to admire the progressives for their uncanny ability to make right sound wrong, bad sound good, and to say in public the opposite from what they say privately. Any time I hear a progressive speak, I simply hear it backwards, and then I know what they are actually thinking. But they can turn a word!


27 posted on 09/15/2011 6:35:20 AM PDT by daisy mae for the usa
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To: MrB

When I went to the site, it appeared to me that you had to contribute at least $10 to brocko in order to prove your bona fides.


28 posted on 09/15/2011 6:35:35 AM PDT by Migraine
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To: tlb

So, I figured I’d head on over and see what the hubbub was all about

Second screen served REQUIRES a donation to BO’s campaign. No way to get in without it.

Well, a fool and his money are soon parted.


29 posted on 09/15/2011 6:36:03 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Psalm 73
Don't feel bad. I've already reported myself three times. I admitted personal responsibility for creating this:

And this:

And this:

I felt it was my duty to turn myself in.

30 posted on 09/15/2011 6:36:09 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: tlb
RNC scratching their heads and saying “why didn’t we think of that?”

Maybe they didn't think about something like that because they're not fascists?

31 posted on 09/15/2011 6:36:35 AM PDT by kevao
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To: KosmicKitty

You can access the comments via twitter.by searching #attackwatch and selecting “all”.


32 posted on 09/15/2011 6:47:05 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: KosmicKitty

You can access the comments via twitter.by searching #attackwatch and selecting “all”.


33 posted on 09/15/2011 6:47:13 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Maybe, more the Obama-Gestapo.org


34 posted on 09/15/2011 6:48:00 AM PDT by Rodm
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To: Free Vulcan

The twitter feed is hilarious to go through. Just go to twitter and search for #attackwatch.


35 posted on 09/15/2011 6:49:32 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: sockmonkey
I waded over to the DU swamp, and unbelievably the two, yep count ‘em two people who said it was a bad idea, and laughingstock were attacked by everyone else..

Lousy Freeper trolls.

36 posted on 09/15/2011 6:51:07 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: tlb

LOLOL!


37 posted on 09/15/2011 6:51:07 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Anarchy IS the strategy of the forces of darkness!)
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To: KosmicKitty
“Well, a fool and his money are soon parted.”

Or as they say of Zippo and his jobs bill

“A fool with your money just farted”

38 posted on 09/15/2011 6:58:27 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: tlb

Do you get a free, brown shirt when you sign up?


39 posted on 09/15/2011 6:59:57 AM PDT by Lou L (The Senate without a fillibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: mom4melody
http://twitter.com/#!/search/%23attackwatch

Just glancing as some of the tweets/twits [?], I recognize numerous names.

It is so nice that so many want to help out. :)

40 posted on 09/15/2011 7:01:45 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Drumbo; IowaHawk; tlb
Fun thread (Hi, Glenn!), great comments at the article site too:

* RACE BAITING@6 RESIST WE MUCH!

Here are the top 10 ‘attackwatch’ tweets so far.

10: @KevinWGlass: Let me put it this way: if Richard Nixon were still around, he would have already owned the domain name AttackWatch.com.
9: @stephenkruiser: “#AttackWatch: Because #ResistWeMuch was already taken.” @AttackWatch
8: @tpcarney: Hey, @attackwatch, I heard a Senator say that raising the debt limit represents a “failure of leadership” #attackwatch
7: @huddled_mess: “Ask not what you can do for your country, ask who of your neighbors, friends and co-workers you can snitch on.” #AttackWatch
6: @justkarl: .@Doc_0 #AttackWatch already has a bat-signal, but it’s solar, so it doesn’t work at night.
5: @exjon: #AttackWatch There’s a new Twitter account making President Obama look like a creepy, authoritarian nutjob: @AttackWatch
4: @iowahawkblog: I actually sympathize with #AttackWatch. They remind me of the time I got my head wedged in a bowling ball return chute.
3: @jonahnro: So I have nearly 7 times more followers than #attackwatch. I think I deserve a nice gold attackwatch.
2: @chrisbarnhart: Dear #AttackWatch – I’m eating a high carb, high sodium meal right now.
1: @davidfreddoso: Reporting WaPo to #attackwatch RT @simonmaloy: WaPo rds tweets mocking #AttackWatch, declares site already backfired. wapo.st/qQhmTr

41 posted on 09/15/2011 7:03:10 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: tlb

Sheep.


42 posted on 09/15/2011 7:04:27 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Cut the Crap and Balance!" -- Governor Sarah Palin , Friday August 12 2011, Iowa State Fair)
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To: tlb

I created a twitter account last night for the sole reason of ridiculing #attackwatach.


43 posted on 09/15/2011 7:05:43 AM PDT by lwd
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I'm on of those people!

I signed up as f***youobama@f***obama.com.

44 posted on 09/15/2011 7:10:25 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Maybe, more the Obama-Gestapo.org


45 posted on 09/15/2011 7:11:57 AM PDT by Rodm
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

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


46 posted on 09/15/2011 7:13:52 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Anarchy IS the strategy of the forces of darkness!)
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To: paguch

Rush Limbaugh is one of the 100,000, LOL.


47 posted on 09/15/2011 7:21:28 AM PDT by Roklok
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To: tlb
at the very least this digital effort did it’s job bit perhaps instilling a little fear in the GOP campaign efforts.

The fact that, in just the first day alone, over 100,000 reports were received about people saying negative things about Obama should be instilling fear in the Democrats about their chances in 2012. They just don't get it!

48 posted on 09/15/2011 7:27:41 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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I just got my laugh of the day. I checked #attackwatch on Twitter and this is the first tweet I saw:

Hey #attackwatch, I saw 6 ATM’s in an alley, killing a Job. It looked like a hate crime!

I have to go read more of them now.


49 posted on 09/15/2011 7:30:28 AM PDT by cg56 (Where are we going and why are we in this handbasket?)
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To: cg56

Just saw one that was great:

“Barack 0bama is a Venture Socialist”


50 posted on 09/15/2011 7:34:46 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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