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AttackWatch Twits
IBD Editorials ^ | September 16, 2011 | Staff

Posted on 09/16/2011 4:29:17 PM PDT by Kaslin

Election '12: You know a presidential campaign is going south when its detractors have more fun with its website than do its fans. That's the case with AttackWatch.com, the Obama site that's making him a parody.

According to the logic of AttackWatch.com — cue "Jaws" music — there's a vast, right-wing conspiracy out there determined to lie about the president and vote him out of office. Drastic steps are needed, and the comically menacing black-and-red AttackWatch website is the answer.

Calling on readers to "Get the facts. Fight the Smears," about President Obama's record, the site actually encourages all Americans to become snitches for Obama. That mimics the 2008 Obama campaign's "FightTheSmears.com" site, as well as the George Soros-funded MediaMatters.com. AttackWatch asks readers to "report" the "lies," presumably so the Obama team won't have to Google its own record.

On Twitter, this pompous, conspiracy-minded premise has managed only to attract an outburst of humor.

"I saw a kid eating fries with his happy meal yesterday," tweeted someone signing himself NostraSeamus.

(Excerpt) Read more at investors.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: attackwatch; obama; tweets; twitter
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1 posted on 09/16/2011 4:29:19 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Al Gore should have done a better job of designing the Internet.


2 posted on 09/16/2011 4:34:43 PM PDT by SmithL (Soon to be a former California resident.)
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To: Kaslin

This one was tweeted to #attackwatch soon after the site was launched and was retweeted hundreds of times and even got picked up by the Washington Post - still my favorite:

“There’s a new Twitter account making President Obama look like a creepy, authoritarian nutjob.”


3 posted on 09/16/2011 4:35:41 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: Kaslin

#AttackWatch is one of the funniest things ever to grace the internet. We should start a live thread just on funny AttackWatch tweets.


4 posted on 09/16/2011 4:46:08 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Kaslin

I reported myself for writing a nasty letter about Obama to my local newspaper.


5 posted on 09/16/2011 4:47:39 PM PDT by JoeGar
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To: JoeGar

Michelle Malkin reported her column.


6 posted on 09/16/2011 4:51:39 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: JoeGar

I have reported myself about 70 times so far for various thoughtcrimes.


7 posted on 09/16/2011 4:53:22 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Kaslin
I post something on there daily now. I want to make sure I stay at the top of the red list. Plus, it's a good place for a daily journal entry.

Just make sure you use the email address of “flag @ wh.gov” to close the endless do-loop. Yeah, I know they can trace the origins back to my computer but that's not the point.

8 posted on 09/16/2011 4:56:25 PM PDT by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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To: mnehring

That is an excellent idea.


9 posted on 09/16/2011 4:59:46 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: mnehring
lol It's HILARIOUS! Been out there the last 2 days. never laughed so hard!

Soooo inventive!

"CynthiannG RT @CSEconomist: If you brought up the idea of #AttackWatch to George Orwell, he would just laugh it off as being too ridiculous to include in his books."

"bfrysworld See Conversation @AttackWatch: Swiss Watch Maker, Swatch, wonders why Obama wants to attack them. #AttackWatch #AttackSwatch(?)" >p>

10 posted on 09/16/2011 5:05:15 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Geithner: Taxes on 'Small Business' Must Rise So Government Doesn't 'Shrink')
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To: Kaslin

This is really bad for the Obummer: he’s become a laughingstock. People may have hated Pres. Bush, but despite all their attempts, he was never a laughingstock - he was a serious man with serious ideas. Obummer is becoming a joke, and that’s the kiss of death in politics.


11 posted on 09/16/2011 5:06:14 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Kaslin
Sheesh. I'm > 35,000 tweets behind!

Must. Read. Tweets. FASTEEEEEEER!!!

12 posted on 09/16/2011 5:12:38 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Geithner: Taxes on 'Small Business' Must Rise So Government Doesn't 'Shrink')
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To: Kaslin

Following #attackwatch on twitter is addicting. I have not gotten any work done for the past three days.


13 posted on 09/16/2011 5:13:14 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Freepers, please turn yourself in at attackwatch.com)
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To: Kaslin

I followed the feed today for a few minutes. Some memorable tweets (it’s very entertaining):

I’m listening to Rush, right now, so I’m turning myself in...Dittos.

My neighbor is hoarding incandescant light bulbs.

Remember the good old days when all we had to worry about was whether or not to take the mark of the beast.


14 posted on 09/16/2011 5:19:08 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: Kaslin
"I saw 6 ATM's in an alley, killing a job. It looked like a hate crime!" tweeted ThorInAZ.

That’s good.

15 posted on 09/16/2011 5:25:46 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Kaslin
"RT @futuristicsci1: #AttackWatch I wanna turn in the 54% who are sinking Obama's poll numbers! Do you have that many #gestapo jack-booted thugs available?"

lol. that was one of mine :)

16 posted on 09/16/2011 5:26:36 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Geithner: Taxes on 'Small Business' Must Rise So Government Doesn't 'Shrink')
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To: Kaslin

17 posted on 09/16/2011 5:27:57 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Kaslin

Anyone notice the website has the same colors of the Nazi flag? Black, white and red.


18 posted on 09/16/2011 5:28:36 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Mark Halperin - Learned the hard way what happens when you speak the truth on PMSNBC.)
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To: Kaslin

Cue the AttackWatch “Hitler” video. It’s hillarious!


19 posted on 09/16/2011 5:28:43 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica
LOL,did you read the twitter that said.

I just got my new attackwatch, the minute and second hand work just fine, but the year keeps reading 1984.

20 posted on 09/16/2011 5:30:03 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: HeartlandOfAmerica

“mikeblakely RT @CelebrationsLLC: If there was ever any doubt in anyones mind that our President is clueless about how to lead a nation - #attackwatch just removed that doubt”


21 posted on 09/16/2011 5:32:13 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Geithner: Taxes on 'Small Business' Must Rise So Government Doesn't 'Shrink')
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To: Kaslin
I particularly like it when people turn themselves in for disobeying da Bambi's commands of servitude.
22 posted on 09/16/2011 5:34:23 PM PDT by Shqipo (I am AttackWatch parolee #1,237.)
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To: mware
lol. sure did. It was retweeted a few hundred times ;)

And: Some tell Obama that 1984 was 27 years ago.

"mikeblakely RT @CelebrationsLLC: If there was ever any doubt in anyones mind that our President is clueless about how to lead a nation - #attackwatch just removed that doubt"

23 posted on 09/16/2011 5:34:34 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Geithner: Taxes on 'Small Business' Must Rise So Government Doesn't 'Shrink')
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To: sockmonkey

LoL, I’m not going to admit publicly to the same thing.


24 posted on 09/16/2011 5:36:18 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Right Cal Gal
Interesting column of Michelle Malkin last summer reported that the Obama WH had over 450 employees and 1/3 of them earned more than a hundred thou a year. Total payroll: $37 million! Average: >$82,000.

17 of these employees are in a section called "The Office of Public Engagement (OPE)". Valerie Jarrett oversees the group and gets a salary of $172,200. The director of OPE earns $150,000 three deputies are getting over $90,000 each. 14 of the 17 earn over $50,000.

And these are people who really should be on the payroll of a Campaign committee, not the Taxpayers of America.

Their mandate is to manage the message of the WH. I guess they will have to hire even more 'helpers' to manage AttackWatch.

25 posted on 09/16/2011 5:36:30 PM PDT by maica ( Multiculturalism is the smiley face of totalitarianism.)
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To: dawn53

My most favorite is that some reader of David Limbaugh’s column in today’s townhall.com. It went like: Hey @AttackWatch, some batty Orwellians created a website advocating snitching on peeps!


26 posted on 09/16/2011 5:38:31 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica
"JMOKC New York Fallout: President Obama Moving to Avoid Political Suicide; http://t.co/mKHQOdMi //GoodLuckWithThat! #attackwatch"

"What's the difference betwen #AttackWatch and BayWatch? One's full of gratuitous boobs and the other starred Pam Anderson"

"makTyme #AttackWatch staffed 100% by union thug veterans of the Battle of Madison, WI, the best $10 billion Obama ever "invested"."

27 posted on 09/16/2011 5:41:19 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Geithner: Taxes on 'Small Business' Must Rise So Government Doesn't 'Shrink')
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To: Kaslin

-——American Idol-——

You are quite superficial in your assessment of this show and frankly do not know what you are talking about.


28 posted on 09/16/2011 5:42:47 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Rats carry plague)
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To: Kaslin
snitching on peeps!

One of the more memorable ones was: Snitches get stitches!

29 posted on 09/16/2011 5:43:57 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Geithner: Taxes on 'Small Business' Must Rise So Government Doesn't 'Shrink')
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To: bert

What in the word are you rattling on about?? American Idol???


30 posted on 09/16/2011 5:46:14 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Geithner: Taxes on 'Small Business' Must Rise So Government Doesn't 'Shrink')
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica

“VFW91 RT @aheram: Hey, @AttackWatch, I heard a vicious smear that under Obama, poverty rates in the U.S. jumped 20%. HOW CAN I STOP THE LIES? #attackwatch”


31 posted on 09/16/2011 5:49:55 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Geithner: Taxes on 'Small Business' Must Rise So Government Doesn't 'Shrink')
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To: Kaslin

my name is Jeremy bird and I am responsible for this idea

32 posted on 09/16/2011 5:50:32 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (welcome dies irae)
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica

“freeulysses Hey #attackwatch my friend says there’s a Texas voter registry that’s REQUIRING that voters have a heartbeat. They can’t do that, can they?”


33 posted on 09/16/2011 5:52:11 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Geithner: Taxes on 'Small Business' Must Rise So Government Doesn't 'Shrink')
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica
I find it funny how easily it is to tell the Conservative from Liberal Tweets. The Conservative ones are funny, mocking, and include facts. The Liberal ones I can't repeat here on fear of getting zotted. They usually go like this: @______ I'm going to ***** and **** you**** *** ** **** *** **** ** ***** **** (censored)
34 posted on 09/16/2011 5:56:01 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica

yes, Idol is the triumph of excellence after a very discriminating process of excluding chaff from grain. The show is about success for the best. This last year it was a triumph of conservative values over the popular immorality

Free Republic had two threads in excess of 10,000 posts this year. The posts were by those who watched and understood the process and the rational


35 posted on 09/16/2011 5:57:22 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Rats carry plague)
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica

“JMOKC RT @KamaainaInOC: RT @ianessling: Someone should report @AttackWatch to #attackwatch since it is demolishing Obama’s reelection chances. Oh, the paradox!#tcot”


36 posted on 09/16/2011 5:59:53 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Geithner: Taxes on 'Small Business' Must Rise So Government Doesn't 'Shrink')
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To: mnehring
lol. amen! Or the same endless 5-6 of them retweeted over and over and over and over.

You're right. the conservative ones are endlessly inventive!

37 posted on 09/16/2011 6:02:24 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Geithner: Taxes on 'Small Business' Must Rise So Government Doesn't 'Shrink')
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To: bert
American Idol and it's ilk are shows by low-grade morons, for low-grade morons.

'nuff said.

38 posted on 09/16/2011 6:03:39 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Geithner: Taxes on 'Small Business' Must Rise So Government Doesn't 'Shrink')
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica

The had one tweet that went something like: If you’re serious and everyone is laughing at you, hang it up. You’re done.


39 posted on 09/16/2011 6:05:32 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Geithner: Taxes on 'Small Business' Must Rise So Government Doesn't 'Shrink')
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica
#AttackWatch, OK Libs, we are willing to compromise, we will only ridicule Obama 50% of the amount you ridiculed Bush. Fair?
40 posted on 09/16/2011 6:08:19 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica

“JasonCrace I don’t post much, but #attackwatch is about the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen. Really Mr. President??????? Really?”


41 posted on 09/16/2011 6:10:52 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Geithner: Taxes on 'Small Business' Must Rise So Government Doesn't 'Shrink')
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To: Kaslin
Photobucket

Heh!

42 posted on 09/16/2011 6:13:30 PM PDT by kara2008 (Palin 2012)
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica

You have no clue about what you speak and are like the herd that thinks everybody but themselves are RINOs

That is sheeple, herd mentality, intellectual vacuousness


43 posted on 09/16/2011 6:13:48 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Rats carry plague)
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica

“Architekt010 RT @GregWHoward: #AttackWatch My neighbor thinks Obama is more of a horse’s ass than I do. Now, where’s my Gestapo armband? #tcot #p2 #ocra”


44 posted on 09/16/2011 6:18:58 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Geithner: Taxes on 'Small Business' Must Rise So Government Doesn't 'Shrink')
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To: bert
WHy in the word do you think that everyone should like that trash just because you do???

It's empty headed pap and the only ones who truly like it are the stinkin producers because they're laughing all the way to the bank with no production costs to speak of, no salaries to speak of, no sets or props to speak of, just idiots watching idiots.

That's all I got to say on the subject.

45 posted on 09/16/2011 6:22:21 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Geithner: Taxes on 'Small Business' Must Rise So Government Doesn't 'Shrink')
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To: Kaslin
#AttachWatch "My radio is telling me that my new Congressman is a Republican. Please make them stop lying!" - Joey from Brooklyn.
46 posted on 09/16/2011 6:24:56 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (All my replies get posted to AttackWatch)
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica

I’m sorry. I broke my rule to never argue with an ignorant man.


47 posted on 09/16/2011 6:24:56 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Rats carry plague)
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica
One of my faves:

"loco_stoner RT @DirkThompson: Hey @AttackWatch, some batty Orwellians created a site advocating snitching on peop---oh...that was you? Awkward. #attackwatch"

48 posted on 09/16/2011 6:25:04 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Geithner: Taxes on 'Small Business' Must Rise So Government Doesn't 'Shrink')
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica

“wolfster38 #AttackWatch - something funny going on at the stock exchange, everytime #obama speaks the market starts to tank. Please advise! #TeaParty”


49 posted on 09/16/2011 6:29:26 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Geithner: Taxes on 'Small Business' Must Rise So Government Doesn't 'Shrink')
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica

“PattiEide RT @informedblackmn: #AttackWatch , because snopes, fight the smears, factcheck, MSM, education system, courts, and entertainment industry are not enough.”


50 posted on 09/16/2011 6:43:15 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Geithner: Taxes on 'Small Business' Must Rise So Government Doesn't 'Shrink')
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