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Obama Campaign Launches "Truth Team"
CBS ^ | February 13, 2012 | Stephanie Condon

Posted on 02/13/2012 12:46:22 PM PST by lbryce

President Obama's re-election team on Monday rolled out a campaign to recruit two million supporters to help debunk attacks on the president's record and hit back at his Republican rivals.

Called the "Truth Team," the new effort will engage Obama supporters online and in person, encouraging them to communicate with undecided voters about the president's record.

"People don't just want to hear from campaign statements or ads -- they want to hear from the family and friends they trust," Stephanie Cutter, Mr. Obama's deputy campaign manager, wrote in an email to supporters.

Obama for America, the president's re-election team, will announce "truth teams" in a handful of swing states today. National groups like the National Education Association and the Service Employees International Union have also signed on as partners in the effort.

The "Truth Team" website highlights the effort's three goals, each of which have their own website: AttackWatch.com will defend the president against false attacks, KeepingGOPHonest.com will fact check Republicans' claims about their own records, and KeepingHisWord.com will tout the president's record.

In 2008, more than a million people participated in Mr. Obama's similar "Fight the Smears" initiative. This year, the campaign hopes to double that number before the Democratic National Convention in the fall.

The "truth team" effort acknowledges the bitter contest expected between Mr. Obama and his 2012 opponent. Social media can be a powerful tool to help combat attacks, but it also carries some risks -- when the campaign launched AttackWatch.com last fall, conservatives largely lampooned it.


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AttackWatch reborn as 'Obama "truth team"'. Politics as pathology. Cognitive dissonance at its worst.
1 posted on 02/13/2012 12:46:28 PM PST by lbryce
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To: lbryce

This is beyond hilarious!


2 posted on 02/13/2012 12:49:23 PM PST by lesko
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To: lbryce

This regime has mastered doublespeak, creating the illusion of truth by telling lies.


3 posted on 02/13/2012 12:50:09 PM PST by pallis
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To: lbryce

AKA “Barry’s Bull$hitters”


4 posted on 02/13/2012 12:50:28 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: beethovenfan

Where is the photo of Husein’s jack-booted thugs outside a polling place?


5 posted on 02/13/2012 12:52:30 PM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: beethovenfan

“People don’t just want to hear from campaign statements or ads — they want to hear from the family and friends they trust,”

Oh how I hope my sister-in-laws douchebag, liberal husband attempts to try this crap on me. I will knock his teeth right out of his head!


6 posted on 02/13/2012 12:56:06 PM PST by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: All
Here is the Truth.

Our economy will suck as long as Obummer is in office.

The day after he is booted out the stock market will soar to never seen record highs and all the radio will be playing “Happy days are here again”

7 posted on 02/13/2012 12:56:48 PM PST by troy McClure
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To: lbryce

In a related story, several of the crack whores that congregate in downtown San Antonio have launched “Virtue Teams” to indicated who is and is not living a virtuous life.

(Funny thing is I’m more likely to believe the crack whores than I am anybody in zero’s administration.)


8 posted on 02/13/2012 12:56:48 PM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: lbryce

LOL the “Truth Team” What moron picked that name? The Bull Sh*t Squad” makes more sense


9 posted on 02/13/2012 12:57:07 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: lbryce

This is going to be a dirty election. Obama will use everything, including the full scope of the Federal government to maintain office. It’s going to be WWIII for whomever we nominate.


10 posted on 02/13/2012 12:57:52 PM PST by SoDak
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To: beethovenfan

“AKA “Barry’s Bull$hitters””

That is a winner.


11 posted on 02/13/2012 12:58:39 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: lbryce

I can’t wait to enguage one of these hucksters on the street and when they call me stuipid I will give the bozo a freeking lecture on quantum mechanics or any other science related subject.

Also deconstruct thier limited view on economics as well as clear up their preconceptions to where “rights” actually come from.


12 posted on 02/13/2012 12:58:57 PM PST by GraceG
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To: lesko

They are recruiting two million people to keep track of all the lies Obama tells ? Great idea !!


13 posted on 02/13/2012 12:59:23 PM PST by molson209
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To: lbryce

Attackwatch is still active. Obama’s Ministry of Truth.


14 posted on 02/13/2012 1:00:22 PM PST by Ingtar ("But it is hard to maintain an aura of invincibility after you have been vinced..." Sowell)
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To: lbryce
OBAMA GAMES, OBAMA GAMES
15 posted on 02/13/2012 1:00:22 PM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: lbryce

You see these jerks already. Just look at the comments section in your local paper. They send these letters to the editors that could have been written by Obama’s staff. Filled with the latest talking points and lies to try and make their views seem mainstream.
Kind of makes you wonder how many of these are using government computers and paid work time to send these letters off.


16 posted on 02/13/2012 1:01:06 PM PST by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: lbryce

“they want to hear from the family and friends they trust”

Yes, that is why I have been telling my family and friends what a calculating, manipulating, illmoral, job killing, Constitution killing, Usurper Obama really is.
I think it is working,too!


17 posted on 02/13/2012 1:02:24 PM PST by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: lbryce

The truth team?....LMAO!!....FUBO!


18 posted on 02/13/2012 1:02:46 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Sarah Barracuda
We need to roll out that software again that finds any "Obama Truth Squad" puke, tracks down their home address, phone numbers (including cell phones), bank accounts, checking accounts and 401(k) or IRA accounts.

That worked well ~ cooled them down a lot.

Plus, for the "guy type" truth squaders, we need to find any chillun they owe back child support for and report them to the authorities including their current location.

19 posted on 02/13/2012 1:02:51 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: lbryce

I wonder if they will be wearing brown shirts.


20 posted on 02/13/2012 1:03:05 PM PST by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: lbryce

The Liar’s “Truth Team”.

That’s a good one right there.


21 posted on 02/13/2012 1:03:18 PM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: lbryce
Earlier lively thread:

Obama Campaign Launches 'Truth Teams'

22 posted on 02/13/2012 1:03:52 PM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: lbryce

23 posted on 02/13/2012 1:05:01 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: lbryce

Aaaaattttttaaaaack Waaaaattttttcccchhhhhh!


24 posted on 02/13/2012 1:13:38 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: lesko

An Obama Truth Team: right out of Orwell’s 1984.


25 posted on 02/13/2012 1:14:47 PM PST by Skepolitic
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To: lbryce

I have laughed so much I will probably be sick!


26 posted on 02/13/2012 1:15:48 PM PST by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: lbryce
Can we just rename it tne Ministry of Truth?

Thus history is continuously rewritten. This day-to-day falsification of the past, carried out by the Ministry of Truth, is as necessary to the stability of the regime as the work of repression and espionage carried out by the Ministry of Love. - 1984 chapter XVII
Hey, Eric Holder can be the first Minister of Love.
27 posted on 02/13/2012 1:18:57 PM PST by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: NoGrayZone
Surprisingly, AttackWatch.com is still alive and lying like crazy.
28 posted on 02/13/2012 1:21:35 PM PST by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: lbryce

They should start by recruiting Jesse Ventura and Rosie O’Dumbbell as their national co-chairs. They’ve shown their “street cred” on distributing “Truther” comments.


29 posted on 02/13/2012 1:23:25 PM PST by ssaftler
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To: lbryce

The new site, “Attack The Truth,” will be devoted to advancing those bold faced lies Obama occasionally has trouble getting Media Matters to pass along to network media and major newspapers.


30 posted on 02/13/2012 1:25:16 PM PST by CT (Make Mine Newt)
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To: thouworm

Thanks for mentioning it. My search for ‘Truth Team’ (singular) failed to pick up the previously posted ‘Truth Teams’.


31 posted on 02/13/2012 1:25:41 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:The bastard offspring of Satan and Medusa.)
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To: Ingtar; KarlInOhio; All

I apologize to all for having erroneously posted that Attack Watch reborn as Truth Team.


32 posted on 02/13/2012 1:31:37 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:The bastard offspring of Satan and Medusa.)
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To: lbryce

Everyone in my family who worships obama knows better than to try to talk to me about it. And I sure as hell don’t talk to them. It’s pointless. And anyone who worships him who ain’t related sure as hell ain’t no friend.


33 posted on 02/13/2012 1:32:30 PM PST by Terry Mross (.)
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bump for later


34 posted on 02/13/2012 1:38:30 PM PST by freebird5850 (Of course Obama loves his country...it's just that Newt loves mine!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

The Truth Team that picked WTF for campaign slogan!


35 posted on 02/13/2012 1:44:17 PM PST by DooDahhhh (ma)
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To: lbryce

Obama: 7 Lies in under 2 Minutes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UErR7i2onW0

I’m reporting him!


36 posted on 02/13/2012 1:51:03 PM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: lbryce

37 posted on 02/13/2012 1:54:04 PM PST by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: lbryce
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38 posted on 02/13/2012 2:44:17 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: lbryce

I think we all should sign up.


39 posted on 02/13/2012 2:47:02 PM PST by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/)
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To: lbryce

Acronym of the Truth Team = T T.

This Fall it will be the Tea Party patriots from the right vs the TeeTee Teams on the left. Somehow, defeating the TeeTee’s doesn’t sound too scary to me. Another use of the two T’s is “Truth-Twisting”.

So, the left is going all out with their “truth-twisting twits”. Okay, then, even less intimidating.

Bring it on!


40 posted on 02/13/2012 2:55:54 PM PST by Let_It_Be_So (Once you see the Truth, you cannot "unsee" it, no matter how hard you may try.)
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To: lbryce

Zero’s has an assembled propaganda team to go out an annoy the population on how great he is ! Nice !


41 posted on 02/13/2012 2:57:01 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: lbryce

They wouldn’t know Truth if it bit them in the toe


42 posted on 02/13/2012 2:57:41 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: lbryce; TigersEye; LucyT; mojitojoe; Beckwith; Fred Nerks

Truth Team? Well why be surprised. Fascists love to drown out true facts and related criticism. Remember the National Socialist Prop[aganda Meisters of the Third Reich? Obama is merely the next act in the lineage of fascism to plague the world and our free nation.

So why be surprised if his propaganda machine follows the techniques of “truth” according to the Joseph Goebbels approach?

True Dat? Buahahahahahahahahah?

Read this:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html

What does history show us of what happens to liberal fascists like Goebells/Obama and their so called truth machines, those who define their false truth to a free people? See my next post.


43 posted on 02/13/2012 2:58:30 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: lbryce

The first truth he needs to make known is the true unemployment rate. The second is the spread of radical Islam in America.


44 posted on 02/13/2012 2:59:28 PM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: lbryce
The Truth Team


45 posted on 02/13/2012 3:00:45 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: jyro

I wonder if they will be wearing brown shirts.

More likely a Jasmin Tunic~~~


46 posted on 02/13/2012 3:09:52 PM PST by Isabel2010
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To: jyro

I wonder if they will be wearing brown shirts.

More likely a Jasmin Tunic~~~


47 posted on 02/13/2012 3:10:03 PM PST by Isabel2010
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To: lbryce

The truth is... President Obama’s biggest danger is $4+ gallon gas and $6lb hamburger this summer! He has the media in his pocket, lotsa One Percenter types giving him mucho $$$, and a less than spectacular GOP field... but stratospheric gas and food process will do him in! He will lose even to Romney... Kinda a no-brainer, ask GHW Bush. No “truth team” can save him.


48 posted on 02/13/2012 3:14:37 PM PST by FiddlePig (truth is hard... lies are easy - http://redneckoblogger.blogspot.com)
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To: lbryce
Has anyone noticed the velocity of "his decisions"?

* Flip-Flop and Super Packs.
* Double Down on the Volt
* And now this the Quasi Truth Shirts...

Really? If you are so loved and you really have a billion to run why do you really need to do these all?

IMHO he maybe coming unglued, he is looking desperate or is it just me...

49 posted on 02/13/2012 3:19:01 PM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: lbryce
Has anyone noticed the velocity of "his decisions"?

* Flip-Flop and Super Packs.
* Double Down on the Volt
* And now this the Quasi Truth Shirts...

Really? If you are so loved and you really have a billion to run why do you really need to do these all?

IMHO he maybe coming unglued, he is looking desperate or is it just me...

50 posted on 02/13/2012 3:19:29 PM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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