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DNC scrambles to deflate Obama video before Daily Caller story published
Daily Caller ^ | 8:36 PM 10/02/2012 | Alex Pappas

Posted on 10/02/2012 11:55:55 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

The Democratic National Committee — armed with the help of dismissive tweets from a variety of journalists — scrambled Tuesday night to attack The Daily Caller for its videos of President Obama’s controversial race comments in 2007 before the story was even published.

Using comments from reporters speculating on TheDC’s report, the Democrats quickly worked to dismiss the story it hadn’t seen yet — which was teased Tuesday afternoon on Sean Hannity’s radio show and on the Drudge Report — by calling it “lame.”

At about 7:30 p.m. ET, the DNC Rapid Response team sent an email to reporters titled “That was Lame,” listing “instant reaction to the latest lame Drudge/Hannity desperation tactics.”

The email merely included tweets from journalists — before the story was published — expressing skepticism and disinterest and the mistaken claim that the video had been published before.

The tweets used by the Democratic National Committee came from reporters at organizations including Politico, BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, New York Magazine and the Atlantic.

The mere prospect that videos of Obama talking about race and his former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, would be published had the committee quickly working to kill the story.

In an attempt to link the story to Republican nominee Mitt Romney, the DNC also sent out an old story about Romney saying he would not make Wright a campaign issue.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2012; obama; revwright

1 posted on 10/02/2012 11:56:02 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: All

H/T to Drudge.


2 posted on 10/02/2012 11:56:51 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“Ignore the Racist behind the podium.”


3 posted on 10/02/2012 11:58:45 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Sen. Reid was wrong. 0bama can't do a passing negro dialect.

Hillary does it better. Even Algore does it better.

4 posted on 10/03/2012 12:01:36 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Predictable, totally predictable......


5 posted on 10/03/2012 12:02:10 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: Red Badger; TigersEye; twister881

Be sure and see the tweets ....following the advertisements.


6 posted on 10/03/2012 12:06:03 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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Punk.


7 posted on 10/03/2012 12:08:25 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Yep. The trolls were out in full force across the conservative blogosphere tonight.

And some “wet-pants conservatives” couldn’t help but step all over the story with “Obastard helping” comments like:

nothing new here
yawn
he’s teflon
what’s the use
it’s a dud

They get to be cool and cynical and can’t be bothered to use the information to beat Obama over the head with it.

They got a hammer but complained it wasn’t an atomic bomb.


8 posted on 10/03/2012 12:11:04 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Smokeyblue

You nailed that! The video is rich with 0bummer hypocrisy, flip-flops, cynicism about America, race-based class warfare mentality and colored throughout with his utter phoniness.


9 posted on 10/03/2012 12:17:02 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Hypocrites! All of ‘em! These are the same people that pounced on Romney for pandering to HIS own base with the 47% video! 0bama is doing the same thing here. That is the first thing I thought of when I watched that video.


10 posted on 10/03/2012 12:17:11 AM PDT by italyconservative (Come on November!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

!


11 posted on 10/03/2012 12:20:36 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: Smokeyblue
Related thread:

Rusty Humphries on the Daily Caller Video (show is on during Hannity's FNC show)

12 posted on 10/03/2012 12:20:36 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Dung is as dung does.


13 posted on 10/03/2012 12:27:47 AM PDT by Bullish (The stink from this amateur regime smells all the way to Kenya.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Angry Black Man


14 posted on 10/03/2012 12:33:09 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Obama at the UN: The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Visited enemy territory to get an idea of what they're saying.
They're laughing and sayng the Conservatives are desperate- dragging out an old video from a year ago that's already been hashed and rehashed.

What I'm not seeing is the full video was not played then.
We're seeing things not seen before by America.
Why isn't this out there?

Don't agree with the nay sayers. This could be important.

15 posted on 10/03/2012 12:34:53 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08; TigersEye

See link at post #12..they are discussing the clip with some callins.


16 posted on 10/03/2012 12:39:40 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
armed with the help of dismissive tweets from a variety of journalists operatives...
17 posted on 10/03/2012 12:50:24 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: glorgau
I is really sad that the Journ-o-lists are more interested in spiking a negative story about Obama than covering the fact that the US Embassy was under protected, the Obama administration has lied since the first few hours and Embassy staff requested security up grades that were denied in DC.
18 posted on 10/03/2012 12:57:28 AM PDT by carcraft (Pray for our Country)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks

Hannity explained that the vid was old but the telling parts had been left out..yet Madcow et al were laughing their a$$es off and ignoring this.


19 posted on 10/03/2012 12:58:19 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Smokeyblue

Yep. The first thing I noticed when the story broke on the FR thread; “conservatives” anxious to shoot it down..


20 posted on 10/03/2012 2:03:30 AM PDT by cardinal4 (If Baraq Hussein Obama had a son he would look like Rageboy)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Romney needs to ( Freudian) slip tonight and address Zero as “President Sharpton”.


21 posted on 10/03/2012 2:10:51 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: Smokeyblue
Yep. The trolls were out in full force across the conservative blogosphere tonight.

Some are trolls and others are just defeated little worms that breathlessly wait for the next opportunity to puke their defeatist, loser vomit all over the place. At least they can shut the hell up and go cower in some hole and puke their defeatist, loser vomit on only themselves. Enough is enough.

22 posted on 10/03/2012 2:57:37 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
DNC scrambles to deflate Obama video before Daily Caller story published

A quick quiz for the dim witted. The DNC scrambles to deflate this Obama video because:

A) It helps their side.

or

B) It hurts their side.

Of course it hurts Obama. The only really debate is how much. When 1 or 2 points in a swing state might decide the election, we should NEVER belittle anything that can give our side those precious points. NEVER!

23 posted on 10/03/2012 3:04:44 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Sounds like the DNC and the old media got punked and pwned.
You may ask why I say that ?

Predictable DNC/Media are so predictable.
We already knew they would react in this way anyway and I am sure those who released this video figured the same.
It's sort of like how Lucy does the football trick on Charlie Brown.
Now ? it's all out there for all the world to see in their desperate attempt to pre-empted this video.
It's the same as how the media planned their coordinated questions in how they pre-empted and ambushed Romney in that news conference of Romney's response to the Benghazi attacks in Libya and this response.
24 posted on 10/03/2012 3:17:27 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
DNC and the Media got Punked and Pwned
25 posted on 10/03/2012 3:18:46 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Smokeyblue
They get to be cool and cynical and can’t be bothered to use the information to beat Obama over the head with it.

A lot of arrested adolescents were out in full force last night. Our side can be pretty pathetic at times.

26 posted on 10/03/2012 3:24:52 AM PDT by hcmama
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To: patriot08

Rachel Maddow could see a video of Obama buggering a goat and he/she/it would only note what an animal lover Obama is. Her reaction is meaningless.


27 posted on 10/03/2012 3:28:10 AM PDT by hcmama
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To: MrDem
Of course it hurts Obama. The only really debate is how much. When 1 or 2 points in a swing state might decide the election, we should NEVER belittle anything that can give our side those precious points. NEVER!

I don't know about that. You're right about 1 or 2 swing state points, but the question is what voter behavior will be driven by this? Independents and center-Left/swing Dems who will be offended by it, or Blacks (who have could now see Obama as playing to the issues THEY care about?

My first reaction was that this was a leak out of the Obama Campaign where they could 1.) inspire unenthused Blacks to go to the polls, 2.) have plausible deniability by blaming it on Conservative Media and 3.) suggest that it was all coordinated by Romney as an October Surprise/Dirty Trick (that failed).
28 posted on 10/03/2012 3:34:05 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
What of that video that Andrew Breitbart said he had before his heart attack ?
Would Breitbart TV bring it to light ? the Super PACs ?
29 posted on 10/03/2012 3:48:06 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The first hint he was a racist was the protection his dept. of justice afforded the black panthers.


30 posted on 10/03/2012 3:59:34 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: patriot08
Don't agree with the nay sayers. This could be important.

Of course it's important. After spending weeks and tons of airtime lambasting Romney for stating that his strongest appeal will be to 53% of the electorate, they're now faced with a video that shows Barack Obama adopting a lame "jive" accent in an attempt to kowtow to the only 13% who ever mattered to him.

Something to keep in mind here is that Barack Obama had very high popularity ratings for his first few months in office. They dropped precipitously in July 2009, and I still contend to this day that the Henry Louis Gates incident and Obama's "cops acted stupidly" remark was the single biggest factor in that decline. He was elected on "hope and change," but it's incidents like that one, and video clips like this one, that expose him as nothing more than a surly black man with an Ivy League law degree.

31 posted on 10/03/2012 4:01:04 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Alberta's Child
This will not go away and racism in the black community and inside the White House have America pi$$ed and worried. This problem will brew and the media will cite the doctored and truncated video... they will say there is no “there” there. But then the entire video will be made available all over the Internet... Rush will play it... Levin will play it... Hannity will replay the juicy parts over and over. F&F will talk about it... the All Stars will talk about it... cnn will finally cover it... then Jake Tapper... and then the damage will come.

LLS

32 posted on 10/03/2012 4:28:04 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: TigersEye

The sad thing is it shouldn’t take this video to open peoples eyes. We’ve had almost four years of evidence spelling out exactly who The One is. Not to mention the years before he made it to the people’s house. As much as I would like to see the video be the final nail in the coffin I’m not holding my breath.


33 posted on 10/03/2012 4:51:44 AM PDT by animal172 (Go Paul Ryan. Chew 'em up and spit 'em out.)
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To: Alberta's Child

Agreed.

________________

‘The Obama File’ has had over 10,000 hits in the last four or five days.
That means over 10,000 people have been exposed to Obama’s evil.

http://www.theobamafile.com/index_next_personal.html


34 posted on 10/03/2012 6:13:50 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
F&F will talk about it... the All Stars will talk about it... cnn will finally cover it... then Jake Tapper... and then the damage will come.

I have a sneaking suspicion that this is one of many such glimpses in the true nature of Obama that will come to the fore during the month of October.

I also suspect that McCain's opposition research team had all these, but McCain refused to use them. Heck, McCain derided people for even mentioning BO's middle name.

Romney will not show that kind of deference.

35 posted on 10/03/2012 6:26:03 AM PDT by randita
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To: randita

I think that you are correct.

LLS


36 posted on 10/03/2012 7:48:49 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: animal172
That is entirely because the press is our enemy.

Pat Caddell slams the media: They have become an “enemy of the people” (video 26:00)

37 posted on 10/03/2012 10:10:00 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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