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Obama campaign refers to liberal bloggers as “tinfoil hat crowd”
Washington Examiner ^ | 10/10/12 | Sean Higgins

Posted on 10/10/2012 7:53:26 PM PDT by markomalley

The Obama campaign referred to several major liberal bloggers as the “tinfoil hat crowd” in a statement to Fox News Wednesday. The campaign was responding to the cable channel’s request for a  comment on an Internet conspiracy theory many of them had promoted.

Shortly after the presidential debate last week, a number of liberal bloggers including ones at Daily Kos, FireDogLake, Democratic Underground, and the Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan, among others, began posting items suggesting that Mitt Romney had cheated during the debate.

The theory was that, as some video of the event appeared to suggest, Romney slipped a folded piece of paper out of his pocket and onto his podium just before the debate started. The bloggers suggested this was a “cheat sheet.” The theory was prettyclearly debunked. The paper was in fact a handkerchief … that Romney was shown later in the debate mopping his brow with.

Fox’s Special Report with Bret Baier somewhat belatedly weighed in on the issue during its Wednesday broadcast. Baier noted a Washington Times story that suggested the Obama campaign planted the “cheat sheet” story in the blogs. Fox asked the Obama campaign for its reaction. Spokesman Ben LaBolt provided them with the following statement:

No — We’ve never casted our lot with the tinfoil hat crowd.

Granted, it was a bogus Internet meme, but that is still a fairly harsh remark for what after all popular liberal voices on the web. Do those bloggers know the administration apparently holds them in such low regard?

TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conspiracytheory; debaters; dnctalkingpoints; morons4obama

Video at link.

1 posted on 10/10/2012 7:53:29 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley
Obama, Hillary, Homeland Security and the Southern Poverty Law Center have worked to make the case that ‘extremists’ are the enemy.

Nice to see the creepy totalitarians are being consistent.

2 posted on 10/10/2012 7:58:22 PM PDT by GOPJ (You only establish a feel for the line by having crossed it. - - Freeper One Name)
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3 posted on 10/10/2012 7:58:51 PM PDT by Radio Free Tuscaloosa (God Bless...America!! - Adm. Jeremiah Denton)
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To: markomalley

Man, you MUST think you are in DEEP Kimchi if you start bashing your most rabid supporters like that ...

4 posted on 10/10/2012 8:01:07 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: markomalley

Now they know the crap conservatives have been getting for years from the “mainstream” Republicans

5 posted on 10/10/2012 8:09:34 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Lmo56

Obama does not want to be re-elected.

He is just going through the motions, and enjoying every second of his private Corporate Jet, Air Force One.

6 posted on 10/10/2012 8:09:54 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks markomalley. And here's a link to a pulled topic, but the title is so effin' good we can't just let it go into that long night without acknowledgement:
7 posted on 10/10/2012 8:11:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (
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To: markomalley

Useful Idiots.

Such deep idiots that they don’t even realize they’re being used like bowling balls: picked up, fingered, and tossed into the gutter.

8 posted on 10/10/2012 8:13:01 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Radio Free Tuscaloosa

9 posted on 10/10/2012 8:15:34 PM PDT by goron (45% in Alabama think President Obama is a Muslim.)
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“Numerous political figures use Daily Kos to publish frequent or occasional content, including consultants, candidates, and sitting members of Congress. Prominent posters include:

Current & Former officeholders

Barack Obama”

11 posted on 10/10/2012 9:54:51 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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