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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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To: dfwgator
Lousy Freeper trolls.

Well, actually, I did see some FR troll accusations on the DU threads I read..

51 posted on 09/15/2011 7:35:28 AM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: tlb
AttackWatch Gains Over 100,000 Sign-Ups In Less Than 24 Hours

Of course, 99,900 of those sign-ups exist solely to mock it.

52 posted on 09/15/2011 7:39:45 AM PDT by kevkrom (This space for rent.)
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To: kevao
OMG are the Obamabots this dumb, this is beyond spin. This is like saying you got jumped,got the hell beaten out of you and afterwards claimed..”Wow that was a helluva workout”. What happened is Obaama found out all the real clever humor and satire is on the right not with that hateful snark Jon Liebowitz.
53 posted on 09/15/2011 7:54:39 AM PDT by Bronurstomp (nytflyr: #attackwatch I know where Anne Frank is hiding)
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To: KarlInOhio
By the time Obama is finished screwing up the country people will be wanting to climb the from the United States to East Germany - metaphorically speaking, of course
54 posted on 09/15/2011 7:54:50 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: FreedomPoster

There’s an hilarious parody of Attackwatch available on the NRO website.


55 posted on 09/15/2011 8:02:06 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: svcw

**The question should be, how many signed up in sincerity?**


I heard this lady on Rush’s show [yesterday].

FoxNewsMom Anita Miller
Caller 2 Rush, Grandma of 12/retired school teacher, flipped Obama the bird as POTUS motorcade drove by. #attackwatch I high five her ‘flip’

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2778184/posts?page=116#116


56 posted on 09/15/2011 8:35:08 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
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To: tlb









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57 posted on 09/15/2011 8:38:57 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: lwd

I did the same thing this am. It’s been freaking hilarious!


58 posted on 09/15/2011 9:13:36 AM PDT by The Sparrow
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To: All

Let them think people support attackwatch! This is the funniest thing on the internets right now. Plus we can pick up lots of conservative followers. =D

*backfire* all over Obama.


59 posted on 09/15/2011 9:17:40 AM PDT by The Sparrow
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To: TEXOKIE

When I was reading them last night I liked this one.

I am not sure about those 7 dwarfs, 6 of them seem OK. but has anyone seen Doc’s long form medical license?


60 posted on 09/15/2011 9:25:33 AM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: mom4melody

Shoot. Not on twitter (or facebook for that matter)

Will have to use hubby’s account

Thanks


61 posted on 09/15/2011 9:29:27 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: tlb
I couldn't bring myself to do it, but many other conservatives signed up just to make sport of it. There is hopefully so much garbage getting uploaded to that site that the concept of using citizens to spy on each other is rendered useless.

The real purpose of this site is probably just to collect email addresses so that fund-raising can be done and propaganda spread.

62 posted on 09/15/2011 9:30:14 AM PDT by SamAdams76 (All my replies get posted to AttackWatch)
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To: tlb

So many snitches so little time.


63 posted on 09/15/2011 9:42:38 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


64 posted on 09/15/2011 9:55:45 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: tlb
“In less than 24 hours we’ve had over 100,000 people sign up at the website, which indicates significant interest from supporters.”

I cannot recall an administration, or a political party, so out of touch with mainstream America.

65 posted on 09/15/2011 10:14:38 AM PDT by CharacterCounts (November 4, 2008 - the day America drank the Kool-Aid)
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To: MrB

‘100,000 signups,’

“99,990 of them are conservatives signing up to ridicule the concept.”

I had to check twice, to be sure this wasn’t satire.


66 posted on 09/15/2011 10:18:14 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: tlb

Anyone actually access the site and then have weird trouble on their own computer/phone/iPad, etc.?


67 posted on 09/15/2011 10:20:58 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: driftless2
There’s an hilarious parody of Attackwatch available on the NRO website.

Do you have a link? Thanks.

68 posted on 09/15/2011 10:28:18 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: dfwgator

LOL!


69 posted on 09/15/2011 10:35:10 AM PDT by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: cripplecreek; All

That site has been the FUNNIEST thing I’ve seen in MONTHS. Makes me hopeful for America because 99% of the posts are snarky smart-@ss tweets, LOL!

It’s looking like the proletariat are ready, willing and able to REVOLT! Bring it! I’m soooo ready!! :)


70 posted on 09/15/2011 10:37:51 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

My vote:

“I saw a Republican walking around today unencumbered and free! THIS MUST STOP!”

LOL! Love it. :)


71 posted on 09/15/2011 10:41:21 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

How about this one:

“It puts the lotion on its skin, or else it gets reported to #attackwatch again.”


72 posted on 09/15/2011 11:25:24 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: kalee

LOL! I didnt see that one! *giggle*


73 posted on 09/15/2011 11:36:05 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Anarchy IS the strategy of the forces of darkness!)
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To: GSWarrior

I am useless doing computer linking, but if you go to the “web briefing” section and scroll down to the article by Elizabeth Flock from WashPo concerning conservatives laughing at AW, the link will be in her article.


74 posted on 09/15/2011 11:49:32 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

More laughs from Twitter-

New Timex #attackwatch...takes a lickin but keeps on snitchin!!!

I’m heartened by the push back and ridicule. Go USA. Keep up the fight!


75 posted on 09/15/2011 2:12:27 PM PDT by BelleAl (Proud to be a member of the party of NO! NO more deficit spending and government control!)
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To: Hunton Peck; TaMoDee; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; bushwon; ...
Wisconsin Politics Ping List Ping!

"Hey AttackWatch! I saw Tea Partiers vandalize & destroy millions of $$$ of property at the Capitol Building in Madison, Wisconsin this past spring! No, wait! Those were Union Thugs...!"

76 posted on 09/15/2011 3:01:44 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
My favorite was the guy who is turning in his neighbor, Bob, for scraping the Obama ‘08 sticker off his Prius.

I told some co-workers about this site and they were shocked at first but then we read some of the tweets and they got a good laugh.

77 posted on 09/15/2011 3:16:37 PM PDT by LMAO ("Begging hands and Bleeding hearts will only cry out for more"...Anthem from Rush)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I just go this in an email...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZPwDRZ6pTM

lol Go ahead, report me!


78 posted on 09/15/2011 3:39:59 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (Is it 2012 yet?)
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To: cripplecreek
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."


79 posted on 09/15/2011 3:46:35 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If Hitler had been as lazy as Obama, the 1940's would have been a very nice decade!!)
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To: cripplecreek
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."


80 posted on 09/15/2011 3:47:44 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If Hitler had been as lazy as Obama, the 1940's would have been a very nice decade!!)
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To: tlb
Obama Youth
81 posted on 09/15/2011 3:55:14 PM PDT by ResearchMonkey (Holding Conservative Country in California.)
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To: Lazamataz

I saw one report from a guy who said he just farted for a full 30 seconds and wanted to know if there would be a carbon tax.


82 posted on 09/15/2011 3:57:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Lazamataz

LMAO!


83 posted on 09/15/2011 4:00:32 PM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: ozaukeemom

I NEVER tire of that scene; it has a million applications, doesn’t it? Epic Fail. Thank you! I Facebooked it to everyone I know who will appreciate it. :)


84 posted on 09/15/2011 4:08:17 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
I Facebooked it to everyone I know

Facebook is now a verb.

85 posted on 09/15/2011 5:42:04 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If Hitler had been as lazy as Obama, the 1940's would have been a very nice decade!!)
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To: tlb
...this digital effort did it’s job bit perhaps instilling ... fear in the GOP campaign efforts.

A little fear - maybe a little more. How about union goons offering to take out the sons of bitches? Maybe some flash mobs - made up of folks who vote 90% for dems - pulling white people out of cars at fairs ... or black panthers with baseball bats at polling places.

Breaking the glass out Republican's homes and businesses would 'instill fear' too... is that next?

86 posted on 09/15/2011 5:50:11 PM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: tlb
...this digital effort did it’s job bit perhaps instilling ... fear in the GOP campaign efforts.

A little fear - maybe a little more...

How about union goons offering to take out the sons of bitches? Maybe some flash mobs - made up of folks who vote 90% for dems - pulling white people out of cars at fairs ... or black panthers with baseball bats at polling places?

Breaking glass out of Republican's homes and businesses would 'instill fear' too... is that next?

87 posted on 09/15/2011 5:51:09 PM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

http://quirkopatra.blogspot.com

Oh my! Too funny! BWA HAA HAA!


88 posted on 09/15/2011 6:18:52 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Lazamataz

Fifty new words added to the lexicon for 2011:

http://www.socialstrategy1.com/2011/01/13/expand-your-vocabulary-new-words-for-2011/

Your Frenemy,

Diana in Wisconsin :)


89 posted on 09/15/2011 7:12:34 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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