Dead pool: How long before Obama’s campaign flushes Attack Watch down the toilet?

posted at 4:50 pm on September 14, 2011 by Allahpundit

Not only are major papers running headlines about the site becoming a laughingstock, even respected liberals are admitting that they would have flipped out had Bush tried something similar. Place your bets: How much longer can the PR beating go on before someone throws in the towel? Ace thinks it’ll be gone — or at least substantially overhauled to rid it of the “snazzy Gestapo color scheme” — by 6 p.m. ET. I’m thinking they’re going to stick with it for the long haul for the reason MKH gives here:

Design regression from Fight the Smears to #AttackWatch is metaphor for Obama 08 vs. 12. Same product, subtract style, sprinkle desperation.

Compare and contrast. We’re more than a year away from election day and it’s already axiomatic that this will be the nastiest campaign in recent memory — and the worse the economy is, the nastier it’ll be on the White House’s end. Why pretend otherwise by adding rainbows and unicorns to AttackWatch.com now? They should keep the site as is and embrace the new scorched-earth vision of “Hope” and “Change.” Or better yet, embellish the motif. How about a grainy photo of Joe Biden in a balaclava to add “atmosphere”?

My prediction is that they’ll ride it out and leave the site unaltered. Right or wrong? While you mull, here’s Cuffy Meigs’s rendering of what a newly redesigned AW might look like.

Update: Via RCP, the inevitable Fox News debate.


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hawkdriver on September 14, 2011 at 7:41 PM

lol

excellent :)

cmsinaz on September 14, 2011 at 7:43 PM

They should keep the site as is and embrace the new scorched-earth vision of “Hope” and “Change.” “Rope and Hanged”

chickasaw42 on September 14, 2011 at 7:47 PM

I’ve been following #attackwatch on Monitter.com. It’s been getting getting absolutely hammered with hilarious jokes since it went live yesterday.

I don’t see how they keep the site up. I already submitted one attack by the Transformers(You know they’re evil). And as others have pointed out, it’s a campaign-approved method for anyone to ridicule the President in 140 characters. Minus the hashtag.

Dave in San Diego on September 14, 2011 at 7:48 PM

drudge link indicates it’s being followed by attackwatch…
can’t get to it though…that twitter link is SLOW

cmsinaz on September 14, 2011 at 7:51 PM

ATTACK SWATCH WATCH?

Somewhere Richard Nixon is smiling.

PappyD61 on September 14, 2011 at 7:59 PM

I have actually substituted Bushmil’s in a pince.

carbon_footprint on September 14, 2011 at 8:01 PM

pince, or as most recognize the word, PINCH.

carbon_footprint on September 14, 2011 at 8:01 PM

They just updated the site. It has a photoshopped stylized pic of Perry. They gave him Condi Newsweak eyes. Not red, but somewhat dialated. Obama’s people are TRASH.

pc on September 14, 2011 at 8:06 PM

Since the “real” site wants our email addresses and all, and I’m allergic to campaign spam from an America-hating enemy of the people, I ain’t playin’ that game.

MrScribbler on September 14, 2011 at 7:06 PM

You can still join the fun with a throwaway address from any one of the free e-mail services. Then just don’t bother to read any mail sent to that account. :-)

Mary in LA on September 14, 2011 at 7:14 PM

A helpful free service in that regard:
disposableinbox.com

whatcat on September 14, 2011 at 8:06 PM

After Before SNL does a skit on it.

portlandon on September 14, 2011 at 4:56 PM

Their ‘stubbornness’ is a reflection of how empty their quiver is.

After all, how long did it take before ‘Winning The Future’ quietly disappeared down the memory hole?

Or are they still phucking that chicken?

It’s getting kinda hard to keep up with the Lie/Deception Of The Day at this point.

CPT. Charles on September 14, 2011 at 8:28 PM

How long until Attackwatch is signed up for every porn and spam site on the internet?

My guess is a day and half… then its laughingstock watch.

ajacksonian on September 14, 2011 at 8:35 PM

Also just mentioned on Levin: The Governor of Michigan is now requiring that doctors reguilarly report the weight of juvenile patients to a central registry.

I bet MoochHell 0bama is going to send him a certificate of appreciation, despite the (R) next to his name.

LegendHasIt on September 14, 2011 at 8:56 PM

Sorry, wrong thread.

LegendHasIt on September 14, 2011 at 9:07 PM

Obama just updated Fidel Castro’s playbook with the internet… This has been going on in Cuba for 50 years! Snitcing on your neighbor to curry favor with the socialist overlord that is…

CCRWM on September 14, 2011 at 9:15 PM

I haven’t read the thread yet but my son was going to leave a funny message and they are asking him for a credit card to join. Anybody else getting this?

CCRWM on September 14, 2011 at 9:19 PM

L’attaque! L’attaque! Toujours l’attaque! — Napoleon Bonaparte

J.E. Dyer on September 14, 2011 at 9:49 PM

Reports coming out of Iran are that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is going to purloin a copy of Obama’s AttackWatch software and use it himself as he thinks it’s a great idea. Syria’s President has already asked Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to send him a copy too.

Lon Chaney on September 14, 2011 at 10:00 PM

The twitterfeed is a goldmine of jokes and pentup frustrations! I haven’t laughed so much in a long time. One of my favorites (there are many) so far:

RoryRazon Rory
There is this crazy man running around the country that thinks fixing bridges everywhere is going to fix our economy.
#AttackWatch

REPORT THIS RASCAL!

I hope AttackWatch stays up on twitter. It’s cheaper than therapy.

manateespirit on September 14, 2011 at 10:09 PM

You don’t need a degree in poli sci to know this is a really bad idea…but considering the source, who’s really surprised, especially since it’s not the first time they’ve tried it?

Bob's Kid on September 14, 2011 at 10:14 PM

I’m tempted to comment but… could that be considered an attack attempting to one up Obama’s publication resume? I would not want him to get all wee-weed up thinking I was trying to outdo him.

Unquiet on September 14, 2011 at 10:21 PM

To make it clear that Obama does not poop flowers or the sweet smell of the African savannah:

Our beloved leader does not get explosive diarrhea. He experiences kinetic fecal action. #DontBuyTheirPropoganda #AttackWatch

ProudPalinFan on September 14, 2011 at 10:26 PM

I am following the funny one…if I follow the original one, will it automatically follow me too?

Throwin’ it out there see if there are any ppl geekier than me on this.

ProudPalinFan on September 14, 2011 at 10:29 PM

I NEED to see the “Hitler finds out about AttackWatch” youtube video ;)

MeatHeadinCA on September 14, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Oh pretty please!!??!! I miss the Downfall meme.

Sweaty Deacon on September 14, 2011 at 10:51 PM

hawkdriver on September 14, 2011 at 7:41 PM

Heh

I suppose I should report my entire HOA since I am a stupid “Rethuglican”.

My entire HOA does not complain about the Gadsden flag on my flag pole. In fact some of the neighbors like it.

F15Mech on September 14, 2011 at 10:53 PM

This is scary in a way.

To attack Governor Palin, didn’t they get upset over little marks that looked like phony target markings over Democrat held seats? Hysterical over little orange marks..like out of a cartoon.

I wanted to tell the Dems..you want scary? I could do a map with realistic Milspec scope reticles and maybe a photo of the office holder. That would be scary. That would be wrong.

I would not do it. Neither would Governor Palin.

Kapish?

IlikedAUH2O on September 14, 2011 at 10:54 PM

Attaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack Waaaaaaaaaaaaatch!

I need that on a sticker, stat!

roy_batty on September 14, 2011 at 11:25 PM

Great comment at Twitter

DirkThompson Dirk Thompson Hunt

Hey @AttackWatch, some batty Orwellians created a site advocating snitching on peop-—oh…that was you? Awkward.

Del Dolemonte on September 14, 2011 at 11:35 PM

Obama just updated Fidel Castro’s playbook with the internet… This has been going on in Cuba for 50 years! Snitcing on your neighbor to curry favor with the socialist overlord that is…

CCRWM on September 14, 2011 at 9:15 PM

What would Dr. Goebbels have done had he had the internet?

Or Uncle Joe Stalin?

Del Dolemonte on September 14, 2011 at 11:37 PM

I kinda like this take on it.

Even if it is being a bit more serious than a lot of folks are taking it. Of course, I could be biased. I did just finish Jonah Goldberg’s “Liberal Fascism”.

CPL 310 on September 14, 2011 at 11:58 PM

Oh pretty please!!??!! I miss the Downfall meme.

Sweaty Deacon on September 14, 2011 at 10:51 PM
I’ve been searching-but nuthin’ yet.
*I wonder if Bruno Ganz(who was born in Switzerland in 1944 or something and is half JEWISH) regrets making that film. LoL*

annoyinglittletwerp on September 15, 2011 at 12:13 AM

They are bragging that Attack Watch has gotten, ta dum, more than 100,000 subscribers.
We need to try harder. I’ll put up a matching grant of 10 subscribers, along with the coffee mug
and the “I Won” DVD, if we can meet the current challenge of 100,000 more subscribers.

Dhuka on September 15, 2011 at 12:26 AM

I reported myself. I had to let them know that I will be making a sign to put in the back of my that says he sucks as a president. Its not very clever, but it’s a start.

tommer74 on September 15, 2011 at 12:28 AM

I’ve been following #attackwatch on Monitter.com. It’s been getting getting absolutely hammered with hilarious jokes since it went live yesterday.

Dave in San Diego on September 14, 2011 at 7:48 PM

#attachwatch (yes ‘h’ typo) is also hammered!
LMAO.

Kenosha Kid on September 15, 2011 at 12:33 AM

Hey, it’s black and white and red all over .. just like Obama. How fun!

Ronnie on September 15, 2011 at 1:13 AM

“If you love me, then report your neighbors to me.”

pedestrian on September 15, 2011 at 1:33 AM

I cannot recall HotAir ever being this dead, since I joined. I’ll check back tomorrow to see where everyone went. Is it the lack of a Palin thread?

BBL.

cane_loader on September 15, 2011 at 3:15 AM

Also just mentioned on Levin: The Governor of Michigan is now requiring that doctors reguilarly report the weight of juvenile patients to a central registry.

Gee, aren’t we just delighted that the lib who push this invasive stuff (and Obamacare for bureaucrats)fought so hard for Row v wade because it would give us privacy with our own doctors?

They aren’t hypocrites for they have no fixed truths to betray -they are just intrusive control freaks.

Don L on September 15, 2011 at 6:38 AM

I envision the watchers going through their submissions, “OK, that’s true, and uh, well, that’s true, and true, true, dammit, true, true – hey, what about this unicorn thing? They can’t prove that, right”

Ronnie on September 15, 2011 at 6:43 AM

Also just mentioned on Levin: The Governor of Michigan is now requiring that doctors reguilarly report the weight of juvenile patients to a central registry.

I bet MoochHell 0bama is going to send him a certificate of appreciation, despite the (R) next to his name.

LegendHasIt on September 14, 2011 at 8:56 PM

I remember an effort to get pediatricians to ask children if their parents had guns in the house. Not the same thing, but the same mentality of nanny-statism. Of course I told my daughter to tell me if that ever happened. Luckily, her pediatrician wasn’t a tool of the state and didn’t participate.
I wonder about the legality of such a registry. Are these juveniles identified by name?

SKYFOX on September 15, 2011 at 6:56 AM

I think I’m going to sign up and just REPORT DEMOCRATS.

Maxine Waters, Jesse Jackson and his cut of his nu** comments, etc.

Let’s help them have a circular firing squad.

PappyD61 on September 15, 2011 at 7:12 AM

My prediction is that they’ll ride it out and leave the site unaltered. Right or wrong?

I’m waffling on this one.
But you have history on your side AP.
They so love to double down on the stupid & ridiculous.
Since they tried this $hit before, I’m going to side with your prediction.
Can’t withdraw stupid a 2nd time.
GO FOR IT TEAM OBAMA!

Badger40 on September 15, 2011 at 8:15 AM

Ah, Attaaaack Waaaatch not yet following Hot Air. Send us some love, BO.

Fallon on September 15, 2011 at 8:56 AM

IRONY ALERT!!!!!

I signed up and when you hit “report” IT DOESN’T WORK!!!!

They want your email, and contributions right off the bat (uhhhh, nooooo).

You also can’t post a link to the YOUTUBE favorites of all the DEMS TALKING TRASH on the DOTUS. I was going to upload Maxi Maxi Maxine blasting O.

Bummer………they also have a place for you to upload a “video” of the person saying something.

E.V.I.L.
E.V.I.L.
E.V.I.L.
E.V.I.L.

PappyD61 on September 15, 2011 at 8:58 AM

Attack Watch needs a forum. All of us aspiring Stasi need to communicate with eachother.

NotCoach on September 15, 2011 at 9:10 AM

While it is in the realm of possibility that they keep the site up, one cannot forget that da One is thin skinned and is just as likely to throw anyone under the bus as this continues to be the laughingstock. The only guarantee is that efforts will be made to show that he only voted “present” at the meeting.

Also, anyone taking bets on when, if ever, SNL uses this site in a skit?

TQM38a on September 15, 2011 at 9:15 AM

I’ve been updating my twitter feed, #attackwatch. It’s blowing up. It’s hilarious to read. So, tell me, how can it not be listed as ‘trending’??? I don’t believe it.

bridgetown on September 15, 2011 at 9:17 AM

i think we ought to flood this snitch site with comments and names from the left.

abcurtis on September 15, 2011 at 9:18 AM

Michelle Malkin on Fox and Friends today. On twitter she is blaming attackwatch for her site being down.

http://t.co/QfU8dDkf

William Amos on September 15, 2011 at 9:17 AM

ted c on September 15, 2011 at 9:24 AM

I. Am telling. On EVERYONE.

ChipDWood on September 15, 2011 at 9:32 AM

Anyone report the von Trapp family yet?

justltl on September 15, 2011 at 9:38 AM

Anyone report the von Trapp family yet?

justltl on September 15, 2011 at 9:38 AM

I see what you did there. Do Re Mi…

ted c on September 15, 2011 at 9:40 AM

Some of the funniest twitter comments I’ve ever heard.

hawkdriver on September 15, 2011 at 9:57 AM

You know you are in trouble as Obimbo when Bob Beckel declines to defend it on The Five. Haven’t decided if Beckel actually believes his own BS or is simply a total shill. I guess both is a possibility.

PJ Emeritus on September 15, 2011 at 10:01 AM

I know which attic Anne Frank is hiding in…

Justrand on September 15, 2011 at 10:02 AM

The theme for AW translated into English.
German SS song.
The flag high! The rows closed! SA marched with quiet, firm step. Came’raden, the Rotfront and reaction shot, marching’n in the spirit in our’n rows with. The road is free the brown Batallionen. The road is free the Sturmabteilungsmann! Take a look at it’n the swastika full hope already millions. The day for freedom and for bread breaks! For the last time Sturmalarm will be blown! The fighting Floo’n we all ready! Soon flutter Hitlerfahnen on all roads. The slavery lasts only a short time!

Col.John Wm. Reed on September 15, 2011 at 10:10 AM

“Thank you so very much for your help, Attack Watch, but I should let you know… we hate snitches.”

Prob’ly got the quote wrong, but cookies to whomever gets the reference. =)

ZK on September 15, 2011 at 11:50 AM

I’ve logged in and many many helpful posts. I’m closely monitoring my neighbors right now. Join in!

Mason on September 15, 2011 at 11:54 AM

Attttttaaaaaaaaaaacccckkkkk Wwwwwaaaaaaaatttttccccchhhhh!

Pablo Snooze on September 15, 2011 at 12:41 PM

I did it.

I reported Maxine Waters for her slam against the Lord Obama.

She’s just an attacker.

ATTTTTTTTTTTTTTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHCK Swatch.

PappyD61 on September 15, 2011 at 1:49 PM

Don’t know if it’s been posted yet:

Hitler Discovers AttackWatch

Odie1941 on September 15, 2011 at 4:46 PM

I just got an email update regarding one (or both of my Attack Watch reports). I sent one saying I read that Bob Turner won in NY-9 because people were unhappy with Obama. I sent another about a rumor that his grades in college weren’t too good.

Today, I got my first email.

Friend –

You’re in for 2012: Welcome, and thanks.

Now forget everything you know about politics.

Because I can tell you that the next 14 months will be like nothing you’ve seen from a campaign. If we’re going to win, we have to be tougher, smarter, and more innovative than ever before.

The President has a job to do, so he’s asking each of us to take the lead in shaping this effort.

That work begins now in your community.

Will you sign up to volunteer today?

Your leadership today will help shape what kind of campaign we can run over the next few months, and what kind of campaign we can run when the election heats up next year.

You may be asked to recruit other volunteers, register voters, or talk to your friends and neighbors about what they hope to see from this campaign. You may sign up to volunteer today and end up leading a canvass next summer.

I got my start empowering residents in mobile home communities in Missoula, Montana — a long way from Washington, D.C. As an organizer, I know it all starts in our own backyards. Committing to a campaign at the beginning is a huge first step, but it’s often the decisions we make from that point on that determine success.

Whether you’re a first-time supporter or a veteran volunteer, this campaign belongs to you. You own it, and you power it.

This is an exciting time to get involved — sign up to be a volunteer today:

http://my.barackobama.com/2012-Volunteer

Let’s go,

Messina

Jim Messina
Campaign Manager
Obama for America

I hit unsubscribe as soon as I could, I don’t want my spam emailed filled with such rubbish.

amazingmets on September 15, 2011 at 7:35 PM

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