September 15, 2011
We’re Probably Going to Need an AttackWatchWatch.com
Barack Obama’s presidential campaign unveiled a new web site yesterday designed to provide the administration with a platform to put forth its views on the important national policy issues of the day and perhaps draw contrasts with those with whom there may be honest disagreements, all in an atmosphere of mutual respect and deference to the ideals of a deliberative democracy.
Okay, so maybe they’re a little enthusiastic, but before you go on about how this is an outrageous effort by a sitting president to quell dissent in a desperate attempt to cling to power, you should know one thing:
It’s purely a coincidence that the site adopted the official colors of the Nazi Party.
Besides, the President has a right to counter his critics, such as those Republicans who falsely suggest that the administration has been granting large numbers of waivers to its union supporters.
This of course is an outrageous attack!
Naturally, AttackWatch offers a well-researched rebuttal to directly counter this bald-faced lie and suggests that readers:
“Read the official legislation.”
Your representative didn’t, but that's all the more reason you should.
Okay, so reading the legislation isn’t a direct counter to the favoritism charge, so AttackWatch offers several outside sources to expose the lie, for example, they point supporters to a nearly year old article by FactCheck.org that doesn’t actually address the question!
Looks like AttackWatch is two for two in this White House smack down!
Their next reference is a six-month-old Washington Post article that concedes that the first part of the statement by Republican Senator John Barrasso, “Two and a half million Americans, almost half of those union workers, have been given a waiver that they don’t have to live under this health care law,” is “technically correct,” and uses a “relatively narrow issue to make a broader point.”
What?! This bastard Republican stooped so low as to say something technically correct and then compounded this blatant dishonesty by using a relatively narrow issue to make a broader point?
How do these people sleep at night?
But the real killer is a Politifact article that found that it’s hard to tell who’s telling the truth because the Obama Administration releases incomplete information regarding waivers and besides, Obama Administration officials said clearly that they don’t show favoritism.
Who would know better than them?
Now do you understand the need for AttackWacth to counter these kinds of slanderous accusations?
And it hardly ends with attacks on the President’s health care plan. Some of his opponents are attempting to demonstrate his relative lack of commitment to the state of Israel using nothing more than a carefully documented recitation of his words and deeds.
That's an attack!!
Other opponents are making detailed arguments that the president’s auto bailouts used other people’s money and bailed out the auto unions using the underhanded method of citing readily available public information.
Lies! All lies!!!
GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry said the stimulus bill “created zero jobs,” when in fact some people claim many jobs were “created or saved.” Those are two entirely different measures, and fewer total people are working today than when the stimulus was signed into law. You know what that means?
They’re all lying liars who lie!!!!!
Given AttackWatch’s commitment to countering smears against the President, we wondered what kind of a response our humorous observation regarding their color scheme might elicit. Rather than wait in vain for a response (and frankly, we could use the traffic) we decided to create our own AttackWatch page using the same measured, carefully researched approach taken by AttackWatch:
Wow, we sure showed us!
We will now leave you with the President’s moving words on political civility delivered in the aftermath of the Tucson tragedy:
“It’s important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we’re talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds.”
“And if, as has been discussed in recent days, their death helps usher in more civility in our public discourse, let us remember it is not because a simple lack of civility caused this tragedy -- it did not -- but rather because only a more civil and honest public discourse can help us face up to the challenges of our nation in a way that would make them proud.”
Do you question the President’s sincerity?”
That’s an attack! You must be attacked Attack! Attack! Attack!
UPDATE: And to absolutely no one's surprise, there is an AttackWatchWatch.com website. And no, it isn't us!
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I'm having trouble reading the post. I have this terrible crick in my neck from listening at keyholes all day. Also, a black eye. Turns out there are a lot of people home during the day lately. But that must be Bush's fault.
Posted by: John | Sep 15, 2011 11:23:05 PM
I am incredulous that no one raised his hand while this was being discussed to say "Hey this is a really stupid idea!" But then that implies that there are some adults in that organization.
Posted by: TheOldMan | Sep 16, 2011 11:50:01 AM
LOL at AttackWatchWatch.com. Most commendable, whoever is behind it.
Speaking of which. I'm totally reporting this terribly attackish post of yours. You are so busted.
cheers, you comedic genius, you.
Posted by: Linda | Sep 21, 2011 8:08:38 PM