I got the following e-mail from Jim "If they hit us, we punch back twice as hard" Messina today.
If you're someone who cares about seeing a campaign focused on substance between now and November 2012, I need you to become a part of one of our most important teams.
It's called AttackWatch.com, and it launches today.
Here's the deal: We all remember the birth certificate smear, the GOP's barrage of lies about the Affordable Care Act, and the string of other phony attacks on President Obama that we've seen over the past few years.
There are a lot of folks on the other side who are chomping at the bit to distort the President's record. It's not a question of if the next big lie will come, just when -- and what we're prepared to do about it.
AttackWatch.com is exactly what it sounds like: a resource that allows us to nip these attacks in the bud before they show up on the airwaves and in emails -- and then fight back with the truth.
By signing up, you'll be on the front lines -- you'll hear about false claims as soon as they come up, and we'll count on you to spread the truth to your friends and personal networks and let us know about new smears whenever you hear them.
Will you sign up now to be a part of AttackWatch.com?
This is Attack Watch.com
These are the alleged "facts" to "attacks" about immigration, Israel, etc.
Let's see BS, BS, BS, BS, (never bought into the Birther bit), BS, BS, and BS. I can prove it too, Messina!
I remember the campaign's Fight the Smears in 2008, and I seem to recall this as well (Fox News).
The White House strategy of turning supporters into snitches when they see "fishy" information about the health care debate may run afoul of the law, legal experts say.
"The White House is in bit of a conundrum because of this privacy statute that prohibits the White House from collecting data and storing it on people who disagree with it," Judge Andrew Napolitano, a FOX News analyst, said Friday.
"There's also a statute that requires the White House to retain all communications that it receives. It can't try to rewrite history by pretending it didn't receive anything," he said.
"If the White House deletes anything, it violates one statute. If the White House collects data on the free speech, it violates another statute."
Napolitano was referring to the Privacy Act of 1974, which was passed after the Nixon administration used federal agencies to illegally investigate individuals for political purposes. Enacted after Richard Nixon's resignation in the Watergate scandal, the statute generally prohibits any federal agency from maintaining records on individuals exercising their right to free speech.
The White House has been under fire since it posted a blog on Tuesday that asked supporters to e-mail any "fishy" information seen on the Web or received electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Which is why I renamed Obama "Richard Milhous Obama." He's doing things Nixon could only dream of, and his lapdogs in the media, as well as the Washington ComPost, are giving him a pass.
Where's the media exposes on Operation Fast & Furious?
Where's the outrage at the targeting of Gibson Guitars?
Where's the investigations into the influence pedding between the Regime and Solyndra?
But we mustn't question Dear Leader, because that's an attack and will hurt his feelings!