The latest genius Gestapo campaign from the White House: AttackWatch.com
As the Obama campaign machine prepares to kick things into full gear for 2012, the president is relying on some old tricks to give him a leg up on his competition, including recycling one particularly controversial program to fight “disinformation.”
You may recall that in the heat of the health care reform debate, the Obama administration came under fire for encouraging its supporters to collect and forward any “fishy” information about the president’s health care plan directly to the White House:
Opponents of health insurance reform may find the truth a little inconvenient, but as our second president famously said, “facts are stubborn things.”Scary chain emails and videos are starting to percolate on the internet, breathlessly claiming, for example, to “uncover” the truth about the President’s health insurance reform positions.
There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to email@example.com.
After widespread outrage of this “internet snitch brigade” exploded across the internet and the media picked up on the story, the White House quickly pulled the plug on the e-tip box. But this kind of creepy “Obama monitoring program” is back — just in time for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.
As Ann Barnhardt writes at her site:
Obama has set up another “rat-out” site at www.AttackWatch.com
Love that black and red Nazi-esque color scheme. PLEASE head over there and turn me in! Turn yourself in! Turn God in! Turn everyone in!
Updates: The Twitter feed #AttackWatch is HILARIOUS. Be careful – massive time killing potential! 😉
“There’s a new Twitter account making President Obama look like a creepy, authoritarian nutjob,” an Arizonan tweeted. “In less than 24 hours, Attack Watch has become the biggest campaign joke in modern history,” a contributor to conservative blog The Right Sphere wrote.