Reminiscent of their aggressive 2008 campaign efforts (including the website FightTheSmears.com), “Obama for America” has launched a new site called AttackWatch.com. The goal of the website is to identify attacks on Obama — and quickly refute them in one searchable, centralized hub.
“The smears didn’t end with the 2008 election,” the site advises. “President Obama’s opponents are still using false claims against him and his record in an attempt to derail our momentum. Donate to support our campaign and help us fight back with the facts.”
“When another unfounded attack surfaces,” the site promises, “we’ll arm you with the truth so you can share the facts with your friends and family.”
Their motto is: “Get the facts. Fight the smears.” Supporters are also encouraged to report attacks.
In my estimation, the Obama team is probably wise to take the attacks made by GOP primary debaters seriously. As I noted months ago, George W. Bush’s precipitous drop in popularity coincided almost precisely with the beginning of the Democratic primary debate season in 2003.
But while it may be a good idea, the site’s aesthetics may raise some eyebrows. As one person told me, “It kind of looks like a site for StormFront.” Check it out for yourself.