Anticipating a nasty fight in 2012, President Obama's reelection campaign on Tuesday launched a site, called AttackWatch.com , which is designed to push back against attacks on the president's record.
"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," Jim Messina, Obama for America's campaign manager, wrote in an e-mail to the president's supporters. "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."
Currently, the site prominently features "lies" and "flawed" attacks regarding the president's record on jobs from the two Republicans leading the GOP presidential field--Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. It also counters claims regarding Obama's policies on gun rights, relations with Israel, the bank bailouts, and other flashpoints that are popular talking points among conservatives.… Read more