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   There Goes the Youth Vote

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9/16/2011 8:00 pm

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Ross Kaminsky

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Entered 9/17/2011, Updated 9/17/2011

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"You have to hand it to the Obama administration when it comes to consistency: Its players are singularly skilled when it comes to refusing to learn from their own failures. No, I'm not talking about their cult-like belief in "green jobs" despite a mountain of evidence that those jobs only exist when taxpayers are forced to incinerate money to subsidize them. (Actually, that's an interesting thought: Could we end up generating more power for the nation if, instead of giving half a billion dollars to a solar panel company, we just burned five hundred million one dollar bills? But I digress…) And I'm not talking about Obama's latest stimulus plan. Oops, we can't say "stimulus" anymore; it's a "jobs" plan, despite every similar policy of this president having failed spectacularly to produce a job. (Don't forget, however, to be eternally thankful for "jobs saved.") The newest and simultaneously funny and frightening Obama reprise is the launch of an Obama campaign website called AttackWatch.com, designed to "Get the facts (and) Fight the smears." According to ABC News, "Obama for America national field director Jeremy Bird said the site offers 'new resources to fight back,' including policy issue pages that fact check statements by Obama's Republican opponents with links to 'evidence' to back them up." Before getting to the early reaction to AttackWatch.com, a little history is in order: In June, 2008, the Obama campaign launched a website -- which you can still see today, although it hasn't been noticeably updated since the election -- called Fight the Smears. (It should be no surprise that the SEIU has a web page with precisely the same title.) It used paid bloggers to do such things as explain to taxpayers that "a recent email smear falsely claims Michelle ordered room service, but she never even stayed at the hotel." If only Michelle were still so careful with taxpayers' money!"


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