Sign Up On AttackWatch, Get Guilt Tripped and Groupthinked into Giving Money to Obama

I got an email very similar to this one, which a California reader received, earlier today. The reader says they signed up on AttackWatch just to see what the folks behind the site would send out. This is what they got.


Friend —

Here’s something you don’t have in common with 117,552 other supporters of this movement who tell us they live in California.

That many of your neighbors have decided to own a piece of this campaign by making a donation of whatever they could afford. For some, that meant just $5. For others, it meant $100 or more. But each had their own personal reason for giving.

Our records show that you aren’t one of the 117,552 people in your state who have stepped up for 2012. Now’s your chance to change that.

Make a donation of $3 or more today to support the campaign before the critical September 30th deadline.

Here’s why you should join your neighbors in supporting this campaign: We’ve been running the numbers, and with hundreds of thousands of individual donors across the country — we are now well on our way to a million people.

In the 2008 campaign, it took us more than a year to reach that milestone. This time around, we could cross it as soon as October — just six months after the launch of the campaign.

Between now and then, we have an important fundraising deadline.

Our opponents have significant operations on the ground in key battleground states, full-time candidates without day jobs, and a lot of media attention to fuel their campaigns.

That line about candidates “without day jobs”…should a president nursing 9.1% unemployment, who prior to his current job never really held down a real job for a decent length of time, even bring that up? And let’s go over some GOP candidate resumes —


Current governor — current representative (x2) — former governor (x4)  — former corporate CEO (x2) — former speaker of the House — former senator. Not a bad group if you’re going by their credentials. Romney gets counted twice, by the way, on former governor and former CEO. The fourth former governor is Buddy Roemer, who is still running (I think).

President Obama has you. And when you’re building a grassroots organization from the bottom up, the first person gets the next one involved. And the first 117,552 provide the foundation and inspiration for the next 117,552.

Support the campaign before the deadline, and bring us closer to one million donors — give $3 today:

Thank you,


Fightin’ Messina’s email  comes off with a whiff of groupthink as one might expect of the Obama Progressive Collective. Your neighbors gave us money, our records show that you didn’t, so if you don’t want your neighbors to find out you’re a closet Teabagger at our next meetup down the street from your house, you know what to do.

I wonder, would it be possible to get emails from all 50 states and see just how many donors the Obama campaign claim to have?


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