Skip to comments.Secret Democratic Political Research Files for Twelve 2012 Match-Ups Found via Google
Posted on 07/12/2012 10:47:01 AM PDT by sunmars
It could be one of the biggest political intelligence coups of the 2012 battle to control Congress. Media Trackers, a conservative investigative watchdog group, discovered nearly three-dozen Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee opposition research notebooks extensive secretive manuals outlining anything that could be used against a political opponent. Several news outlets have reported that some of the files have been quietly published on the DCCCs website to facilitate their use by independent expenditure groups. On Thursday, however, Media Trackers published a dozen opposition research books that Democrats have so far managed to keep secret.
The twelve unpublished manuals range in size from a few dozen pages to hundreds of pages, depending on the personal, business and civic record of the Republican target. Incumbent members of Congress, like Floridas Allen West and Californias Dan Lungren, have long files, whereas the individual Republican candidates in North Carolinas 7th Congressional District share a single book.
Democrats expanded the research division of the DCCC at the start of the 2012 cycle in an effort to create good political intelligence for their drive to capture 25 seats in the House and swing control of the majority away from Republicans.
An apparent IT failure at the DCCC caused the books to become available via Google searches that combined targeted candidates names with opposition research search terms. They appeared in both Microsoft Word and PDF form (though Media Trackers had to convert the Word documents to PDF to upload them below) on a URL linked to a file sharing and storage service used by, among others, the DCCC.
(Excerpt) Read more at mediatrackers.org ...
They can't even get that correct.
Sounds like interesting reading. Thx for posting.
leafed through Allen West’s. Nothing to surprising in there. It is actually interesting to see how they collect and organize this info.
One wonders if a search was done for similar “research” information of members of the press that serve to keep the so-called journalists on the liberal cheer-leading squad.
I call this EPIC GOP fail. If these files are so great...WHy on EARTH would you dare tell your enemy you have them? So they can change their tactics?
You don't announce it...you hold it. Use it. Then after the elction is over...MOCK them with it.
This is like letting the enemy know you found their battle plan. To me...revealing that to the enemy is treason.
Unless the DNC planted it for mis-information. That’s also a possibility. They are a sneaky enemy.
I tend to believe stupidity when it comes to the DCCC.
You gotta read what ‘they’ consider damaging to Allen West. Lord, how I love that man!
It’s not what they find, it’s how they will spin it 24/7.
Great, great, great!
Since the DNC cannot communicate directly with the "independent" smear groups, they have to engage in questionable actions to circumvent election laws.
“One wonders if a search was done for similar research information of members of the press that serve to keep the so-called journalists on the liberal cheer-leading squad.”
You know they did! :)
“You gotta read what they consider damaging to Allen West. Lord, how I love that man!”
LOL...yeah like this quote...guess they look at this as a threat :)
West wrote I must confess, when I see anyone with an Obama 2012 bumper sticker, I recognize them as a threat to the gene pool. [Weekly Update, 7/18/2011]
Well now we know where the MSM will be getting all their talking points. (like we didn’t know before).
"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."
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(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)
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Bump to read at home
Completely unnecessary. They form an all-volunteer army, having given up any pretense whatsoever of being impartial journalists.
GOP? I thought this was mediatrackers.com!
Even if the republicans who found this kept quiet, others surely would have found it and would have made their findings known. It would have been inescapable that republicans had found it.
Of course it is, but that doesn't stop some from going of half-cocked attacking the GOP as traitors. Such inconvenient facts don't matter.
The circular firing squad only empowers Obama and his troop.
Why am I thinking Operation Mincemeat??
Really? Are they that stupid? For most firms, leaking out a dossier like that is considered a terminable offense, and can also result in a lawsuit.
Possibly, but in this case I think the Dem’s high-tech methods for controlling “independent” campaign groups just got away from them. More info on the groups they were operating and whether coordination with them was illegal would be interesting (such as, were “non-profits” and news organizations involved in party politics? - shocking).
In my experience, these political strategies can be laughable junk, so I look forward to reading the source material later. While pitching paper into the recycling bin a couple of years ago, something caught my eye — the complete campaign strategy of the local Dem candidate for the state legislature. Buried in BS was exactly what her public campaign consisted of: promises to create “good jobs” (with no explanation of how this magic would occur). It was so pitiful — I assume that somewhere it recomended scattering it by the dumpster as a cheap form of advertising.
PS -- To the Media Matters douchebag assigned to read this site: Goddamn, you people are stupid.
Things just keep going from bad to worse for the Dems here of late.
Has Rush, Sean and O’Reilly gotten hold of this information yet?
I call this EPIC GOP fail...
No. Media Trackers is not the GOP at all.
It is a Conservative watchdog group that has no particular ties to the GOP or RNC at all.
OK...Epic CONSERVATIVE fail. There comes a point in every one’s life where you have to make a choice: The better good...or myself. They chose themselves.
What surprised me, but probably shouldn't have, is how incredibly SHALLOW all of these attacks are; just about all they've got in there are accusations based upon fragments of quotes isolated from their greater context, criticism of Wet's support for things the Democrats were opposed to, criticism of West's opposition to things the Democrats supported — there's no depth, here; no analysis. This is all pablum aimed at sleepy, uninformed, might-be voters who are most likely too preoccupied with DWTS or American Idol to really care. There's no "There," there; it's purely quantity over substance.
What this all says to me is that the entire Democrat organization as we commonly regard it is a WHOLE lot less formidable than they appear capable of being; they're vocal, numerous, and way high on emotion, but India paper thin. They're way wound up about lots and lots of very, VERY little things, and most of the reason for their angst boils down to, "West doesn't act or talk like a Democrat. WAAAAA!!"
That being the case, I am more disappointed than ever with the GOPe. Seeing THIS example of inner workings of the Democrat machine that the GOPe is up against on a daily basis, the fact that the GOPe is NOT absolutely mopping the floors with pulverized Democrats every hour of every day all across the political universe says VOLUMES about their own abysmal impotence, and the retort, "Yeah, but the Democrats are way worse," isn't acceptable, because barenaked reality celarly demonstrates that the Democrats are way less "way worse" than the GOPe would like to pretend that they are.
We Conservatives have got a helluva lotta work to do, and 90% of it is on OUR side of the political aisle.
“You gotta read what they consider damaging to Allen West. Lord, how I love that man!”
Seriously! From where I sit this reads like a fundraising brochure! :)
I think I’ll go donate a few bucks right now!
Well, as for Christ, he sees everything, and will bring “every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” (Eccl. 12:14)
As God damning, well He will, for those who love darkness over the Light, and thus sin away their day of grace and reject Christ, which liberalism especially promotes.
As well as irreverently using His name to add impact to their statements. May we be not like them.
Not a fail, this is dissemination.
The Dem Party can not coordinate with the Super PACs. HOWEVER, if a super pac happens to find, wink wink, the note book online then that is just an oopsy.
This was intentional, NOBODY is that stupid. Dems do everything by design.
Idiots. Info like this should never be “hidden” on a public website. Though I suspect it was done to allow the MSM and other Left Wing groups to access it with no record besides a IP form the local Starbucks.
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