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An EXCLUSIVE inside look at the Republicansí anti-Obama war room
Yahoo/ABC ^ | 23 Apr 2012 | Jake Tapper

Posted on 04/23/2012 7:41:21 AM PDT by shove_it

..Political Punch

While Republican candidates battled it out in their primaries and caucuses, the Republican National Committee (RNC) was preparing for the general election battle against President Obama. Political Punch got an exclusive look inside the committee's anti-Obama attack machine, and the space they call "the war room."

"We said from the very beginning ... we were going to get this building in fighting shape for the Republican nominee, and part of that - in today's news cycle, 24/7 - is to be on things instantly," said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. That means having transcripts of all President Obama's speeches at the ready, and responding immediately any time there is a gaffe by a the president, vice president, or a Democratic operative.

Attack plans are hatched daily in a morning meeting, where a team headed by RNC Communications Director Sean Spicer constantly maps and monitors every move of the president and his surrogates. In the "war room," a group of young workers are practically glued to their computer screens, waiting to catch the next Hilary Rosen moment.

"We - 24/7 - monitor print news, online news, TV, radio, Twitter, Facebook," said Spicer. We try to capture everything that's going on in real time so that we know what's happening ... and we're able to respond within seconds."

"Definitely, I can say at one time or another, everyone in this room has caught something," said Mike Danylak, Director of the War Room (and yes, that is his official title).

Check out this week's episode to watch the RNC's warriors in action.

[...]

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
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Video at link.
1 posted on 04/23/2012 7:41:30 AM PDT by shove_it
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To: shove_it

letting the mainstream press in on this is their first mistake


2 posted on 04/23/2012 7:44:05 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: shove_it

If they want to monitor for gaffes, the ought to be watching Romney.


3 posted on 04/23/2012 7:44:50 AM PDT by ngat
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To: shove_it

Massive OPSEC failure.


4 posted on 04/23/2012 7:48:05 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: shove_it

“Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”
— George Washington


5 posted on 04/23/2012 7:49:35 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: shove_it

Is this satire? Please tell me it is.

If it isn’t satire it is sad and stupid.

Is it also true that Jeb Bush is being floated as a serious nominee for Vice President? By who, the Democrats?

Good old Rence is determined to lose this race isn’t he?


6 posted on 04/23/2012 7:52:58 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Buckeye McFrog; Zeppo
letting the mainstream press in on this is their first mistake

Why? Why wouldn't the RNC want the public to know that they are monitoring the 'Rats and publicizing the things 'Rats say and do that Americans don't like?

Somebody needs to do this. The MSM won't. What else should the RNC be doing?

We need to quit apologizing for opposing leftism. Be Breitbart already!

7 posted on 04/23/2012 7:59:09 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: shove_it

So rather than actually getting Republican talking points and anti-Obama info out to the media/blogosphere, Rince Princess is telling us about how is going to be doing this in the future. Kind of like, I’m going on a diet, starting tomorrow.


8 posted on 04/23/2012 8:04:31 AM PDT by vekzen
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To: Sequoyah101
If it isn’t satire it is sad and stupid.

Why is it sad and stupid?

Good old Rence is determined to lose this race isn’t he?

By competing?

9 posted on 04/23/2012 8:05:53 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: vekzen
So rather than actually getting Republican talking points and anti-Obama info out to the media/blogosphere, Rince Princess is telling us about how is going to be doing this in the future.

I don't understand your reply. Where in the article does it say that the RNC is not disseminating the results of their analysis?

10 posted on 04/23/2012 8:09:10 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: shove_it

Thanks for this thread.

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When ‘None of the Above’ is the favored Nominee, then the Delegates at the National Convention in Tampa are obligated to reject the ‘winner’ and select the BEST Nominee.

The Primary Campaign thus far has shown that the politics of ‘Debt and Decline’ of Obama will not be changed with the GOP Nominee being Romney.

This Primary Campaign has shown that only the candidates without a workable plan to reduce baseline Federal spending are popular with the Primary voters.

Hence, it is incumbent upon the Republican National Committee to step in, withdraw their endorsements of Romney, and declare an open Convention in Tampa.

To do less is to insure another 4 years of voters choosing 4 more years of ‘Debt and Decline’ from Obama, or Romney.

We, as a Nation, cannot afford either one.


11 posted on 04/23/2012 8:09:23 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: rogue yam

Right on!

They need to link FR and Breitbart too.


12 posted on 04/23/2012 8:10:25 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: shove_it
Wonder if Tapper made any videos of his buddies at MSNBCBSABCNN as they designed and built the democratic war room for Team *bama in 2008?
13 posted on 04/23/2012 8:13:29 AM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: rogue yam
Be Breitbart...

Our best chance to succeed...

14 posted on 04/23/2012 8:13:38 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hoodies - because you can't kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I’m pretty sure the Republicans aren’t calling their election headquarters: “the anti-obama attack machine”. For the life of me, I can’t understand why the national party thinks these people are going to play fair with them.


15 posted on 04/23/2012 8:15:15 AM PDT by Blackyce (President Jacques Chirac: "As far as I'm concerned, war always means failure.")
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To: ngat

I’m afraid that Mittens gaffes will be decreasing. I know someone who briefed him on foreign affairs in the past and Mittens focused like a laser. Of course, this is because he doesn’t have a core or a real message himself.

Like they did for Sasquatch, I’ll bet “advisors”, ie the RNC will try to shut Romnuts up and carefully monitor his responses.

We can only hope his ego causes him to not listen.


16 posted on 04/23/2012 8:16:51 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ("We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children" Native American P.)
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To: rogue yam

Ask me how I know that you’re not a poker player.


17 posted on 04/23/2012 8:22:07 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: shove_it

“Definitely, I can say at one time or another, everyone in this room has caught something,”

They have drugs for that now.


18 posted on 04/23/2012 8:27:41 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: shove_it

The anti-Obama ads I have seen from the RNC have been excellent, using his own words against him over and over again.

I would call that a successful approach, personally.


19 posted on 04/23/2012 8:39:04 AM PDT by SusaninOhio
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To: Zeppo

if I’m going to tell my enemies-or as McCain would say-”my good friends across the aisle” how I’m fighting my battles against them I would tell them what I want them to think.

I would never tell them or show them what I’m really doing...even if I had to set up a “war room” and pay 20 yr olds to surf the web all day, I would.

But in another room down the hall from the “War Room” is where I would be plotting their demise...I don’t know anything about running a campaign, I’m just a housewife, but it seems pretty simple to me.

I don’t play cards at all either and maybe it’s because I have a Scorpio’s secretive streak, but whether war or what I have in my handbag-you’ll only know what I WANT you to know...and I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks this way. It’s why I don’t believe everything I read..or see.

I have to go bake some cookies now...or DO I????

;^)

Mrs CtHillbilly


20 posted on 04/23/2012 8:39:20 AM PDT by CT Hillbilly (Thoughts=Words=Actions=Destiny)
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To: SusaninOhio

...using his own words against him over and over again...

And it’s about time.


21 posted on 04/23/2012 8:46:14 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

These guys are idiots. Build this “war room” and then brag about it to your enemy, the corrupt MSM. How stupid is that?

Now the corrupt MSM can repeatedly refer to the Republican attack machine ad nauseum while never once making mention of the Journ-O-Lists who are working night and day to assist Obama and attack Conservatives.

The STUPID Party strikes again.


22 posted on 04/23/2012 8:50:59 AM PDT by Obadiah
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To: Zeppo
Ask me how I know that you’re not a poker player.

Ask me how I know that you have nothing intelligent to say in reply to my post.

23 posted on 04/23/2012 9:12:31 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam

Don’t play much poker do you?


24 posted on 04/23/2012 9:12:31 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Sequoyah101
Don’t play much poker do you?

Ask me how I know that you have nothing intelligent to say in reply to my post.

25 posted on 04/23/2012 9:14:39 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Zeppo

Beat me to it!!!


26 posted on 04/23/2012 9:14:39 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: rogue yam; Zeppo

Oh, oh, oh. I’m cut to the quick by your rapier like wit.

Be careful you don’t hurt anyone else.


27 posted on 04/23/2012 9:17:31 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Obadiah

Why would the RNC not have such an operation?

Why would the RNC have such an operation and keep it a secret?

Please answer using actual ideas.

Simply stating the word “poker” doesn’t count.


28 posted on 04/23/2012 9:19:50 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Sequoyah101

Being stupid doesn’t make you a bad person.

Being a smarmy, obnoxious jerk does.


29 posted on 04/23/2012 9:22:10 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam

That was my thought as they went around the conference table; “Which one of you is Breitbart?”


30 posted on 04/23/2012 9:53:36 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: rogue yam; Sequoyah101
Why would the RNC not have such an operation?
No one said they shouldn't have such an operation. Nor would anyone expect them not to have such an operation.

Why would the RNC have such an operation and keep it a secret?
For much the same reason we have a CIA, a Delta Force unit, and drone flight capability. Everyone knows we have these functions, but we generally don't go out of our way to talk about them and demonstrate their capabilities. Additionally, I generally find that those who possess superior strength, intellect, power, wealth, etc. generally have no need to talk or brag about those characteristics. They seem quite content and self-confident enough to keep quiet about these matters. Moreover, from a pure strategic sense the old addage of walk softly and carry a big stick would seem far more functionally appropriate.

Please answer using actual ideas.
The above content represents actual, honest-to-goodness ideas!

Simply stating the word “poker” doesn’t count.
Why doesn't poker count?

31 posted on 04/23/2012 10:04:02 AM PDT by Obadiah
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To: shove_it

“An EXCLUSIVE inside look at the Republicans’ anti-Obama war room...”

It’s full of mittens!

Put ‘em on and start shadow boxing!


32 posted on 04/23/2012 10:14:28 AM PDT by Road Glide
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To: rogue yam

And I’ll accept that as your excuse.

Bye now, have a nice life.


33 posted on 04/23/2012 10:38:17 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Obadiah
The above content represents actual, honest-to-goodness ideas!

Well, you tried so you get some credit for that.

Why would the RNC have such an operation and keep it a secret?

For much the same reason we have a CIA, a Delta Force unit, and drone flight capability. Everyone knows we have these functions, but we generally don't go out of our way to talk about them and demonstrate their capabilities.

Fail. Intelligence and military operations rely on secrecy because our enemies will use force to destroy our agents or soldiers wherever they can. Politics in this country is an entirely different matter. Obama is running for re-election and the RNC is providing the electorate with reasons not to vote for him. You state that this should be done in secret but fail utterly to explain why.

I generally find that those who possess superior strength, intellect, power, wealth, etc. generally have no need to talk or brag about those characteristics. They seem quite content and self-confident enough to keep quiet about these matters.

While you are busy proving how confident and powerful you are I am noticing that you have failed to explain why the things you say are not stupid.

34 posted on 04/23/2012 10:47:25 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Sequoyah101

Did we err by attempting to use ‘subtlety’ to convey the point?

I really don’t think so - I rather suspect that most readers figured it out for themselves.


35 posted on 04/23/2012 10:47:56 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Sequoyah101

You and I both know that everything you have posted on this thread is completely stupid and worthless and destructive.

We both know that stupid and worthless and destructive won’t save our Republic.

Don’t get mad at others for pointing it out to you that you are acting as an eager concubine to the evil ones destroying civilization.


36 posted on 04/23/2012 10:53:01 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam

While I am loathe to interrupt you while you are so busily digging your own hole, I would like to suggest that you re-read the FR posting guidelines, paying special attention to the part where it says, “refrain from posting personal attacks”.


38 posted on 04/23/2012 11:16:41 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Zeppo; Obadiah

Think so? Yes, probably on both counts.

Drugs will do that to a person. Serious business. A mind is a terrible thing to lose.


40 posted on 04/23/2012 2:27:06 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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