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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.

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


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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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