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Democrats Faked Online Push to Outlaw Alcohol in Alabama Race
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/07/us/po...moore.html

Quote:The “Dry Alabama” Facebook page, illustrated with stark images of car wrecks and videos of families ruined by drink, had a blunt message: Alcohol is the devil’s work, and the state should ban it entirely.

Along with a companion Twitter feed, the Facebook page appeared to be the work of Baptist teetotalers who supported the Republican, Roy S. Moore, in the 2017 Alabama Senate race. “Pray for Roy Moore,” one tweet exhorted.

In fact, the Dry Alabama campaign, not previously reported, was the stealth creation of progressive Democrats who were out to defeat Mr. Moore — the second such secret effort to be unmasked. In a political bank shot made in the last two weeks of the campaign, they thought associating Mr. Moore with calls for a statewide alcohol ban would hurt him with moderate, business-oriented Republicans and assist the Democrat, Doug Jones, who won the special election by a hair-thin margin.

Matt Osborne, a veteran progressive activist who worked on the project, said he hoped that such deceptive tactics would someday be banned from American politics. But in the meantime, he said, he believes that Republicans are using such trickery and that Democrats cannot unilaterally give it up.

“If you don’t do it, you’re fighting with one hand tied behind your back,” said Mr. Osborne, a writer and consultant who lives outside Florence, Ala. “You have a moral imperative to do this — to do whatever it takes.”

The discovery of Dry Alabama, the second so-called false flag operation by Democrats in the fiercely contested Alabama race, underscores how dirty tricks on social media are creeping into American politics. The New York Times reported last month on a separate project that used its own bogus conservative Facebook page and sent a horde of Russian-looking Twitter accounts to follow Mr. Moore’s to make it appear as if he enjoyed Russian support.

The Dry Alabama project was intended to help the Democratic candidate Doug Jones by tying his opponent, Roy Moore, to calls for a statewide alcohol ban.

The revelations about the first project, run in part by a cybersecurity company called New Knowledge, led Facebook to shut down five accounts that it said had violated its rules, and prompted Senator Jones to call for a federal investigation. There is no evidence that Mr. Jones encouraged or knew of either of the deceptive social media projects. His spokeswoman, Heather Fluit, said his legal advisers were preparing to file a formal complaint with the Federal Election Commission.

Both Alabama projects were devised shortly after the exposure of the full dimensions of Russia’s fraudulent use of social media in the 2016 presidential race, when thousands of Facebook and Twitter accounts posed as Americans. Because the Russian operation attacked Hillary Clinton and helped Donald J. Trump, Democrats have spoken out most vehemently against it.

So some Democrats were discomfited by the revelation that the first of the Alabama efforts was explicitly devised to try out the tactics of the Russian operation, according to an internal report on the project obtained by The Times. Rather than Russians working in St. Petersburg posing as Americans, this time Democrats — most of them far from Alabama — pretended to be conservative state residents.
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RE: Democrats Faked Online Push to Outlaw Alcohol in Alabama Race
Dems were doing the same thing as Russians.
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(01-09-2019 04:29 PM)q5sys Wrote:  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/07/us/po...moore.html
Quote:“If you don’t do it, you’re fighting with one hand tied behind your back,” said Mr. Osborne, a writer and consultant who lives outside Florence, Ala. “You have a moral imperative to do this — to do whatever it takes.”

So, a "moral imperative" to put team ahead of country? Good deal.
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(01-09-2019 04:31 PM)SuperFlyBCat Wrote:  Dems were doing the same thing as Russians.

Well, they're all commies, after all.
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RE: Democrats Faked Online Push to Outlaw Alcohol in Alabama Race
(01-10-2019 01:16 PM)umbluegray Wrote:  
(01-09-2019 04:31 PM)SuperFlyBCat Wrote:  Dems were doing the same thing as Russians.

Well, they're all commies, after all.

Probably working for the Russians. Where’s the Special Council?

In reality this is where we are. They admit they are socialist. They admit they will do ‘anything’ to win. They admit they are liars. We have them right here in our midst.
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(01-10-2019 01:16 PM)umbluegray Wrote:  
(01-09-2019 04:31 PM)SuperFlyBCat Wrote:  Dems were doing the same thing as Russians.

Well, they're all commies, after all.

03-lmfao
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RE: Democrats Faked Online Push to Outlaw Alcohol in Alabama Race
(01-09-2019 04:31 PM)SuperFlyBCat Wrote:  Dems were doing the same thing as Russians.

there were no "Russians"...only dems.… u know that.
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