About that breathless DNC ad accusing ObamaCare opponents, who are showing up at town hall events all across the country, of being “astroturfers”:
These mobs are bussed in by well funded, highly organized groups run by Republican operatives and funded by the special interests who are desperately trying to stop the agenda for change the President was elected to bring to Washington.
Of course nothing could be further from the truth. These are self motivated people, who are paying attention, on the web, cable news, or talk radio to what’s been happening to the country since Obama was elected, and feel compelled to act. These are people who will tell you that they worry that their children or grandchildren will grow up to live in a country less free, and less …exceptional, and they’ve been provoked out of their comfort zones to fight back against the leftist tide. They are going to these town halls to get answers to their questions, and things can get tense when people feel like they’re being lied to.
So the question I have for the DNC, Obama, Reid, and Pelosi is: Where are the buses? If insurance companies are busing people to these events I’d like to know about it. Do any of the Dems making these claims have any evidence to prove their allegations?Like in the way of pictures?
Oh. BTW, Americans For Prosperity’s “Hands off my health care” bus tour, and the Tea Party Express don’t count. Those are bus tours zig zagging across the country hosting rallies, which like minded conservatives find out about via the radio, web, or word of mouth. Nobody is paid to go to the rallies, and nobody is bused to them, (except of course the organizers).
Often college kids, or homeless people are recruited by lefty groups, (in this case, *quelle surprise!* The SEIU) and bused down to an event, not to engage in debate, but specifically to disrupt:
OK, no more drinking pictures (for this one at least). Back in early October the Republican Governers Association (of which Connecticut Governor John Rowland is head) held their annual convention and SEIU/CCAG were there to disrupt Rowland’s event. Here you can see (clockwise from upper left) the SEIU bus we went down on, some of our signs during the speech part of the event, CCAG Director Tom Swan yelling, and our group during the protest.
Here’s a more typical rent-a-mob. Note the pre-printed signs:
Shoot, if we tea partiers have all these “well funded” interest groups backing us, the least they could do is make us some snazzy signs like the cool ACORN/SEIU crowd gets. What are we? Chopped liver?
You want to talk astroturf? The truth is, conservatives are pikers at that. Our anger is real, not manufactured, we drive ourselves to these events, thank you very much, and we get no compensation for our efforts .
Liberals on the other hand, are masters at astroturfing, and are as always, busy busy busy recruiting anyone willing to make an easy buck in the manufactured anger industry.
Pro Obama astroturfers are very active on Twitter, too.
Via Hot Air, Meet the mob:
Where’s the bus that brought them there?
There are lies, and there are damn STUPID lies. The Dems are guilty of the latter.