A few days ago, I asked, “where are the buses?”, since ObamaCare opponents were being accused by the Obama administration, Reid, and Pelosi of being bused in astroturfers, fronting for special interest groups (all of whom, ironically have been bought off by Obama). I though it odd/weird/strange that they would accuse us of doing something their side is known to do all the time.
Well finally, some buses were caught on tape, and unsurprisingly…. I mean, I can’t stress enough how DUH!, no kidding? unsurprising, and frankly unnoteworthy this actually is. Why am I even doing a post about it?
Via HotAirPundit, here’s the ACORN bus leaving the Arlen Specter townhall, yesterday:
This video shows the Town Hall protesters shouting “Don’t come back” as the buses leave, this is brand new video…
You can clearly see the people wearing red ACORN shirts on the bus…
Here’s a screenshot of a woman on the bus with an ACORN shirt:
Of course, there will continue to be much more of this as the left (reportedly ‘taken by surprise’ by the anti-ObamaCare fervor), prepares a massive astroturfing counterattack:
The AFL-CIO has allocated $15 million for mobilization and communication. Individual unions plan to advertise in states with moderate Democratic lawmakers. The Service Employees International Union is sending members to more than 400 events this month, including an “ambulance tour” across Montana, home of Democratic Sen. Max Baucus, a key player in the health debate.
“America deserves an honest, civil discussion on how to fix our broken health-care system,” said SEIU President Andy Stern.
And who better to supply an honest and civil debate, than a payed off astroturfing mob of union thugs. Just ask Kenneth Gladney:
The lefty playbook: it’s always been nasty and hypocritical, and now it’s getting kinda stale.
Hat tip: Gateway Pundit
Speaking of hypocrisy.
You’ve probably already seen this, but I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Madame Speaker’s rank hypocrisy on the subject of protesters, whom she recently called “UnAmerican”, and “astroturfers” when they were dissenting from ObamaCare.
Back when the San Francisco crowd was protesting Bush’s policies, naturally, she was tickled to death by them:
As Dennis Miller would say, what a “Vapid, Insipid, Empty-Headed, Nasty Piece of Work” she is.
Do liberals recognize the hypocrisy? Are they embarrassed by it?
The reason I ask, is because every time a Republican gets caught doing something wrong, somehow the whole conservative movement gets smeared by it. Because we believe in family values, for instance, we’re all hypocrites if a Republican gets caught in an affair. This is rule #4 from Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals:
Make opponents live up to their own book of rules. “You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.”
Never mind that the vast majority of us are quick to condemn malfeasance on our own side, those are the left’s rules for us, and of course they’re impossible to live up to.
What about when a lib gets caught lying, being incredibly dense, corrupt, and/or hypocritical as Pelosi does nearly every time she opens her mouth. What do we hear from the left?
See Zombie for an excellent pictorial of the left’s frequent depictions of Bush as Hitler throughout his tenure as President. I remember ridicule, and disgust in reaction to this from the rank and file on the right, (Oh, another ChimpyMcBushHitlerHaliburton sign, yawn). But President Bush, and other Republican leaders had little to nothing to say about it that I can remember.
So again, we are confronted with the left’s rank hypocrisy as they feign shock and outrage when it’s discovered that one or two anti-ObamaCare protesters have waved Obama/Hitler/Nazi signs. Please people. Bush put up with that crap for eight long years. And you know it. Even more disgusting is their attempt to smear conservative protesters as Nazis, themselves.