Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Michelle Malkin Gets Wingnutty On ABC.

Malkin again. This time she's trying to pretend that the tea baggers are actually a counter insurgency and that the Democrats are "vastly underestimating just how grassroots this movement really is."

The notion that this is a genuine grassroots movement is simply laughable:

The lobbyist-run groups Americans for Prosperity and FreedomWorks, which orchestrated the anti-Obama tea parties earlier this year, are now pursuing an aggressive strategy to create an image of mass public opposition to health care and clean energy reform. A leaked memo from Bob MacGuffie, a volunteer with the FreedomWorks website Tea Party Patriots, details how members should be infiltrating town halls and harassing Democratic members of Congress:
– Artificially Inflate Your Numbers: “Spread out in the hall and try to be in the front half. The objective is to put the Rep on the defensive with your questions and follow-up. The Rep should be made to feel that a majority, and if not, a significant portion of at least the audience, opposes the socialist agenda of Washington.

– Be Disruptive Early And Often: “You need to rock-the-boat early in the Rep’s presentation, Watch for an opportunity to yell out and challenge the Rep’s statements early.”

– Try To “Rattle Him,” Not Have An Intelligent Debate: “The goal is to rattle him, get him off his prepared script and agenda. If he says something outrageous, stand up and shout out and sit right back down. Look for these opportunities before he even takes questions.”
These vile people simply cannot accept the democratic decision of the American people and think that when they stage their foul protests that they are actually representing the majority of Americans. They are not. They are loons talking to themselves. And their protests are no more genuinely "grassroots" than The Brooks Brothers Riot, when Republican thugs used force to stop an electoral recount.

As we saw during the presidency of Bill Clinton, when these people lose power, they go insane almost instantly.


Here is an example of the kind of thuggery these people wish to indulge in. Note how the last thing they want is to allow any discussion to take place. Intelligent conversation is something which they would probably lose, so they simply set out to give the impression that the public - 76% of whom are actually in favour of having a public option - don't want Obama's health plan.


nunya said...

I love how they call astroturf grassroots.

Kel said...

AstroTurf. That's a perfect word to describe this manufactured outrage.