Thursday, August 06, 2009

Unions To Take On Conservative Groups Health Care Town Halls.

At last the left decides to fight back:

The nation's largest federation of labor organizations has promised to directly engage with boisterous conservative protesters at Democratic town halls during the August recess.

In a memo sent out on Thursday, AFL-CIO President John Sweeney outlined the blueprint for how the union conglomerate would step up recess activities on health care reform and other topics pertinent to the labor community. The document makes clear that Obama allies view the town hall forums as ground zero of the health care debate. It also uses the specter of the infamous 2000 recount "Brooks Brothers" protest to rally its members to the administration's side.

"The principal battleground in the campaign will be town hall meetings and other gatherings with members of Congress in their home districts," reads the memo. "We want your help to organize major union participation to counter the right-wing "Tea-Party Patriots" who will try to disrupt those meetings, as they've been trying to do to meetings for the last month. ...
The AstroTurfers are trying to stop discussion from taking place, to create the impression that their view is a widely popular one when nothing could be further from the truth.

They are working on the assumption that people can be intimidated into silence and that they can bully and heckle to prevent any view other than their own from ever being heard.

August just got interesting. How long before Michelle Malkin complains that the unions are AstroTurfing these events?

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