Skip to comments.Dirty Astroturf at Republican Rallys
Posted on 10/10/2008 2:54:38 PM PDT by Brookhaven
What is political astroturf? When a political movement portrays itself to be grass-roots, and later we find out it was actually planned and coordinated by a political party or candidate. This is usually done in support of the cause or candidate behind the astroturf effort.
The Republicans are now being attacked by a new type of fake grass: dirty atstroturf. Democratic activists are infiltrating Republican rallys pretending to be Republican grass-roots supporters. The Democratic activist's goal? Discredit Republican grass-roots supporters. Their tactic has been to yell vile statements about Democratic candidates, hoping it would smear Republican grass-roots supporters.
So far, the press has has played ball. Instead of investigating who is actually making these statements, the press simply assumes it is those nasty Republicans. It doesn't occur to them to ask why, after months of campaigns (and campaign rallys) only in the last week there has been a rash of vile statements at Republican rallys (including death threats.)
Let me give the press a clue. Two months ago Republicans felt Obama would make a bad president, and they do today also. They felt he was wrong on the issues, was not experienced enough to be president, and lacked the character and integrity to be president. Their feelings about Sen. Obama have not changed in the last week.
And yet, they've gone month after month without verbally threatening anyone. Focusing on issues, character, and experience. Now the press seems to think that, after all those months of acting reasonable, Republican grass-roots supporters have suddenly turned into raving maniacs that scream death threats? No, there is a new player on the scene. Democratic dirty astroturf.
This is a planned effort by Democrats. Attend Republican rallys pretending to be Republican grass-roots supporters, yell vile statements, and hope they stick to the Republicans. IS the press in on this? I know they aren't investigating it.
Republicans will to have to do that themselves. Raise the alarm that there is a dirty astroturf campaign being run by the Democrats. Keep and eye (and ear) open at rallys for people that yell these things, and find out who they are. The only way to stop this is to expose it.
Astroturf doesn't grow in the daylight.
The Democrats are desperate! Their internal polls, not those Zogby/Rasmussen/Gallup/CNN jokes, are telling them that “The One” ain’t gaining traction in the states he needs. Don’t be fooled, FRiends: If Obama isn’t ahead by double digits or more in EVERY swing state on November 3rd, he’ll go down to a crushing defeat like George McGovern did in 1972!!
Let the world see the Demo scum! No more “My son is fighting in Iraq so you can be a jerk...” These are the same anarchist pieces of $hit that travel the world throwing molatov cocktails at WTO conferences. Always covering their face, wearing black.
Sarah should try this...
Drag them up to the stage in front of audience and TV.
Say “This person does NOT represent GOP vaiues or ideals.”
“Does anyone know who this person is?” (while holding the scum at a safe by the scruff of their neck)
“If anyone knows this person please help identify them.”
I, for one, am not going to stop calling 0bama a islamo terrorist socialist traitor just because someone else is saying the same thing just to make me look bad. Ya dig?
“I, for one, am not going to stop calling 0bama a islamo terrorist socialist traitor just because someone else is saying the same thing just to make me look bad. Ya dig?”
Have you been yelling out “kill him” or making threats against his life? I didn’t think so.
That is what we are hearing from the dirty astroturf crowd.
None of this could happen without a cooperative press.
Take their pictures then publicize them. Someone will recognize them.
I’d like to see the voter registration cards on these “Republicans”. I’d show her my Republican stamped card, what of these disrupters?
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