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Obama organizers attempt to rescue Austin TX with Astroturf campaign (Ref AZ 1070)
Hot Air ^ | 20 May 2010 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 05/20/2010 9:29:53 AM PDT by TADSLOS

Last week, the city council of Austin, Texas passed a resolution to boycott Arizona over its new immigration-enforcement law. For those who don’t know much about Texas politics, Austin is as liberal as the rest of the state is conservative. However, in an embarrassing display of just how marginalized the Austin liberals have become, the local newspaper has run 20 letters from readers regarding the council’s boycott — all of them opposed to it.

While the Austin city council has likely not read the bill — and neither has the White House — Barack Obama’s political organizing group has decided to take action to defend Austin’s boycott. Will they actually read the bill? Are they scheduling protests? Not exactly. In an e-mail from Organizing for America that went out last night (and provided to us by a reader), OfA announces an Astroturf campaign to flood the newspaper with letters supporting the boycott:

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; az1070; bhofascism; boycott; democrats; enforcethelaw; illegals; immigrantlist; invasion; liberalfascism; obama; obamabrownshirts; ofa; organizingforamerica; standwitharizona

1 posted on 05/20/2010 9:29:53 AM PDT by TADSLOS
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To: TADSLOS

2 posted on 05/20/2010 9:31:19 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Tea Party. We are the party of NO! NO to more government! NO to more spending! NO to more taxation!)
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To: TADSLOS

I am SO ASHAMED that Austin is in Texas!!


3 posted on 05/20/2010 9:31:36 AM PDT by maeng ( l)
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To: TADSLOS

Thousands of Texans are now boycotting Austin. This will cost the city money it cannot afford to lose.


4 posted on 05/20/2010 9:31:44 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: TADSLOS
the local newspaper has run 20 letters from readers regarding the council’s boycott — all of them opposed to it

I am surprised the paper would run the letters, are you sure that wasn't just online?

5 posted on 05/20/2010 9:32:13 AM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: TADSLOS

Isn’t astroturf full of nuts and flakes? It might be the name of the next popular boxed cereal product!


6 posted on 05/20/2010 9:32:42 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: GeronL

Haven’t checked, but you are probably correct.


7 posted on 05/20/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Tea Party. We are the party of NO! NO to more government! NO to more spending! NO to more taxation!)
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To: TADSLOS

This is astonishing; an offcial Obama organization is calling for an economic boycot of a state. In effect the Obama administration tself is calling for economic warfare against US citizens.


8 posted on 05/20/2010 9:35:40 AM PDT by jtal
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To: jtal

Treason.


9 posted on 05/20/2010 9:38:48 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Ping.


10 posted on 05/20/2010 9:39:08 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Tea Party. We are the party of NO! NO to more government! NO to more spending! NO to more taxation!)
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To: TADSLOS

The Un-American Statesman ran 20 letters AGAINST it?

I am shocked.


11 posted on 05/20/2010 10:09:41 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: TADSLOS

Organizing for America. Acorn Redux. Just a papered over version of the old corrupt Obama vote machine. Litt was the director of Acorn in Austin.


12 posted on 05/20/2010 10:27:34 AM PDT by Timocrat
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To: GeronL

It really was in the paper yesterday! We couldn’t believe it!


13 posted on 05/20/2010 10:31:57 AM PDT by NativeTxn
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To: NativeTxn

You looked??

Did somebody hire a temp in the mail room?

Someone probably got fired. lol.


14 posted on 05/20/2010 10:36:08 AM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: kittymyrib

The Mayor of Columbus, Ohio did the same thing. They will lose a lot of tax dollars from those of us who used to spend money there.


15 posted on 05/20/2010 10:59:46 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: maeng

It depends on what the meaning of “in” in. I mean is.


16 posted on 05/20/2010 11:45:37 AM PDT by Erasmus (Looks like we're between a lithic outcropping and a region of low compressibility.)
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To: TADSLOS

I recommend the rest of Texas boycott Austin!


17 posted on 05/20/2010 11:50:15 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: maeng
I am SO ASHAMED that Austin is in Texas!!

How do you think I feel about Cambridge and Northampton, MA?

18 posted on 05/20/2010 12:04:50 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: TADSLOS

I live in Round Rock and work in Austin.

I will not spend a penny in Austin until the stupidity ends. I know of quite a few others who are doing the same.


19 posted on 05/20/2010 12:52:41 PM PDT by BJClinton ("Worse" technically is "change".)
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To: BJClinton; txhurl; basil; wolfcreek; lormand; ValerieTexas

I live in Lago on Lake Travis and work in Austin as well. I’m with BJ, no money spent in Austin until the Austin Silly Council suspends this boycott.


20 posted on 05/20/2010 1:00:02 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: TADSLOS

“the local newspaper has run 20 letters from readers regarding the council’s boycott — all of them opposed to it.”

They found two people today to sing the praises of the *Latino* worker and how the country would crumble without them. Idiots!


21 posted on 05/20/2010 1:06:48 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: GeronL

Yep, I read every one. Got a little misty.


22 posted on 05/20/2010 1:12:30 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: wolfcreek

lol


23 posted on 05/20/2010 1:17:37 PM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


24 posted on 05/20/2010 2:04:01 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ Illegal is a Crime, it is not a Race ~)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“Isn’t astroturf full of nuts and flakes? It might be the name of the next popular boxed cereal product!”

In Lincoln, Nebraska, where the Univ of Nebraska is located they installed astroturf in Memorial Stadium...to stop the cheer leaders from grazing.

The ‘N’ on the stadium stands for ‘Knowledge’.

etc...


25 posted on 05/20/2010 2:15:06 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: BJClinton; Arrowhead1952

I work in Lakeway and live in Travis Co, no city, on Lake Travis.

I’m going to boycott Austin forever over this.

Not like anything’s going to change. Just wish AZ had something to hold over the idiot Council’s heads like they do LA.


26 posted on 05/20/2010 6:21:42 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: TADSLOS
Austin is run by a bunch of ignorant hacks. I know, I live there.

Austin is a haven for Kalifornia transplants. They don't like the oppressive taxes, failing schools, overall cost, and crumbling economy of CA - so they sell their 1,100 sq ft shack and move into a 4,000 sq ft palace in Austin that has low crime in the neighborhood and very good public schools. Then - they continue their moronic custom of voting democRAT!

You can tell a lot about the management of a city by it's transportation infrastructure. I'll leave the CapMet trains alone this time other than to say it's totally FUBAR. The "highways" here have frikin traffic signals on them! The worst are probably the unsynchronized ones leading to the airport. I mean - what major Capitol city has traffic signals on the highway leading to the only airport? It's especially stupid given Texas is the 2nd most populous state and ranked #1 for business climate. (Oh yeah - Boston, MA - the home of Harvard and MIT.) Plus a lot of roads have unfinished bypasses that lead to nowhere - so any volume of traffic produces daily snarls.

When conservative Texans finally take over Austin - e.g. residents who didn't graduate from UT or come from some liberal morass (present company excepted) - it'll be a fantastic city given it's many positive attributes.

27 posted on 05/20/2010 8:30:25 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: txhurl
I’m going to boycott Austin forever over this.

I think I will do the same thing. The Austin Silly Council is nothing but left wing radicals.

28 posted on 05/21/2010 4:33:09 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: TADSLOS
Dear OfA:


29 posted on 05/21/2010 4:35:23 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: TADSLOS
I think good Texans should sport some of these t-shirts in Austin............buy it here.
30 posted on 05/21/2010 4:39:25 AM PDT by tioga
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