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Progressives Form 'One Nation' Coalition to Compete With Tea Party
Politics Daily ^ | July 12, 2010 | Christopher Weber

Posted on 07/12/2010 11:10:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Progressives have launched the left's version of the Tea Party movement.

Dubbed "One Nation," it's a grassroots coalition of 170 liberal and civil rights groups that organizers hope will help the progressive cause regain its voice two years after the election of Barack Obama and "counter the Tea Party narrative," The Washington Post reported.

"Having been confronted with the specter of the Tea Party . . . we felt it urgent to organize the majority of this country, which voted in 2008 and has gone back to the couch," said Benjamin Jealous, president of the NAACP, one of the movement's members. "We've been split off in different directions."

Among the groups involved are the National Council of La Raza, the Service Employees International Union, the NAACP, the AFL-CIO, and the United States Student Association.

As its first major goal, One Nation is planning a march in Washington Oct. 2 that will push for progressive ideals including more government spending on job creation. The march will "demonstrate to Congress that these agenda items have support across multiple demographics," said Jealous (pictured, left, with SEIU Local 1199 President George Gresham).

The coalition came together out of political necessity, Paul Starr, a professor of public affairs at Princeton University, told the Post.

Liberal leaders see "much of the progressive agenda at risk in this election," said Starr, who also edits the American Prospect, a liberal magazine. "There is no choice but for these groups to get together. The historical pattern is that voter turnout falls disproportionately among minorities and young people at these midterm elections, so they are fighting a historical trend."


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Coffee Party, the Sequel?
1 posted on 07/12/2010 11:10:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One Nation
Under Jackboot
With Liberty and Justice
For Just Us


2 posted on 07/12/2010 11:14:08 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Union circle jerk version 2.


3 posted on 07/12/2010 11:14:57 PM PDT by Impy (DROP. OUT. MARK. KIRK.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Progressives Form 'One Nation' Coalition to Compete With Tea Party

One word.

FAIL!

prisoner6

4 posted on 07/12/2010 11:15:54 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee, they are going to march in favor of failed policies.....yeah, that will go over real well and win the election for them......One Nation, under communism, with poverty and oppression for all.


5 posted on 07/12/2010 11:17:11 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ourbabies


6 posted on 07/12/2010 11:20:22 PM PDT by FrankR ( If we don't stand up to tyranny, the tyrants win, and we're enslaved.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Cindy

Looks like ACORN finally settled on a new name...


7 posted on 07/12/2010 11:20:54 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think a majority of the people that voted for Obama or 2008 as the article says are not on their couch but are in the Tea Party. many people voted for change and hope and did not know what that meant they do now and they do not like it.


8 posted on 07/12/2010 11:21:56 PM PDT by funfan
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To: funfan

See any Obama bumperstickers or t-shirts anymore? LOL


9 posted on 07/12/2010 11:23:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
it's a grassroots coalition of 170 liberal and civil rights groups

Oxymoron alert!
10 posted on 07/12/2010 11:23:21 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I do....vets for obama.....women for obama....old white guy for obama. Yes I live in CA but dang! They are nucking futz!


11 posted on 07/12/2010 11:26:35 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually I do still see them as a matter of fact I saw one on Friday at the Post Office and it was on a Mercedes. For the life of me I cant understand why people with money would vote for that bum dont they know he wants to take everything they have not to mention everything I have
stupid people


12 posted on 07/12/2010 11:27:11 PM PDT by funfan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The lovely AFL-CIO...

2000 : (ZACK EXLEY LAUNCHES GWBUSH.COM--- See MOVEON.ORG, AFL-CIO) A computer programmer and Web designer by trade, Exley had gained national attention during the 2000 campaign when he launched GWBush.com, a Web site featuring doctored photographs portraying candidate Bush as a dope fiend. Exley was a hardened activist of the extreme Left. Trained by the AFL-CIO, he had worked as an undercover union organizer for five years, and also done a stint training activists for the Ruckus Society, an anarchist group whose violent tactics first caught the public eye during the 1999 riots against the World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle.[9] Exley brought a ruthless edge to MoveOn’s fundraising and propaganda drives which soon aroused the admiration of mainstream Democrats. ---------- ?"The Shadow Party: Part II," Front Page Magazine.com ^ | October 7, 2004 | David Horowitz and Richard Poe?

13 posted on 07/12/2010 11:29:50 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: funfan; HerrBlucher

My Mercedes only cost me $100, and I’d rather see it in a ditch than with an Obama sticker on it.


14 posted on 07/12/2010 11:31:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: piasa

MAY-JUNE 2001 : (AFL-CIO-LINKED THOMAS PALLEY WRITES ARTICLE IN EFFORT TO MAKE THE CASE FOR A GLOBAL CURRENCY TRANSACTION TAX) Palley wrote an article for the May-June 2001 issue of Challenge that made “the Case for an International Currency Transactions Tax.” -—— “Franco-German Alliance Pushes Global Tax Against America,” by Cliff Kincaid, America’s Survival Posted on 03/27/2003 2:04:39 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe


15 posted on 07/12/2010 11:31:19 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There is blood in the water...

They tried their daring "big gavel" walk-thru the TEA party movement to try and "entrap" someone into uttering the dreaded n-word...didn't work.

They've yelled "racist" is dialects from all 57 states.

They've pranced out every "show pony" they have, including the pixie president...but, but, but...

None of their faux racism cries are invoking as much as a wince from the American people.

Why is that, ya reckon?

Probably because it means nothing...America elected a black president, black congress people, black mayors...An America that is racist would not do these things.

I've been a pretty close observer to all this civil rights stuff since it started (in ernest)in the 60's; while there will always be some on both sides that don't like diversification, by and large America has bent over backwards and spent billions to try and fix things for those who consider themselves "oppressed", or "non-liberated".

But, none of that is good enough...and now that the "R-word" has stopped evoking the response they want, they're dipping their big toes into the cold water of domestic terrorism. If they can't "shame" you into giving them their way, then they will "scare" you into giving them their way.

Well, are you scared, America? Are we going to curl up in a little fetal-position ball and be kicked into submission?

Americans have never done that before - for any race or nationality - and it shouldn't start now.

"Sayin' ain't doing, and threatening ain't winning." All mature adults know that if you run from a bully, he will never stop bullying you.

So, bring out the "one nation", or "coffee party" or whatever rag-tag bunch of misfits they can put together - we know it's all for one purpose, to terrorize and intimidate leading up to the election. If they lose the chia pets' free meal might end, and land 'o' goshen we don't want THAT to happen.


colors
"And they're the only COLORS that count in America."


16 posted on 07/12/2010 11:32:32 PM PDT by FrankR ( If we don't stand up to tyranny, the tyrants win, and we're enslaved.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
We've had "one nation" for over 200 years, it's obama and the progressive regime that is trying to break it apart.


17 posted on 07/12/2010 11:35:02 PM PDT by FrankR ( If we don't stand up to tyranny, the tyrants win, and we're enslaved.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ONE PEOPLE.....
ONE PARTY..........
ONE NATION..............

I seem to remember thisfrom some other national socialist group


18 posted on 07/12/2010 11:36:05 PM PDT by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ask the La Raza people, what they mean by ‘One Nation’. Either they lie, or they’re bad in math.


19 posted on 07/12/2010 11:43:57 PM PDT by paudio (Mr. 0bama, focus on Gulf, not Golf.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

:)


20 posted on 07/12/2010 11:45:17 PM PDT by funfan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

astro-turf-roots?


21 posted on 07/12/2010 11:45:40 PM PDT by sten
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To: usmcobra

Wasn’t it “Ein Reich, Ein Volk, Ein Fuhrer”?


22 posted on 07/12/2010 11:46:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: piasa

Not this group — just a similar sounding name?

www.onenationforall.org/


23 posted on 07/12/2010 11:48:34 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: piasa

ON THE INTERNET:

my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/theodoreziolkowski/gGGjH9/group_list

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my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/theodoreziolkowski/gGGjH9

“Progressives hope ‘One Nation’ coalition can recapture grass-roots fervor”
By Ted-Zee-Man - Jul 12, 2010 10:54:17 PM ET
Also listed in: 8 groups


24 posted on 07/12/2010 11:52:03 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am pretty sure one nation was part of it.


25 posted on 07/12/2010 11:55:05 PM PDT by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed .)
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To: kristinn; rabscuttle385; BillF; Angelwood; Syncro; ExTexasRedhead; pissant; Jim Robinson; ...

Ping!


26 posted on 07/12/2010 11:57:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: piasa

Probably just another sound alike...

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http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-676
Note: The above bill is the bill Kucinich is referring to.

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“HEALTH CARE - NOW!
Organizing for a National Single-Payer Healthcare System
HR676: One Plan, One Nation”
www.healthcare-now.org/

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www.youtube.com/user/healthcarenow4all

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“Rep. Dennis Kucinich Address to NJ One Plan One Nation”

Video Description - quote:
healthcarenow4all | July 12, 2010

Category:

Nonprofits & Activism
Tags:

VTS 01 1

www.youtube.com/watch?v=QruD0FzbnUQ


27 posted on 07/13/2010 12:10:13 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The coalition came together out of political necessity, Paul Starr, a professor of public affairs at Princeton University, told the Post,

In other words, the very opposite of "grassroots."

28 posted on 07/13/2010 12:22:16 AM PDT by denydenydeny ("Why should I feed pirates?"--Russian officer off Somalia)
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To: All; piasa

Previously...

Note: Videos included.

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/02/26/disaffected-lefties-launch-coffee-party-movement/

“Disaffected lefties launch … ‘Coffee Party’ movement”

POSTED AT 5:52 PM ON FEBRUARY 26, 2010 BY ALLAHPUNDIT

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www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/25/AR2010022505517_pf.html

“Coffee Party activists say their civic brew’s a tastier choice than Tea Party’s”
By Dan Zak
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, February 26, 2010; C01

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coffeepartyusa.com/

coffeepartyusa.com/content/we-are-democracy-advocates-first-and-foremost-note-new-recruits-and-local-organizers


29 posted on 07/13/2010 12:22:27 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: piasa

It appears that “coffee” didn’t catch on...


30 posted on 07/13/2010 12:27:23 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Remember November...I can see it from my house!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“National Council of La Raza, the Service Employees International Union, the NAACP, the AFL-CIO, and the United States Student Association. “

let’s not forget ACORN.....ALL Obama’s Army.


31 posted on 07/13/2010 12:50:52 AM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: piasa

ON THE INTERNET:

onenationworkingtogether.org

onenationworkingtogether.org/main.aspx

twitter.com/OneNationTeam/

www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=130729&id=130038760366906

www.facebook.com/pages/One-Nation-Working-Together/130038760366906

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www.google.com/search?hl=en&&rls=en&q=powerpac+%2B+onenationworkingtogether&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=


32 posted on 07/13/2010 12:52:11 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Kimberly GG

National Council of La Raza,
the Service Employees International Union,
the NAACP,
the AFL-CIO,
and the United States Student Association. “

let’s not forget ACORN.....ALL Obama’s Army.

I wonder how much of OUR tax $$$ is going to organize Progressive’s ‘One Nation’


33 posted on 07/13/2010 12:53:04 AM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: Kimberly GG

Without the blind enthusiasm, bush-hate, and novel oratory flim-flam that went with the 2008 elections, I don’t believe all these different groups can get along with each other long enough to be effective.
But you’re right in that money will play a factor and it’s gonna start seeping in - along with the usual demorat red-herrings and floated “news” that MSM will happily do drivebys with.
But I’m willing to bet any public gatherings of this “grassroots” effort will be in sharp contrast to the simple, focused, patriotic Tea party affairs. Cue the loons from Code Pink..... OK bring on the New Black Panthers... Come on all you pot legalizers - try to keep up. Could be like Mardi Gras.


34 posted on 07/13/2010 1:19:36 AM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This should be a real yawn. Let them try. It will be like watching paint dry.


35 posted on 07/13/2010 1:21:53 AM PDT by Bellflower (All meaning is in The LORD.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If they’ll just have their meetings under the big top they can make a few bucks selling tickets to the freak show.


36 posted on 07/13/2010 1:24:13 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Small nit: You have them slightly out of order. The slogan was:

“Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Fuehrer.”


37 posted on 07/13/2010 1:36:07 AM PDT by NVDave
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yea, pretty much.

The thing that they don’t seem to “get” is that they’ll never reproduce the energy of the “Tea Party” movement with a top-down, organized-by-diktat organization.

The other thing they’re not “getting” is that one of the reasons that the “grassroots” of the left aren’t going to get fired up like they did in 2008 is that The Oneness hasn’t delivered jack-all for them. Sure, he signed a healthcare bill... that even the liberals are starting to loath. Gitmo is still open, we’re still in Iraq, etc.

From their perspective, Obama’s administration has been a huge disappointment. As a result, they’re just not going to get all that fired up...


38 posted on 07/13/2010 1:42:39 AM PDT by NVDave
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As its first major goal, One Nation is planning a march in Washington Oct. 2 that will push for progressive ideals including more government spending on job creation.

A Hippie Circus just before the election....priceless.

39 posted on 07/13/2010 1:45:47 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (See You in November)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ben Jealous.


40 posted on 07/13/2010 1:48:49 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: Mike Darancette
A Hippie Circus just before the election....priceless.

Not exactly priceless. It will cost the taxpayers plenty for extra police and a massive trash removal operation afterwards.

41 posted on 07/13/2010 2:18:43 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (For the first time in half a century, there is no former KKK member in the US Senate.)
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To: usmcobra
"...ONE PEOPLE.....

ONE PARTY..........

ONE NATION..............

I seem to remember this from some other national socialist group..."

This what you're looking for? It is pretty close.

Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Führer


42 posted on 07/13/2010 2:58:42 AM PDT by skimbell
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hahahaha

so the professional protestors are going to try to fake like they are a “spontaneous” movement?

hahahahahaha


43 posted on 07/13/2010 3:24:43 AM PDT by gthog61
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To: Fresh Wind
It will cost the taxpayers plenty for extra police and a massive trash removal operation afterwards.

You are assuming anyone will come.

44 posted on 07/13/2010 3:43:38 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (See You in November)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Progressives have launched the left's version of the Tea Party movement.

Kos Koffee Klatch, take two.

45 posted on 07/13/2010 3:46:18 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This will only further divide the nation, another strategy coming from the puppetmasters of Obama.

A divided weakened America is how it will fall.

For all of the chest heaving that the NAACP with Michelle Obamas prodding they will never be as large and organized as the Tea Party, they will be constantly fighting each other, let them try, but it will fail.


46 posted on 07/13/2010 3:50:50 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: Mike Darancette
You are assuming anyone will come.

They may have to do what King Obama did for his Berlin worshipfest. Sign up some rock bands and provide an ocean of free beer, and the faithful will show up.

47 posted on 07/13/2010 3:57:33 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (For the first time in half a century, there is no former KKK member in the US Senate.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wish there was truth in politics/advertising, and they would be forced to stop using the “Democratic” party name, the word “progressive” and would have to call themselves what they are, “Marxist” “Elitist” “Communist” “Snobs” “Lawyers”


48 posted on 07/13/2010 4:08:33 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: Fresh Wind

Somebody needs to have a serious sit down talk with Jimmy Buffet. There is ZERO reason for him to keep backing Obama and Marxists. He seems like a good guy. He needs to stop.


49 posted on 07/13/2010 4:13:20 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: PA Engineer
it's a grassroots coalition of 170 liberal and civil rights groups
Oxymoron alert!
My sentiment exactly - any "coalition of 170 liberal and civil rights groups" is Astroturf.

50 posted on 07/13/2010 5:38:25 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion ( DRAFT PALIN)
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