Thursday, August 13, 2009

Paying the Mob

Astroturf For Hire: Left Does What They Do Best
Posted August 11th, 2009 at 2.21pm in Health Care.
by Gerrit Lansing

The blogosphere is picking up on the Left’s hypocrisy regarding their claims of astroturfing protesters at health care town halls the past few weeks:
So I received an email/comment this morning about a craigslist ad soliciting health care activism for money. “Activism for money,” I thought!! Was this it at last? The missing link Democrats have been searching for? Obamacare opponents turning up at town halls really are a mob?

Nope, just one of thousands of advertisements calling for activists to help in “urgent grassroots campaigns” because “we need people like you–lots of people like you–to go out in communities around the the country this summer and help make change happen.” You’ll be paid, too: “$11-16/hour.”

That’s small peanuts, however:
…Billionaire George Soros has pledged to sink $5 million into the fight, the group getting the money confirmed. Soros — whose operation carefully guards the privacy of such donations — made the pledge to Health Care For America Now, the leading coalition of pro-reform groups, unions and providers, HCAN chief Richard Kirsch confirmed in an email…


Mike West said...

I believe the socialist/liberal movement in this country is trying to move at warp speed. There's only one way to slow them down. Shout them down and vote them out.

Brodad Unkabuddy said...

For conservatives, it reminds me of the commitment Americans had during WWII. Do we want to tell our children and grandchildren that we sat back and did nothing while our freedoms were systematically taken away? I don't think so. We need to "spread the word" and hold each and every one of our elected officials accountable on a continuing basis.