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…