A tip of the ole’ hat to Ed Morrissey at HotAir. He does a great job not only of ensuring that the video is seen, but also in his analysis and in providing information about the group in question, Health Care for America Now. (Doing a great job is nothing new for the folks over there.) A portion of his comments:
In a way, this is a microcosm of the debate over health care. The opponents of ObamaCare want to read through the bill and hold elected officials accountable for its contents. Advocates just want to shout mindless slogans in the hope that everyone will give up and go home. Hey, how’s that working out for you so far?
That also applies to Barack Obama and the leadership in Congress. After dropping a thousand-page bill in the House, Obama wanted it passed within days instead of having Representatives and Senators read the bill and debate its wisdom, supposedly because an emergency made actual debate impossible. The emergency? Congress couldn’t wait to leave the Beltway and meet their constituents (ha!) and Obama was hiding the real deficit numbers that showed his administration screwed up their projections in February.
All of it, in my opinion, contributes to the backlash which has led to poll numbers for the president sagging further with each and every day. The American people, despite what last November might have shown, are not stupid. For the most part, we recognize when we’re being lied to, we recognize when we’re being fleeced, and we don’t like it at all.
This example of “astroturfing,” to borrow a phrase from Speaker Pelosi, is no different.