Feeding the Astroturf

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.

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  1. C L A S S I C says:

    "The American people, despite what last November might have shown, are not stupid."

  2. Anonymous says:

    Ohhhhhhhhhhh, Jeff said the "Pelosi" word…Gail will be proud of you…hahaha. I have always known politicians lie just to get votes but this entire administration and their sheeple are the worst I have ever seen!

    Sally

  3. MJ or BO? GUESS says:

    He once commissioned his own special Last Supper painting and for years it hung directly over his bed. In his version he occupies the center space where Jesus is usually seen and instead of the disciples there are some of his heroes painted in, among them Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, Charlie Chaplin, Elvis Presley and Little Richard.

  4. Claudia says:

    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.
    Read more…

    I WANT THEM ALL GONE, the FASTER THE BETTER…….

  5. Gail B says:

    Would somebody introduce legislation to require as much time to read a bill as it did for the Obama/Soetoros to DECIDE ON WHAT KIND OF DOG TO GET?

    At least give the American People that much consideration–as much as they did with a DOG!

  6. goddessdivine says:

    Where's the media outcry for these "hate mongers" and "angry mobs" trying to disrupt debate? Hypocrisy at its best. Thanks for exposing these losers.

  7. Courtney says:

    57% Would Like to Replace Entire Congress – woohooo (If we even have elections in 2010)

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/august_2009/57_would_like_to_replace_entire_congress

  8. POLITICAL FANTASIES says:

    Courtney,
    my custom designed bumper sticker…. my fantasy since I outgrew Raquel Welch

    Clean House 2010
    435 NEW congressmen

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