This is simply too much. Tea Party protesters and Obamacare protesters have been accused of being AstroTurf; paid mercenaries, doing the bidding of the RNC, insurance companies, and other shadowy special interests. I have a question for those who make these accusations - where's your proof?
It seems to me that all of these accusations spell one thing - projection. In psychology circles, projection is a term used to describe a defense mechanism in which one attributes one's own thoughts, motives or actions to others.
I mention this, and demand proof of their projected accusations, because there is overwhelming proof of astroturfing on the part of the DNC and the Obama Administration and I have yet to see any credible proof of astroturfing on the part of their opposition. And spare me the story of the guy in Connecticut who runs the blog 'Right Principles' and has a following of a whopping 28 people.
On the side of the Administration's supporters, we have memos from the White House, mobilizing their troops in Organizing for America and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius calling her 'brothers and sisters' in the SEIU to congratulate them after the fiascos in Tampa and St. Louis. We all know about MoveOn.org and ACORN by now, and the list goes on. But these true astroturfers have sunk to a new low, and here it is, straight from the pages of Craigslist:
Now combine it with this little tidbit:
I don't know about you, but I'd say this ends the astroturfing debate once and for all.