View Full Version : Grassroots vs. Astroturf

08-09-2009, 08:56 AM
Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and the White House have called opposition to Democratic health care plans "Astroturf," while organizing their own "authentic" pro-Obamacare rallies at the same time. But there's one important question I have, checking out these protest photos from Denver, taken by Looking at the Left (link via Holy Coast).

If opponents of Obamacare are Astroturf, then how come all of their signs are homemade, with all sorts of different shapes and sizes and colors and stuff...

and how come all of the pro-Obamacare demonstrators have official-looking and uniform, pre-printed, signs?

And as a bonus question, why is this worker for Obama's Organizing for America teaching a man wearing an SEIU t-shirt how to use a bullhorn?

"It should be noted that the SEIU represents mostly government employees."


08-09-2009, 11:03 AM



08-09-2009, 12:49 PM
The obvious answer is that for the same reason that the Ukrainian and Russian peasantry clinging to their small farms were not legitimate soviet citizens BUT the Action Squads (see ACORN) sent to steal their harvest & condemn them to starvation were.

Sometimes I almost laugh when I think about how many of those who are Inner Party today will end as guests of Yagoda.