More has surfaced since I wrote my piece for Pajamas on the Democrats’ “astroturfer” accusations.
Here, for example, is a description of the crowds at one of those town meetings. Sound like astroturfers to you?
And let’s not forget this perverse video on the subject, put out by the DNC itself. Here’s a transcript I’ve made, the better to study it (with my interpolations in bold):
The right-wing extremist Republican [isn’t that redundant? Aren’t ALL Republicans right-wing extremists?] base is back.
[We see a rear-view of a woman standing in the crowd and yelling “…not an American citizen.”] [Yes, let’s not miss an opportunity to make it seem like the nirthers are in the majority in the Republican Party, and speak for them all].
They lost the election [and we won! We won!].
They lost on the recovery act [is this a more acceptable synonym for the now much-derided stimulus act?], the budget, and children’s health care.
They’ve lost the confidence of the American people after eight years of failed policies that ruined our economy [which the Democrats had nothing whatsoever to do with], and cost millions of jobs [and those jobs lost under Obama’s watch? Bush did it! Bush did it!.
Now, desperate [methinks there might be a wee bit of projection here; who’s sounding desperate themselves?] Republicans and their well-funded allies [more projection—or perhaps you’ve never heard of Soros, or the fact that Obama and the Democrats have been exceedingly well-funded lately] are organizing angry mobs [if I were a Democrat I wouldn’t emphasize the word “mob” because of the Chicago mob associations, but maybe that’s just me], just like they did during the election [shadowy reference to just what, exactly?].
Their goal? Destroy President Obama [yes, no doubt they’re out to kill him with those pitchforks they’re carrying] and stop the change Americans voted overwhelmingly for in November [was there a landslide for Obama that I missed? And was Obamacare as written in the present bill the proposal Americans were evaluating at the time of the election?].
[Voice of DeMint saying “It will break him” and then Rush Limbaugh saying “I hope he fails”] [What meanies.]
This mob activity is straight from the playbook of high-level Republican political operatives [more projection here? No, of course not; Democrats and Alinsky-esque community organizer Obama would never think of doing such things!].
They have no plan for moving our country forward [no plan we’ll pay attention to or consider, anyway].
So they’ve called out the mob [once again, it’s an odd image for those supporting Obama the Chicago politician to conjure up—not just “a mob” but “THE mob”].
[Seemingly the same woman as before standing with placard, saying “And I want to know why you people are ignoring his birth certificate.”] [:You just can’t get enough of a good thing, can you? Let’s hear it for those birthers and how much we can emphasize them instead of quoting the things the people at the town hall meetings actually said in criticism of Obamacare].
Call the Republican Party [shows phone number of the RNC]. Tell them you’ve had enough of the mob [there’s that ill-advised mob reference again. Go figure. It must take one to know one].
The GOP’s reaction to the video was rather creative:
At the end of the video, the DNC instructs people to call the Republican National Committee to express outrage. Callers who dial the RNC’s main number to voice their concern about the DNC’s charges are told to press 1, which sends them to the DNC’s main switchboard.
And I wouldn’t be surprised if some of those swastikas turn up one day at some town hall or other, perhaps carried by undercover Democrats to make it seem as though Nancy Pelosi is telling the truth.
This is the level of political discourse we’ve come to—under that well-known uniter, not divider, President Obama.
[ADDENDUM: Here’s more from Bird Dog.]