August 6th, 2009

Combat those swatiska-carrying astroturf mobs! For the sake of your country!

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.]

10 Responses to “Combat those swatiska-carrying astroturf mobs! For the sake of your country!”

  1. Gray Says:

    I was looking around to find a local “town-hall” meeting to crash, but they are being held in secret by the congress critters with small interest groups in attendance.

    The fix is in.

  2. armchair pessimist Says:

    Festung Obama

  3. JKB Says:

    And a suspiciously well dressed mob it is. Why you could find similar folks at the mall or strolling Disney World. Nothing like those real protestors who wear matching t-shirts and carry preprinted signs. And let’s not forget the giant puppets, is it really a protest without giant puppets. I mean other than the politicians up front. This “mob” is clean shaven and nary a Che shirt in sight.

    Speaking of sight. I notice they are meticulous not to show the signs being carried by the “mob”, except twice you can read a sign and both say “healthcare”.

  4. Thomass Says:

    JKB Says:

    “And a suspiciously well dressed mob it is. Why you could find similar folks at the mall or strolling Disney World.”

    Smacks forehead… Now t shirts are well dressed? Last week those were fly over fat Americans in their ticky tacky houses made of… ticky tacky…

    Now the party says they’ll well dressed. Got it. 😉

  5. expat Says:

    The Mob: Do they mean that the RNC rented ACORN from Obama’s census department? Maybe the people should carry posters saying “I support Obama and he told us to get in your face. Just following orders.”

    Thomass: Look for the J Crew label.

  6. Artfldgr Says:

    how depressing it must be for Marxists (i know it was for lenin) that come the revolution no one rises up… but quite the contrary, they rise up for capitalism!!!

    no wonder they get mean

  7. Artfldgr Says:

    Now t shirts are well dressed?

    compared to a lefty protester yeah.. i mean you have someone with studs, stretched holes in their ear lobes, various pieces of hair shaved off, whats left is colored, leather dominates with. dont forget the lone ranger bandana round the mouth, and the over the shoulder bag with crap in it.

    oh… almost forgot… the difference in their ability to talk when someone sticks a mike in their face is generally more cogent. however, the fact that they dont show someone talking is because they cant find someone nuts.

  8. MikeLL Says:

    “The right wing extremist republican base is back.”

    Hilarious. That is the best they can come up with?

  9. Highlander Says:

    That DNC video is pathetic. They are attempting to convince people that those shown in the video are a mob? The footage itself puts a lie to their words.

  10. Vieux Charles Says:

    A headline I found amusing.

    “Cantor Called Upon To Repudiate Rush By Jewish Dem Group”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/07/cantor-called-upon-to-rep_n_253989.html

    I found it somewhat hypocritical considering the recent “brown shirts” and “carrying swastikas” comments directed at American citizens by Congresspersons Pelosi and Blaire. Thought I’d share.

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