Who Hijacked Our Country

Monday, August 29, 2005

"Move America Forward"

You may think the pro-Bush protesters who traveled from California to Crawford, TX were a spontaneous gathering of concerned citizens. Just a little ol’ grassroots movement to express solidarity with our troops. Wrong!!

This protest was engineered and orchestrated by a high-powered public relations firm from Sacramento, CA. Russo Marsh & Rogers (RM+R) have been creating fake “grassroots” conservative movements for several years now. Here’s a quote from their own website: “When it comes to winning elections, few firms can match the success of Russo Marsh + Rogers, Inc... At RM+R we think outside the box and we don't stop until you win.”

Yup, that sure sounds like a populist groundswell of dedicated volunteers.

Move America Forward was formed in June 2004 for the purpose of banning “Fahrenheit 9/11” from American movie theaters. They tried to intimidate theater owners with threats of a nationwide boycott. It didn’t work.

And now the spontaneous "You Don't Speak For Me, Cindy" bus caravan to Crawford is the latest “grassroots” effort of Move America Forward.

Before they founded Move America Forward, Russo Marsh & Rogers instigated the “grassroots” recall effort against California Governor Gray Davis in 2003 (a Democrat). Davis had just been re-elected several months earlier, and several wealthy conservatives decided to orchestrate a “populist” groundswell of discontent against Davis. What happened to that Republican mantra of “you lost, get over it”?

Before they decided to spit in the faces of California voters, Russo Marsh & Rogers were involved in the defeat of Rep. Barbara Lee. She was the only member of Congress who refused to vote in favor of a “war on terror” resolution after 9/11. A spontaneous groundswell of voter outrage was needed, and it was up to Russo Marsh & Rogers to manufacture it.

So, the next time you hear about a spontaneous demonstration by concerned conservative “everyday people,” look below the surface. You’ll probably see a high-powered PR group orchestrating every detail and pulling all the strings.

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