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Sunday, August 02, 2009

“Spontaneous” Demonstrations: The Attack of the Rent-A-Drones

During the next few weeks, hundreds of spontaneous rallies and demonstrations will be breaking out all over America. Millions of hardworking everyday Americans are perfectly happy with their health insurance carrier. And they’re just boiling mad that Obama wants to come barging in and ruin this beautiful relationship.

They’re in such an uncontrollable rage, they’ll be demonstrating and calling names and shouting out threats and insults when Democratic congressmen are home for the August recess. Again now, these protests will all be spontaneous — the heartfelt outpourings of these people’s love for private insurance companies and their hatred of government bureaucrats.

Ready now, on the count of three — Be Spontaneous.

A few shadowy propaganda organizations have been orchestrating anti-reform demonstrations all over the country. They’re targeting Democratic congressmen when they appear at local town hall meetings. These puppets are instructed to be as loud and aggressive as possible. The sole purpose of these protests is to “rattle” and “shake up” the speaker and drown out the proceedings. Constructive dialogue and debate are NOT part of the plan.

Most of the town hall protests that I wrote about in my previous post were organized by these same slippery Astroturf groups. I still think — as I was saying in that post — that our representatives need to get out there and attend these meetings, whatever happens. If they can’t stand to get yelled at and have signs waved at them, they’re in the wrong line of work.

These phony “grassroots” organizations include FreedomWorks and Americans For Prosperity. Another corporate front group — Patients United — is busing people all over the country for the sole purpose of protesting and rallying against Democratic congressmen.

Here’s part of a leaked memo from FreedomWorks, giving instructions to their mules:

“— Artificially Inflate Your Numbers: Spread out in the hall and try to be in the front half. The objective is to put the Rep on the defensive with your questions and follow-up. The Rep should be made to feel that a majority, and if not, a significant portion of at least the audience, opposes the socialist agenda of Washington.

— Be Disruptive Early And Often: You need to rock-the-boat early in the Rep’s presentation, Watch for an opportunity to yell out and challenge the Rep’s statements early.

— Try To “Rattle Him,” Not Have An Intelligent Debate: The goal is to rattle him, get him off his prepared script and agenda. If he says something outrageous, stand up and shout out and sit right back down. Look for these opportunities before he even takes questions.”

There you have it. Be on the lookout for gangs of simple-minded mouthbreathing drones carrying out their marching orders. Coming soon to a town near you.

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Blogger Lew Scannon said...

So much for an intelligent debate on health care in this country. Are they all being bankrolled by the health insurance industry?

August 2, 2009 at 7:48 PM  
Blogger Holte Ender said...

Tom - Perhaps the Dems. should have got something achieved before recess, so that the stormtroopers would have something to moan about.

August 2, 2009 at 8:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you sure this isn't the NRA?


August 2, 2009 at 9:12 PM  
Blogger Demeur said...

Great just what we need, another bunch of phony teabaggers trying to Swiftboat some of the most important legislation of the 21st century.

Time to write your congress critter

Holte - They tried to get it through but if you were watching Cspan the rethugs threw 364 amendments at it that had to be delayed and the end result was delay. You could watch hours of "no we won't bring the amendment up for a vote." Because to bring it up for a vote would only waste time as it wouldn't pass anyway.

August 3, 2009 at 1:46 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

If you were one of a handful of people representing the healthcare industry, wouldn't it be really really cool to know there are millions of easily-persuadable 'bots out there for you to use to do the dirty work?

August 3, 2009 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Lew: No doubt, HMOs are financing these protests.

Holte: You're right, that would have helped if the Dems had passed something. This whole thing is gonna take longer and longer.

Erik: Now that the NRA is losing some of their clout, other groups seem to be borrowing their tactics.

Demeur: Yup, just what the doctor ordered -- the teabaggers' twisted sister.

Snave: They sure do make a good team. A few billionaires, and millions of dumbfucks who are so easy to manipulate.

August 3, 2009 at 11:23 AM  
Anonymous Bee said...

Those motherfuckers. And how many of our wimp dems will have the cojones to fight back? 3, all told.

And of course they're being bankrolled by the insurance industry. This is why I didn't want Congress going on any kind of break. They need to set up cots on the senate/house floors and pee in plastic bottles.

August 3, 2009 at 4:41 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Bee: Even better, don't let them pee at all until there's a bill that includes a government option and everything else Obama asked for. It would be fun to turn on C-Span just to watch all those Republicans and Blue Dogs jiggling their knees and jumping up and down.

August 3, 2009 at 4:51 PM  
Anonymous S.W. anderson said...

I think a whole lot of good people anxious to hear what their member of Congress has to say, and maybe tell him something serious, should go to the town halls carrying baseball bats labeled, "STFU," "Down in Front," and "Let's Take It Outside."

I normally don't advocate violence, and maybe just being shown the bats would have a quieting effect on these paid and volunteer loudmouths and thugs. But if not . . . ;)

August 3, 2009 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: I like your ideas. There's a time to fight fire with fire, and that time is now.

August 3, 2009 at 8:02 PM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Fighting fire with fire will only get the media to say once again what they've been telling us for years, that Dems are a violent bunch of pinko lunatics who only want to do to Real Americans what Stalin did to Trotsky. God Bless Free and Uninformed Speech!

August 4, 2009 at 7:31 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Randal: "Free and Uninformed Speech" -- LOL. That's what it is. I guess it's protected by the First Amendment, but it's still maddening to see a bunch of dense assholes running around reciting what they were told to say.

August 4, 2009 at 11:43 AM  
Anonymous S.W. anderson said...

". . . reciting what they were told to say."

IMO, that's not free speech. It's paid for speech.

August 4, 2009 at 4:02 PM  

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