Thursday, March 25, 2010

Obama's Astroturfing Organization Using Accusations Of Tea Party Violence For Fundraising Purposes

Mitch Stewart of the group Astroturfing for Obama sent me the following e-mail this afternoon.

We knew that power concedes nothing. So did President Obama. So did the members
of Congress who courageously voted for reform, knowing that the special interests and the extreme right wing would retaliate swiftly.

The attacks are fierce. Deceptive ads are hitting the airwaves in swing districts. GOP lawmakers are pushing to repeal reform -- and preventing the Senate from performing basic functions. A few Republican attorneys general have launched a baseless attack to overturn the legislation. But that's not even the worst of it.

A conservative blogger posted the home address of Congressman Tom Perriello, urging tea partiers to "drop by." Other members have had death threats. Democratic offices have been vandalized.

Please chip in $5 or more to defend health reform -- and those in Congress who fought to make it possible.
So these threats of violence "allegedly" made by Republicans/Tea Party members are not just being used to intimidate opposition to this Administration, but also as fundraising by the President's campaign website.

It's really one thing to intimidate legitimate dissent, but it's another to use it for fundraising purposes, especially when it is not known who the perpetrator is, or, like the phony allegations of spitting and calling the Congressional Black Caucus racial slurs, the accusations are proven to be false.

Andrew Breitbart is offering $10,000 to anyone who can prove the slur "nigger" was actually yelled at the CBC members. So far, the video I shot, as well as about five others taken from different angles and across the street have surfaced. No racial slurs and the spitting allegation was proven false, accidental at the very least. And to you commenters who keep telling me you hear it at 44 seconds, no, it's not there, I've heard it. Go back and play your vinyl copies of "Stairway To Heaven" backwards and get back to me.

The allegations get cornier. Gateway Pundit and the St. Louis Tea Party are falsely accused by supposed "journalists" of leaving a casket at Russ Carnahan's lawn. Not only that, a pony-tailed, dope smoking bicyclist and failed jazz guitarist repeats the lie.

1 comment:

Montana said...

Since their inception the Teaparty crowd (not a movement since they do have the numbers or clout) have been “haters not debaters”. In my opinion this is what the small portions of the republican party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” have brought you. They are good at “Follow the Leader” of their dullard leaders, they listen to Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush and Savage and the rest of the Blowhards. Are you surprise at what they do when you know what they think? The world is complicated and most republicans (Hamiliton, Lincoln, Roosevelt) believe that we should use government a little to increase social mobility, now its about dancing around the claim of government is the problem. The sainted Reagan passed the biggest tax increase in American history and as a result federal employment increased, but facts are lost when mired in mysticism and superstition. Although some republicans are trying to distant themselves from this fringe most of them are just going along and fanning the flames.

As for the window. This was staged by one of Cantor’s gun buddy, good try at being a victim but I don’t buy it, next.