We were "funded" activists, or "astroturf."
But Nancy loves the Occupy Wall Street protesters who shout anti-Semitic slogans, crap on police cars, and litter in the streets of New York.
But this far-Left wing movement that the Obama Regime and Pelosi are championing is astroturf, and the proof is here.
Craigslist has advertisements from the Working Families Party to "Fight to Hold Wall Street Accountable, Make a Difference, Get Paid." (h/t FreeRepublic)
The Working Families Party is linked with the thuggish labor union SEIU (remember Kenneth Gladney?) and ACORN. Here is a video interview with Nelini Stamp of the Working Families Party, who had been at the protest "since day one."
According to Wikipedia:
New York's Working Families Party was first organized in 1998 by a coalition of labor unions, ACORN and other community organizations, members of the now-inactive national New Party, and a variety of public interest groups such as Citizen Action of New York. The party blends a culture of political organizing with unionism, 1960s idealism, and tactical pragmatism. The party's main issue concerns are jobs, health care, education and energy/environment. ...As of 2006, the executive director of the WFP is Dan Cantor. The party's Co-Chairs are Sam Williams, UAW Region 9 CAP director; Bertha Lewis, ACORN's executive director; and Bob Master of the Communications Workers of America. The WFP also has a powerful alliance with Dennis Rivera and Local 1199/SEIU (Service Employees International Union). The intensely activist union is known to contribute more than $100,000 a year of the party's $1.4 million annual budget.
As for the New Party, here's interesting background from The American Thinker:
The New Party was a radical left organization, established in 1992, to amalgamate far left groups and push the United States into socialism by forcing the Democratic Party to the left. It was an attempt to regroup the forces on the left in a new strategy to take power, burrowing from within. The party only lasted until 1998, when its strategy of "fusion" failed to withstand a Supreme Court ruling.
American Thinker also notes the following was printed in a 1995 publication New Ground 42:
About 50 activists attended the Chicago New Party membership meeting in July. The purpose of the meeting was to update members on local activities and to hear appeals for NP support from four potential political candidates. The NP is being very active in organization building and politics. There are 300 members in Chicago. In order to build an organizational and financial base the NP is sponsoring house parties. Locally it has been successful both fiscally and in building a grassroots base. Nationwide it has resulted in 1000 people committed to monthly contributions. The NP's political strategy is to support progressive candidates in elections only if they have a concrete chance to "win". This has resulted in a winning ratio of 77 of 110 elections. Candidates must be approved via a NP political committee. Once approved, candidates must sign a contract with the NP. The contract mandates that they must have a visible and active relationship with the NP.
The political entourage included Alderman Michael Chandler, William Delgado, chief of staff for State Rep Miguel del Valle, and spokespersons for State Sen. Alice Palmer, Sonya Sanchez, chief of staff for State Sen. Jesse Garcia, who is running for State Rep in Garcia's District; and Barack Obama, chief of staff for State Sen. Alice Palmer. Obama is running for Palmer's vacant seat.
Working Families Party also held an Obama poster contest before the 2008 election.
Is all this coincidence or what?
There's more....Gateway Pundit reports that one of Obama's top political advisors, Patrick Gaspard, is linked to OccupyWallSteet.