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August 09, 2009

Totally Spontaneous Expressions Of Support In Favor Of Health Care Reform Called For By Obama's "Organizing For America"

But don't call it AstroTurfing or compare it to opponents of health care because it's different. Why is it different? It just is now shut up before I report you to flag@whitehouse.gov for fishy behavior.

Supporters of President Obama formerly signed up as members of "Obama for America" received an email today from Mitch Stewart, the director of the group's current incarnation, Organizing for America, to show up at town halls and congressional offices as a counter to the protestors against the president's health care reform push.

Painting the protestors as "Insurance companies and partisan attack groups...stirring up fear with false rumors about the President's plan," Stewart's email tells supporters whom their member of Congress is and even provides information about town hall meetings they may be holding.

...But Brian Walsh of the National Republican Senatorial Committee said, "It's interesting to see the President's political machine calling on his supporters to use their Constitutional right to free speech when the White House spent the last week criticizing others for doing the exact same thing. Republicans agree that every American should have the right to voice their opinion in a calm, respectful manner but after the 'astroturfing' rhetoric from the Democrats this week, it's hard to ignore the hypocrisy in this mass email."

I'm sure Robert Gibbs will be providing a stern warning to these people about what is and isn't acceptable forms of disagreement and the SEIU will continue to enforce this speech code.

Oh wait, that won't be happening because all protests and protesters are equal, some are just more equal than others.

More: Jonn from This Ain't Hell signed up for OFA and has the email that they sent out.


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