Apr 15, 2009

The lies keep on coming in GOP, anti-Obama Astroturf rally

The lies on the Astroturf Republican, anti-Obama rally set for today keep on coming.

I received an email from the Livingston County chapter of the Washington, D.C. lobbying firm Americans For Prosperity that is co-sponsoring the misnamed “tea parties” disguised as GOP rallies telling who the speakers would be. We already know elected Republican officials will be speaking at other rallies because it is a GOP campaign rally.

AFP made it a point to say there would be no elected officials speaking in Lansing, saying “No elected officials will be speaking at the event. This is truly a grassroots Tea Party.” That’s two lies right there.

The Livingston County Daily Press & Argus reported this morning that Wendy Day, extremist rightwing Republican Howell Public School Board Member and founder of the anti-gay hate group known as LOVE (Livingston Organization for Values in Education), would speak at the Lansing event. So much for no elected officials speaking.

The piece was a classic example of shoddy journalism filled with inaccuracies passed off as fact, and it was basically a promo that should have appeared in one of the advertorial publications the company produces where businesses and people pay to have a flattering article written about them.

Considering the mandate President Obama received, how many seats the Democrats picked up in Congress in November and that 61 percent of Americans thing the income tax they pay is fair, this is basically a protest against democracy.


Johnny C said...

These protest probably had the greatest collection of social regressives from bitter Republicans, racist, NRA nuts and other odd balls that make up the fringe on the right.

What makes me laugh about these tea baggers is that they're defending a life style a vast majority of them will never live. I really wished someone asked these special ed rejects do they make 250,000 dollars a year? And when they say no, the reporter then turns around ask these tea baggers why are they protesting since that's the only group of people are going to see tax increases?

This isn't about taxes and government spending this was about the loons from all stripes on the right to come out and voice their nutty opinions. And for those who are claiming that these tax protest are grassroot, saying these tax protest were grassroot is like saying Pam Anderson always had natural boobs.

They should renamed the tea bag protest into the thousand half wit march.

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