Aug 29, 2009
Newspaper promotes anti-Obama Astroturf farce
The Livingston County Daily Press & Argus finally got around to promoting the Anti-Obama partisan “Tea Party Express” bus tour that will be in Brighton next month, but they only give a passing mention of who is really behind this Astroturf farce.
This latest spontaneous uprising is sponsored by something called the “Our Country Deserves Better PAC (OCDB).” The PAC was formed in August 2008 by veteran Republican California political consultant Sal Russo and former GOP California Assemblyman Howard Kaloogian. The PAC’s mission is to oppose Obama and the "Democratic Congress." It boasts on its web site that "we must stand up to Barack Obama and the Democrat-controlled Congress." The PAC also solicits contributions by stating, "Help us fight the Democratic Congress!"
So much for this nonpartisan crap; which makes the quotes by Livingston County’s Michigan Republican legislative delegation that much more disingenuous. Here’s one: “it’s time for those upset with state and national taxation to speak up, regardless of political affiliation.” Here another ridiculous one: “There's a lot of people concerned. It's a grassroots effort, not something that is led by any elected official.”
There was no balance in the article either, and if it’s really nonpartisan or people speaking out “regardless of political affiliation” then why was not a single Democrat quoted in the article? If you see a Democrats engaging in this fake, Astroturf “tea party” next month throw a net over them.
I can’t wait to see the signs from that Republican event.