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Here comes the astroturfing
Citizens of Longmont, prepare. You’re about to be astroturfed!
(If you need a definition of astroturfing, here’s the definition according to Wikipedia)
I’m sure you’ve heard of grassroots efforts. Well, the opposite of that, the manufactured kind of fake support is fake grass, aka astroturf. The Obama-bots and their arm Organizing For America are the Houston Astros of astroturfing, fakery and fraud down to an art form. I’m sure you’ve seen their signs that are uniform in color and design (and intentionally so, to look like Obama’s campaign signs) at various events where they inject themselves, usually uninvited.
Well, now the mother party is injecting themselves into our local non-partisan city council race. According to the Longmont Dim(wit)s, er Dems – “participate in a lit drop for the 3 Democratic City Council candidates.” They don’t name those 3 City Council candidates, but we’ll assume it’s Karen Benker, Kaye Fissinger, and Bill Van Dusen based on previous articles here and there.
Funny how I heard these same types complain when some candidates went to a Republican Women forum (they despise women with differing views) crying foul that political parties shouldn’t get involved. After this I don’t want to hear any more of this hypocritical double standard swill that they peddle endlessly. Some of these same candidates that went to the Republican function went to the Longmont Area Democrat forum, where they had to endure a number of questionably hand picked questions.
So look for literature to drop on a porch near you. I’m sure their candidates names will look really attractive in Obama Blue with the same fonts and catch phrases. Their meeting to discuss this will be at the Longmont Public Library on Oct 17 at 9:00am. Don’t expect to be allowed in. This is a secret society after all.