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Organizing for Astroturf

Posted by V the K at 4:35 am - February 20, 2017.
Filed under: Democratic Dirty Tricks

Obama’s Personality Cult is organizing and staging the protests against Trump and Republicans. They even have a manual.

The manual, published with OFA partner “Indivisible,” advises protesters to go into halls quietly so as not to raise alarms, and “grab seats at the front of the room but do not all sit together.” Rather, spread out in pairs to make it seem like the whole room opposes the Republican host’s positions. “This will help reinforce the impression of broad consensus.” It also urges them to ask “hostile” questions — while keeping “a firm hold on the mic” — and loudly boo the the GOP politician if he isn’t “giving you real answers.”

After the event, protesters are advised to feed video footage to local and national media.

“Unfavorable exchanges caught on video can be devastating” for Republican lawmakers, it says, when “shared through social media and picked up by local and national media.” After protesters gave MSNBC, CNN and the networks footage of their dust-up with Chaffetz, for example, the outlets ran them continuously, forcing Chaffetz to issue statements defending himself.

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  1. “Keep a firm hold on the mic.” I don’t even need to make a joke.

    Comment by Sean L — February 20, 2017 @ 7:05 am - February 20, 2017

  2. This is an old Commie trick that they even pulled on Reagan when he ran for Governor of California,but he knew the tactic and would call them on it right then and there.

    Comment by The Poetry Man — February 20, 2017 @ 9:35 am - February 20, 2017

  3. Simple, you check IDs. Anyone with an out of state ID does not get in. “Sorry, this town meeting is for constituents only.”

    Comment by Craig Smith — February 20, 2017 @ 10:30 am - February 20, 2017

  4. Richard Spencer, the cunt, crashes a Dipshitatarism Cockference.

    http://reason.com/blog/2017/02/20/alt-right-leader-richard-spencer-crashed

    Comment by James — February 20, 2017 @ 2:54 pm - February 20, 2017

  5. Simple, you check IDs. Anyone with an out of state ID does not get in.

    Or you just make them ticketed events, with an online form signup that asks for same address as on voter registration. Protests against this (“I just moved here, I’m living at a temporary address.” “Why do I have to be a voter to attend a town meeting? Doesn’t the congressman represent non-voters?”) automatically get bumped to a staffer who gives them additional scrutiny and possible handholding. The rationale for ticketing is easy since it can help determine the venue size needed. Rep. Chaffetz’ staff moved his town meeting once it was determined they would have a larger crowd than anticipated. That’s a no-no, since you’re letting the hoardes control the space instead of the other way around. (Rep. Chaffetz was overheard saying “I’ll never hold a town meeting outside of Provo again!” as if the geographic locale was the reason there were so many astroturf constituents.)

    Or you can do what my junior senator as been doing since he was appointed to his office: contract with the company that does “tele-townhalls” and ring phones in the state whenever you have a few minutes of free time and need an ego boost. I find these annoying, since there’s no advance notice of when such an event will be occurring and there’s no opportunity to signup in advance for such calls. The other downside for the citizen is that such calls tend to attract the retired, the bored-at-home, and the lonely who will gladly hang on a phone for an hour to hear a blowhard toot his own horn and reward him for doing so by crawling up his arse and telling him what a fine job he’s doing. Sadly, more and more congresscritters are using this method because of the volatility of in-person scheduled events.

    The most sane response however, might be from Rep. Justin Amash [R-MI], who essentially says “Bring it on!” and takes all comers and rolls with the punches. He’s also encouraging his fellow reps to do the same. To be fair, it’s probably easier for him to take this approach, since his district is somewhat isolated geographically and he’s not in a position of leadership so he’s not a current lightning rod for anything.

    Comment by RSG — February 20, 2017 @ 2:55 pm - February 20, 2017

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