March 03, 2011

Tea Party and astroturf

The Tea Party is derided as an arm of the Koch brothers or the GOP or whatever boogie man the left dreams up on a daily basis.

Who's really astroturfing?

Grassroots Campaigns, Inc is a progressive political consulting firm that specializes in running face-to-face citizen mobilization campaigns for political parties, candidates, and advocacy groups. By running campaigns on behalf of groups such as the ASPCA, the American Civil Liberties Union, and Amnesty International we can focus on building up their membership and volunteer bases while running field campaigns for candidates and other organizations to win progressive victories on the local, state, and national level and mobilize citizens to be more active and engaged in politics.

So they've created a professional organization that hires people to be annoyed about particular causes and protest them.

Remember this the next time you hear about astroturfing.

Posted by Duffy at March 3, 2011 11:13 AM | TrackBack

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