Over the last few weeks we have heard how the tea party movement is staged, funded by national organizations, astroturf, racist, Timothy McVeigh wannabes and is exhibiting phony anger. Our so called representatives in Washington as well as the national media have put down this grassroots movement saying that we are a well funded mob. None of which is true.
Tonight at the Charlottesville Martin Luther King Performing Arts center I saw what real astroturf looked like. Emails were sent out by moveon.org, the White House and the Democrat Party encouraging supporters to gather in Charlottesville to back government run health care and their congressman. Printed signs were shipped down from DC and people were brought in from all over the area. In addition members from SEIU (services employees international union) were there promoting the health care cause. A union that already provides health care coverage to it’s members. It was an exceptional job of organizing done by large national groups. Yet the conservative grass roots movement is accused of being run by right wing organizations and the obvious national control of the left is ignored.
Will the truth ever see the light of day?