Sunday, August 02, 2009

Republicans Brown Shirted Mobs Out To Undermine the Democratic Process In America & Lou Dobbs "Truth is Relative"

It has become obvious that Republicans use various forms of propaganda , misinformation and lies to attack Obama and his administration and his policies. They also use strategies such as "Tea Partys" and "Tea Baging" to create the false impression of a populist grass roots uprising against Obama which are in fact not a spontaneous grass roots populist movement but rather is a well choreographed well-funded "faux populist protest movement" created by Republican operatives and ad agencies & lobbyists for various industries who are anti-Obama.

And now we discover that the shouting and disruptions by groups or individuals at Town Hall Meetings are in fact well planned strategies of the Republican party and affiliated groups who are anti-Obama.

These strategies to disrupt and undermine these Town Hall Meetings and press conferences etc. remind one of the sort of tactics used by the "Brown-Shirts of the NAZI. party in the 1920s and 1930s to shut down any reasonable discourse. Their paranoid fantasies about Obama and the Socialist take over of America is being transformed into a fanatical movement which is only concerned with maintaining the "status quo" or returning America to an idealized, romanticized non-existent "Golden Era." During That Mythical Golden Era of course minorities such as Blacks, Hispanics and other ethnic groups knew their place while Gays & Lesbians were forced to stay in the closet or were treated as criminals who spent a great deal of time in prison and women too knew their place was as a help mate of their men-folk.

Right-Wing Harassment Strategy Against Dems Detailed in Memo: 'Yell,' 'Stand Up And Shout Out,' 'Rattle Him' by Lee Fang at Think progress, July 31, 2009

This morning, Politico reported that Democratic members of Congress are increasingly being harassed by "angry, sign-carrying mobs and disruptive behavior" at local town halls. For example, in one incident, right-wing protesters surrounded Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY) and forced police officers to have to escort him to his car for safety.

This growing phenomenon is often marked by violence and absurdity. Recently, right-wing demonstrators hung Rep. Frank Kratovil (D-MD) in effigy outside of his office. Missing from the reporting of these stories is the fact that much of these protests are coordinated by public relations firms and lobbyists who have a stake in opposing President Obama's reforms.

The lobbyist-run groups Americans for Prosperity and FreedomWorks, which orchestrated the anti-Obama tea parties earlier this year, are now pursuing an aggressive strategy to create an image of mass public opposition to health care and clean energy reform. A leaked memo from Bob MacGuffie, a volunteer with the FreedomWorks website Tea Party Patriots, details how members should be infiltrating town halls and harassing Democratic members of Congress:

Rocking the Town Halls -- Best Practices

A Political Action Memo

We here in Fairfield County Connecticut conducted an action at Jim Himes's Town Hall meeting in May 2009. We believe there are some best practices which emerged from the event and our experience, which could be useful to activists in just about any district where their Congressperson has supported the socialist agenda of the Democrat leadership in Washington.

# Artificially Inflate Your Numbers: "Spread out in the hall and try to be in the front half. The objective is to put the Rep on the defensive with your questions and follow-up. The Rep should be made to feel that a majority, and if not, a significant portion of at least the audience, opposes the socialist agenda of Washington."
# Be Disruptive Early And Often: "You need to rock-the-boat early in the Rep's presentation, Watch for an opportunity to yell out and challenge the Rep's statements early."
# Try To "Rattle Him," Not Have An Intelligent Debate: "The goal is to rattle him, get him off his prepared script and agenda. If he says something outrageous, stand up and shout out and sit right back down. Look for these opportunities before he even takes questions."

The memo above also resembles the talking points being distributed by FreedomWorks for pushing an anti-health reform assault all summer. Patients United, a front group maintained by Americans for Prosperity, is currently busing people all over the country for more protests against Democratic members. Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), chairman of the NRCC, has endorsed the strategy, telling the Politico the days of civil town halls are now "over."

Meanwhile, AHIP, the trade group and lobbying juggernaut representing the health insurance industry is sending staffers to monitor town halls and other right-wing front groups are stepping up their ad campaign to smear reform efforts. The strategy for defeating reform - recently outlined by an influential lobbyist to the Hill newspaper as "delay" then "kill" - is becoming apparent. By delaying a vote until after the August recess, lobbyists are now seizing upon recess town halls as opportunities to ambush lawmakers and fool them into believing there is wide opposition to reform.

Rush Limbaugh: says Americans are surrounded by those within the United States and by those outside the United States who want to rob Americans or "Real Americans" of their Freedoms and rights.He believes Obama and his supporters are part of a world wide socialist conspiracy or "The New World Order" to radically change America.

The Two Minutes Hate: July 31, 2009

Daily lowlights from right-wing talk radio.

Chris Matthews Responds To Eric Cantor Re "Wack Job" Birthers

"Hardball" host Chris Matthews takes umbrage at House Minority Whip Eric Cantor blaming Matthews for pushing the "birther" issue, so Matthews takes his anger out on Republican strategist Todd Harris, who has "no answer" why this is an issue among the GOP. "The Republican party has gone nativist," Chris proclaims.

Meanwhile, Democratic strategist Karen Finney agrees that "birthers" are "wack jobs" and "a little crazy."

Bill Maher's New Rules: Birthers Must Be Stopped - July 31st, 2009

Racist anti-Obama extremist Lou Dobbs erroneously argues the issues raised by the Birthers should be taken seriously since they have a right to their opinions . Dobbs ignores the fact that it is up to Republicans and Democrats to distance themselves from the Birthers and to show that their "Conspiracy Theory" is not based upon facts but rather is a result of paranoid fantasies & racism which are being fueled by media personalities such as Lou Dobbs. But of course Lou Dobbs is anti-Obama and believes in attacking Obama with whatever one can throw at him. So if undermining Obama can be achieved by propaganda and misinformation then so be it.

According to Lou Dobbs if the price to be paid for undermining Obama is the abandoning of truth and reality and honesty then so be it.

CNNs Racist-in-Chief Dobbs Says Bill Maher's Call to Stop the Birthers Against Freedom of Expression
Via )July 31

Scarborough Blast Beck & the Birthers

(Via ) Scarborough and Smerconish blast Beck, birthers "Do these people really believe that's how they're gonna win elections."

and so it goes,

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