Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Democrats are Astroturfing Themselves

Do you remember when Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats tried to label tea party protestors and town hall attendees astroturf?  The term astroturf, of course, is the creation of opposition that appears to be grassroots but is, in reality fake.

Now, it seems Democrats have taken to astroturfing themselves.  In other words, Democrats are creating faux opposition to themselves and the leader of their party, President Obama.

Wednesday's meeting with Obama gave Lincoln a televised opportunity to challenge Obama on a broader question. As one of eight Democrats hand-picked by party leaders to question the president, all but one up for re-election this year, Lincoln urged Obama to ``to push back against people in our own party that want extremes.''

Then, in short order, her campaign website featured a news report: ``Lincoln challenges Obama on liberal `extremes.'" [Emphasis added.]

If things are so bad your party has to orchestrate the creation of fake opposition to your own party's priorities, perhaps its time to revisit those priorites.

Should our enemies' arrows blot out the sun, then we shall fight in the shade.

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