22 September 2008

Obama's Field-turf Campaign: Even Better Than The Real Thing!

The true believers I mean. The Obamabots. These are the guys that, when called upon by the campaign, send form letter emails to websites, radio stations, newspapers, etc., trying to shut up and shut down dissenting voices. Hot Air documented it when they tried to do it to Stanley Kurtz and my NB colleague Warner Todd Huston wrote about it when they did the same thing, a couple of weeks later.

What's funny is that few, if any, of the callers, email form fillers, etc, get the irony of the fact that they are stifling dissent and yet, when pressed to go beyond the talking points, have no idea what to say. (It's ironic because they're being told to shut-up people who are "anti-intelligence" and yet they can't intelligently go off the Obama camp issued cheat sheet) They only repeat what the Obama campaign has told them to say. Or write. Or whatever. This is why they're called Obamabots.

This is the type of community organizing Obama has brought to the Presidential campaign. It is a community organized and unified around a set of official, Obama campaign-prepped talking points that seeks to shut up everyone else.

Now, even the supposed "grass roots" videos slamming first McCain and now Palin have been shown, by Ace, to be nothing more than Obama campaign produced commercials--fed to their soldiers at DU, dKos, and Huffington Post as though they were the real thing. Even the Obama campaign's grass roots are manufactured (you see, that's why they call it astroturf).

From Ace:
Obama Connected PR Firm Produces, Uploads Lying Anti-Palin Ad on YouTube, Then Pushes it Virally as "Grassroots" Effort; PR Exec Sockpuppets Praise Video for "Getting the Truth Out;" Company Employee Uploads it to Obama Smear Clearinghouse Daily Kos and Urges Readers to Send it Out to Ten People Each
Look. I despise campaign finance reform as much as the next lover of free speech, but just because I don't like the law, doesn't mean I think it can or should be broken. Everything that's coming out about the Obama camp's involvement in this stuff looks like the breaking of campaign laws. They ought to pay a price--both monetarily and in the court of public opinion. People need to see their farcical field-turf campaign for what it is--a joke.

Spread the word to 10 of your friends.

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