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  •  IOW a Republican org became... a Republican org. (1+ / 0-)
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    With all due respect, since what you're talking about is Ron Paul's "tax day tea parties" (old Republican grumps in mock-colonial garb whining about taxes) being replaced by Dick Armey's Teabaggers (Aetna employees in Aetna blazers chanting slogans against health care), you're merely discussing astroturf replacing astroturf.

    Frankly, several Democratic Party "camp-followers" have already founded a few well-funded vanity projects of that sort that are currently sucking the air out of the political atmosphere, & I for 1 want nothing to do with those people.

    Occupy was/is true grass roots — & you can tell how much the neoliberal establishment hated & feared them by how brutal their hired goons have been to its outward signs. What it needs now is a constant, society-changing street-presence.

    •  Astroturf is astroturf (1+ / 0-)
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      and words and phrases matter when you have blanket coverage from coast-to-coast. The words "Tea Party" have been re-defined in terms of "audience reaction". Kind of like "impeachment" has.

      There's a whole sub-chapter of propaganda devoted to that sort of thing...

      "The “Left” is NOT divided on the need to oppose austerity and the Great Betrayal. The Third Way is not left or center or even right. It is Wall Street on the Potomac."--Bill Black

      by lunachickie on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 02:18:54 PM PDT

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