Friday, May 16, 2008

Angry renters = scamming conservatives

I know I'm not the first to blog about this story (thanks, Peter, from LALand, for bringing it to my attention). But the site is produced by anything but. Here's the link to the WSJ story. And here's a quote.

"Though it purports to be a spontaneous uprising, is actually a product of an inside-the-Beltway conservative advocacy organization led by Dick Armey, the former House majority leader, and publishing magnate Steve Forbes, a fellow Republican. It's a fake grass-roots effort -- what politicos call an AstroTurf campaign -- that provides a window into the sleight-of-hand ways of Washington."

I love my Republican friends. And there are arguments to be made against a tax-payer funded bailout. But c'mon! This is just typical of the dirty tricks that a bunch of rich conservatives pull to make working people think they're on their side. Is it any wonder that we non-conservatives are always looking for conservative hidden agendas? It's because they're always there! And the agenda is to sell little people ideas that will enrich big people.

I don't believe arguments that "they all do it." I've never seen evidence that the progressives in this country have the lie machine -- or are even as organized, unfortunately -- as conservatives. Allright, enough rant.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:16 PM

    Right on, Judy! I'm tired of these fat-cat Republicans coming on like 'aw shucks good 'ole boys and trying to hoodwink the rest of us "little guys." And Dick Armey? With a name like that, he should be an adult porn star!