Astroturf – A Liberal Invention

Astroturf lobbying refers to political activity, disguised as a grassroots effort, where participants are organized by, and often paid by, corporate or other special interests seeking to further their own agendas.

The political term “Astroturf” was recently brought into the mainstream lexicon when Nancy Pelosi called all of the health care protestors Nazis and “Astroturf”.  Here are some photos from recent health care protests.  Tell me, can you see the difference between grassroots and Astroturf?


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