Today, President Obama’s campaign organization "Organizing for America" sent out a notice to its "grassroots" supporters. It asked them to wage a coordinated phone campaign for health care by calling their U.S. Senators on September 11 -- also known as Patriot Day in honor of the thousands of Americans killed by Al Qaeda terrorists eight years ago. It goes on: "All 50 States are coordinating in this – as we fight back against our own Right-Wing Domestic Terrorists who are subverting the American Democratic Process, whipped to a frenzy by their Fox Propaganda Network ceaselessly re-seizing power for their treacherous leaders."Stop the ACLU has a screen-cap of the Organizing for America page. Three observations:
- Note the liberal assumption that no one would oppose Obama's socialist agenda unless they were "whipped to a frenzy" by Fox News. Personally, I'm "whipped to a frenzy" by watching the financial and economic news on CNBC, but maybe that's just me.
- What the First Amendment specifically protects as the right "to petition the government for a redress of grievances" is denounced by Obama's supporters as "subverting the American Democratic Process." If that's what they think about your First Amendment rights, what do you suppose they think of your Second Amendment rights?
- When conservatives organize their protests, the Left screams "Astroturf!" When the Obama operation organizes counter-protests -- and remember that Obama's media Gepetto, David Axelrod, is the Father of Astroturf -- that's spontaneous grassroots activism.