I haven’t read it yet, but a reader recommends this as a great account of a townhall meeting in North Carolina.
However, could someone tell me what the heck “astroturf” means in reference to opposition to Obamacare? The last time I heard “astroturf” used in national politics, it had to do with President Clinton’s boast of his sexual escapades as a young man in the back of his pickup truck.
Paul Nachman writes:
“Astroturf” means “phony grassroots” i.e. something that appears to be grassroots but was really engineered to look that way. The Left claims that the Wonderboy-care skeptics and opponents at townhalls show up only because Repub-associated and other conservative-associated groups organized this to happen. I think this is utter nonsense, and it’s the Left accusing the Right of what the left routinely does.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 03, 2009 07:16 PM | Send