August 6, 2009

READER JAMES SOMERS WRITES:

Glenn, isn’t the attached Politico story, discussing how President Obama is asking all of his supporters via email to support his healthcare bill and respond to attacks upon it, an example of the dreaded phenomenon of “Astroturfing?” Doesn’t this mean that all support for Obamacare is now the product of a top-down mandate for activism? And doesn’t that delegitimize any support for health care “reform?”

Or, instead, is it legitimate, nay inspiring, when Democratic bigwigs organize support for liberal policy objectives, but illegitimate, even sickening, when Republican bigwigs organize opposition to such objectives?

Well, you have to understand, the Democrats do what they do in a good cause, an the Republicans in a bad one, so a double-standard on tactics is only reasonable.

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