By Albert N. Milliron, Editor Politisite
Notice when Congress feels threatened by it’s own electorate it put out a ‘Right Wing Extremist Memo’ that alludes that Tea Party attendees could be placed on a domestic terror list. Further statements were made that the teaparty movement was highly financed by skilled Astro-turfers and warned that attendees could be video tapped by the intelligence community.
By using this disinformation, the Democratic operatives were hoping for low turn outs at the Tea Parties across the county.
It appears the same fear mongers are out in force to discredit those who have issues with the health care plan being toughed by the Obama Administration as the answer to all of our health care needs. We now see videos of Mob action that is bound to happen by these extremist armed with a manual of disinformation to disrupt the planned recess town hall meetings. A video released from the White House has asked folks to turn in bloggers or others who pass misinformation to an email address firstname.lastname@example.org something that seems more of a first Amendment violation then helping the government dispel myths.
Town Hall Writer, Mary Katharine Ham has investigated the allegations thoroughly, unlike those in the main stream media, and has found extremely loose associations with groups being the culprits of a well organized attack on health care reform that goes all the way to the Health Care industry down to a true grass roots organization called the Tea Party Patriots that was started by individuals in small town America with little or no financing.
This writer interviewed three such organizers who were concerned about how the nation was going following the Bush Prescription drug benefit and again during the bailouts that crossed over to the Obama Administration. These three regular people chose to do something and was able to organize a Tea Party in Columbia, South Carolina that numbered nearly 2700 attendees.
Mary Katharine’s Analysis and down right investigative reporting revels
the deception that is being promulgated by the left. It appears that anyone with a journalistic background and a desire for the truth would come to the same conclusions. The left is worried that the August 22 Recess Rally will out shadow the large turnout in April of this year. So I invite you to read Mary Katharine’s analysis of the facts associated with the Democratic whisper Campaign.
When the “manufactured” outrage the Left is trying to demonize lines up so inconveniently with public polling, it’s sometimes necessary to create evidence for the “manufactured” storyline.
Enter Think Progress, which unearthed this shocking, secret memo from the leader of a small grassroots conservative organization in Connecticut, which allegedly instructs members on “infiltrating town halls and harassing Democratic members of Congress.”
Right Principles PAC was formed by Bob MacGuffie and four friends in 2008, and has taken in a whopping $5,017 and disbursed $1,777, according to its FEC filing.
“We’re just trying to shake this state up and make a difference up here,” MacGuffie told me during a telephone interview. He’s surprised at his elevation to national rabble-rouser by the Left.
Right Principles has a Facebook group with 23 members and a Twitter account with five followers. MacGuffie describes himself as an “opponent of leftist thinking in America,” and told me he’s “never pulled a lever” for a Republican or Democrat on a federal level. Yet this Connecticut libertarian’s influence over a national, orchestrated Republican health-care push-back is strong, indeed, if you listen to liberal pundits and the Democratic National Committee, who have crafted a nefarious web out of refutable evidence.
Think Progress highlighted his memo’s directives to “‘Yell,’ ‘Stand Up And Shout Out,’ ‘Rattle Him’,” calling it a “right-wing harassment strategy against Dems.” The blog falsely connected MacGuffie to the national conservative group FreedomWorks through the most tenuous of threads. The Think Progress link that purports to establish MacGuffie as a FreedomWorks “volunteer” leads to his one blog posting on a Tea Party website (on the free social networking site, ning.com). Think Progress calls Tea Party Patriots a “FreedomWorks website.”
The problem is it’s not a FreedomWorks site, according to FreedomWorks spokesman Adam Brandon. FreedomWorks is a “coalition partner” of TeaPartyPatriots.org, but does not fund the site in any way.
“There is no formal structural connection,” Brandon told me. “Never has been. Never will be. We’re just fellow travelers in the movement.”
When I asked MacGuffie if he was a volunteer for FreedomWorks outside the specious evidence Think Progress cited, he said, “Absolutely not. You can Google all day; you won’t find it. There is no formal connection. I don’t know anyone from FreedomWorks.”
He joined the Tea Party Patriots community site when it was mentioned to him by several local Tea Party activists (whom he admits knowing . . . smoking gun!), and “blogged there, very little.” So MacGuffie, a local activist in Connecticut who never volunteered for FreedomWorks wrote a memo and also wrote a blog post on a site not paid for or hosted by FreedomWorks. There’s your national conspiracy, folks.
Please read the full article by Mary Katherine Hamm at The Weekly Standard.
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