"The town is paved with Astroturf"

“You go back to the original Boston Tea Party, and I find it highly unlikely that you had 50 guys dress up like Indians, show up at a boat, bring the right tools, and then leave in an orderly fashion without any kind of organization,” said Adam Brandon, a spokesman for the conservative organization FreedomWorks, which has been accused of “astroturfing” because it uses corporate funding to bolster conservative “tea party” protests…

HCAN is “supposed to be this grassroots effort and it’s funded by $80 million and you look at their members and it’s all unions,” said Brandon.

“They have ten times our yearly budget, and they’re organizing buses with their members –and these guys have the nerve to call us Astroturf?”

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