What was that about astroturfing? From Politico:
The Democratic National Committee’s Organizing for America has quietly launched an initiative aimed at making Obama supporters’ voices heard on the largely conservative airwaves.
“The fate of health reform has been a focus of debate in living rooms and offices, on TV and online — and on talk radio. And since millions of folks turn to talk radio as a trusted source of news and opinions, we need to make sure OFA supporters are calling in with a pro-reform message,” says the introduction to the online tool.
The online tool presents users with a radio show discussing political topics, to which supporters can listen live, and the phone number for that station, for when health care comes up. It also offers tips for callers and talking points on the issue.
If you have require your talking points provided to you, signaling a lack of knowledge on the issue, and if you’ve more zeal than knowledge you should refrain from debate.
The bottom line? The majority of Americans do not support the Democrats’ idea of reform, thus why it’s rotted in congress since summer – and they still don’t support it.