Astroturfing, and Misleading Voters

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on October 24, 2010


How desperate are Democrats to retain control of Congress?

So desperate, that they are actively backing, and helping pay for the campaigns of Tea Party supporters, and birthers, in order to siphon votes away from Republican candidates. This effort includes paying for misleading phone calls to Republican voters. It should come as no surprise, of course, that Alan Grayson is one of the prime dirty tricksters behind the effort.

Of course, if anything like this were done on the Republican side, the left blogosphere would start screaming and not stop until about 2030. But they are quite silent about the issue, since as far as they are concerned, ethics are situational and the ends justify the means.

Incidentally, why doesn’t someone ask President Obama whether he endorses this kind of effort?

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