I wonder who hired the guy in the deer suit, the cop/stripper, and those 60's rejects in the drum circle? Most of those people were bussed in. It's showmanship, and you can never believe what you see.
There were 14 busloads brought to Nashville a couple of weeks ago - they gave them free kegs of beer (for stamina, I guess) and put them up at the Hilton - I suppose so they wouldn't have to break into the capitol building and nasty it up. All paid for by Organizing for America.
During the townhall meetings when they were still debating the Obamacare bill, they paid and fed union members to ride a bus and stack townhall meetings.
One unannounced, televised meeting for Obamacare was held in Ohio, and Obama himself made an appearance. The locals knew nothing about it until that day when they shut down the streets. The Presidential motorcade came by, followed by busloads of "local" supporters. NO ONE FROM THE LOCAL AREA WAS ALLOWED INSIDE, and there were SEIU members posted outside to make sure no one even got near the place.
But, it was televised and billed as a local meeting with local people - not the hand-picked, bussed-in audience that it really was.
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