Astroturf For Hire: Left Does What They Do Best

Gerrit Lansing /

The blogosphere is picking up on the Left’s hypocrisy regarding their claims of astroturfing protesters at health care town halls the past few weeks:

So I received an email/comment this morning about a craigslist ad soliciting health care activism for money. “Activism for money,” I thought!! Was this it at last? The missing link Democrats have been searching for? Obamacare opponents turning up at town halls really are a mob?

Nope, just one of thousands of advertisements calling for activists to help in “urgent grassroots campaigns” because “we need people like you–lots of people like you–to go out in communities around the the country this summer and help make change happen.” You’ll be paid, too: “$11-16/hour.”

That’s small peanuts, however: (more…)