Saturday, February 25, 2017

Spontaneous outbursts of outrage?

More like highly orchestrated strategy:

A group serving as a central hub of information for congressional town halls was founded by a former Hillary Clinton campaign staffer and its parent company is located at the same address as an organization funded by liberal billionaire George Soros.
Democrats have insisted that recent town hall outbursts against Republican politicians occurred organically, likening them to the Tea Party, while President Donald Trump yesterday tweeted that the "so-called angry crowds in home districts of some Republicans are actually, in numerous occasions, planned out by liberal activists. Sad!"
The Town Hall Project, a group that serves as a one-stop shop of information for town hall protests across the country, is connected to a former Clinton staffer and is also closely affiliated with a number of liberal groups.
The group, which has been referenced by media outlets on numerous occasions, bills itself as a "volunteer-powered, grassroots effort that empowers constituents across the country to have face-to-face conversations with their elected representatives."

Jimmy Dahman, a former field organizer for the Clinton campaign in Iowa, founded the Town Hall Project. Dahman claimed on CNN that the town hall events are "all organic and happening at the grassroots level."

Dahman's group is closely involved with, a major progressive activist group that recently launched a website, called, to encourage activists to attend town hall events.

The Town Hall Project's parent company is The Action Network, which was involved in demonstrations against Walmart and the protests in Ferguson.
The Action Network's board of directors includes Mark Fleischman, a former vice president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU); Brian Young, who worked on campaigns for Howard Dean and John Kerry; Jeffrey Dugas, who worked for John Podesta's Center for American Progress and Elizabeth Warren's 2012 Senate campaign; and Rich Clayton, who worked for the SEIU and the shareholder activism arm of Change to Win, a labor group that describes itself as a "strategic organizing center."

The Action Network is located at the same Washington, D.C., address as United We Dream, the "largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation." United We Dream has received funding from liberal billionaire George Soros. It began organizing "sanctuary campus" anti-Trump protests shortly after the election.

The Action Network also shares the same address as Change to Win, the labor organizing group.

Change to Win's leadership council is chaired by James P. Hoffa, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Its secretary is Mary Kay Henry, president of the SEIU.

The Town Hall Project's website refers readers to the Indivisible Guide, a "practical guide for resisting the Trump agenda." The guide includes information on how to "organize local groups to fight for your congressional district" and "four local advocacy tactics that actually work."
A Town Hall Project spokesman told the Washington Free Beacon that the Action Network is a service used to manage their list of volunteers and supporters and that the group would never pay any person to attend a town hall. They added that anyone is free to use their services. 
Of course, it does get the artsy feminists and climate-change Kool-Aid-guzzling barista types all flush with throbs of solidarity, but these tactics do not originate with them.


  1. Just a supposition, another tactic by the right to minimize the unprecedented dissatisfaction of so many citizens over the first 1/48th of this dastardly administration. The Dems took the poor, the blacks, the feminists and the gays in. The Pubs sure weren't going to give them succor and hope. Sure, they've all taken their acts a bit too far, leaving the left open to the ridicule you show them. Still, these matters are on the table for the democratic process they deserve by and through the established and always evolving rule of law, not just law enforcement which a lot of folks on the right appear to take glee in executing. And sentencing..,

  2. Oh, dog vomit. Poor people , black people - for that matter, even people who set great store by the ability to make their demographic profile into something that, as they see it, ought to be the stuff of "social justice", even if such profile involves obvious perversion - are only some kind of political constituency because a bunch of activists got a critical man of people to swallow the propaganda they were putting out. without that, it becomes obvious that they are jut a bunch of American citizens seeking validation for their perversions.

  3. Hmm, why'd the South leave the Dems in droves back in the 60s?

  4. I'm looking ahead to when the free market sees all its wildest dreams come true--the near elimination of that nasty human capital. I can at least have a free voice in a democratic government which I will, if pressed, fight and kill and die for, but I got to pay for a membership to get inside a corporation which has only its stockholders to be beholden to. I too, with a lesser mind that's trying to become greater) than some our greatest, if not materially the richest thinkers (the so-called winners in our society) scratch my head in consternation, wondering what's next for my children and grandchildren. I can't see any solution but socialism. Getting back to where we once belonged-Christianity. I am grateful I'm not rich and that it's too late to start because I am forced to contemplate life without a body and a tainted mind that lusts after more more more. There's a place called heaven where all is indeed free with equality, but I haven't seen it yet, so I really only have secondary sources to rely upon. Oh well, breathe in/breathe out, that too shall pass.

  5. And that's why I remain a Demoxrat, if not an extreme progressive. The corporations that have left American workers and cities and towns lacking and blame government for leaving us so must be stopped and it isn't going to get done by appeasing them.

  6. Moving us on to the inevitable--near total elimination of human capital in the workplace.

  7. Economics is the study of the (equitable?) distribution of goods and services. The nightmare is the inequitable distribution and, judging from history, the inequality is expanding exponentially. You call it God's way. Your brand of freedom is for the haves to be free to continue to subjugate and marginalize the have nots, simply stated. You could care less about the freedom of the individual, unless it's your freedom, again simply stated. Books about this can fill libraries. Which have also burned with regular periodicity throughout history, again, simply and incompletely stated.

  8. You have it exactly wrong. Freedom of the individual is at the core of what I stand for.

    And "haves" and "have-nots" are extremely fluid categories.