The Left’s online astroturfing manual for town hall meetings
Health Care for America Now is a left-wing astroturfing group that has received $5M from George Soros, among other sources. Its instructions for town hall meetings include:
Bring more people than the other side has… enough people to drown them out
Arrive earlier than the other side does. We need to stack our folks in the front to create a wall around the Member [of congress], and we need to stake out the best spots for visibility and signs. Reconnaissance on the venue and an understanding of the staging will be important here.
Do not debate on their “policy” points…Rather than try to reply with the truth (which won’t move them anyway) we should respond with our message
We need to arm our side with questions that play to the strength of our message and make sure we keep bringing them up over and over so that the press recognizes those central themes: “Isn’t it true that this bill would guarantee everyone a choice of public health insurance option that will lower cost overall