[Astro]turf Wars

ALTHOUGH IT’S BEEN SAID — MANY TIMES MANY WAYS — it nonetheless bears repeating. You can tell what a Democrat is doing — or feeling guilty about doing, or thinking of doing — by what he accuses his opponent of doing.

Such as Tick Turban’s accusing the TEA Partiers of being astroturfed.

“What do you mean, ‘Genuine grassroots?’ You can’t fool me; I know better. When we do this kind of thing, [astroturfing] that’s exactly what we do. Of course, these people are doing the same thing. It only makes sense!”

Meantimes, the administration and its cronies fully intend to ram this — scorn quotes — “health care reform” debacle down your throat, willy nilly. In aid of which, they have instituted a snitch program to rat out people suspected of double-plus-ungood thoughtcrime.

There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov.*

The White House has asked, if you see something in an email or on the web about the health care reform bill, to please send it to flag@whitehouse.gov. That’s F-L-A-G AT Whitehouse dot gov. Do your part by sending in — oh, say — a link to the text of the bill with the note, “Smells fishy here, boss.”

And use that actual link. Until it brings the House-dot-gov servers to their knees, then you can use this one.

*And who cares about exposing an address to such perfidy to spambots?

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