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    • Grassroots activists are protesting against reform.
      • MythPeople are attending town hall meeting in their districts to show protestation against Health care reform. Many say they are "Grassroots" activists.

        FactConservatives for Patients� Rights, the operation that�s running a national campaign against a public health care option,is now publicly taking credit for helping gin up the sometimes-rowdy outbursts targeting House Dems at town hall meetings around the country, raising questions about their spontaneity.
        CPR is the group headed by controversial former hospitals exec Rick Scott that�s spending millions on ads attacking reform in all sorts of lurid ways, a campaign that�s being handled by the same P.R. mavens behind the Swift Boat Vets.
        ..."The more you dig the more you learn that this is a carefully orchestrated effort by special interest lobbyists and the Republican Party, who are using fringe elements on the right to protect insurance company profits and defeat health care reform," said House Dem leadership aide Doug Thornell.

        The lobbyist-run groups Americans for Prosperity and FreedomWorks, which orchestrated the anti-Obama tea parties earlier this year, are now pursuing an aggressive strategy to create an image of mass public opposition to health care and clean energy reform.A leaked memo from Bob MacGuffie, a volunteer with the FreedomWorks website Tea Party Patriots, details how members should be infiltrating town halls and harassing Democratic members of —

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        Facebook PermaLink Myth #: 50 Created: 08/06/09 Updated: 11/23/20 22:21 PM
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