Friday, August 7, 2009

"Mom from a few blocks away" exposed as Republican operative

Gee, ya think?

Rep. Steve Kagen (D-Wisconsin) conducted a town hall meeting yesterday. Predictably, the usual crew of crackpots refused to wait their turn before maniacally ranting at the congressman.

One disruptor described herself as "just a mom from a few blocks away" who was "not affiliated with a political party." She even told a reporter that "I'm not a member of the Republican Party" and that nobody sent her to the event.

But this claim was dashed to rack and ruin as soon as the town hall was over.

It turned out that not only did she work for a Republican who ran against Kagen, but she's also worked for the state GOP and the Republican National Committee. She even served as vice-chair of the county GOP. Her own LinkedIn page says she is still a Republican. Her Facebook profile lists the bogus Tea Party movement as one of her friends.

Surprised? I'm not.

The real story is that the Republicans are even still a party in Wisconsin, after the thorough smackdown they received there in November. It's not surprising at all that an RNC operative lied about her party affiliation and whether the party sent her to the event.

Even 15 years ago, I could see that the RNC was bankrolling efforts to spread talking points through the media and public forums. Operatives posing as grassroots activists is nothing new for them. Indeed, this is the operatives' job.


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