The protesters organized against President Donald Trump and Republican members of Congress at local town halls are doing it by the book.
From New York Post:
The manual, published with OFA partner “Indivisible,” advises protesters to go into halls quietly so as not to raise alarms, and “grab seats at the front of the room but do not all sit together.” Rather, spread out in pairs to make it seem like the whole room opposes the Republican host’s positions. “This will help reinforce the impression of broad consensus.” It also urges them to ask “hostile” questions — while keeping “a firm hold on the mic” — and loudly boo the the GOP politician if he isn’t “giving you real answers.”
“Express your concern [to the event’s hosts] they are giving a platform to pro-Trump authoritarianism, racism, and corruption,” it says.
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The point is to plant doubt in the minds of the Republican member of Congress, thinking that the constituents are all against GOP/Trump agenda items like getting rid of Obamacare.
What’s next? Feed the video to the media to show how upset the people are at the GOP, as they did in the town hall conducted by Rep. Jason Chafettz (R-UT).
After the event, protesters are advised to feed video footage to local and national media.
“Unfavorable exchanges caught on video can be devastating” for Republican lawmakers, it says, when “shared through social media and picked up by local and national media.” After protesters gave MSNBC, CNN and the networks footage of their dust-up with Chaffetz, for example, the outlets ran them continuously, forcing Chaffetz to issue statements defending himself.
Next, call and complain about presidential advisor Steve Bannon, who seems to be living rent-free in leftists minds.
The manual also advises protesters to flood “Trump-friendly” lawmakers’ Hill offices with angry phone calls and emails demanding the resignation of top White House adviser Steve Bannon.
A script advises callers to complain: “I’m honestly scared that a known racist and anti-Semite will be working just feet from the Oval Office … It is everyone’s business if a man who promoted white supremacy is serving as an adviser to the president.”
The document provides no evidence to support such accusations.
As Sperry notes, there’s an army of Alinsky-ites ready in the wings.
Organizing For America has more than 250 offices across the country and more than 32,000 organizers, with another 25,000 actively under training. OFA plans to stage 400 rallies across 42 states to attack Trump and Republicans over Obamacare.
Sperry pointed directly at Obama.
He praised recent demonstrations against Trump’s travel ban. And last year, after Trump’s upset victory, he personally rallied OFA troops to “protect” his legacy in a conference call. “Now is the time for some organizing,” he said. “So don’t mope” over the election results.
Obama promised, “…early next year, and we’re going to be in a position where we can start cooking up all kinds of great stuff.”
Welcome to next year…