by Javier Manjarres
The continued assault on Congressman Allen West by the progressive/Democrat establishment has taken a new twist as a mysterious group is now soliciting prospective protesters online and paying them for their “protesting” services. The probable Soros-backed group Stand Up Florida is now specifically campaigning against Congressman West in the 18th congressional district that he is running for re-election in. Here’s the link to Stand Up Florida’s website which makes no attempt to hide their contempt for West. Stand Up Florida’s advertisement is now on Craig’s List (screen capture below) that calls on folks in N.Palm Beach, Martin, and St.Lucie counties-the counties that lie within West’s new district- to get out and protest their little hearts out in order to defeat Congressman West.
But why can’t the Democrat Party muster up their own protesters to get out there and protest West? Where are all the die-hard Democrats, Emily’s Listers, the Moveon.org-ers, or the #OWS troopers who have vowed to hit the pavement for them?
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi famously referred to the Tea Party as “Astroturf”- but how many Tea Partiers got their call to social action from some mysterious front group who solicited their protest activity for 10 bucks an hour through Craig’s List? Someone might want to ask Nancy if these “paid canvassing jobs” constitute “astroturf”-
RPOF Communications Director Brian Hughes had this to say about Stand Up Florida-
While the mainstream media is breathless with stories of organization behind liberals like Obama-Pelosi-DWS-Murphy, here we see the truth. Their message of less freedom and bigger government doesn’t inspire anything more than a need to pay fake activists. This desperate paid recruiting demonstrates that the enthusiasm gap is real, liberals like Patrick Murphy are in trouble, and Democrats are going to have a very tough November.- Brian Hughes, RPOF Communications Director
**UPDATE-Apparently Stand Up Florida felt a little heat from our article and decided to take their Craig’s List advertisement down. Too late! And it looks like there is an even more interesting revelation to come out about this group very soon. Stay tuned to the Shark Tank…
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