The Real AstroTurf: "Indeed, it is the opposition to this opposition that is aggressively and meticulously organized. White House deputy chief of staff Jim Messina last week gave the order to 'push back twice as hard.'
And the national field director of the union-backed Health Care for America Now (HCAN) on Aug. 4 apparently sent out a four-page, single-spaced, 2,500-word-plus 'how to bully' memo.
The document, featured on the Talking Points Memo Web site, says 'it's important that you take away right-wingers' opportunities to talk with reporters.' It tells operatives to 'confiscate signs or leaflets' of those opposing ObamaCare. It adds: 'Make sure that you assign marshals to take care of moving the crowd.'"