The liberal media mocked President Trump when he suggested that the outraged protesters at GOP town hall events were paid agitators, but leaked audio just proved him right…and the group behind it is directly tied to Barack Obama.
On Friday, Louisiana Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy held an event in Breaux Bridge, and it quickly descended into chaos after protesters got out of control. The media has been reporting that the anger is organic, but leaked audio obtained by KPEL and reported on by the Daily Caller reveals that far-left activists coordinated to create the public impression that Cassidy’s support for the president isn’t popular.
Worse yet, the group behind the chaos is a part of the nationwide Indivisible organization, which recently partnered with Obama’s former campaign PAC turned activist group Organizing for America.
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The activists, who describe themselves as liberals in the audio, can be heard strategizing how to best turn a local town hall into a political victory.
The activists split up into an “inside team” — tasked with occupying “as many seats as we can” and an “outside team,” whose job was to “give [the media] the coverage they want” before joining the others inside. Activists were instructed to dress like conservatives and leave at home “any signifier that you’re a liberal” in order to blend in with constituents.
The leftist activists strategized how best to “dominate” the question-and-answer section of the town hall and keep anyone “sympathetic” to Cassidy from asking a question.
The audio also reveals the activists laughing about “the poor people of Breaux Bridge” — local constituents — who might get stuck behind them. Local news coverage of the town hall said that “many attendees were turned away” from the town hall due to “capacity restrictions.”
“Game plan number one is to fill as many seats as we can, right? If it’s all of us in there and the poor people of Breaux Bridge are sitting behind us, well then tough luck for them,” said one organizer, identified by KPEL as James Proctor. His “poor people” comment drew laughs from the other activists.
“If we can arrange it so he doesn’t hear one sympathetic question–great. That only magnifies our impact,” Proctor said.
KPEL identified Proctor as the leader of Indivisible Acadiana, a local branch of the national Indivisible organization, which has organized hostile Republican town halls all around the country.
“The Indivisible Guide does say that when you start to lose the meeting, that’s when you boo and hiss,” one unidentified activist can be heard saying. “Right, I was going to say that,” another activist replied. Local news outlet The Advertiser reported that members of the crowd “frequently interrupted, expressing disagreement with some of Cassidy’s positions and shouting out their own questions.”
“The outside team will join the inside team in the hall after media coverage,” Proctor states at one point. “So what we’ll do is we’ll try to dominate enough, because–remember, the camera people especially are looking for some ‘b-roll’ and some quotes.”
“They’ve got three or four things to cover that day, this is just one of them,” Proctor said of media covering the town hall. “So we make sure we give them the coverage they want, and then everyone breaks and goes inside.”
So it appears as if Trump was right again, and the anger at the GOP town halls is manufactured. In fact, there’s no proof that the agitators even live in the districts of the congressional members they’re disrupting, thus proving they couldn’t care less about their fellow Americans’ Constitutional rights. Worse yet, the audio seems to confirm previous reports that Obama’s non-profit was coordinating a nationwide effort to undermine the will of the people and sabotage the president’s agenda.
Regardless, these actions are as un-American as you can get as they deny other Americans their right to speak with and support their elected representatives while creating a false illusion that the current president isn’t as popular as he seems.
The left has tried to draw parallels between this and the Tea Party movement back in 2009. The difference is the Tea Party movement truly was grassroots, as this reporter can attest to from being a part of it, whereas the current manufactured “movement” is just that – a coordinated effort to throw a monkey wrench in our republic after Democrats suffered a devastating loss.
Like everything else the left has tried recently, these efforts will undoubtedly backfire. Just wait for 2018 to come around, when Democrats are all but certain to suffer an extinction-level event as they watch the 10 or so Senate seats they’re defending in Trump-friendly states be taken over by the GOP, giving them a supermajority and finally proving that our country is, in fact, a center-right nation.