The left and the media are attempting to portray the protests at Republican town hall meeting as a spontaneous “TEA Party like” grass roots movement.
The comparison is absurd.
If you will recall, the TEA Party activists were a reaction to Obama policies. They were ordinary Americans comprised largely of conservative Republicans that attended Republican town hall meetings with the purpose of persuading squishy Republicans to oppose Democrat policies; initially the stimulus and then Obamacare. Sometimes they were boisterous but never violent. They had no central organization, no direction, and zero financing. In fact they resisted outside organization, had no platform, no leaders, and had as many agendas as they had participants.
They were at first ignored and then vilified by the left, the Democrats, and the media. That they succeeded is quite miraculous.
The #Resist protesters, on the other hand, are recruited by paid people, trained by paid people, organized by paid people, and bused by paid people. The people directing the protesters are bought and paid for by nefarious organizations associated with the Democrat Party. Their actions are coordinated from the top with the single goal of stopping President Trump by creating conflict and headlines.
They are Democrats and denizens of the left creating chaos at Republican but not Democrat town halls. They have no intention of persuading anyone of anything. Their only purpose is mayhem. Significantly, they are the darlings of the complicit media.
In short, there is no similarity between the leftist mob and the TEA Party.
Town Hall Project Founded By Former Clinton Staffer
Parent company located at same address as Soros-funded group
From The Free Beacon: BY: Joe Schoffstall , February 22, 2017
A group serving as a central hub of information for congressional town halls was founded by a former Hillary Clinton campaign staffer and its parent company is located at the same address as an organization funded by liberal billionaire George Soros.
Democrats have insisted that recent town hall outbursts against Republican politicians occurred organically, likening them to the Tea Party, while President Donald Trump yesterday tweeted that the “so-called angry crowds in home districts of some Republicans are actually, in numerous occasions, planned out by liberal activists. Sad!”
The Town Hall Project, a group that serves as a one-stop shop of information for town hall protests across the country, is connected to a former Clinton staffer and is also closely affiliated with a number of liberal groups.
The group, which has been referenced by media outlets on numerous occasions, bills itself as a “volunteer-powered, grassroots effort that empowers constituents across the country to have face-to-face conversations with their elected representatives.”
Jimmy Dahman, a former field organizer for the Clinton campaign in Iowa, founded the Town Hall Project.
Dahman claimed on CNN that the town hall events are “all organic and happening at the grassroots level.”
Dahman’s group is closely involved with MoveOn.org, a major progressive activist group that recently launched a website, called ResistanceRecess.com, to encourage activists to attend town hall events.
The Town Hall Project’s parent company is The Action Network, which was involved in demonstrations against Walmart and the protests in Ferguson.
The Action Network’s board of directors includes Mark Fleischman, a former vice president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU); Brian Young, who worked on campaigns for Howard Dean and John Kerry; Jeffrey Dugas, who worked for John Podesta’s Center for American Progress and Elizabeth Warren’s 2012 Senate campaign; and Rich Clayton, who worked for the SEIU and the shareholder activism arm of Change to Win, a labor group that describes itself as a “strategic organizing center.”
The Action Network is located at the same Washington, D.C., address as United We Dream, the “largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation.” United We Dream has received funding from liberal billionaire George Soros. It began organizing “sanctuary campus” anti-Trump protests shortly after the election.
The Action Network also shares the same address as Change to Win, the labor organizing group.
Change to Win’s leadership council is chaired by James P. Hoffa, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Its secretary is Mary Kay Henry, president of the SEIU.
The Town Hall Project’s website refers readers to the Indivisible Guide, a “practical guide for resisting the Trump agenda.” The guide includes information on how to “organize local groups to fight for your congressional district” and “four local advocacy tactics that actually work.”
A Town Hall Project spokesman told the Washington Free Beacon that the Action Network is a service used to manage their list of volunteers and supporters and that the group would never pay any person to attend a town hall.
They added that anyone is free to use their services.