Nancy Pelosi has used the term "AstroTurf" (among others) to describe the anti-government health care attendees at the town hall conferences. Other Democrats have accused the crowds of being organized by the Republican Party and the insurance companies. We now have seen Democrats follow up on their promise to bring in their own supporters to counter the protesters. And how! In St Louis, union goons from the SEIU assaulted an anti-government health care attendee. A similar assault occurred in Tampa. Now it is clear that SEIU and ACORN, as well as other groups are turning out to support government health care at the town halls. The question begs: Which side is orchestrated and organized? That can be largely answered by asking two questions.
If you look at the videos of the demonstrations/protests or whatever you want to call them, which side usually carries professionally made posters? Which side usually carries hand-made posters? The answer is obvious. The pro-government health care folks carry professionally-made posters while the anti-government health care folks' posters are almost always hand-made.
Second question: Which side has its supporters arriving in buses? Again, the answer is easy. It's the ACORN and SEIU folks who come in the buses.
So which side is "AstroTurf"?