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From Obamacare to Occupy Wall Street: A brief history of the Left and rent-a-non-English-speaking-protester

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By Michelle Malkin  •  October 7, 2011 09:45 AM

Old habits die hard.

Let’s review the Left’s standard practice of renting non-English-speaking protesters to represent the “grass-roots.”

In August 2009, Nancy Pelosi snuck into a Denver health care clinic, where she was greeted by 200 grass-roots protesters against socialized medicine — and a handful of Obama-bots and union members carrying identical HCAN signs. Denver photojournalist El Marco was at the event and exposed how Pelo-cchio’s Astroturf brigade had to be coached by professional organizers — including several day laborers who didn’t speak English and couldn’t tell what the signs they were holding read.

In September 2010, Sen. Barbara Boxer borrowed a page from Pelosi and recruited day labor stooges to hold up anti-Carly Fiorina signs. Asked if they made the signs, one of the men confessed: “No, there’s a lady that pay.”

And this week, Michelle Fields at the Daily Caller caught an Occupy Wall Street organizer in D.C. admitting that he paid Hispanic men to march.

Gotta the love the smell of Astroturf in the morning…

A liberal organizer told the Daily Caller on Thursday afternoon that he paid some Hispanics to attend “Occupy DC” protests happening in the nation’s capital.

TheDC attended the protest event, an expansion of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement that began in New York City. Some aspects of the protest, it turned out, are more Astroturf than grassroots.

One group of about ten Hispanic protesters marched behind a Caucasian individual from the DC Tenants Advocacy Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting rent control in Washington, D.C.

Asked why they were there, some Hispanic protesters holding up English protest signs could not articulate what their signs said.

The vid:

“Some of them are volunteers. Some of them aren’t. I can’t identify them. I’m not going to get into an identification game.”

Resorting to rent-a-mob and pay-to-bray is the Progressives of Pallor way.

Viva La Revolución!

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Related: Sacramento Occupy-bots get pissy when asked exactly why they’re protesting:

Organizer Anthony Bondi said he has what he referred to as a “message team” working on the primary goals of the local protests, which he admitted “was kind of vague.”

“That message team will reveal that tomorrow [Friday] morning,” Bondi said.

“So you guys are in the process of forming the reasons why you are here?” asked CBS13 reporter Tony Lopez.

“Exactly correct,” Bondi said.

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