Astroturf (political)

I’m falling down on the job this week and this doesn’t bode well for when school starts back up again.

Today’s word comes from the New York Times in this op-ed piece by author Ryan Sager.  Astroturf, in political speak, he says is a movement that is entirely manufactured by an unseen entity and made to resemble a grass roots movement with massive public support. It is a beautiful phrase and the heart of Sager’s piece is whether or not this word can be applied to the movement against health care.  For the record, Sager takes the side that the Republicans are guilty of good organization, but not astroturf.

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