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But how many were paid:

At a campaign event in New Hampshire, the president waited patiently as he was “mic checked” by a group of protesters.

“Mic check!” they shouted. “Mr. President, over 4,000 peaceful protesters have been arrested. While bankers continue to destroy the American economy. You must stop the assault on our First Amendment rights. Your silence sends a message that police brutality is acceptable. Banks got bailed out. We got sold out.”

But the rest of their message was quickly drowned out by Obama supporters chanting, “Fired up, ready to go!” and “Obama!”

Well, of course, since it was well established in 2008 that I'm a racist, I want no part of the Ds [that's irony, for the irony challenged].

And you can hardly blame Obama's operatives for running the same plays that worked for them in the past. No doubt they won't be forced to resort to caucus fraud this time, so we will at least have the comfort that this primary will be cleaner.

NOTE Via the Sideshow.

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Submitted by MontanaMaven on

Cuz we have Hugh's list. (I voted for Jesse Jackson, by the way, so it's hard to pin racist on me. I just don't like con artists).
Yes, I was in Iowa. Gaming the caucuses can and was done very craftily. I was stunned by it. I saw a lot of very big, very tall guys working for O. At the precinct I was assigned to they were pretty burly and, oddly?, several ex Republicans who spoke of switching for "O".

You have to be pretty committed or very much at ease with speaking in front of your neighbors to attend these. That's why so many people stay home. One woman did not want to go into a separate room where the Hilary people were. She wanted to stay with her husband who was with the Obama people. Has anybody done research on this other than antidotal musings by moi and the like?

I plan on paying as little attention to electoral politics as possible except as it has to do with OWS like this piece. Mic checking politicians will be fun. Mic checking = We call bullsh*t.

Submitted by MontanaMaven on

Great idea, Lamb. Everyone I tell loves it.

Submitted by lambert on

Please remember, however, that Mike Check is not one person.

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Submitted by CMike on

If he becomes an effective spokesperson the other side will, soon enough, either sabotage him or hire Mr. Check on and have him out there advancing messages they, themselves, craft. You're not up against just Democrats who, invariably, fail on the messaging front.

Submitted by lambert on

... does not and should not imply that a single person named "Mike Check" is running. Mike Check is a collective procedure...

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Submitted by CMike on

you've explained that Mike Check is a procedure to rev up a human chorus as a non-electronic amplifier of the words being delivered by a speaker at an Occupy or other political event. "Mike Check" is not a single person. Got it.

Robert Klein, the comedian, used to include a part in his routine where he would mock the anachronism that was Strom Thurmond by imitating the aged legislator supposedly telling some senate hearing witness, "We can't hear you. Pull it closer to you and speak directly into the ma-chine." I'm not quite there yet.