You know, a couple of days ago RedState reported on a quote-unquote ‘grassroots’ organization that was planning to picket a developer’s house in opposition to Wal-Mart.. If that sounds familiar, that’s because you’re remembering the 500 epic heroes of SEIU who gathered together last year to terrify a fourteen-year-old kid as part of their unionization drive. Are these the same types? Probably: if we’ve learned anything over the last two years, it’s that the Left doesn’t have the first clue of how to run a functional, legitimate populist movement. That’s half of the resentment of the Left towards the Tea Party, right there*.
Still, let it never be said of me that I’m not willing to help out fake activists: so if they’re looking for a too-outspoken private citizen to scare, I got one for them. She’s not just a Wal-Mart ally and supporter. She’s a stay-at-home mom with two kids – girls, so that should be extra exciting for a certain sort of “protester” – so they’ll have an audience for their anti-Wal-Mart fear-mongering. Her first name is Michelle, and her home address is One-Six-Zero-Zero Pennsylvania Avenue:
Walmart, the largest US retailer by sales, has scored a significant breakthrough in its multiyear campaign to remove political obstacles to further US growth, winning the public endorsement of first lady Michelle Obama for a new food nutrition and health initiative.
[snip]The new healthy food drive was announced on Thursday at a community centre in a low-income area of Washington. It was attended by the first lady, who also leads an administration initiative to fight childhood obesity.
Mrs Obama said she was “thrilled” about the plan, adding: “I believe this charter is a huge victory for folks all across this country.”
Fair warning, though: I hear that the Obama’s have one heck of a security system – so the ‘grassroots protesters’ may want to tone down their rhetoric and tendency towards direct action just a touch. Lest they get, you know, shot.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
*The other half stems from the way that the Tea Partiers keep saying things like “Huh. I thought that this was supposed to be hard.”