“I Need A Freakin Job” astroturfing for Breitbart & Corporate America, cause that’s where the $ is

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Hat tip to crooksandliars.com

Someone email [email protected], stat.

Image Hosting by PictureTrail.com If you have seen or heard of the “I Need A Freaking Job” billboard in Buffalo, NY that small business man Jeff Baker and his brother put up or the “movement” website they have started, you might have taken it for a grassroots movement.

   And if job creation grows at the rate it is at through the end of the year, More Jobs Might Be Created This Year Than During George W. Bush’s Entire Presidency

   So, the “I Need A Freaking Job” thing might seem genuine, even, dare I say, grassroots.

Except it isn’t, and Jeff Baker’s brother, Scott Baker, works for Andrew Breitbart of Brietbart.tv..

   Houston, we have Corporate astroturf FAIL.

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      This is StrandedWind.Thanks to MoT for posting my response.

    Ten days ago we met with communications people from the Union of the Unemployed, a grassroots group of unemployed folk who are using infrastructure and assistance provided by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers in order to get organized and demand government action in the realm of job creation. We’ve had one conference with a House member regarding sponsoring legislation like the WPA and there will be more of that in the coming months. It would help us a lot if those who are interested in job creation would go there, join, and add to the 120,000 members who’ve already become involved.


Good luck to the unemployed, I know what it is like!

   As crooksandliars.com points out about the website that supports the “I Need A Freaking Job” movement, inafj.org . . .

   It’s a really nice website, too. Not a homegrown. boring kind of site at all. It’s got merchandise, videos, even “inafj.tv”!


    A website like that doesn’t come cheap, even if they hire a designer who uses a stock template and stock photos. It’s nicely done.

   inafj.tv? Hmm, that sounds a lot like Brietbart.tv! Coincidence?

   One thing I’ve learned about these really professional looking, rightwing “Grassroots” websites is that if they looktoo good to be true, they definitely are.

   At Breitbart’s website, BigGovernment.com, you can read the grassroots opinions of Ann Coulter, Michele Bachmann, Monica Crowley, Iran-Contra scandal/turncoat Oliver North and fake ACORN pimp and Senatorial illegal wiretapping felon James O’Keefe (he’s on house arrest and lives with his mommy and daddy) are contributors and the 9/12 movement, tea parties and ACORN are central issues.

   You see, while cheerleading for George W. Bush while our economy tanked, our jobs disappeared and the richest got even richer while everyone else went broke, the clowns at Brietbart’s websites held protests that looked like this.

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   But now that a Democrat is President there is OUTRAGE, OUTRAGE I tells ya, and Obama must fix Bush’s 8 years of disaster ASAP, except it isn’t even Bush’s disaster, it’s Obama,s donchaya know, you bethca!

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   And even though the Big Banks (who are totally innocent and under attack by Obama’s sociamalism, wink, wink, you bethca) refuse to lend to small businesses like Jeff Baker’s, they sure as hell have lots of money to lobby Conservatives to do their corporatist bidding, with plenty to spare to astroturf anti tax, anti government protests like the teaparties and the 9/12 movement. It seems to me that the only jobs the Big Banks are trying to create are more astroturfed protests, more astroturfed pro corporate conservative websites, and another Republican congress that can drive our economy back into the ditch Bush left us in, because apparently Goldman Sachs is investing in tow trucks.

   So, whenever you see an anti Obama “grassroots” movement thingy, think twice and do your research, you never know when it may really be supported by Michele Bachmann and Ollie North!

   Because, though, “I Need A Freaking Job” looks innocent enough, it is really an attack on President Obama.

   As crooksandliars.com stated . . .  

   According to Jeff Baker, Scott Baker paid for the sign, and likely for the rest of their ‘movement’, too. Or Breitbart did.

A movement? No. A campaign? Yes. Non-partisan? No. Hidden agenda? Yes.

Got it? Good. Now tell everyone else, including the MSM like CNN.com, CBS.com, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and anyone else you can think of, because presenting this as the effort of one disgruntled businessman and his brother is just a lie, and Andrew Breitbart knows it.

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    Of course, I like my job busting Corporate Conservative lies, and though it doesn’t pay as much as Andrew Brietbart makes lying to the public, it suits me just fine. If you like my articles and want to support Progressive primary and general election candidates, join PeanutButterPAC, the PAC that fights back!

UPDATE: Keith Olbermann chimes in!

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Heard that Breitbart? You really, really suck! LMFAO!

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Crossposted at The Progressive Electorate.com


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  1. The only jobs Conservatives can create nowadays are new astroturfed Lie Factories! Manufactured outrage are the only manufacturing jobs they know about.

  2. is it not ALSO BAD when Democrats do it?

  3. Obama simply agreed with Bush’s Goldman Sachs swindler Hank Paulson, and perpetuated the unconstitutional “too big to fail” policy and robbed American citizens (tax dollars) to hand over to the Wall Street crooks (where the CEO’s got record bonuses). Then he hired a Paulson confidant (and crook), Tim Geithner  to continue the same corrupt policies — and Obama opposed the original Berniw Sanders (and Grayson-Paul) bill for a full audit of the Central Bank Monopoly.

    Obama has not withdrawn from the Wars, but he has continued to bankrupt the Economy, by wasting away Trillions of more dollars per month on now three simultanaeous unwinnable, Wars and Military Occupations.  

    And Obama has kept up the tyrannical policies of “the Patriot Act”, secret CIA prisons (torture), removing Habaeus Corpus, and even added new ones Indefinite Detentions (simply for being a “suspect”), the right for the government to now assassinate American citizens, and the removal of miranda rights.

    It is time to stop blaming Bush here. That was fine back in 2005 when Cindy Sheehan was camping out in a ditch while his Wars were going on.

    But the Democrats have controlled the Congress ever since 2006 (4 years), and what have they done?  Obama has controlled the White House ever since the beginning of 2009 (1.5 years), and what has he done? (rehire Bush’s War Secretary: Robert Gates?) The Bush Warfare policies are not ending, they are being perpetuated and expanded. Obama is to blame. He ain’t changed one damn thing here.

    These are now Obama’s Predator Drones, Obama’s Wiretapping (blackmail), Obama’s needless Wars, and Obama’s Warmongering against defenseless and poor 3rd-world Countries.  None of this is making us safer.  The U.S. military violence, CIA interference, Military Bases, and propping-up of corrupt regimes is what creates terrorism and anti-American sentiment.

    All Obama is doing is continuing to Economically Bankrupt our Country, and destroy human lives all over the World, and take way our Liberties — just like Bush.

    There is no “recovery” of consequence.  We are soon going to destroy the U.S. Dollar due to all this debt, and our standard of living is going way downhill.

    Except if you’re Goldman Sachs (Obama’s real friends).

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