Video from Houston Astroturf Rally


Sarah McDonald now has a longer video report posted on YouTube from Tuesday’s oil industry-sponsored rally against climate change. In the video, it’s interesting to hear actual conservative grassroots people, who showed up to protest greenhouse gas legislation, complaining that they were treated like “peons” and barred from entering the event.

Big Oil clearly wanted a tightly-controlled, choreographed event. Their employees know to be docile; right-wing activists, on the other hand, aren’t so easily controlled and, as we’ve seen in these townhall meetings, can be quite embarassing.

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