A quick lesson in projection

When a person has uncomfortable thoughts or feelings, they may project these onto other people, assigning the thoughts or feelings that they need to repress to a convenient alternative target.
Projection may also happen to obliterate attributes of other people with which we are uncomfortable. We assume that they are like us, and in doing so we allow ourselves to ignore those attributes they have with which we are uncomfortable.

We all know that the President and his minions have been claiming that right leaning activists are actually all bought and paid for by the Republican party and AFP. Most of us know that this is not the case but rather just projection from Democrats who are afraid of their own constituents.

The media and the Administration have been going off for a week, or longer, about these AstroTurf claims.

Well, I think the lady doth project too much…and the evidence is below…

Fight the Status Quo! $400-$600 Per Week (Minneapolis, MN) [Cragslist posting]

Date: 2009-07-27, 12:12PM CDT
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Emphasis mine.

As you can see this is a progressive front group that is putting together an AstroTurf campaign.

Babs Boxer could not be reached for comment.

By the way…$600 a week is more than my Wife makes working with disabled children. Just saying.

I have said it before but it is worth saying again…if you want to know what this Administration is doing, simply listen to what they are claiming the other side is doing.

[h/t to Charlie @ RedState]

Aaron B. Gardner

Crossposted @ my blog.