As I was psyching myself up to attend as an observer, I got word late Wednesday that Tim Kaine supporters were going to rally 45 minutes prior to "welcome" Americans for Prosperity. I was encouraged -- there would be a few kindred souls willing to stand up to purveyors of the big lie.
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after AFP is a no-show
I couldn't believe it. With the Koch money and organization I'd figured there would be a glitzy bus and lots of signs and people. When I walked to my car about 5:15 pm there was still no sign of AFP. So, I am left with several questions:
- How does AFP, an obviously partisan group, get tax-favored 501(c)(4) "social welfare" nonprofit status?
- Is it true that AFP and the Koch's deep pockets really can't buy grassroots support for their lies?
- If AFP can make robo calls to tell me (and others) of an event, why can't they tell me it is cancelled? How rude!