Thursday, January 31, 2008

Hypocrisy 101

A grassroots political movement is one driven by the constituents of a community. The term implies that the genesis of the described political movement is natural yet spontaneous and imposes a dichotomy between this and a movement that is orchestrated by traditional power structures.
City touts border plan
The city is launching the grassroots lobbying campaign just two months before final recommendations are released by a binational government team on locations for a new border crossing, plazas and roads.
What exactly is "grassroots" about one level of government spending buckets of your tax dollars to paper you with flyers, mailers and other advertisements, supposedly to lobby another level of government to spend more of your tax dollars?

Makes about as much sense as berating one group for holding closed door meetings while reveling in the leak of another group's closed door meeting on the same issue.