Astroturf. As per the infallible repository of cultural knowledge, Wikipedia, “Astroturfing is a form of propaganda whose techniques usually consist of a few people attempting to give the impression that mass numbers of enthusiasts advocate some specific cause.”
The braintrust over at The Confluence uses the term rather liberally to refer to Obama and his supporters, but they don’t seem to grasp the meaning of the word. The key to astroturfing is that it is done by a few to give the impression of a large movement. It imitates grassroots action. Now, regardless of our differing opinions of Obama, I’m sure that PUMAs would agree with me that Obama had a large number of actual grassroots supporters.
The Conflunuts acknowledge this every time they talk about the koolaid drinking Obama zombies. They just also like to turn around and pretend that the 200 Hillary Holdouts represent the true grassroots, not those 67 million people who voted for him, or the millions that donated or volunteered for him.
Of course, the PUMAs are fucking insane, and those that aren’t are stupid enough that you can’t tell the difference. Right, Cinie? Right, myiq2xu?