|Darlene Shelton told Tennessee Watchdog that Organizing|
for Action, designed to promote President Obama’s
agenda, is spreading throughout
By Chris Butler, Tennessee Watchdog, NASHVILLE — Eager tea party protesters went toe-to-toe in Nashville Thursday against a progressive nonprofit, Organizing for Action, devoted solely to advancing President Barack Obama’s agenda — while both groups waited for Obama’s motorcade to pass them by.
Both organizations say they are grassroots.
And while both groups are nonprofits, Time magazine recently documented that one of them has very wealthy financial backers.
|Obamacare supporter Edward Adam told Tennessee|
Watchdog that Obama’s intentions are good.
Actually, OFA received $21 million last year from 19 wealthy businessmen and women, all of whom donated or raised amounts ranging from $100,000 to $500,000 each, Time reported. Newsweb Corp. CEO Fred Eychaner, for instance, donated $500,000.
One of the OFA protesters in Nashville, Darlene Shelton, told Tennessee Watchdog that the nonprofit has established itself at chapters all over Tennessee, including Knoxville, Murfreesboro, Franklin and, recently, Nashville.
|Tea Party members awaiting President Obama’s motorcade|
in Nashville Thursday said they were very careful about making
sure the mainstream media didn’t portray them in an unflattering light
“We then call representatives and try to get them to push for the issues that the president has set forth. We are the ones who voted for him.”