The "non-partisan Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)" issued a "report card" on members of Congress, supposedly based on key votes affecting Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. But it seems a bit weird:
- "Baghdad Jim" McDermott, Maxine Waters, and Dennis Kucinich got As
- Obama and Biden got Bs
- McCain got a D, one of the four worst senatorial grades
Now I think we know what it is. It turns out a founder of IAVA is a senior Obama campaign aide (Phil Carter, Veterans Director, Obama for America). Thus, IAVA is revealed as another example of astroturfing a campaign sockpuppet masquerading as a grassroots organization.