True in the same sense that a mobster running for office might show off a bunch of private checks from ‘the little people’ say with a $200 total - - while getting his REAL money - hundred of thousands - from bookies
Then only talking about the 'small donations. Do I think the $200 came from small donors? Yes, I do. It's just that it doesn't matter in the larger scope of reality. Same here. I haven't seen honest grassroots action in the Democrat party in decades.
Just out of curiosity, when you see democrats with printed signs, buses disgorging people and Hollywood stars leading chants at rallies, do you think private citizens worked with printers and had bake sales to pay the $800,000 it cost to pay a Hollywood star to show up for an event? Of do you know it's all 'top down' and disguised to look like it's grassroots?
I can tell you that my friend is a sincerely devout liberal who, when Obama ran, took a bus to eastern Pennsylvania to knock on doors whenever she had a day off. She’s grassroots.