Nancy Pelosi said the Tea Party wasn't grass root Americans, she said it was "Astro Turf."
Reckon we can call Obama's grass root movement "Ghetto Turf." I'll admit that this may have a hint of racial tone to it, if you show me that the majority of this "grass" is not in large poplulated areas and inter-cities.
Seriously though, the president needs to realize that it is the Congress elected by the grass roots that he needs to work with to enact new legislation. It should be obvious that he is not interest in compromising with them, rather getting his "grass" to mow down any opposition to his ideas.