Birthers call them Obots (when they are being nice), often expressing the idea that the truth of their conspiracy theories is self-evident, so that anyone who disagrees is either blinded by bias, or a paid opponent, a shill. I get called a shill a lot when I comment on YouTube, a particularly nasty venue. Just as Bill Ayers says he never got paid for ghostwriting “Dreams from My Father,” I never got paid for defending Obama on the Internet (Birthers regularly claim that I defend Obama, but I don’t see it that way. I debunk claims that are false. I can’t help the fact that the birthers are the ones who are wrong.)
I was interested in the particular minion pictured here because, according to the sign, its name is “Kevin” like mine. I was standing next to “Kevin” for a couple of hours ringing the bell for the Salvation Army.