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Nutroots, a term coined by the weblog "Decision 08" on March 10, 2006,[1][2][3] is a play on the name commonly used for liberal grassroots groups known as the "Netroots." Once used strictly by conservative blogs in reference to their liberal counterparts, the term entered the formal political lexicon when Sen. Orrin Hatch used the term on the United States Senate floor on September 12, 2007, to describe's "General Petraeus or General Betray Us?" advertisement in the New York Times.[4][5]