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President Barack Alinsky

Personalities vary. Bill Clinton’s a policy wonk. He has the ability to cite facts and figures about any topic until your eyes glaze over but can charm the listener through strength of personality. George W. Bush, not so much; he often speaks more from principle and emotion than charts and statistics. He sometimes trips over the words, but the principles are always there, underlying.

Do you remember a Mr. Saul Alinsky? He’s known as the father of community organizing (the occupation that’s the biggest bullet on Mr. Obama’s thin resume), through his Rules for Radicals. Hillary Clinton was a fan. Our current President’s more than a fan, he’s an acolyte, an evangelist if you will, a teacher of the principles (see photo).

Our friend Jim Geraghty @ NRO points out the President’s nasty habit of using his high office to invite opponents to events, only to trash them to their face when they show up.

It shouldn’t be surprising as it’s straight from the Alinsky Gospel:

Rule #5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. “well, tough luck -– you’re on your own.” and “These are the Americans we’d be telling to fend for themselves.” ” And I don’t think there’s anything courageous about asking for sacrifice from those who can least afford it and don’t have any clout on Capitol Hill.”*

Rule #10 (ethical power tactics): You do what you can with what you have and clothe it in moral garments. “The America I know is generous and compassionate. It’s a land of opportunity and optimism. Yes, we take responsibility for ourselves, but we also take responsibility for each other; for the country we want and the future that we share.”

And of course, Rule #13: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Invite Paul Ryan to sit in the front row, and poke him in the eye with a sharp stick. “It’s a vision that says if our roads crumble and our bridges collapse, we can’t afford to fix them.” “That’s not right. And it’s not going to happen as long as I’m President. (Applause.)”

It seems that gone are the days when we have a leader who uses clear thinking, honest words and artful, gracious speeches to persuade folks to his side. We now have President Alinsky who specializes in mocking opponents he’s positioned where defense and rebuttal are impossible because of the respect they have for his office and the situation he’s placed them in. If you pull a Joe Wilson, you disrespect the office. If you pull a Justice Sam Alito, you get spanked. Meanwhile, Cambridge cops act stupidly, Caterpillar WILL rehire laid-off employees if you pass my super-dreamy stimulus plan, and John McCain’s a poopie-head, but do not speak ill of teh One. I guess when Candidate Big Ears Mr. Obama** babbled about bringing a gun to a knife fight, he meant only if the opposition gets security-screened first.

*all quotes from Remarks by the President
**see, even I’m doing it, respecting the office.

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  1. Well written and to the point.
    I would like to see a post or series of posts that explores the “conspiracy theory” that says the Won intends to overthrow the US Consititution and install a dictatorship in its’ place via methods of Alinsky, et al. I’ve seen pieces of this theory scattered around the blogoshpere and Fox News for years, but it needs to be collected with all the quotes ‘in their own words’ and references to the source material such as ‘Rules For Radicals’.

    Any takers?

    • Thanks, EBL.

      I remember hearing a radio show (Beck perhaps?) this week discussing the ‘conspiracy theory’ and tying it directly to Frances Fox Piven and her enthusiasm for street riots, civil disorder and revolution. Seems to me all these folks who comprise ‘the Enemy’ have a common thread urging chaos as an excuse for dictatorial type control. Sounds like a heckuva research topic for our side!

  2. Nicely done article!
    EBL, try this https://www.akdart.com/obama.html
    Remember though, somethings might only be half truths or totally biased perspective.
    World Net Daily (www.wnd.com) also offers some unique perspectives.
    Unfortunately far too many have suckled the kool aide teat and are oblivious to even the most striking examples of power abuse.
    Others, such as the WI public unions, care only for themselves; thinking no problem can have an effect on them.
    I have a hard time understanding why they so desire to destroy this country and what it stands for. Do they not realize that any “victory” they acheive will be truly phyrric in nature? The outside enemies of this country view them only as useful tools. Unless of course, being a king in a fire engulfed castle means that, for a brief while, you were a king…

  3. And of course every other word out of your mouth is “bipartisanship” which is Demspeak for “give us what we want”. And then at the State of the Union Address, suggest we all mingle and sit together and hold hands, so any Repubs who don’t do so are cast as ‘mean spirited”. Then after SOTU cast all Repubs as greedy bastages.

  4. Last year I wrote a psychological analysis of Obama from a medical perspective; recently I followed up on that post with this discussion: It is my belief that Barack Obama was created, groomed, and placed. Maybe he had the benefit of a perfect storm but I do not believe that he did or is acting alone. His past was sanitized, his records sealed – everywhere, and the Leftist media is complicit in the cover-up. I believe he is a citizen, so this is not about the birth certificate per se, but it is about all the data that has been scrubbed off his record. IMO, he has handlers – Alinsky types who are manipulating him. Whether we’ll ever know the truth, I don’t know, but I hope for the sake of the country that we will.

    • Perhaps when we get to the point where conservative outlets have investigative reporters and researchers, we might get some answers. Right now all of the major outlets which have money just do commentary and speculation. I receive scads of e-mails every day from conservative orgs doing solicitation and telling me how bad the Dems are. I know how bad the Dems are. There is one outlet which I won’t name that is on a kick of giving me a tip every day on how to annoy someone of a different idelogical bent then me. I do not want to annoy anybody, I want my elected representatives to quit going to Washington and holding hands with them.

  1. Well written and to the point.
    I would like to see a post or series of posts that explores the “conspiracy theory” that says the Won intends to overthrow the US Consititution and install a dictatorship in its’ place via methods of Alinsky, et al. I’ve seen pieces of this theory scattered around the blogoshpere and Fox News for years, but it needs to be collected with all the quotes ‘in their own words’ and references to the source material such as ‘Rules For Radicals’.

    Any takers?

    • Thanks, EBL.

      I remember hearing a radio show (Beck perhaps?) this week discussing the ‘conspiracy theory’ and tying it directly to Frances Fox Piven and her enthusiasm for street riots, civil disorder and revolution. Seems to me all these folks who comprise ‘the Enemy’ have a common thread urging chaos as an excuse for dictatorial type control. Sounds like a heckuva research topic for our side!

  2. Nicely done article!
    EBL, try this https://www.akdart.com/obama.html
    Remember though, somethings might only be half truths or totally biased perspective.
    World Net Daily (www.wnd.com) also offers some unique perspectives.
    Unfortunately far too many have suckled the kool aide teat and are oblivious to even the most striking examples of power abuse.
    Others, such as the WI public unions, care only for themselves; thinking no problem can have an effect on them.
    I have a hard time understanding why they so desire to destroy this country and what it stands for. Do they not realize that any “victory” they acheive will be truly phyrric in nature? The outside enemies of this country view them only as useful tools. Unless of course, being a king in a fire engulfed castle means that, for a brief while, you were a king…

  3. And of course every other word out of your mouth is “bipartisanship” which is Demspeak for “give us what we want”. And then at the State of the Union Address, suggest we all mingle and sit together and hold hands, so any Repubs who don’t do so are cast as ‘mean spirited”. Then after SOTU cast all Repubs as greedy bastages.

  4. Last year I wrote a psychological analysis of Obama from a medical perspective; recently I followed up on that post with this discussion: It is my belief that Barack Obama was created, groomed, and placed. Maybe he had the benefit of a perfect storm but I do not believe that he did or is acting alone. His past was sanitized, his records sealed – everywhere, and the Leftist media is complicit in the cover-up. I believe he is a citizen, so this is not about the birth certificate per se, but it is about all the data that has been scrubbed off his record. IMO, he has handlers – Alinsky types who are manipulating him. Whether we’ll ever know the truth, I don’t know, but I hope for the sake of the country that we will.

    • Perhaps when we get to the point where conservative outlets have investigative reporters and researchers, we might get some answers. Right now all of the major outlets which have money just do commentary and speculation. I receive scads of e-mails every day from conservative orgs doing solicitation and telling me how bad the Dems are. I know how bad the Dems are. There is one outlet which I won’t name that is on a kick of giving me a tip every day on how to annoy someone of a different idelogical bent then me. I do not want to annoy anybody, I want my elected representatives to quit going to Washington and holding hands with them.

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