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No, Matt, it’s called “Making them live up to their own rules”

I’m sure Matt Lewis somewhere along the line picked up on the whole “Alinsky” thing. One thing in particular:

4. “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.”*

Well, here Matt seems to be playing the center, and if so, then fine. He can be a centrist, and play fair all day long if he wants to. See, the whole “War on Women” meme being turned back on the Democrats who actually started it is a good thing, I think. But he’s bothered by it all:

The flap over Hillary Rosen’s comments disparaging stay-at-home-moms like Ann Romney has gotten a lot of play. I’ve been on the record (okay, on Twitter) mocking the feigned Republican outrage. Something about it just didn’t sit well with me.

This, of course, puts me at odds with the Republican “team” who sees this as a huge win (it is) for their side. It may be smart politics, but it’s still damned depressing. It took me a while to figure out my visceral disgust at this issue. It turns out, there are a lot of things to hate.
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He’s not the only one, Erick Erickson doesn’t like it either, but for different reasons.

See, guys, here’s the thing: we’re not going to play fair anymore. We can’t. We won’t. You don’t have to participate or even play along, just don’t be calling us out. Don’t get in the way. You can do other stuff all day long and don’t have to dirty yourselves. Hang out on CNN. Have a blast.

Remember CPAC, remember what Andrew Breitbart said? We’re not taking their crap anymore. We’re going after them.

*Christianity can’t live up to the “rules” Alinsky was referring to, no man can. That’s where forgiveness come in. The left can have it if they want it, it’s right there for them to pick up, bright and shiny. They won’t? Oh well. That’s where shaking the dust off your feet comes in.

Don’t tell me it’s not a good thing to hammer this stuff;

Crossposted from A Tow Dog

Erick Brockwayhttp://www.erickbrockway.com
Work seven days a week at two jobs, a newly RETIRED EO1 (E6) in the Navy Reserves (Seabees), blog when I can from cellphone and computer. @erickbrockway #catcot #tcot Currently living in Camarillo, CA, about 45 miles North of LA. I have a wife (20+ years) son, and two daughters.

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  1. Typical of the “go along, to get along” crowd in our Party. Sad to see just how many there are…

    As far as I’m concerned, this isn’t false outrage – it’s real. I was incensed with Rosen’s elitist condescending remarks. The real issue, hidden and almost missed in the dust-up, is the much deeper attack on traditional America. It’s not just about conservative, traditional women – it is about destroying the family unit where America’s traditional values, decency and morality are taught. It is about destroying America as many of us know it and replacing it with the State and every bizarre and decadent lifestyle they can come up with. They already have the schools, they’ve been after the family for a long time…

    Matt Lewis and Erick Erickson #fail on this when they try to downplay the impact of such revelations from the left. Hilary Rosen revealed much more than her disdain for Ann Romney, and that is a battle that should be waged, not run from.

    • Totally agree. It was not mock outrage. Everybody knows the evil that is in the heart of that Rosen woman. She made that comment with fangs bared.
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      We don’t “disagree” with her. That is the domain of limp-richard GOP Establishment types like Erickson and Lewis. No, the average American was genuinely offended and incensed. The very nerve of that stupid lout bagging on Ann Romney for choosing the stay-at-home-mom route.
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      As to the meat of this excellent piece (Go Brock!!), I agree – no more Hoyle’s rules, no more Gentleman’s Code (well, actually yes, but not like most people think), no more Queensberry Rules. We will not play gentlemen’s rules while they play a vicious dirty no-holds-barred game of cheat-till-you-get-stopped.
      .
      Here’s something the idiots on the left never get, and never will get. They get away with so much because we on the right are too considerate and too fair-minded to call them on it, and frankly because we find it amazing and a bit offensive that we should have to police the behavior of other grownups.
      .
      But once the left has gone too far, the the conservatives, who deep down are both smarter and meaner, come down with the hammer and tongs.
      .
      It is now On Like Donkey Kong. And this only ends one way.

      • Yeah, I’m getting pretty damn sick and tired of all this :Let’s play nice, now” crap. Didn’t anyone but us lowbrows listen to Breitbart at CPAC? He was absolutely right. We’re smacking them back, hard. Screw them.

        Or as Breitbart said; “F*** you!”

  1. Typical of the “go along, to get along” crowd in our Party. Sad to see just how many there are…

    As far as I’m concerned, this isn’t false outrage – it’s real. I was incensed with Rosen’s elitist condescending remarks. The real issue, hidden and almost missed in the dust-up, is the much deeper attack on traditional America. It’s not just about conservative, traditional women – it is about destroying the family unit where America’s traditional values, decency and morality are taught. It is about destroying America as many of us know it and replacing it with the State and every bizarre and decadent lifestyle they can come up with. They already have the schools, they’ve been after the family for a long time…

    Matt Lewis and Erick Erickson #fail on this when they try to downplay the impact of such revelations from the left. Hilary Rosen revealed much more than her disdain for Ann Romney, and that is a battle that should be waged, not run from.

    • Totally agree. It was not mock outrage. Everybody knows the evil that is in the heart of that Rosen woman. She made that comment with fangs bared.
      .
      We don’t “disagree” with her. That is the domain of limp-richard GOP Establishment types like Erickson and Lewis. No, the average American was genuinely offended and incensed. The very nerve of that stupid lout bagging on Ann Romney for choosing the stay-at-home-mom route.
      .
      As to the meat of this excellent piece (Go Brock!!), I agree – no more Hoyle’s rules, no more Gentleman’s Code (well, actually yes, but not like most people think), no more Queensberry Rules. We will not play gentlemen’s rules while they play a vicious dirty no-holds-barred game of cheat-till-you-get-stopped.
      .
      Here’s something the idiots on the left never get, and never will get. They get away with so much because we on the right are too considerate and too fair-minded to call them on it, and frankly because we find it amazing and a bit offensive that we should have to police the behavior of other grownups.
      .
      But once the left has gone too far, the the conservatives, who deep down are both smarter and meaner, come down with the hammer and tongs.
      .
      It is now On Like Donkey Kong. And this only ends one way.

      • Yeah, I’m getting pretty damn sick and tired of all this :Let’s play nice, now” crap. Didn’t anyone but us lowbrows listen to Breitbart at CPAC? He was absolutely right. We’re smacking them back, hard. Screw them.

        Or as Breitbart said; “F*** you!”

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