I admit I haven’t read Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” and I probably never will, but I know I speak for many of my fellow Americans when I say that after witnessing the actions of President Obama over the last few years it is easy to understand the basic tactics of the radical left. Some of them are pretty obvious, such as consistently dividing people into groups and then pitting the groups against each other. This has been most frequently accomplished by using charges of racism or homophobia or gender bias or whatever makes a great headline for a complicit media. The more outrageous the claims the more of an emotional reaction it generates, which is their real goal. Whether its a video showing grandma in a wheelchair being thrown off a cliff or simply an outrageous statement telling small business owners that they didn’t really build their businesses, the objective is to generate the maximum visceral response. Once the stage has been set with a backdrop of anger, class envy or fear, the opportunity exists to offer a magnanimous government solution. Clearly this is precisely the same technique used by mobsters back in the 1920’s to convince the people of Chicago they needed “protection”, and it is precisely the mechanism that was used to ram healthcare reform down the throats of the American people.
Sinister is the word that comes to mind when assessing these efforts of radical leftists. They “never let a crisis go to waste”, but more importantly their modus operandi is to actually create one crisis after another in the minds of an increasingly gullible public through reckless and divisive rhetoric. Perhaps the most subtle technique of all can best be described as reciprocal deception. Accuse anyone who opposes you of the very techniques you are using against them. I offer the following statement as a clear example of this process.
The Quote of the Decade: “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, “the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.” ~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006.
I would simply say YES Mr. President, we do deserve better, and we are aware of your persistent attempts to deceive us with your predictable radical style. We are fully cognizant of your back room deals designed to usurp our basic, God-given human rights. We have been awakened by your all too transparent lies and your constant efforts to deflect blame for our failing economy. We have seen how intentionally weak and inept you appear to be in dealing with both our friends and our adversaries around the world. We understand that you believe you are above the Constitution, the Congress and the Supreme Court. We acknowledge that through your hollow rhetoric and shallow charm, you have been successful at convincing many trusting souls that you are indeed “the answer.” But, you should be advised that the rest of America is now fully aroused and we are on our collective feet.
So, on November 6, 2012, “We The People of the United States of America” hereby promise to soundly defeat you and your agenda in the most historic election of our time. There is nothing you can do or say at this point to stop us from turning out in record numbers, despite any Chicago-style efforts you or your minions may use to intimidate or suppress the vote, or fraudulently attempt to steal this election. As Clint Eastwood said, “We Own This Country” and it is well passed the time for you to vacate our White House.
Mr. President, for once you are absolutely correct; we not only deserve better, we will have better, so help us God!
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