By Gary P Jackson
A funny thing happened after Barack Obama was elected. Though many already knew about radical communist Saul Alinsky, and tried to warn America that Obama, and Hillary Clinton, are huge devotees to Alinsky’s brand of “community organizing,” many weren’t paying attention. However, it didn’t take long for folks to get curious, and start reading Alinsky’s Rule for Radicals. It also didn’t take long for folks to realize that some of Alinksy’s rules, the rules democrats have been using for decades, could in fact, be used against them.
Particularly rules 4, 5 and 13:
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.
5. Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.
13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. In conflict tactics there are certain rules that [should be regarded] as universalities. One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and ‘frozen.’…
…any target can always say, ‘Why do you center on me when there are others to blame as well?‘ When your ‘freeze the target,’ you disregard these [rational but distracting] arguments…. Then, as you zero in and freeze your target and carry out your attack, all the ‘others‘ come out of the woodwork very soon. They become visible by their support of the target…
Over the past few weeks we’ve watched as the Romney Campaign has upstaged President Obama by having a press conference at the shuttered Solyndra manufacturing facility/toxic waste dump, and saw supporters heckle David Axelrod off another podium.
So why is there a picture of Romney’s bus at the top? Well, while President Obama was giving his long-winded speech today in Ohio, Team Romney was circling the block and blowing the horn! Weasel Zippers has more, including tweets from Romney’s traveling press secretary, Rick Gorka, who has been taunting the White House on Twitter!
This sort of taunting has been throwing the Obama regime off for weeks. Obama has never had a competitor who would fight back. It has him rattled.
This stuff serves to remind me what a worthless loser Steve Schmidt, John McCain’s former campaign manager, is. Sarah Palin was ready to do battle with Obama, but Schmidt and his cohort Nicole Wallace, worked behind the scenes to undermine her effort to actually win. Had McCain had a competent campaign staff, one that didn’t stop Sarah Palin from going after Obama, he might just be president today.
Some of Romney’s campaign staff have also admitted they have been channeling Andrew Breitbart, and the presser at Solyndra was a fine example.
Say what you will about Mitt Romney, but he’s doing an excellent job of staying on message, while knocking Obama off of his. There’s a number of us who had hoped for a different nominee, but I gotta say, Mitt and his crew are making this election fun to watch!
Any day you can use the left’s own tactics against them is a fine day indeed!