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Name That Alinsky Tactic - Mon. 3-8-10
3-9-10 | Vanity

Posted on 03/08/2010 12:14:07 PM PST by Brookhaven

Obama: Health plan 'not about' politics, partisanship

Making his final sales pitch for his health care plan, President Obama scorned politics and distanced himself from the partisan conflict that derailed the effort before, saying "that's not what this is about."

"I'll leave it to others to sift through the politics," Obama said. "Because that's not what this is about. That's not why we're here."


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Politics
KEYWORDS: alinsky; demagogue; demagoguery
I think it's a good idea for us to start recogizing (and calling out) Alinsky rules when they are used. Anyone think they can name the one being used here?

A link to the rules can be found here: http://sleepless.blogs.com/george/2009/08/alinskys-rules-for-radicals-for-dummies.html

1 posted on 03/08/2010 12:14:07 PM PST by Brookhaven
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To: Brookhaven

Rule #8
Keep the pressure on. Use different tactics and actions and use all events of the period for you purpose.
“The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this that will cause the opposition to react to your advantage.”


2 posted on 03/08/2010 12:27:20 PM PST by griswold3 (You think health care is expensive now? Just wait till it's FREE!)
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To: Brookhaven

Obama has one this many times already: he pretends to be “above the fray”, casting himself as a disinterested observer superior to those fighting on the ground below. He then claims the mantle of public support for his efforts (the people want change; the status quo is unacceptable) without offering any supporting evidence. “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.”


3 posted on 03/08/2010 12:28:38 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: griswold3

I think it is Rule 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”

Most of us believe we should put the good of the country and wishes of the people above partisan politics. Obama is trying to make it seem like we’re the ones playing partisan politics. Trying to get us to compromise so it won’t seem like we’re playing partisan politics.

All the while he is playing ultra-partisan politics.


4 posted on 03/08/2010 12:33:24 PM PST by Brookhaven
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To: Brookhaven

bump


5 posted on 03/08/2010 12:50:17 PM PST by Brookhaven
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To: Brookhaven
I think he's right. This isn't about politics, it's about the end of politics. When you have one party rule, there is no such thing as opposing viewpoints or partisanship. Actually the Republican’s can't stop any of this, so the only effective opposition is the opinion of the unwashed masses reflected in the polls. Push it through Barry. We'll see who's sifting what for who at the end.
6 posted on 03/08/2010 1:21:25 PM PST by throwback
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