Skip to comments.Name That Alinsky Tactic - Mon. 3-8-10
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."
A link to the rules can be found here: http://sleepless.blogs.com/george/2009/08/alinskys-rules-for-radicals-for-dummies.html
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.”
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.”
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.
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