Skip to comments.How conservatives took a page from the radical left
Posted on 07/08/2014 6:00:51 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
In Murrieta, California, scores of conservative protesters block buses filled with immigrants from arriving in the city. In Nevada, hundreds rally to bolster rancher Cliven Bundy's fight against what they see as improper government intrusion. These are to some extent offshoots of a broader, fading movement -- the tea party -- which saw protests at statehouses, over phone lines, and at the Capitol as a critical form of engagement.
Meanwhile, in Washington, the Supreme Court rejects forcing employers to pay for birth control against their religious beliefs. It rolls back the Voting Rights Act and campaign finance laws. House Speaker John Boehner goes so far as to ask the courts to intervene against President Obama's executive actions -- shortly before the court rejected one example of Obama acting outside of the constraints of the legislature. In Mississippi, a conservative politician hopes the courts will overturn the results of an election.
In 2012, the conservative site Townhall.com ran an essay arguing that conservatives should see Saul Alinsky's famous how-to guide Rules for Radicals not as a reason to mock their opponents, but as a useful guide for their own protest.
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What evidence does the author present that the tea party is "a fading movement"?
None whatsoever, actually.
But evidently lack of evidence is no reason for a leftie Washington Post writer to refrain from making foolish statements about the Tea Party.
Did you not note that this is from the Washington Post? Doesn’t that answer your question right there?
I always ask why in the world would anyone read the WAPO. But apparently there is some importance in the monitoring of a progressive news outlet.
It is well to notice that the counter protesters, the ‘Open the borders to everyone’ groups are mostly bussed in rent a mob from Los Angeles and other liberal union enclaves.
The sanctimony just drips from this article. The Left wants to declare the Tea Party dead because they are a thorn in their side. They want mainstream America to shut up and go along with whatever the left wing elites want. They claim that the demographics are in their favor, but that's only true so long as the Democrats can continue to import new voters. They must do this in order to counteract the loss of voters who have figured out that a government of lies doesn't work for them.
What they are missing is that the Tea Party isn't an organization, like ACORN organized, funded, and run by a small core of political elites. It has always been a grass roots movement and the various organizations claiming to be the Tea Party are just people trying to cash in. They can go away with no effect on the movement, in fact we would be better off if they would disappear.
Not reading “Rules for Radicals” would be as dumb as not reading “The Prince” or ‘Art Of War”- you don’t have to agree with the ethics (or lack thereof) of the author, nor do you need to agree with those who have previously used their tactics and strategies to deploy them. Patton: “I read your book, Rommel” :-)
This will not end peacefully.
NOR SHOULD IT!
Rommel, you magnificent bastard, I read your book.
Thanks, was in a hurry this morning and couldn’t remember it exactly :-)
Alinsky - we’ve read yours.
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