Skip to comments.Saul Alinsky and the Romneys' Progressive Activism
Posted on 01/26/2012 3:21:18 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Mitt Romneys father, liberal Republican George Romney, met with and endorsed infamous progressive activist Saul Alinsky; meanwhile, in a defense of Mitt Romney against charges of racism, the National Black Chamber of Commerce points out the significant influence the elder Romney had on son Mitt and credits the Romneys for a long history of progressive activism. Emphasis mine.
No, Mitt Romney is not a racist. As I researched history, over the years I have come to find that the opposite is the case. The Romney Family has a legacy of pro-civil rights, progressive activism and an understanding of how poverty and inequality can hurt people.
This portrait would jibe with Mitt Romneys image as a progressive Governor of Massachusetts, while suggesting any serious conversion to conservatism would not only entail a change in viewpoint but a rejection of Mitts Father, George someone he has regularly mentioned as a major influence while campaigning. Taken as a whole, the new information could serve to fuel existing significant doubt amongst an already skeptical conservative base that Romneys already vague conversion to conservatism is more one of electoral convenience than a principled decision.
During all of this advocacy, his son, Mitt, was evolving as a man. He idolized his father and emulated his legacy. Mitt Romney lived amongst Blacks in metropolitan Detroit. He went to the prestigious Cranbrook School. One of our board members, Claude McDougal, is a fellow alumnus of the school.
Buzzfeed first reported the elder Romneys connection to Saul Alinsky, along with photos of the two men together, in a report from yesterday.
I think you ought to listen to Alinsky, Romney told his white allies, according to T. George Harriss 1968 book, Romneys Way. It seems to me that we are always talking to the same people. Maybe the time has come to hear new voices, he said.
The Progressive Alinsky is infamous and actually toxic on the right. Given George Romneys endorsement of him, coupled with his acknowledged strong influence on son Mitt, will do little to assure suspicious conservatives concerned about Mitt Romneys record as a Progressive, including his introduction of RomneyCare in Massachusetts.
I’ve been ringing that bell about this guy for years.
Mitt Romney is the pale doppelgänger of Barack Obama.
Folks lke Hume,Coulter,Drudge,Krauthammer and many others, who not very long ago I respected, warned us REPEATEDLY about Obama and his questionable ties.
Now suddenly are silent about ANYTHING and EVERYTHING negitive about Romney. They seem unconcerned that he is neither conservative or Republican for that matter?
In fact, it has that same creepy feeling many of us got when the leftist media gave Obama a complete pass. Thats how it is with Romney now. Noone on the right leaning media is concerned about his past or if bona fides.
Newt, on the other hand, we need to know EVERYTHING there is to know about him that we can possibly find.
Every last little peice of dirt. They would make Dan Rather proud by way they manipulated what he Gingrich said about Reagan so it sounded like he was trashing him.
Are they being bought,is their lives being threatended, or are they ALL in on it?