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Obama, Alinsky, and Scapegoats
American Thinker ^ | April 24, 2009 | James Lewis

Posted on 04/24/2009 6:08:59 PM PDT by neverdem

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To: Beckwith; editor-surveyor
Those are Google Ads.

Those ads are driven by keywords on the page.

I use Google Ads and on pages where I'm referencing Muslims (usually referring to the words Obama and/or Muslim) I will get ads for Muslim dating services and ads meant for Obots.

American Thinker has nothing to do with the ad selection and/or content.

Thanks for the feedback. I was wondering if editor-surveyor's computer was somehow hijacked. editor-surveyor's experience is more the exception than the rule, IMHO.

51 posted on 04/25/2009 12:24:20 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: MHGinTN

Thanks very much for this.


52 posted on 04/25/2009 2:39:05 PM PDT by milford421 (U.N. OUT OF U.S.)
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To: neverdem; Beckwith

Well, I clicked on their “health care” petition ad, and ‘signed’ it as “Hitlery Klinton” with an email address of “thewitch@wazoo.com

I hope they don’t mind! :o)


53 posted on 04/25/2009 3:53:23 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: PhilDragoo; devolve; ntnychik; MeekOneGOP

I’ve found that some conservatives with excellent jobs are just not reading the news that we are.

They frankly, are disbelieving when you tell them things. This is not news to many, but it’s stunning when it’s someone you know very well.


54 posted on 04/25/2009 5:31:36 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: potlatch

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Lots of alleged conservatives watch CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, ABC and actually believe what they hear and see :

“90% of all guns used by Mexican drug cartels are bought in the US and shipped to.....”

As long as American voters watch TV and listen to radio and read newspapers they will believe the General Electric, Progressive Insurance, Allstate Insurance sponsored propaganda

The 10% of Republicans and many of the Independents who voted for Obama are likely still drinking the Kool-Aid

Local NBC TV and radio stations should be challenged at the periodic FCC times when they review/renew local licenses

Obama wants licensing of newspapers now too - and likely of internet newsites too

Start collecting the felonies that Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Feinstein, Kerry, etc. could be subject to as you can bet the liberals will press harder for hearings, trials, criminal convictions involving “torture”

Where are you buying or getting your “gifts” of your cocaine now Obama Junior?


55 posted on 04/25/2009 8:54:16 PM PDT by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hey kids! Let*s elect a confessed cokehead! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: devolve
[Lots of alleged conservatives watch CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, ABC and actually believe what they hear and see ]

Lots of real conservatives watch them and believe what they see and hear - as most of us did ten years ago before Fox News and all the internet news.

56 posted on 04/25/2009 9:06:06 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: potlatch

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Exactly potlatch

When they start griping they will have nobody to blame but themselves

And the young liberals and Indys will face the new America with no Pontiac or Pontiac union jobs (just a sample!) and a huge federal, state, local income tax, property tax, sales tax, increased and new “fees”

Teachers are now being laid off from their union jobs in many states and districts

I guess they will all simply take great new GREEN jobs and not worry about the 100 million of new debt interest due every 2 hours now

But Obama Junior’s cousin Odinga is getting his millions of dollars of food and supplies and equipment shipped to him now in Kenya courtesy of the scammed American taxpayers


57 posted on 04/25/2009 10:00:34 PM PDT by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hey kids! Let*s elect a confessed cokehead! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: MHGinTN

Thanks for ping!

To add to Lewis’s piece I would say that in any organization that tries to impose socialism there will be scapegoating even if the original intent is humane. This was well portrayed in the movie “Eleni” where the Communists in Greece were frequently in the position of having to explain to their organizational higher-ups why such and such program was not working as planned. Someone had to be blamed.

So as Obama’s programs inevitably don’t work as planned, there will be scapegoats. It’s a given.


58 posted on 04/26/2009 8:15:45 AM PDT by Poincare
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To: neverdem
Rules for Radicals might have been written by a medieval mob agitator; only a few words need to be changed. 'Pick the Target, Freeze It, Personalize It and Polarize It.'

Substitute "heretic" or "witch" for "target" and you have all the religious persecutions in human history. Substitute "blacks," and you have a Dixiecrat lynch mob. Substitute "whites," and you have all of J-Wright's sermons at Trinity United, Chicago. It's all the same thing.

This is it - the formula for mass murder - hatred - a heart of darkness...

59 posted on 04/26/2009 8:02:13 PM PDT by GOPJ (We sleep safe..because rough men stand ready..to visit violence on those who would do us harm-Orwell)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; angkor; GeronL; sickoflibs; Doctor Raoul; uncommonsense; Always Right; ...
Rules for Radicals might have been written by a medieval mob agitator; only a few words need to be changed. 'Pick the Target, Freeze It, Personalize It and Polarize It.'

Substitute "heretic" or "witch" for "target" and you have all the religious persecutions in human history. Substitute "blacks," and you have a Dixiecrat lynch mob. Substitute "whites," and you have all of J-Wright's sermons at Trinity United, Chicago. It's all the same thing. Human nature doesn't change.

Ping

60 posted on 04/26/2009 8:14:24 PM PDT by GOPJ (We sleep safe..because rough men stand ready..to visit violence on those who would do us harm-Orwell)
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To: CaptRon
Mskes me wonder how our side can take advantage of this. Only thing holding us back is our decency and lack of duplicitousness.

Alinsky's technique plays to the "have nots". People who have nothing and will do anything to change the situation. Alinsky gains the sympathy of his audience by expressing antipathy against a target within the bounds of experience of his audience. He is careful never to offend the intended audience. Alinsky had no moral objection to violating the law...if it achieved his objectives.

The technique doesn't work well with the "haves" or the "have some, want some more". They have something to lose. They understand that violating the law will cost them.

61 posted on 04/26/2009 8:57:04 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: neverdem

Wow. That is an awesome article.


62 posted on 04/26/2009 9:50:18 PM PDT by GeronL (TYRANNY SENTINEL. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com LIBERTY FICTION at libertyfic.proboards.com)
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To: GOPJ

That is an awesome articles


63 posted on 04/26/2009 9:50:53 PM PDT by GeronL (TYRANNY SENTINEL. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com LIBERTY FICTION at libertyfic.proboards.com)
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To: GOPJ

Notice that Obama is keeping GWB in the news even now and it’s working. The public is not asking where all those stimulus jobs Obama prtomised are.


64 posted on 04/27/2009 5:01:11 AM PDT by sickoflibs (RNC Party Theme : "We may be socialists, but they are Marxists!")
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To: sickoflibs
Notice that Obama is keeping GWB in the news ...

You're giving Obama credit where no credit is due. The MSM is keeping GWB in the news.

If GWB had tried to keep Clinton "in the news" it wouldn't have worked. Reporters don't carry water for Republicans.

In short - it takes two to tango - and the MSM does NOT dance with us...

65 posted on 04/27/2009 8:31:20 AM PDT by GOPJ (We sleep safe..because rough men stand ready..to visit violence on those who would do us harm-Orwell)
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To: GOPJ

I agree with you on the MSM -Obama love-in, BUT it is still somewhat of a “conservative” cop-out used on talk radio to let GWB off the hook. GWB purposefully was kind to Clinton(Remember the Sept 11 commission hearings???) , but Obama is strategically blaming GWB for everything bad now, to make republicans guilty by association. Example, the media will ask how ANY republican can oppose deficit spending after GWB and TARP. Any job losses are defined as republican economy job losses, but government jobs are created Obama jobs. Keeping GWB alive keeps Obama popular. Republicans/we are paying a steep price for anything they/we may have got out of GWB, especially the past two years.

BTW : republicans complaining about Clinton in 2008 was lame and could NEVER work. By then any bad deals GWB cut with Pelosi on wasteful big government deficit spending was going to be GWB legacy, not Clinton or Carter.


66 posted on 04/27/2009 8:55:57 AM PDT by sickoflibs (RNC Party Theme : "We may be socialists, but they are Marxists!")
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To: GeronL; kellynla; Tennessee Nana; ForGod'sSake; HiJinx; bcsco; kristinn
That is an awesome article...

You're right. Ping.

67 posted on 04/27/2009 9:00:57 AM PDT by GOPJ (We sleep safe..because rough men stand ready..to visit violence on those who would do us harm-Orwell)
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To: GOPJ; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...

Ping!


68 posted on 04/27/2009 12:00:37 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ Support Our Troops ~ www.AmericaSupportsYou.mil ~)
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To: neverdem

BTTT...


69 posted on 04/28/2009 12:30:34 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Life is but a big granola bar.)
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To: neverdem

I’d sure like to find a copy of that book...but I will NOT buy a new one...


70 posted on 04/28/2009 12:34:27 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Life is but a big granola bar.)
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To: DeweyCA
Anyone who is a Christian and doesn’t see the devilish methods that BO uses is really naive.

Yep!!!!

71 posted on 04/28/2009 1:04:04 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Life is but a big granola bar.)
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To: DeweyCA
I have told some of my Sunday School students that BO purposefully incites envy, jealousy and hate, the very antithesis of Christian virtues. Anyone who is a Christian and doesn’t see the devilish methods that BO uses is really naive.

Dead on.

Self-absorbtion is the antithesis of Godliness and in many ways synonymous with sin. The devil's primary tool is the exploitation of self-absorbtion and its corollaries: hate, jealousy, envy, xenophobia, class, identity politics, etc.

Political liberalism is likewise rooted in the exploitation of self-absorbed class envy, masked under a cloak of compassion. Clinton was good at this. Obama its master. Feminism. Race-baiting. Immigrant-pandering. Rich-bashing. All these are rooted in vile victim politics.

Jesus Christ was disinterested in any form of these things. He didn't give a whit whether you were free or slave, rich or poor, black or white, oppressed or oppressor, suffering or healthy. He was interested solely in your devotion to God and the fate of your soul. Never your class or status or moving you from one category to another.

Christ spoke often of kings, rulers, rich men, the oppressed and the poor, but never saw individuals in terms of class relationships. Christ never advocated any form of political or social tranformation.

72 posted on 05/05/2009 2:12:22 PM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: Foxbatx

PING))))))


73 posted on 05/05/2009 2:46:45 PM PDT by Canedawg (Support and defend the Constitution, and fight back against the Idiocracy.)
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To: EternalVigilance
Republicans are nothing but a big pile of mush.

This is exactly right. Thanks.

I told the RPV caller today, "I'm not supporting the Republican Party -- until further notice."

74 posted on 05/05/2009 3:23:00 PM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: neverdem

Great article. Bump.


75 posted on 05/05/2009 3:38:59 PM PDT by Emile ("If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything" -- Unknown)
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To: neverdem

bookmark for later.


76 posted on 05/05/2009 5:16:58 PM PDT by RatsDawg
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To: MHGinTN

I managed to watch Idol and read this... ;) CHILLING reading but it is all there. The thing that really turned me was when I heard about his work against infanticide, not “just” abortion. He is so much worse than the average Dem it is frightening. It does not help that he is young and black and speaks well at times. He fools so many people and he is doing evil.


77 posted on 05/05/2009 6:55:23 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama/Bush rules: http://www.hhs.gov/pandemicflu/plan/pdf/HHSPandemicInfluenzaPlan.pdf)
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To: PghBaldy

He worked to—on four occasions—protect infanticide, not work against it. Obowma has a very wicked soul, a rotted soul that will do anything, tell any lie, or use anything to empower himself. Truly ‘the father of lies, a murderer from the start’ is his father now. It breaks my old heart to see so many black people taken in by this wicked man, supporting him regardless of what they are shown of his evil.


78 posted on 05/05/2009 7:48:48 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: neverdem

May bump - this is an all time great one!


79 posted on 05/05/2009 7:54:30 PM PDT by GOPJ (Pinch Sulzberger,it so predictably turns out,is only a liberal with other people's money.Howie Carr)
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To: neverdem

The fact that the President is:

1.) A disciple of an astoundingly and incredibly amoral and immoral author like Saul Alinsky who dedicated the pinnacle of his life’s work (Rules for Radicals) to, amongst other thngs, Satan. This was widely known before the election, but seemed to make no difference to voters. If there was ever an indication of moral rot, it is his admiration for this evil man and his book.

2.) A close personal friend with a Black Theologian racist “Reverend” Wright who thinks the white people in this country invented AIDS to kill black people, donated thousands of dollars to this man’s “church” as he sat in the pews nodding with agreement all those years before the light of the public shined for a fleeting instant on that rathole.

3.) A is a close associate of a terrorist like Bill Ayers and his like in the Weathermen who thought a reasonable price to pay would be to kill millions of Americans who wouldn’t buy into their radical plans once they took power, not to mention Bernadine Dohrn who thought the sticking of a fork by murderers into the slain body of a pregnant woman was a fabulous thing. Do any of YOU out there have friends like this? Do you even KNOW anyone like this? THESE people are close friends and associates of the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. Think about that for a minute.

4.) Has vowed on recorded film to gut our military

5.) Has cravenly and subordinately bowed at the waist a la POW Dick Stratton (who did his heroic bow for patriotic reasons) to a Saudi King, something NEVER before done by a US President.


80 posted on 05/05/2009 9:11:47 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: Brad's Gramma; All

My first introduction to “Rules for Radicals” was when Gary Aldrich (in his great book “Unlimited Access”) began each chapter with two contrasting quotes-one from “Rules for Radicals”, and one from George Washington’s book he wrote at the age of 14, “Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation: a Book of Etiquette”.

The contrast was breathtaking. Simply breathtaking. The Alinsky book is pure morally relativistic evil, and George Washington’s book is, even for today, a superb guide for behavior.

This is where we have come to.


81 posted on 05/05/2009 9:18:56 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: neverdem

Excellent posting. Thank you very much.


82 posted on 05/05/2009 9:19:40 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: rlmorel
Gary Aldrich (in his great book “Unlimited Access”)....

Thank you!!! I'll have to dig Gary's book out...

83 posted on 05/05/2009 9:21:07 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Life is but a big granola bar.)
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To: neverdem

bump


84 posted on 05/05/2009 11:04:07 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( Don't mess with the mockingbird! /\/\ http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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To: MHGinTN

....Let’s hope 66.7%


85 posted on 05/06/2009 6:59:38 AM PDT by gargoyle (...66.7% , A good round number...)
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To: MHGinTN

It was a typo. Sorry for late reply.


86 posted on 05/08/2009 9:02:45 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama/Bush rules: http://www.hhs.gov/pandemicflu/plan/pdf/HHSPandemicInfluenzaPlan.pdf)
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To: neverdem

bttt


87 posted on 05/08/2009 9:08:31 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: PghBaldy

I was secure in the belief that it was a typo. But it gave me an opportunity to once again state the wickedness of Obama’s character as revealed in his History.


88 posted on 05/08/2009 10:01:34 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: DeweyCA

He claims to be post partisan, but he is actually post American. Or a Mugabe wannabe.


89 posted on 05/08/2009 9:01:10 PM PDT by Texas resident (Older but smarter)
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To: neverdem

James Lewis wrote a classic, neverdem. Again - thanks for posting this.


90 posted on 06/13/2009 6:01:07 AM PDT by GOPJ ("Any 'jokes' about raping my 14-year-old are despicable." - Todd Palin)
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To: MHGinTN
It is well worth the time, far more worth it than watching American Idol or that idiocy of ‘voting off the Island’.

May not read the entire essay but I NEVER watch that other stuff.

91 posted on 06/13/2009 7:24:57 AM PDT by houeto (Defang the FEDGOV. Repeal the 17th!)
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