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The Alinskyite's Big, Fat Governance Failure
American Thinker ^ | 8-19-09 | Kyle-Anne Shiver

Posted on 08/18/2009 10:38:21 PM PDT by smoothsailing


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August 19, 2009

The Alinskyite's Big, Fat Governance Failure

By Kyle-Anne Shiver

What happens when the thing a president knows best is a set of tactics designed to take power from the "haves"?  When the most highly prized info a president ever garnered could be summed up as nothing better than gaming an electoral system with ACORN pay-for-registration schemes? 

What happens when a president is very skilled in deceptively cloaking these less-than-altruistic means in rhetorical "moral garments" and his lies finally start catching up with him, destroying his credibility?  When a president has never actually run anything successfully, not even his own paper route or a PTA meeting or a small town's city council?

What happens when power-grab tactics, taught by a rabble-rousing revolutionary, suddenly catapult a charismatic demagogue into the highest power-perch in the world?

Well, then, Barack Obama's big, fat governance failure happens.

Here we are, on the worst morning-after any romance writer could conjure, facing a future in the harsh light of day, and beginning to know that all the lovely sweet nothings, murmured in our ears the night before, were just the stuff of fanciful fairytales.

Even stupid-is-as-stupid-does Bill Maher has pleaded with his president to stop the campaign and do the job already.

Even Helen Thomas has seen through the wall of false transparency, the sweetest nothing of all in the One's glittery basket of campaign promises.

Even Camille Paglia is aghast at the healthcare debacle and wants all the underlings fired.

Tsk.  Tsk.  Even the millions of faithful celebrity Tweeters have gone back to play-acting and Facebookers have found a better face over which to swoon.

The sad and sorry fact is that anyone with even half a brain and a single ounce of common sense would have -- and should have -- seen this big, fat governance failure the day before, without having to wait until the sickening morning after.

I shall forever remember 2008 as the year when the ninnification of America reached its peak.

It's as though 59 million Americans joined hands and shouted at the top of their little lungs, "Yes, We Can March off This Cliff." 

It's every mother's adolescent-groupthink nightmare.

Now that the cult-of-personality demagogue is indeed our elected President, even his own faithful Alinskyite minions can no longer be summoned to clamorous action.  As the New York Times reported last week, folks who fell right into bed - with amorous passion aplenty -- the night before, swooped up in the hopey, dopey, changey campaign, have now gone back to their real lives of making a living, raising their kids and trying to survive the utterly-failed Crimulus Stimulus and the still-lingering recession. 

Morning-after reality has set in faster than a popsicle melts in the August sun.

So, what actually has gone wrong here?

Here's the scoop for anyone who's been living under the rock of mainstream media's propaganda lock.  Barack Obama used the power tactics from Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals, which he honed in Chicago, to play this Country's voters for fools.

Alinsky's power tactics are all about gaining power and have absolutely nothing to offer in the way of practical solutions for effective American governance.  Even Alinsky alerted his acolytes to this glaring hole in the revolutionary garment he was devising.  Devising solutions was supposed to be the other half of the equation, a part that has not only been written by scads of socialists for the past century.   But the big problem is that these programs have been tried again and again, with the same devastating results every single time.

The only tactic left to a power broker with no clue is to try as hard as he can to revive the dead horse of socialism and parade it around the ring like a horror-filled remake of Weekend at Bernie's.

So, when a politician jumps the gun and sprints for the presidential power-perch without first thinking through the country's problems and trying to come up with some actual new things to try, he is sunk in a mudhole of his own making long before Inaugural Day.  When a politician has no executive experience, and suddenly finds himself in the hottest hellhole CEO job in the world, he is treading water from day one. 

What to do?  For starters, hire 32 czars to do your job for you.

The Constitution be damned!  Bring me my czars!

What to do about all the promises made?  Turn everything over to the haggard old, tax-and-spend liberals in Congress and their power-pimping lobbyists.

Even Barack Obama himself admitted in his "Audacity" book that lawyers aren't good at solving problems, that they're trained to win arguments, not formulate policy or find workable solutions.  He also denounced political operatives in print, summarizing that too many lawyers and too many political operatives were the very source of the mountainous un-workability of our federal government.

Then, why oh why, is his whole administration a flailing mix of lawyers and political operatives?

Of course, none of this should come as a surprise.

We had the president's own shadowy record, with far more deletions than "allowable" information, which should have raised the skeptical antennae of anyone with half an ounce of common sense.  What is the single reason why anyone assumed and portrayed as brilliant-beyond-brilliant hides his own scholarship and grade transcripts?  If these records were demonstrably brilliant, they would be on prominent display.

You betcha! 

In the end, we have one big -- possibly horrendous -- instance of the president's own self-fulfilled prophecy:

"We all know how high-flying words can be deployed in the service of cynical aims, and how the noblest of sentiments can be subverted in the name of power, expedience, greed or intolerance."
 - Audacity of Hope; Barack Obama; p. 8

What we have here is a president who knew well how to gain power, but hasn't a clue how to make that power work for the good he said it would.  A president who, for the sake of expedience, attempts to ram unread legislation down the throats of the American public without proper debate.  A president, whose greed for power was far more important a priority than taking the time to gain the actual experience good governance requires.  And a president woefully intolerant of those who disagree with him on matters of policy.

Candidate Obama gave us some "high-flying words," all right.

But President Obama has given us nothing more substantive than power, expedience, greed and intolerance.

A very bad bargain indeed.

Kyle-Anne Shiver is a frequent contributor to American Thinker and a newly syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate.  She welcomes your comments at kyleanneshiver.com. 


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1 posted on 08/18/2009 10:38:22 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Failure in 0bama’s Alinsky-izing America is not a bug in his ‘operating system’. It is the primary feature.


2 posted on 08/18/2009 10:42:45 PM PDT by LegendHasIt (Do I really need to add that sarcasm tag?)
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To: smoothsailing

if she’s pretty she can have my baby any day.


3 posted on 08/18/2009 10:53:29 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (this slope is getting slippereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...)
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To: smoothsailing

Stealing a tag line


4 posted on 08/18/2009 10:54:23 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (59 million Americans joined hands and shouted, "Yes, We Can March off This Cliff!")
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To: LegendHasIt

I can’t see Obama or any of the players in his ship of fools, not even Rahm Emanuel, as being able to think out the game to that point. I think they expected this health (s)care thing to actually come together and have that be the means of social control. They didn’t plan for the effort becoming a laughingstock and making them look really stupid.


5 posted on 08/18/2009 10:57:53 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (59 million Americans joined hands and shouted, "Yes, We Can March off This Cliff!")
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To: smoothsailing
In the end, we have one big -- possibly horrendous -- instance of the president's own self-fulfilled prophecy:

He has a tendency toward making the most chilling Freudian slips.

6 posted on 08/18/2009 10:57:57 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (this slope is getting slippereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...)
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To: smoothsailing
".. As the New York Times reported last week, folks who fell right into bed - with amorous passion aplenty -- the night before, swooped up in the hopey, dopey, changey campaign, have now gone back to their real lives of making a living, raising their kids and trying to survive the utterly-failed Crimulus Stimulus and the still-lingering recession. Morning-after reality has set in faster than a popsicle melts in the August sun."

"Barack says nothing better than anybody in a long time. He's just messianic. He's saying nothing, but people are in tears listening to it. He could say anything. It really doesn't matter." ~ Rush Limbaugh 02/11/2008


7 posted on 08/18/2009 11:01:58 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (A Socialist becomes a Fascist the minute he tries to enforce his "beliefs" on the rest of us.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

LOL! She’s married with two children...

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.kyleanneshiver.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/foxy-lady-web.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.kyleanneshiver.com/about/&usg=__FckY2KWid9lL6L9kGhg3Sw_bgyI=&h=356&w=275&sz=41&hl=en&start=2&tbnid=ULfvFurkFFpAHM:&tbnh=121&tbnw=93&prev=/images%3Fq%3DKyle-Anne%2BShiver%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN


8 posted on 08/18/2009 11:03:39 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

yeah, I’m remiss. God bless her and the clan.


9 posted on 08/18/2009 11:04:57 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (this slope is getting slippereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...)
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To: Matchett-PI

Nailed It!


10 posted on 08/18/2009 11:05:55 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: LegendHasIt
"Failure in 0bama’s Alinsky-izing America is not a bug in his ‘operating system’. It is the primary feature."

You got that right!

11 posted on 08/18/2009 11:10:19 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (A Socialist becomes a Fascist the minute he tries to enforce his "beliefs" on the rest of us.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

You rat !!!! That’s exactly what I was going to do. Great line and just wonderful article.


12 posted on 08/18/2009 11:13:41 PM PDT by EDINVA (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul -- G. B. Shaw)
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To: smoothsailing

Bump for later reading


13 posted on 08/18/2009 11:21:07 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: smoothsailing

Now how about that...another woman writer that has easily seen through the scam.....and writen about it...oppsss bozo W’s approval ratings his first 7 months beats you.


14 posted on 08/18/2009 11:21:51 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: smoothsailing; The Invisible Hand

and refers to her husband of 40 years


15 posted on 08/18/2009 11:22:33 PM PDT by EDINVA (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul -- G. B. Shaw)
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To: smoothsailing

“There is Only The Fight” doesn’t allow much space for governing...as I’m sure it’s now all too obvious to the PR gurus who got this fraud elected.


16 posted on 08/18/2009 11:30:55 PM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: All

Re #4 - here’s more:

“...Yesterday, Rick asked me what I thought would happen to Obama as his popularity dwindled and he was exposed as the empty suit that he is. Not too long ago, Obama was a very full suit. But what was he full of? Yes, himself, that’s a given. But that wasn’t entirely self-generated.

Rather, it was puffed up from the truly extraordinary projections of his starry-eyed cult. The moonstream media repeatedly refer to his “rock star appeal,” and this is indeed the case. I remember exactly what it felt like to elevate rock stars into gods. It can still be something of a shock for me to read about what they were actually like — how truly pathetic most of them actually were. The god was obviously in me, but merely projected outward.

But I was a kid then. Imagine being an adult — David Brooks, Peggy Noonan, Colin Powell, Christopher Buckley — and falling for this? John Lennon once sang, “God is a concept by which we measure our pain.” I would agree with him, except to specify that the false god is such a measure. Thus the corollary, “Obama is a concept by which we measure our spiritual emptiness.” Today, millions of people are waking up to the emptiness as if from a trance. Except it’s not “as if.” ...”

Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Obama the Tyrannical Medicine Man
https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=8580258&postID=234921319515886226


17 posted on 08/18/2009 11:41:07 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (A Socialist becomes a Fascist the minute he tries to enforce his "beliefs" on the rest of us.)
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To: smoothsailing; reagan_fanatic; a real Sheila; 50mm; Lizavetta; Roscoe Karns; edzo4; Netizen; ...
epicfail
18 posted on 08/19/2009 12:11:24 AM PDT by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: smoothsailing
Well, then, Barack Obama's big, fat governance failure happens.

Isn't "governance failure" the Alinsky plan?

19 posted on 08/19/2009 12:27:32 AM PDT by Misterioso
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To: Matchett-PI

Dammed if I didn’t scratch my screen trying to get that bug off.. It is in the middle of the night here in Md. (just joking). I would however much more like to see a lyme tick. Then everyone who lives with the disease, myself included, would realize that “bad ticks” come in very small sizes... Smaller than a “southern living blood sucking lice” that can ruin your day!


20 posted on 08/19/2009 12:50:39 AM PDT by primatreat ( Enjoy! the Big "0" while he fornicates with our mind.:OUT WITH THE" GRIFTERS IN OUR GOV.")
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To: smoothsailing

She’s 56? Find out what she’s doing, ‘cause all the other ladies need to be doin’ it, too!


21 posted on 08/19/2009 1:27:23 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (If we're an Empire, why are Cuba, Iraq, Philippines, Japan & Germany independent?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I met the bamster at a fund raiser. I was totally unimpressed. He struck me as not a deep thinker and an obvious triangulater. Unfortunately, it was impossible to discuss this with libs. They were totally under his spell and resistant to any rational discussion of the matter. After the election, I was depressed, but I had to laugh. These people now had exactly what they wanted. Every time someone mentioned his name for around a month, I would burst out hysterical laughing. This mass delusion was one of the funniest things I ever encountered, if not for the fact it was so sad. The 60 million people could be taken in by this obvious charlatan will be the subject of books for centuries to come. The American version of Tiberius.


22 posted on 08/19/2009 2:27:31 AM PDT by appeal2 (Government is not the solution, it is the problem and eventually the enemy.)
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To: smoothsailing
The fact that this windbag mediocrity was even elected -- not to mention his ridiculous popularity and fan appeal during the election speaks of something deeply wrong and disturbing about America.
23 posted on 08/19/2009 2:32:38 AM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: smoothsailing
“When the most highly prized info a president ever garnered could be summed up as nothing better than gaming an electoral system with ACORN pay-for-registration schemes?”

What happens when you steal the office of POTUS with dead voters and multiple votes from illegal registration schemes?

I'll tell you what happens. Those nonexistent people aren't there to support your presidency. Apparently BO couldn't think that far ahead.

24 posted on 08/19/2009 3:29:19 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: Stepan12

yes, that is the real problem and one that won’t go away even if he goes away.

The fact that this windbag mediocrity was even elected — not to mention his ridiculous popularity and fan appeal during the election speaks of something deeply wrong and disturbing about America.


25 posted on 08/19/2009 7:52:21 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: appeal2; MinuteGal; seekthetruth; mcmuffin; Roos_Girl; nutmeg; sheikdetailfeather; gonzo; surfer
"I met the bamster at a fund raiser. I was totally unimpressed. He struck me as not a deep thinker and an obvious triangulater. Unfortunately, it was impossible to discuss this with libs. They were totally under his spell and resistant to any rational discussion of the matter. After the election, I was depressed, but I had to laugh. These people now had exactly what they wanted. Every time someone mentioned his name for around a month, I would burst out hysterical laughing. This mass delusion was one of the funniest things I ever encountered, if not for the fact it was so sad. The 60 million people could be taken in by this obvious charlatan will be the subject of books for centuries to come. The American version of Tiberius."

That's why The Banner for the Revolution is Now Official!


26 posted on 08/19/2009 8:05:49 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (A Socialist becomes a Fascist the minute he tries to enforce his "beliefs" on the rest of us.)
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To: Matchett-PI

Oh, that’s good. Says it all and has nothing vitriolic for a libtard to attach his anger to. Just takes all of their steam away.


27 posted on 08/19/2009 9:51:22 AM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: Matchett-PI

Can I use that graphic. It is perfect.


28 posted on 08/19/2009 10:32:38 AM PDT by appeal2 (Government is not the solution, it is the problem and eventually the enemy.)
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To: MagnoliaB
What happens when you steal the office of POTUS with dead voters and multiple votes from illegal registration schemes? I'll tell you what happens. Those nonexistent people aren't there to support your presidency. Apparently BO couldn't think that far ahead.

Great point. I can't wait to use it on my liberal neighbor!

29 posted on 08/19/2009 10:38:46 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Matchett-PI

Perfect!


30 posted on 08/19/2009 10:42:17 AM PDT by bluerose (PALIN For President, Liz Cheney Vice Pres.)
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To: appeal2

“Can I use that graphic. It is perfect.” ~ appeal12

Of course! It’s not mine, anyhow - I got it at the link I provided - there’s lots more there, too. :)


31 posted on 08/19/2009 10:48:27 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (A Socialist becomes a Fascist the minute he tries to enforce his "beliefs" on the rest of us.)
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