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Obama Administration Used Alinsky Tactics & IRS To Ensure Tea Party Was Not a Factor in 2012
Gateway Pundit ^ | May 10, 2013 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 05/10/2013 10:52:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Alinsky Rule #13: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”

In 2010 Republicans thundered into the majority in the House of Representatives, making historic gains by a proportion not seen in more than 70 years. The party won more than 60 seats. This was completely due to the enthusiasm of the Tea Party movement in response to the overreach of the Democratic leaders.

Democrats and the Obama Administration knew they had to stop the Tea Party to win in 2012 so they organized, made their plans and took action. They planned their attack based on Alinsky’s 13th rule of radicalism: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

Democrats and the corrupt media isolated the Tea Party. They said Tea Party members were racists, radicals and Nazis.

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

It was an all-out assault.

And. just to be sure they were not a problem, the Obama Administration and IRS tied Tea Party groups up in paperwork and audits.

Today the Internal Revenue Service admitted that they targeted conservative groups for additional reviews during the 2012 elections – At least 75 groups were targeted. Organizations were singled out because they included the words “tea party” or “patriot” in their applications for tax-exempt status.

It was a brilliant strategy. The Tea Party was not a factor and Obama won a second term thanks Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008election; 2012election; election2008; election2012; internalrevenue; irs; loislerner; obama; teaparty

1 posted on 05/10/2013 10:52:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t understand why they admitted what they did. Is it to instill fear that we can expect the same thing with our medical records and enforcement of obamacare?


2 posted on 05/10/2013 10:58:19 PM PDT by PeevedPatriot
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To: PeevedPatriot

Someone was probably about to blow the whistle.


3 posted on 05/10/2013 11:00:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: PeevedPatriot

Probably to,minimize liability. It’s likely one of the affected parties has gathered enough evidence to sue.


4 posted on 05/10/2013 11:03:03 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I thought about that. I may be too jaded but I find it difficult to believe that any IRS staff would actually be punished given all the corruption in the present administration.


5 posted on 05/10/2013 11:04:47 PM PDT by PeevedPatriot
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To: Jonty30

Is this something that Holder would have to agree to prosecute?


6 posted on 05/10/2013 11:05:28 PM PDT by PeevedPatriot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The GOP establishment is in perpetual rectal defilade!


7 posted on 05/10/2013 11:05:33 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: PeevedPatriot

Government agencies are still accountable in civil court cases.


8 posted on 05/10/2013 11:07:42 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You betcha he did.


9 posted on 05/10/2013 11:07:52 PM PDT by onyx
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10 posted on 05/10/2013 11:08:55 PM PDT by onyx
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We let them win.

We beat ourselves.


11 posted on 05/10/2013 11:09:11 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Jonty30

Thanks, I hadn’t really thought about it that way. I suppose there are judges who might be willing to say the IRS acted inappropriately.


12 posted on 05/10/2013 11:09:22 PM PDT by PeevedPatriot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would agree...there’s probably some emails sitting there, and someone was demanding either a promotion or a deal...getting nothing instead, and have been preparing to move the emails to some news source.

To just stand and admit this...you look extremely foolish and juvenile.

Someone is going to lay out this entire story in a newspaper, and what we know is barely the tip of the iceberg.


13 posted on 05/10/2013 11:27:20 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: PeevedPatriot

My hope is that, if it is a tea party getting ready to sue, that it will share its information and strategy with all other tea parties and that the IRS, and other government agencies will have to defend itself for years to come.


14 posted on 05/11/2013 12:21:31 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m tired of hearing about Alinsky. His book is a poorly written exercise in mental masturbation, not “The Art of War”. The man is the most overrated thinker of the 20th century.

None of Saul’s “rules” work without having a corrupt press leading a media-obsessed citizenry of lazy, incurious sheep around by the nose. And Saul didn’t make any of that happen.

Antonio Gramsci was the real evil genius of the left. Alinsky was nothing but a Chicago hack with an inflated sense of self worth.


15 posted on 05/11/2013 12:37:36 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Tzimisce
We let them win.

We beat ourselves.

That's it in a nutshell. We weren't overwhelmed by any great strategy. Too many of us lost sight of what mattered for too long... and we lost it all.

Our story was told many times over in the Old Testament. It's not like we weren't warned.

16 posted on 05/11/2013 12:44:04 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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>> It was a brilliant strategy. The Tea Party was not a factor and Obama won a second term thanks Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.

Hail the brilliant strategy the day war consists of a single battle.


17 posted on 05/11/2013 12:51:06 AM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Somebody needs to go to jail. This Obama regime is the most corrupt administration in the history of the United States. Now that’s HISTORICAL.


18 posted on 05/11/2013 1:16:01 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is the root cause of violent crime in Mexico. - Barack Hussein Obama Jr.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

That’s just it. Too many conservatives allowed the imperfections of good candidates to get in the way of voting.

With about 70% of the country polling conservative on issues, the only way we can lose is if we defeat ourselves.


19 posted on 05/11/2013 1:17:27 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is the reason my local TEA Party groups chose in 2009 not to incorporate and try to get a tax exempt status.


20 posted on 05/11/2013 1:27:32 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They had to fess up because Mark Levin had sicced the Treasury Department's Inspector General on them.

Mark Levin may have prompted IRS-conservative group revelations

Levin Forces IRS Apology for Targeting Conservative Groups

21 posted on 05/11/2013 3:11:16 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The buck stops with the IRS boss Barack Obama who must be impeached.This barack Obama donkey has abused power a million times with unconstitutional executive orders, ordering its IRS to target political opponents in the election, passing the Dream ACt with an executive order and a thousand other abuses of power.

government is force , it is evil and must be limited . abolish the IRS, EPA, FDA, HUD , gov schools , NASA etc. only leave military and border control .Government is God to democrats and they must enslave us to their God. It is like a religion to them ( “there is no God but government”). and democrats become TV reporters to spread their religion into the living rooms of a captive audience.

22 posted on 05/11/2013 3:49:43 AM PDT by Democrat_media (D's & Mary Landrieu voted 4 UN to take away our 2nd amendment rights)
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To: Tzimisce

Yes how many conservatives stayed home on election day?

United we stand , divided we fall


23 posted on 05/11/2013 3:50:57 AM PDT by Democrat_media (D's & Mary Landrieu voted 4 UN to take away our 2nd amendment rights)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Interesting Saul Alinsky material being used by the Odumbo Administration - Notice another Alinskyite Hilary Rodman Clinton did her graduate thesis on Saul Alinsky.


24 posted on 05/11/2013 3:56:47 AM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: PeevedPatriot

The IRS apologizing for targeting groups for political purposes is like a bank robber saying he’s sorry for robbing a bank; meaningless.


25 posted on 05/11/2013 4:03:04 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: PeevedPatriot
It's an attempt to distract from Benghazi.
The ILLEGAL ALIEN IN CHIEF is proud of his TREASON and criminal actions.
26 posted on 05/11/2013 4:06:19 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Flick Lives

Agencies are used in this administration as gestapo type arms of the regime to harrass the people.


27 posted on 05/11/2013 4:08:13 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: PeevedPatriot

I don’t understand why they admitted what they did.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

To distract patriots from the Benghazi scandal. Throwing a few IRS underlings from Cleveland Ohio under the bus, no
problem for Obama. Obama is good at making federal career workers fall on their swords, as he has made Hillery Clinton, Patraeus, and many others do.

Benghazi is the prize. Congress can handle the IRS, they can shut them down in a nano second.Issa needs to press deeply and unceasingly on Benghazi.


28 posted on 05/11/2013 4:31:04 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Jonty30
Government agencies are still accountable in civil court cases.

Schweeeeet! I hope those involved get sued and are judged accordingly.

29 posted on 05/11/2013 4:50:50 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Cyprus - the beginning)
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To: PeevedPatriot
I don’t understand why they admitted what they did.

Just to clear the decks before they use the same tactics in the 2014 election.

They want to show conservatives and republicans they can mis-use their power any way they like with no repercussions.


30 posted on 05/11/2013 4:57:14 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And deliberately using the IRS to go after political enemies could be the thing that could bring down the Obama Administration, not the Benghazi debacle. Especially given the frightening enforcement powers the IRS has.
31 posted on 05/11/2013 5:35:45 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: RayChuang88

So both the D-rats and the R-rats were trying to diminish the Tea Party? Blame the IRS instead of the dullards Rove, Romney etal.


32 posted on 05/11/2013 5:45:27 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The entire administration needs to be in prison.


33 posted on 05/11/2013 5:45:38 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Democrat_media
Yes how many conservatives stayed home on election day?

Almost daily on his radio show Herman Cain says the number of conservatives who sat on their hands in the election was six million.

That's a bunch.

34 posted on 05/11/2013 7:24:53 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I honestly believe this alone could have cost us the election.

All the demographic polls point to one simple fact regarding the last election. Republicans Did not turn out!

The Tea party was unable to mobilize them in 2012 as they did in 2010. This harassment was no doubt part of the reason.


35 posted on 05/11/2013 7:07:48 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: RayChuang88

“And deliberately using the IRS to go after political enemies could be the thing that could bring down the Obama Administration, not the Benghazi debacle. Especially given the frightening enforcement powers the IRS has.”

Obama needs to be held accountable for both of them.

We should not forget Benghazi!


36 posted on 05/11/2013 7:09:10 PM PDT by Monorprise
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