Skip to comments.Obama Administration Used Alinsky Tactics & IRS To Ensure Tea Party Was Not a Factor in 2012
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 Alinskys 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.
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 Alinskys Rules for Radicals.
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?
Someone was probably about to blow the whistle.
Probably to,minimize liability. It’s likely one of the affected parties has gathered enough evidence to sue.
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.
Is this something that Holder would have to agree to prosecute?
The GOP establishment is in perpetual rectal defilade!
Government agencies are still accountable in civil court cases.
You betcha he did.
We let them win.
We beat ourselves.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
>> It was a brilliant strategy. The Tea Party was not a factor and Obama won a second term thanks Alinskys Rules for Radicals.
Hail the brilliant strategy the day war consists of a single battle.
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.
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.
This is the reason my local TEA Party groups chose in 2009 not to incorporate and try to get a tax exempt status.
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.
Yes how many conservatives stayed home on election day?
United we stand , divided we fall
Interesting Saul Alinsky material being used by the Odumbo Administration - Notice another Alinskyite Hilary Rodman Clinton did her graduate thesis on Saul Alinsky.
The IRS apologizing for targeting groups for political purposes is like a bank robber saying he’s sorry for robbing a bank; meaningless.
Agencies are used in this administration as gestapo type arms of the regime to harrass the people.
I dont 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.
Schweeeeet! I hope those involved get sued and are judged accordingly.
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.
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.
The entire administration needs to be in prison.
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.
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.
“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!