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Democrats in a nutshell
IllinoisLeader.com ^ | Oct 25, 2002 | George Kocan

Posted on 11/01/2002 8:01:14 AM PST by BureaucratusMaximus

Democrats in a Nutshell

Friday, October 25, 2002

 - by George Kocan, editor of TAPROOT, a Republican newsletter

Saul Alinsky was the founder of a new type of politics -- do whatever it takes to win. His book, Rules for Radicals, was dedicated to Lucifer.
Corrupt ethics has a long tradition in the Democrat Party.

Vote fraud, bribery, ghost pay-rolling and extortion are just a few of the tricks in the Democrat's black bag. So, when Republican Jim Ryan, an experienced prosecutor, asks for an investigation of allegations that Democrat Rod Blagojevich had a city job for which he never showed up, Ryan’s request should not be dismissed just because he has offered no legal proof.

A Democrat’s morality is neither objective nor absolute. He does not form his conscience by consulting an authoritative moral tradition or sources, e.g. the Ten Commandments or the Pope. He consults himself. He looks deeply into his heart to find what seems the right thing for any situation.

No one tells a Democrat what is right or wrong. No one can tell a Democrat that an abortion is wrong. No one can tell a Democrat that fornication or sodomy is wrong. Likewise, no one can tell a Democrat that perjury, defamation, bribery or stealing an election is wrong.

The Democrat does not understand the Truth in the same way a normal person does. For him, Truth is “socially constructed.” Simply put, that means he feels justified in telling a lie as many times as it takes for everyone to believe it. When everyone believes the lie (when the social construct is complete), then it becomes the Truth.

Saul Alinsky is a central figure in Chicago-Democratic politics, a

key strategist, theorist and teacher. With financial help from Catholic bishops, he and his acolytes, among them Hillary Clinton, trained thousands of community organizers to work on the Democrat Party agenda.

So, when Lisa Madigan or Rod Blagojevich seem like they are grasping at straws by making attacks on their opponents’ ethics, they are just following the old play book. The “politics of personal destruction” is the most reliable gun in the Democrat arsenal. Alinsky demanded it.

“Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it,” he wrote. Elsewhere, Alinsky advised, “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”

A Democrat will say, using absolutist language, that racial discrimination is wrong. In the next breath, he will demand racial discrimination against white men. He will, furthermore, neither notice nor care that he contradicted himself.

Dick Durbin began his career in Congress as a pro-life Catholic. He convinced voters that he believed abortion is the taking of a human life.

In the U.S. Senate, however, he has abandoned this position. Now he vigorously defends a woman’s "right to choose." However, he has yet to formally leave the Catholic Church. No rule or law supercedes the moral code which a Democrat has contrived for his situation.

Certainly, Republicans deserve criticism for ethics violations. But, for a Republican, wrong-doing represents a personal failing. For a Democrat, doing wrong is an expression of personal philosophy.

George Kocan is the editor of the Trumpet, the newsletter of

the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois. voteKocan@juno.com

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: daleymachine; liberalsinillinois; rats

1 posted on 11/01/2002 8:01:14 AM PST by BureaucratusMaximus
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To: BureaucratusMaximus
Let pray for LOTS of rain in Los Angeles throughout Election Day, November 5, to suppress all those illegals voting for GRAY Davis!
2 posted on 11/01/2002 8:02:14 AM PST by HighRoadToChina
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To: BureaucratusMaximus
Saul Alinsky is a central figure in Chicago-Democratic politics, a key strategist, theorist and teacher. With financial help from Catholic bishops, he and his acolytes, among them Hillary Clinton,

I'm getting curious (again) about Hillary's thesis....Has anyone heard any more about it? Or whether she does discuss Alinsky's methods in it?

3 posted on 11/01/2002 8:05:15 AM PST by syriacus
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To: BureaucratusMaximus
Their plan appears to be to create enough confusion and doubt around the American election system to lead to chaos. I imagine that this strategy is part of the continuing effort to find something that will stick to this president. The hope must be to have the country up in arms in such a way that they eventually turn on the president.
4 posted on 11/01/2002 8:11:06 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Fintan
Humm, someone actually wrote about Alinsky...
5 posted on 11/01/2002 8:15:04 AM PST by alisasny
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6 posted on 11/01/2002 8:15:51 AM PST by ffrancone
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To: syriacus
It's time the Catholic Bishops pulled up their socks and dissociated themselves from this kind of business. They have allowed too much of their charitable funding to be diverted through left-wing organizations that are fundamentally incompatable with Catholic doctrine.

The reasons are not hard to understand. In the old days, most Catholics were working class and discriminated against, and therefore most Catholics were Democrats. But the Democrat party is not what it used to be. Frankly, there were grave problems even in Franklin Roosevelt's time, but since then it should be obvious to the dullest eye that some of the Democrats' basic positions are simply not compatible with Christianity, or at least with Christianity that still respects traditional beliefs such as the Ten Commandments.
7 posted on 11/01/2002 8:17:12 AM PST by Cicero
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To: Cicero
Frankly, there were grave problems even in Franklin Roosevelt's time, but since then it should be obvious to the dullest eye that some of the Democrats' basic positions are simply not compatible with Christianity, or at least with Christianity that still respects traditional beliefs such as the Ten Commandments.

Very well said...I might also add that Democrats' basic positions are simply not compatible with freedom as well, much less the Constitution. I found it humorous, yet scary that Alinskys book was dedicated to Lucifer...kinda gives one perspective as to what the Democrats are really shooting for.

8 posted on 11/01/2002 8:26:20 AM PST by BureaucratusMaximus
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To: demosthenes the elder
Bumping for you (and for me)
9 posted on 11/01/2002 8:29:40 AM PST by dyed_in_the_wool
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To: alisasny
I thought Alinsky was dead.
10 posted on 11/01/2002 8:52:57 AM PST by MonroeDNA
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To: BureaucratusMaximus
Democrats in a nutshell

In a nutshell is where a surprisingly high number of them belong.

11 posted on 11/01/2002 8:53:21 AM PST by john in missouri
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To: alisasny
Were we ahead of the curve or what??? ;-)
12 posted on 11/01/2002 8:57:50 AM PST by Fintan
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To: syriacus
I'm getting curious (again) about Hillary's thesis

I was under the impression that her thesis has "disappeared" ???

13 posted on 11/01/2002 9:08:29 AM PST by twyn1
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To: HighRoadToChina
Maybe they should get the Indian vote out.

It's only in jest ferchrissake...


14 posted on 11/01/2002 9:36:11 AM PST by unixfox
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To: alisasny

Back when I was active with the DC Chapter, I read Alinsky's Rules for Radicals. A quick glance at the table of contents and it's not too hard to see that it's the playbook of the Democrats. With chapter titles like "Of Means and Ends", "A Word About Words", and "Tactics", I'm sure you get my meaning. The chapter "Of Means and Ends" starts with this paragraph:

THAT PERENNIAL QUESTION, "Does the end justify the means?" is meaningless as it stands; the real and only question regarding the ethics of means and ends is, and always has been, "Does this particular end justify this particular means?"

Scary stuff, huh? I read it to get a better understanding of the other side. Joe (MCM)

15 posted on 11/01/2002 9:55:14 AM PST by MrConfettiMan
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To: twyn1
I'm under that impression, too. I think there was some talk about her paper around the time it had been on eBay.

Someone, somewhere must know what it says. (Would a certain lawyer who "committed suicide" have known its contents?)

16 posted on 11/01/2002 10:08:39 AM PST by syriacus
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To: MrConfettiMan
Thanks for the insight.

It's good to understand where the liberals are coming from.

As Jesus said in Matthew 10--

Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

17 posted on 11/01/2002 10:12:54 AM PST by syriacus
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To: john in missouri
you mean "in a nutHOUSE" yes?
18 posted on 11/01/2002 10:42:48 AM PST by demosthenes the elder
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To: dyed_in_the_wool
thanks. no surprise here, though. the old chicagoan democratic mantra was "vote early, and often" after all.
It is nice to know that a semi-official demonrat playbook is available. I would think study of it would lead to effective countermeasures. I will have to look around for a copy.
19 posted on 11/01/2002 10:53:44 AM PST by demosthenes the elder
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To: demosthenes the elder
Why look around for it...get a copy for $9.60!

Browsing the excerpts I found this one to be quite disturbing:

Lest we forget at least the over-the-shoulder acknowledgement to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins--or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom--Lucifer

--Saul Alinsky

Link

20 posted on 11/01/2002 11:40:02 AM PST by BureaucratusMaximus
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To: BureaucratusMaximus
Thanks for the link, but I am a primitive, and prefer to do all possible transactions with nice anonymous cash at local stores.
And, yes, that IS a disturbing quote.
21 posted on 11/01/2002 11:48:38 AM PST by demosthenes the elder
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To: HighRoadToChina
"Let pray for LOTS of rain in Los Angeles throughout Election Day, November 5, to suppress all those illegals voting for GRAY Davis!"

Careful what you pray for. A rainy day means field labor gets the day off.
22 posted on 11/01/2002 12:11:10 PM PST by billhilly
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