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FLASHBACK 2009: Saul Alinsky’s ‘Rules for Radicals’ Reviewed

Six years ago today, I shared news about a liberal political strategy that endangers our nation. Today, because many in the conservative universe seem to forget these details as often as they remember them, I’m sharing the news again, pulled from what remains of the BobMcCarty.com archives, and updated as necessary.

Saul Alinsky 'Rules for Radicals' Rule 13

“You can’t just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done,” said President Barack Obama, directing his comments at Republican leaders in Congress early during the week of Jan. 26, 2009.  During a 15-minute segment on Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends program Jan. 29, 2009, Limbaugh responded by saying the 44th president was attempting to employ Rule #13 of the late Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals.”

Not familiar with Saul Alinski or his socialist “Rules”?  Fear not.

Part of a no-longer-online document, What Every Public Official Should Know About Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals,” Rule #13 reads as follows:

PICK THE TARGET, FREEZE IT, PERSONALIZE IT, AND POLARIZE IT.

Reread President Obama’s comment above, and you can see that Limbaugh was right: President Obama picked his target (i.e., Limbaugh); he personalized his message; and he turned the conservative radio talk show host into a polarizing figure by telling Republicans they can’t get things done by listening to Limbaugh.

Did President Obama continue to employ Alinsky’s 13 “Rules” during his six years in the Oval Office? Take a look at them below and decide for yourself:

1. Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
2. Never go outside the experience of your people.
3. Whenever possible, go outside of the experience of the enemy.
4. Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.
5. Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.
6. A good tactic is one that your people enjoy.
7. A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.
8. Keep the pressure on with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose.
9. The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.
10. The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.
11. If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside.
12. The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.
13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

From race-baiting and out-of-control spending to reckless foreign policy and cover-ups of massive proportions, the Obama Administration has not only employed these Rules, but it has employed them in ways once thought unimaginable by all except the most radical politicos. And did I mention executive orders?! Damn!

I encourage you to print these “Rules” and use them as tools via which to keep track of Obama’s actions and the actions of other liberals, democrats and socialists of his ilk as the 2016 election cycle draws near. Then, in 2016, vote as if your life depends on it!

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Halloween Flashback: A Teachable Moment from 2008

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Today, I share an updated version of a post I published for the first time Oct. 24, 2008, describing what Halloween 2009 would be like for American children if Barack Obama became the nation’s 44th president. Little did I know, things would turn out worse that anyone could have anticipated. Please read and share.

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I’m not a big fan of Halloween, but I have some advice for those of you who expect to allow your children to take part in the ritual of trick-or-treating. Use the five guidelines listed below and allow the 2014 version of the costume- and candy-intensive holiday to serve as a teachable moment about socialism and about “spreading the wealth around” in the manner touted so often by candidate-turned-President Barack Obama:

1.  Tell your child he cannot eat any of the candy he collects and will, instead, have to take all of it to the Democrat or Socialist Party office nearest his home (wipe tears);

2.  Tell your child he will have to turn over his bags full of candy to the government-authorized agents who, while working in concert with the aforementioned parties, will also record his name, Social Security number and contact information for future use (wipe tears);

3.  Tell your child he will have to wait 12 weeks for the government-authorized agents to count all of the candy he collected and repackage it for equal-share redistribution among all children in their community (wipe tears);

4.  Tell your child that, within 12 weeks, he should expect to be provided instructions as to how he might be able to pick up a his fair and equal share of the treats he collected after the government-authorized agents finish counting all of the collected collected candies (wipe tears) [Note: Because aforementioned agents are products of Common Core teaching, counting may take longer than 12 weeks.]; and

5.  Tell your child that the scenario above offers a glimpse of what the future in the United States will look like if socialism is allowed to flourish (wipe tears for last time) and that he can keep his children from having to experience such pain by voting for — and by encouraging others to vote for — Big-C Conservatives whose values line up with those of this country’s founders and the framers of the U.S. Constitution.

Please vote wisely Tuesday and in 2016.

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