Friday, May 27, 2011

The Effective Alinsky-ite (Hint: Obama's the Name)

McCarthy knows these cretins.

...The past week’s presidential aggression-and-retreat two-step [on Israel] — amid indignant protestations that there had ever been any aggression in the first place — perfectly fit Obama’s pattern, which is already shopworn less than three years into his term.

To cite the classic case, who could forget the single-payer shuffle? “I have not said that I am a supporter of a single-payer system,” declaimed Mr. Obama in 2009, as reported by National Review’s Jim Geraghty. The president’s assertion was an insult to the public intelligence, no matter how credulously the Obamedia repeated it.

IOW, what Clinton taught us--the necessity of parsing--should remain a skill we use.

So?

...Ineffective radicals are so blinded by ideology, so intoxicated by their own sense of righteousness, that they refuse to gauge the public sensibilities. Alinskyites are no less committed to their ideology; indeed, only a person who has completely bought into his ideology can maintain the patient discipline necessary to implement his utopia incrementally. That discipline is what makes the Alinskyite effective. Such an operator understands that you must always check the public pulse: Figure out how far you can push people, but never push so far that you lose political viability. Without power, radicalism is a dead end. The race is not to the swift but to the electable.

That's why the 'stealth' anti-gun activity. He cannot afford to lose electability. Same with the energy deprivation campaign, the anti-Corporate campaign, the Statism campaign...and his refusal to submit a budget this year--not to mention his refusal to come up with a Medicare solution.

....Palestinian Muslims live on global largesse and complain that it’s not enough, epitomize the culture of victimhood, and lionize terrorist “martyrs” who are no more savage (though a good bit more competent) than the iconic Bill Ayers and his Weather Underground. In short, the Palestinians check all the Left’s boxes. Even if Obama’s circle of Chicago friends did not include the rabidly anti-Israel Ayers and former PLO mouthpiece Rashid Khalidi, there would be little mystery about who is assigned the hero’s role and who is the villain in the president’s estimate of this long-running drama. But Obama could not say such a thing and remain politically viable. He knows that. Anyone who watched the rousing bipartisan ovation that washed over his bête noire, Netanyahu, in Congress on Tuesday would know that.

Which is why the 'world community' will be sending $40Bn to the Muslimistas--not "the US."

HT: McCain

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Ineffective radicals are so blinded by ideology, so intoxicated by their own sense of righteousness, that they refuse to gauge the public sensibilities. Alinskyites are no less committed to their ideology; indeed, only a person who has completely bought into his ideology can maintain the patient discipline necessary to implement his utopia." incrementally."


Talk about blatant partisanship and having the blinders on! Include "the far right", "Christian fundamentalists", "Jihadists", etc. with "ineffective radicals" and "Alinskyites" and the author is dead on target.