Politicsalinsky

Sun Sep 14, 2014, 09:40 AM

So what is it the RW hates about him again?

Adam Brandon, a spokesman for the conservative non-profit organization FreedomWorks, one of several groups involved in organizing Tea Party protests, says the group gives Alinsky's Rules for Radicals to its top leadership members.

In a January 2012 story that appeared in The Wall Street Journal, citing the organization's tactic of sending activists to town-hall meetings, Brandon explained, "his tactics when it comes to grass-roots organizing are incredibly effective." Former Republican House Majority Leader Dick Armey also gives copies of Alinsky's book Rules for Radicals to Tea Party leaders.
WSJ - "Two Ways to Play the 'Alinsky' Card"

Conservative author William F. Buckley said he was "very close to being an organizational genius."

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Response to FrankLittle (Original post)

Sun Sep 14, 2014, 09:43 AM

1. Love rules for radicals. Alinsky was a genius.

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Response to SonderWoman (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 14, 2014, 10:02 AM

2. Alinsky said that the truth was expendable as long as the means were met.

Stay classy, Alinsky.

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Response to MeatSandwich (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 14, 2014, 11:16 AM

6. Alinsky must be fine with this then...

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Response to FrankLittle (Original post)

Sun Sep 14, 2014, 10:20 AM

3. "Rules...." is a source that should be used...The left used the tactics in '08, '10..

 

'12, will in Nov....the right using it just levels the battleground.

"Mr. Brandon called the effort to associate Mr. Obama with Mr. Alinsky "a double-edged sword." While Mr. Alinsky was an avowed liberal Democrat, "his tactics when it comes to grass-roots organizing are incredibly effective," Mr. Brandon said.

He cited the group's sending of tea-party activists to town-hall meetings. "When the first five people step up to the microphone to challenge a congressman,'' he said, "it completely changes the dynamic of the town hall—he spends all of his time defending himself."

It is effective..I've read RforR......and the left has used it well for several cycles.

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Response to Sassyspop (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 14, 2014, 11:04 AM

4. i had not heard of "rules dor radicals" until the obama era but

the book came out in 1072, so must have been written when the establishment was liberal democrats.

civil rights, anti war, gay and womens rights all began as struggles against the establishment, represented by lbj, humphrey, and the "best and brightest."

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Response to rampartb (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 14, 2014, 11:15 AM

5. Hillary did her Sr. thesis on Saul Alinsky...

 

so I got it in the '90s when she started with the healthcare crap

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Response to Sassyspop (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 14, 2014, 11:17 AM

7. ms rodham was a goldwater republican

before she represented wal mart and now goldman sachs.

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Response to rampartb (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 14, 2014, 11:22 AM

8. That was also before she was instrumental in drafting

articles of impeachment against Nixon, one supposes.

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Response to rampartb (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 14, 2014, 11:24 AM

9. "ms rodham was a goldwater republican".....in 1964...

 

She wrote her thesis in '69...her Wellesley College yrs.. lets say politely...."changed her thinkin'"

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