They have nothing left in the arsenal of Saul Alinsky playbook.
There is no justification for this President to misrepresent the AZ law. There no proof of race attack by the right, nor racial profiling, but they will say it over and over again to make themselves believe it, so others will follow.
You really need to read Saul Alinsky book "Rules for Radicals", as Obama is following like a fish to a lour, and as Alinsky calls on:
"Organizing to the current generation of young activists, largely drawing upon his own experiences. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our young people. They will not continue to be relatively passive and slightly challenging. If we fail to communicate with them, if we don't encourage them to form alliances with us, they will move to the right. Maybe they will anyway, but let's not let it happen by default."
The bold words are exactly what Obama is doing on this and many current issues.
You can adhear Alinsky and Obama and todays current hot bed issues with Alinsky's 11 rules (keep these in mind when debating issues with liberals:
- Rule 1: Power is not only what you have, but what an opponent thinks you have. If your organization is small, hide your numbers (in other words, lie) in the dark and raise a din that will make everyone think you have many more people than you do.
- Rule 2: Never go outside the experience of your people. The result is confusion, fear, and retreat.
- Rule 3: Whenever possible, go outside the experience of an opponent.(in other words Race bait) Here you want to cause confusion, fear, and retreat.
- Rule 4: Make opponents live up to their own book of rules. “You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.”
- Rule 5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.
- Rule 6: A good tactic is one your people enjoy. “If your people aren’t having a ball doing it, there is something very wrong with the tactic.”
- Rule 7: A tactic that drags on for too long becomes a drag. Commitment may become ritualistic as people turn to other issues.
- Rule 8: Keep the pressure on. Use different tactics and actions and use all events of the period for your purpose. “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this that will cause the opposition to react to your advantage.” (This is what happened in the 2008 Presidential election)
- Rule 9: The threat is more terrifying than the thing itself. (Race baiting) When Alinsky leaked word that large numbers of poor people were going to tie up the washrooms of O’Hare Airport, Chicago city authorities quickly agreed to act on a longstanding commitment to a ghetto organization. They imagined the mayhem as thousands of passengers poured off airplanes to discover every washroom occupied. Then they imagined the international embarrassment and the damage to the city’s reputation.
- Rule 10: The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative. Avoid being trapped by an opponent or an interviewer who says, “Okay, what would you do?”
- Rule 11: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it. (can you say Tea Party?) Don’t try to attack abstract corporations or bureaucracies. Identify a responsible individual. Ignore attempts to shift or spread the blame.
That last bold sentence is directly out of the left playbook for the Nov election. they still plan on using Bush as an attack trigger.
These rules however are NOT one sided, and can be used to bring down a liberal to their knees by reversing the rule. Turn the rule around on them. they have no defense for this.
Happy liberal hunting.