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P.J. Salvatore has an excellent, spot-on post up at Big Government where she explains the Alinsky tactics being employed by the organized left, at the behest of Obama White House. The question she explores: Why did the President exploit the Trayvon Martin case to the exclusion of so many other tragic cases we see in American cities, every day? Salvatore cites the death of a 6-year-old girl named Aliyah Shell, caught in the crossfire of gang violence over the particularly violent St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Chicago.
But Aliyah’s story received very little coverage, despite the event being more recent than the Martin tragedy, and despite the fact that it happened in President Barack Obama’s very own Chicago on a weekend when 49 people were shot and 10 others were killed.
No mention of Aliyah from the president. No public outpouring for a young mother who sat untangling her daughter’s hair as shots rang out. Nothing. And yet…
“If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”
It’s not about wrong or right. It’s not about justice. It’s not about Trayvon Martin.
“The despair is there; now it’s up to us to go in and rub raw the sores of discontent, galvanize them for radical social change.”- Saul Alinsky
Or as Rahm Emanuel would say, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”
These people know their Alinsky. So should every American in order to recognize his tactics when they see it.
Since the early days of his administration, Obama, like a totalitarian dictator, has been employing a divide and conquer strategy to galvanize his supporters and demoralize his critics.
What at first was astonishing to me – (I wrote about it in August of 2009: How Obama Is Pitting Americans Against Each Other) has become the new normal.
He started off his Presidency by telling Republicans “not to do a lot of talking”, to “get out of the way”, or “grab a broom” and help him clean up the mess they made. He mocked opponents of Obamacare, during his victory lap after its passage. He told Republicans to “get in the back seat”, and accused them a sipping slurpies while he did the hard work of getting “the car out of the ditch” not once, but dozens of times.. As the car sunk further and further into the ditch, he continued to blame Bush, and the “do nothing congress” even though Democrats had total control for two full years and every damn thing they did made things worse.
For the first time in our nation’s history, we have a President who has denigrated protesters by calling them, “teabaggers”, and said that, instead of protesting his destructive policies, “they should be thanking me”. While stumping in 2010, he extorted a Hispanic audience to “punish their enemies” at the ballot box. His administration actually encourages citizens to inform on each other. He’s turned the DOJ into an arm of the radicalized left - a political weapon to use against his enemies, (which happens to include the rule of law), and is seemingly intent on helping Obama steal the election in November. Fast and Furious, (along with a number of other, smaller gunwalking programs) is the worst scandal in American history, not that anyone would know because the MSM refuses to push the story. He has abused his power on a number of fronts – usurping congressional and constitutional authority.
Despite all this, Obama still has a fairly high personal approval rating, so the Republican establishment is afraid to cast him as the dangerous radical he is in the 2012 election. He’s just a noob who’s “in over his head” is the preferred narrative.
Here are the community organizer’s latest chess moves as compiled by Salvatore:
Move 1 Occupy Wall Street: the (self-appointed) 99% versus the 1%
Move 2 Contraceptive/abortifacient mandates: government versus religion
Move 3 Sandra Fluke: women versus conservatives (supposedly)
Move 4 Trayvon Martin: black versus “white” (so-called)
What will the election year check-mate be? And which side is going to play it – the Alinsky radicals or the “Stupid party”?
Place your bets.