When the President isn’t lecturing his opponents on civility, he’s out on the stump (yes, stump – still!), ridiculing, mocking and disparaging them. All American blogger, Duane Lester thinks Obama, well schooled in Alinsky’s tactics, is simply applying rule #5:
I think Obama’s habit of pitting Americans against each other has created an environment where some of his more violent supporters feel encouraged to act against the enemy – (us). We’ve never heard rhetoric like this coming out of the White House, before, and I think it has contributed to some of the political violence we’ve seen:
Carol at No Sheeples Here, explains why, under no uncertain terms, We will Never Thank Him.
I’m “a little amused” that Obama can dismiss dissenting opinions so easily…this report comes via Dave in Texas at AoSHQ:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nearly 80 percent of Americans say they do not trust the U.S. government to do what is right, expressing the highest level of distrust in Washington in half a century, according to a public opinion survey.
Only 22 percent of Americans say they trust the government “just about always” or “most of the time,” according to the Pew Research Center survey released on Sunday.
“Clinton knows how false and dishonorable his charges are. But they worked for him, and he is helping Barack Obama set the stage for a similar political comeback in the event that some violent event might occur; or, perhaps, in the absence of any such event. So far, all of the violence associated with Tea Party or townhall events has been perpetrated by union thugs employed by the Democratic Party, but that hasn’t stopped the Democrats from claiming that it is the Republicans who are somehow violence-prone.” Actually, I think there have been some non-union thugs, too.
Lies and smears aimed at their fellow Americans, for short-term political gain. This is who they are, and this is what they do. It worked better, however, when there were fewer alternative channels of communication, and when their character was less well-known.