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We are in a Political Fight to the Death with People Who Will Stop at Nothing

Hey ace and all the rest of you right-wing squishes out there… PAY.ATTENTION:

Saul Alinski wrote a book called Rules for Radicals. Hillary Clinton wrote about it in her senior’s thesis. And if Hillary Clinton learned from it, Barack Obama taught from it: the term community organizer was coined by Alinski and was the centerpiece of his theory that the socialization of America could best be accomplished from within the system since Americans were alert to revolutions forced upon them from the outside.

One of the Rules for Radicals is Make the enemy live up to his/her own book of rules. Think about the genius of that. Just let that sink in. When a Republican has an ethics scandal, it’s “hypocrisy” and “double standards” and all the rest. But when a Clinton or a Pelosi or a Charley Rangel or a Chris Dodd or a Barney Frank or a William Jefferson has an ethics scandal, no one bats an eye. Why? Because of course they’re immoral! They’re Democrats.

Alinski could see that moral people have to be held to moral standards when immoral people do not. We’d better learn a lesson from this, right quick. Here’s an example of the kind of lesson good and decent people must learn about people like Saul Alinski and his followers:

The Battle of Guadalcanal was the first real test of the US Marine Corps in World War II. There was real anger toward the Japanese after Pearl Harbor and the atrocities they had committed in China and to American prisoners at Bataan, but the Marines had not yet dealt with them face to face and still reserved a professional soldier’s decency towards surrendering troops.

A Marine recon unit reported seeing Japanese troops flying a white flag on an isolated spit of land near Guadalcanal, and so A Marine named Frank Goettge asked for volunteers to help rescue these surrendering Japanese soldiers. 25 men stepped forward, and when they reached the beach the Marines warily went ashore to help the trapped Japanese. Once they were all within range, the Japanese opened fire with machine guns, and after hours of fighting only one Marine was able to escape. As he swam away he looked over his shoulder, and saw the flashing Samurai swords of the Japanese officers as they hacked at and beheaded the survivors. When reinforcements returned they found that their buddies had been mutilated and dismembered, and any Marine corps tattoos had been hacked off their arms and stuffed into their mouths.

The Marines never treated the Japense the same way after that.

Alinski and his followers want you to believe that if you fight dirty in response to people fighting dirty with you, then you have lost your morals and in fact your identity. But that’s a lie.

We are in a political fight to the death with people who will stop at nothing – and I’m not talking about your average decent Democrat, but rather these Alinski radicals. And if we don’t face the same realization as those Marines on Guadalcanal and give back as brutally as we have taken, then we will lose.

Which is what they want. And if we do lose to these kind of tactics, there will be no more decent people left in politics. As of today, we’re one short already.

August 1, 2009 , 11:43PM Posted by | Barack Obama, Bill Whittle, Communism, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, Liberalism, Marxism, Military History, Political Correctness, Saul Alinsky, Socialism | 5 Comments

Liberalism is a Sickness, Their Deranged Smears Will Never Stop

Random musings left at this post at AoSHQ: Team Palin: Um, No, We’re Not Divorcing; Please Stop Makin’ Things Up

“I don’t know how she stops this kind of crap. Most of the lefty blogs are more like supermarket tabloids. The same story is at the Huffington Post now. I read the originator of the story’s blog and towards the end after several updates he had another update.

Liberalism is a sickness.”

Posted by: robtr at August 01, 2009 05:48 PM

She can’t stop it. It will only stop when it actually stops working with the American public.

The Left started it with Dubya. Worked like a charm to brainwash the public and down down down went his approval ratings, nevermind that half the stuff they flung at him was BS.

They have been doing it with Rush to work like a charm. Even AllahPundit and ace and many others on the Right take the Left’s word for what Rush says, refusing to listen to his show or read his website themselves, but joining in to smear him and try to marginalize him and those conservatives such as myself who are big admirers and fans of his show and share his viewpoints.

Then they did it with Joe the Plumber without any repurcussions and then with Carrie Prejean without any repurcussions.

They then just recently did it with the ‘racist’ cop. It remains to be seen if that was an overreach or not or, like everything else, people will forget about it in a week, hear the next brilliant oratory from Obama and go back to worshiping him.

But this is not going to stop. That is the political reality we have now and which has been political reality since 2000. This is not going to stop and only get worse and worse and worse and worse… until the public finally stops falling for this crap or the Right finally grows a spine and fights back.

Sarah Palin has been doing her damndest to fight it in every way she can, but, guess what, she’s being criticized from both sides for doing just that. And people wonder why our GOP representatives are a bunch of pansies. Well, when our side doesn’t defend the good ones on our side from smears, then what do we expect?

This sh!t will stop only when we have politicians willing to fight back against this sh!t and supporters of those politicians who will support them and fight tooth and nail along with them.

But the attitude of “sit back and take the heat, because that is typical politics” and “don’t do this or that, because it’ll make us look bad” is NOT going to stop sh!t.

Posted by: Michael in MI at August 01, 2009 07:30 PM


Okay, here’s a serious question I would like ace or any of his co-bloggers to answer (I know I have earned no goodwill — especially over the past day — to expect to have anyone answer any of my questions, but nevertheless…):

Knowing that Obama and his marxist minions are expertly using the Alinsky Rules for Radicals playbook, with the full, willing support of the mass media, and knowing the American public is either completely ignorant of it or completely dismissive of that as some kooky conspiracy, what tactics are we to adopt in order to defeat this highly successful strategy and these tactics?

How do we adapt to this? I’m thinking along the lines of OODA (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act). Since the 2008 campaign, it seems we have been stuck in Observe, yet have done nothing to Orient, Decide and then Act to fight back against this crap.

Now, if ace and others are correct in that we can’t say certain things, can’t bring up certain topics, can’t say things in certain ways and have to play by the rules of our opponents, then seriously, what is the plan?

I’ve heard that we need to stick to policies and present alternatives. Well, we have been doing that — presenting facts and logic and historical examples of our policies working — and it doesn’t work. Hopenchanginess, Blame Bush, Isn’t it cool we have a Black President and Hey Look at Michelle’s Arms are winning the day. And when that doesn’t work, Hey Look at what a bigoted right-wing jackass is Rush Limbaugh/Glenn Beck/Sean Hannity/Fox News Channel, Hey look at those evil greedy doctors and insurance companies, hey look at those evil greedy wall streeters and big business CEOs, etc.

Now, the last 6 months, I’ve heard/read a lot of people simply criticizing our own side about their tactics in fighting back against this stuff, but I have yet to hear what is their plan. Don’t like “i hope he fails”, don’t like calling Obama a racist, don’t like calling him a socialist, don’t like calling him a communist, or a marxist, don’t like accusing him of corruption with firing IGs and closing certain car dealerships, etc etc etc… well what’s the plan then?

My plan? Hit him with anything and everything — factual anyway, not dumb stuff like calling him the anti-Christ — and build up a question in the minds of the public about this guy. Put it all together, connect the dots, do it all the time, every day, when he does something stupid, put it into context with his entire background… “he just appointed another czar… well that’s not surprising considering his background of communism, socialism and marxism, what did you expect of this guy?” Keep planting that seed. Over and over and over. Hit them with facts, more facts and more facts. Everything he does now, remind them of the past 6 months to show a pattern of behavior, and when they question the pattern, remind them of his background so they realize from where this ideology originates. Pound, pound, pound the message home. On every issue.

Do not let him off the hook and never let the public forget about his background, ALWAYS put things into context of his pattern and his background.

Posted by: Michael in MI at August 01, 2009 07:52 PM

August 1, 2009 , 11:20PM Posted by | Barack Obama, Liberalism | Comments Off on Liberalism is a Sickness, Their Deranged Smears Will Never Stop

Liberals — The Lumpen-Proletariat, the Eternal Underclass Who Want to Smash Whatever Is

Excellent article: Obama’s birth debate: It’s about loyalty

An excerpt:

(The fact that the left always claims to help the lowest of the low is just a political tactic. By digging up the most resentful victims — by race, class or gender — you bring out the most explosive revolutionary dynamite; it’s the people who are the most envious and resentful, who want nothing more than to flip the world upside-down and watch destruction rain down. That’s why the Left constantly appeals to the “idealism” of teenagers, the natural rebels. They all want to rock the world. And if it’s not teens, it’s illegal immigrants, sexual deviants, the homeless, drug addicts, criminals, the racially oppressed, those who hate themselves, the prostitutes, and the mentally ill. Karl Marx called them the Lumpen-Proletariat, the Eternal Underclass who want to smash whatever is. As the Nazi slogan said it, “Alles Muss Anders Sein” — “Everything Must Be Different.”

The left is about the overthrow of whatever is, whether good or bad. The Eternal Underclass is the cannon fodder of any revolution. They are the lowlifes who can be trusted to burn down the Reichstag, to smash the stores of the Jews — or in Indonesia, of the Chinese — and to hang the rich from the nearest lamp post. When blue collar workers started to make money the Left didn’t rejoice in their new well-being and happiness. Rather, the left just looked for another Underclass: Those who felt oppressed by race, gender, sexual habits, whatever. For the left, any Underclass only exists to be manipulated by the Natural Ruling Class, the Aristocratic Vanguard, the Obamas of this world. That’s the only political strategy of the left. That is why they constantly lie and still believe in their own moral superiority.)

August 1, 2009 , 4:50PM Posted by | Barack Obama, Communism, Fascism, Leftist Groups, Liberalism, Marxism, Racism, Socialism | Comments Off on Liberals — The Lumpen-Proletariat, the Eternal Underclass Who Want to Smash Whatever Is

Demanding Barry Soetoro’s Birth Certificate: Not Crazy, But it Won’t Matter

I shared my general thoughts on the matter in my last post on this HERE. That was in response to an annoying rant by Ace of Spades HQ blogger Gabriel Malor. Now, Ace himself chimes in on the story by linking to the excellent article by Andy McCarthy, to which I linked in my post. Ace’s tone and reasoning is much better, in my opinion, for which I am thankful.

I really was worrying that place was starting to turn into another HotAir, where the bloggers show utter contempt for their readers. From the Rush “I hope he fails” Limbaugh flap, which led to the “we can’t say certain things for fear the Left will make us look bad” flap and then finally the flap over Sarah Palin, which led Ace to make a dumbass post about cults — inferring those of us who like Sarah Palin and get annoyed with conservatives who demonize her, as well as her supporters, are cultists.

So, this reasonable post by Ace definitely makes me worry about the Allahpunditification of Ace of Spades HQ just a bit less.

Anyway, here was my contribution to the comments section:

“And it was heartbreak after heartbreak as each of these internet-based “scandals” spread like wildfire and got us all excited and made us think This time, maybe we’ve got this rascally rabbit, and all for naught.”

This could also be said about the 2008 campaign. It was heartbreak after heartbreak for me and many conservatives when information about Obama’s true radical past finally came to light in the public (Frank Marshall Davis, TUCC, Rev Wright, Billy Ayers, Chicago Annenberg Challenge, Weather Underground, Louis Farrahkan, Father Phleger, LA Times tape of his pro-PLO speech — well, the talk of the tape anyway –, “typical white person”, racist statements in his books, “clinging to guns and Bibles”, not wearing flag pin, not putting hand on his heart during National Anthem, bashing America on his European tour, ACORN training, ACORN voter fraud, illegal campaign donations, illegally setting up his campaign donation site to accept illegal donations, etc etc etc.) And I’m probably forgetting 10-20 more “oh THIS will sink him, no WAY America will vote for a guy who does THIS” moments.

I still feel the same way now, during the first 6+ months of his Administration. There have been broken campaign promises, out and out lies, more racist BS (started right at his inauguration with the racist benediction), corrupt appointments to his Administration, czars, takeovers of private companies, inciting of class warfare, etc etc etc. YET, just when I think, “oh THIS will turn America against him, no WAY America will stand for a President who does THIS. THIS will finally expose Obama as the racist and radical that he is”, I see the mass media spin for him on his lies, see the mass media be used willingly as a propaganda outlet for his policies, see the mass media spin all his gaffes, see the mass media spin all his poll numbers, see people STILL agree with the fraud that this was all Bush’s fault — nevermind that the Democrats, including Obama, were in charge of Congress since JAN 2007, when the economy started to tank, and the GOP and Bush worked to reform gov’t and prevent the collapse from 2001-2008, and the GOP still fought against the Democrats’ nationalization and bailouts sans Bush in 2008, and it was the Democrats, not Bush and the GOP who were the big spenders –, and finally the other day I get someone post on my Facebook wall that I am a “Republican racist”, because I oppose Obamacare… and because Obama is a Black Democrat.

The reality, I’m afraid, is that while you and most others think that the GOP looks bad for bringing up this birth certificate thing, that really, the GOP looks bad for opposing Obama on *anything*. Rev Wright? GOP is racist. Billy Ayers? GOP is racist and hatemongers. Chicago Annenberg Challenge? GOP is racist and hatemongers and mean. ACORN? GOP is racist and hatemongers and mean and grasping at straws. Etc etc f#cking etc.

And then of course, as I found out the other day… oppose Obamacare? Racist.

So it’s not just the birth certificate thing that taints the GOP, it’s pretty much anything. I mean, seriously, think back to the probably 75-100 things from the campaign that came up about Obama exposing him as a radical leftist and racist. Any one of which would have sunk any other candidate and even ended their political career. Sh!t, George Allen was sunk for “macaca”! Yet, 69+ million people ignored all the evidence and thought this POS was the ‘messiah’ anyway. It is absolutely mindblowingly frustrating, irritating and gobsmakingly pathetic.

And sure, people will point me to Barry’s poll numbers. But, I’m not comforted. Not one bit. As the saying goes, “you can not reason someone out of something they didn’t reason themselves into”. Anyone who voted for Obama — with the exception of those who actually are racists, communists, socialists and Marxists like him — did not reason themselves into supporting the POS. So I don’t expect to reason them out of their support. I’ve actually tried and I get the same BS I got from them during the campaign, that I’m only critical of him because he’s black (racist!), we have to give him a chance, it’s only been 6 months, he inherited a mess from Bush, etc etc etc.

I truly would like to believe that finally, THIS, THIS will turn America against him, THIS will wake people up to his radical nature, THIS will expose him as the radical and racist that he is. But, after heartbreak after heartbreak during the campaign and during the past 6 months, I am just not buying it. I am now a cynical bastard who has lost faith in the American people as a whole to exhibit some common f#cking sense and rationality.

I just hope everyone proves me wrong in 2010 and 2012…

And another:

“That this particular candidate turned man-god demonstrated an amazing willingness to go around the rules that are in place (I’m thinking about the campaign finance rules in particular) makes things like his odd behavior on the birth certificate thing seem sinister.”

Posted by: Y-not at August 01, 2009 12:45 PM

This is really the key for me on this issue. The fact is that Obama is not just some typical douchebag politician. McCain is a typical douchebag politician. Obama is a radical leftist and racist who hides everything about his background and lies about who he is. It’s only because of that fact that I even am suspicious of this birth certificate thing. It’s not some lone desperate attempt to get rid of an otherwise clean — relatively speaking — politician from office, it’s one of a LONG trend of suspicious, corrupt behavior from this man.

I can’t speak for all people interested in this issue, but I know that I am interested solely because I see it, not as a ‘smoking gun’, but simply one of many, many corrupt breadcrumbs along this man’s path to the Presidency.

If Obama were just some typical corrupt politician, then this would definitely deserve the wacko conspiracy label. But Obama is most assuredly not some typical politician. He is an extreme radical, racist and liar. As such, everything about him must be judged in that context.

Posted by: Michael in MI at August 01, 2009 01:44 PM

Another good comment:

I agree that this is a wedge issue for the Dims to use against conservatives and Republicans in general.

For hardcore Birthers that disagree, just look at what has been done with mainstream Christian beliefs by the Dims. Same thing at work here. I suspect we’ll hear *A LOT* about this from the MSM in August as they try to tie this to the Tea Parties and any form of BO opposition.

However, there is a way for this to become a *WIN* and it’s actually very simple.

When any Republican or conservative is asked about this say these words:

“Oh, I doubt there’s anything major on the long form birth certificate or else Hillary’s opposition research team would’ve used it during the Democrat primary. (see what I did there)

However, it’s awfully strange that Obama is hiding so much information and using lawyers to hide that information about his birth certificate, his college grades and activities, and his meetings with radicals.

I believe more information is better about anything. So, I’d ask in the interest of national unity that Obama call off his lawyers let us the American people see the truth.”

Simple, reasonable, and it puts the negative in every way back on the Dims.

Posted by: The Commissar of Love at August 01, 2009 01:51 PM


“Obama and his crowd seek nothing less than the total destruction of America as she is and will use any means in their disposal to achieve it.

Qestions about his birth certificate is not a wish to rerun Nov 08 but will provide a basis towards understanding his motivation and behavior.”

Posted by: canuk at August 01, 2009 12:49 PM

Very well said. And I think you are correct in assessing that Ace and others really still have not come to grips with this reality.

I give them a partial pass, because who really can fathom that we have a man like that as President and whose entire Administration and appointees to key positions in government are all either marxists, socialists, communists, racists, eugenicists, radical environazis, anti-semites, Black Liberationists who believe in reparations, anti-capitalists, etc. It just seems so wacko. Even after knowing all of Obama’s background, seeing what he has done since his inauguration, people STILL refuse to connect the dots. Because realizing the reality is too frightening to fathom.

But the fact is people need to wake up, connect the dots, face their fears and admit the reality of what we now have as our government. AND, not be afraid of pointing out that reality to others, for fear they will call you a kook (I’m not talking about the BC issue, but the marxism, racism, socialism, communism, complete transformation of America into the America Obama envisions we should be etc etc etc issues).

Posted by: Michael in MI at August 01, 2009 01:53 PM


“I would say the average American wouldn’t want Obama prematurely removed from office over it but would be mightily annoyed to learn that he lied about his eligibility. The average American doesn’t like a cheater.”

Posted by: Kensington at August 01, 2009 01:26 PM

Prior to the 2008 campaign, I would have said that too. However, the average American seemed not to give a sh!t about ACORN, Tony Rezko, voter fraud, campaign donation fraud, Obama’s million dollar grant to his wife’s hospital, Obama flat out lying about the terrorist Billy Ayers, Obama flat out lying about his time at TUCC, etc etc etc (I know I am missing many, many more examples of cheating and fraud by Obama in his political career).

I really don’t know what to say about the average American anymore. The fact that average American saw nothing wrong with Obama in 2008 doesn’t say much –much good anyway — about the average American.

Posted by: Michael in MI at August 01, 2009 02:24 PM

Bingo. Spot-on:

“Presidents are not usually dislodged by scandal.”

As I’ve said before, we can’t get rid of Obama before 2012 at least. But we can inflict lots of hit points of damage on him, and so impede his ability to implement his agenda and increase the GOP’s chances of picking up seats in 2010.

The Democrats treatment of Bush is an instructive example of hows it’s done. Note that it is NOT done by having wonkish discussions about policy. It’s done by cementing a negative image of the man in the public mind using the raw materials he provides.

Posted by: flenser at August 01, 2009 02:27 PM

This (below) is an extremely good point. For the sake of argument, turn the anti-“birther” talking point on it’s head. Their point is that we need to believe Obama and his cohorts and his supporters on their claims about him and his background, despite not providing any info backing up the claims. He’s a genius, but we have no proof of such genius in the form of any grades? No problem, just believe he is a genius. He’s a brilliant writer even though we only have two books, one based on the rantings of his racist religious mentor of 2-decades and one speculated to have been ghost written by a communist domestic terrorist and absolutely nothing else, not even any college papers or legal writings? No problem, just believe he is a brilliant writer. He’s a wonderful above the fray “moderate” even though all his friends, coworkers and political allies of his entire career are radicals, racists, Black Liberationists, communists, socialists and Marxists? No problem, don’t talk about those inconvenient facts, for fear that it will make us look bad, just agree that he is a wonderful above the fray “moderate”.

What a crock of shizit.

I’m more interested in seeing Cpt. Bullsh!t’s school records (including SAT/LSAT scores) to confirm that he is indeed the most brilliant man ever to hold the office of the Presidency. Am I indulging in conspiracy mongering to think that if he had extremely high test scores he would have released them so his admirers could bask in the glow of Dear Leaders brilliance (and rub them in conservative faces)? Instead he has buried all of the info that might actually prove his claims to extremely high intelligence.

Posted by: Big E at August 01, 2009 02:30 PM

August 1, 2009 , 12:26PM Posted by | Barack Obama | 1 Comment