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FLASHBACK 2009: Saul Alinsky’s ‘Rules for Radicals’ Reviewed

Six years ago today, I shared news about a liberal political strategy that endangers our nation. Today, because many in the conservative universe seem to forget these details as often as they remember them, I’m sharing the news again, pulled from what remains of the BobMcCarty.com archives, and updated as necessary.

Saul Alinsky 'Rules for Radicals' Rule 13

“You can’t just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done,” said President Barack Obama, directing his comments at Republican leaders in Congress early during the week of Jan. 26, 2009.  During a 15-minute segment on Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends program Jan. 29, 2009, Limbaugh responded by saying the 44th president was attempting to employ Rule #13 of the late Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals.”

Not familiar with Saul Alinski or his socialist “Rules”?  Fear not.

Part of a no-longer-online document, What Every Public Official Should Know About Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals,” Rule #13 reads as follows:

PICK THE TARGET, FREEZE IT, PERSONALIZE IT, AND POLARIZE IT.

Reread President Obama’s comment above, and you can see that Limbaugh was right: President Obama picked his target (i.e., Limbaugh); he personalized his message; and he turned the conservative radio talk show host into a polarizing figure by telling Republicans they can’t get things done by listening to Limbaugh.

Did President Obama continue to employ Alinsky’s 13 “Rules” during his six years in the Oval Office? Take a look at them below and decide for yourself:

1. Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
2. Never go outside the experience of your people.
3. Whenever possible, go outside of the experience of the enemy.
4. Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.
5. Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.
6. A good tactic is one that your people enjoy.
7. A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.
8. Keep the pressure on with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose.
9. The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.
10. The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.
11. If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside.
12. The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.
13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

From race-baiting and out-of-control spending to reckless foreign policy and cover-ups of massive proportions, the Obama Administration has not only employed these Rules, but it has employed them in ways once thought unimaginable by all except the most radical politicos. And did I mention executive orders?! Damn!

I encourage you to print these “Rules” and use them as tools via which to keep track of Obama’s actions and the actions of other liberals, democrats and socialists of his ilk as the 2016 election cycle draws near. Then, in 2016, vote as if your life depends on it!

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Is Speaking Out in Favor of A-10 ‘Warthog’ Treasonous?

President Barack Obama’s purge of senior military officers who do not think like he does appears nearly complete. As evidence, I point to Air Force Maj. Gen. James Post and a comment he reportedly made about Air Force personnel exercising free speech.

An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman AFB, Mo., flies a combat mission for Operation Enduring Freedom over Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Jeff Bellenski)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman AFB, Mo., flies a combat mission for Operation Enduring Freedom over Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Jeff Bellenski)

The excerpt below, which appeared in a Jan. 15 article in the Arizona Daily Independent, contains some rather inflammatory words attributed to General Post, vice commander of the U.S. Air Force’s Air Combat Command:

At the same time IraqiNews.com reported on a local source in Nineveh province who said that “the ‘Wild Boar’ aircraft which belongs to the U.S. Air Force has carried out four air strikes that killed and wounded dozens of ISIS elements, adding that the aircraft sparked panic in the ranks of ISIS, USAF officers were being told by Post, “if anyone accuses me of saying this, I will deny it . . . anyone who is passing information to Congress about A-10 capabilities is committing treason.”

An excellent follow-up piece offers more evidence of how Air Force leaders, led by Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, seem committed to removing the A-10 “Warthog” aircraft from the war against the Islamic State despite its superior and often-proven abilities to reek havoc on members of the terror group. If only those in top leadership positions within the Air Force had read articles such as the one written by then-Maj. David Kurle and published Aug. 18, 2006, they might reconsider.

Click on image above to link to article at Defense.gov.

Click on image above to link to article at Defense.gov.

Of course, the Air Force officer’s article contains a quote from a veteran A-10 pilot that, according to General Post, is treasonous:

“There have been numerous occasions where our troops have been taking heavy fire and we show up, and either our presence ends the engagement or we employ against enemy positions and end the engagement,” said Air Force Col. Tony Johnson, the 455th Expeditionary Operations Group commander.

In a way, this fight against what works best (i.e., the A-10) reminds me of the fight between polygraph loyalists and backers of the credibility assessment technology that was proven to work much more effectively against detainees in the war on terror and others until, that is, it was unceremoniously banned without explanation by Department of Defense leaders. You can read more about that topic here and, in much more detail, in in my second nonfiction book, The Clapper Memo.

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