And the Demonizing Hypocrisy Begins Yet Anew


The president's (and his supporters') seemed use of strategies from Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" is amazing. In this offering is an application of Alinsky's RULE 13: "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it." "Targeting" Paul Ryan's economic approaches by the majority of the media, for many, will "personalize" the issue, "freeze" the discussion on the issue, and negatively "polarize" people against any such idea other than the president's. Alinsky's 5th rule seems in play as well: RULE 5: "Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s hard to counter attack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage."

Take the following, for example.

Mitt Romney's chosing Vice Presidental running mate, Paul Ryan, is only 2 days old. Yet, the media is quick to attempt to demonize Ryan as one who would take Medicare away from seniors. The media, never one to let the truth get in the way of a good story of course, offers a conclusion on Ryan's plan with is a blatant lie. What is troubling here, almost as much as the lie, is that there is ample evidence all over the place AND in plain sight, to refute the media's claims. They, I believe, just assume that the American people are stupid. Bad move on their part, I feel.

As an example Robert Gibbs, former White House Press Secretary to Obama pretty much started this off - watch below as he tries to misrepresent Ryan's medicare approach, gets caught in the lie, and then states mistrust of Republicans as he is confronted with facts:


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Others have spouted that Ryan's plan would take $500 Billion out of Medicare. While this is not true either, these same people seem to either gloss over or redirect away from Obama's Health Care Law already taking over $700 Billion from medicare. This redirection comes in the form of advertising the Obama reduction as an "achievement" of the Health Care Law. Their hubris seems boundless. Watch Obama's deputy campaign manager tout this "achievement".


And then, watch Obama, in 2009, vow to veto any resolution that undoes the 1/3 cut to Medicare made to help fund the Health Care Law. 'Tis true hypocrisy, it is.


Now, watch Ryan and Romney discuss this issue on "60 Minutes" and see what the Ryan vision for Medicare really is.


And, the demonizing beat goes on. Vice President Biden told a Virginia audience that Romney in his first 100 days was going to let the banks write their own rules. Clearly not true. Next Biden offered this quaint quip, "They’re going to put y’all back in chains." - see the video below.

Now, had a conservative made this remark the progressive 'political correctness police' would have been all over it as having clear racial overtones. Clearly, Biden's remarks, in context, had nothing to do with anything racial. However, his offering does envoke Alinsky's Rule #13 - "polarize".

See Biden on Romney and Ryan, "They’re going to put y’all back in chains."


As discussed elsewhere on this site the progressive side of the political landscape, when it sees ANY objection to Obama and/or his policies, seems to ALWAYS cry "RACIST". They use this tactic to attempt to demonize any Obama opponent - facts have no bearing (or, Rule 13's "demonize"). As a suggestion, when trying to do this don't go up against S.E. Cupp.

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