#1 How a Community Organizer Became President by ThirstyMan 19.02.2015 19:28

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Don't ask how I came across this, I just did. And I thought it would be of interest to you all. TM

FEBRUARY 2009 The Phyllis Schlafly Report

On August 31, 2008, right after the Democratic National Convention in Colorado, the Boston Globe published a letter from L. David Alinsky boasting about how Barack Obama had made enormously effective use of his training in the methods of David's late father, the famous Chicago radical, Saul D. Alinsky.
David Alinsky gloated: "I am proud to see that my father's model for organizing is being applied successfully beyond local community organizing to affect the Democratic campaign in 2008. It is a fine tribute to Saul Alinsky as we approach his 100th birthday."

Confirming that Obama was trained in Chicago by the Alinsky apparatus, David Alinsky wrote: "It is an amazingly powerful format, and the method of my late father always works to get the message out and get the supporters on board. When executed meticulously and thoughtfully, it is a powerful strategy for initiating change and making it really happen. Obama learned his lesson well."

Describing how the Democratic National Convention was a "perfectly organized event, Saul Alinsky style," David Alinsky wrote: "All the elements were present: the individual stories told by real people of their situations and hardships, the packed-to-the rafters crowd, the crowd's chanting of key phrases and names, the action on the spot of texting and phoning to show instant support and commitment to jump into the political battle, the rallying selections of music, the setting of the agenda by the power people."

Indeed, the son has reason to boast that his father's organizing techniques were so effectively used by a longshot candidate to climb the path to America's highest office. The most significant part of Barack Obama's education was not at Columbia University or Harvard Law School, but the years he spent being trained in the Saul Alinsky system for community organizing and then practicing what he learned.

Obama was trained by the Alinsky organization called Industrial Areas Foundation (founded by Alinsky in 1940), after which Obama taught workshops on the Alinsky method. Obama learned how to put together a new style presidential campaign that decisively defeated the Clinton machine plus the Republican Party in a dramatic one-two punch never before seen in politics.

Alinsky's organization was based in Chicago, nestled under the protective wing of the Democratic political machine, but his reach extended all over the country from New York to California. Hillary Clinton wrote her Wellesley thesis on Alinsky, who then offered her a job (which she turned down to enroll in Yale Law School).

Americans who care about our nation and its future should study Saul Alinsky and what is known today as "the Alinsky ideology and Alinsky concepts of mass organization for power." These were the lessons he taught his eager students. He died in 1972, but he left behind a cadre of community organizers who had been trained how to carry out the political strategies described in Alinsky's frank and elegantly written book called Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals (originally published by Random House in 1971).

The tone of this book and its obvious determination to change America are made clear by this dedication printed at the very beginning:

"Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer."

for lots more:
http://www.eagleforum.org/psr/2009/feb09/psrfeb09.html

#2 RE: How a Community Organizer Became President by Frank Cannon 19.02.2015 19:43

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Bleh. More sophistry. Fact is that the GOP ran bad candidates in '08 and '12 that refused to fight. You had McCain run around saying he had zero economic ideas during the biggest economic crisis of the century and then doubled down on stupid and refused to engage Zero on his radicalism. Then we had this rich stooge Mittens who had a slash and burn policy against fellow GOP'ers and then went into the General Election as a timid pussy. There is no doubt in anyones minds he threw that last debate and then left all the Regimes low hanging fruit untouched.

Candidates win and lose elections. Not all of this silly bullshit Phyllis is selling to fill characters on a page.

#3 RE: How a Community Organizer Became President by Cyber Liberty 19.02.2015 19:49

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Quote: Frank Cannon wrote in post #2
Bleh. More sophistry. Fact is that the GOP ran bad candidates in '08 and '12 that refused to fight. You had McCain run around saying he had zero economic ideas during the biggest economic crisis of the century and then doubled down on stupid and refused to engage Zero on his radicalism. Then we had this rich stooge Mittens who had a slash and burn policy against fellow GOP'ers and then went into the General Election as a timid pussy. There is no doubt in anyones minds he threw that last debate and then left all the Regimes low hanging fruit untouched.

Candidates win and lose elections. Not all of this silly bullshit Phyllis is selling to fill characters on a page.


You can't beat somebody with nobody, Frank. And, never forget McCain actually endorsed Obama three weeks before the election.

"You have nothing to fear from an Obama Presidency, friends."

#4 RE: How a Community Organizer Became President by algernonpj 19.02.2015 20:45

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Obama also had lots of financial help from undocumented sources, lots of cover from the MSM and entertainment, lots of preparation of US voters by the educational system, the magic race card to play, and no functional opposition party during the election.

#5 RE: How a Community Organizer Became President by ThirstyMan 20.02.2015 06:55

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Well, the quotes from David Alinsky prove what has been said about his father's influence and the Alinsky candidates.

I've never seen it confirmed and when Saul Alinsky was first mentioned, I thought it sounded a bit far fetched that we could have been tactically manipulated by community organizer tactics. I was skeptical for sure.

But we now have these unprincipled candidates perfecting playing by the Saul Alinsky rules of combat.

Yeah, I was surprised that we're still hearing from Phyllis. still active? schoolmarm born 1924, age 90!

#6 RE: How a Community Organizer Became President by algernonpj 20.02.2015 09:30

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Quote: ThirstyMan wrote in post #5
Well, the quotes from David Alinsky prove what has been said about his father's influence and the Alinsky candidates.

I've never seen it confirmed and when Saul Alinsky was first mentioned, I thought it sounded a bit far fetched that we could have been tactically manipulated by community organizer tactics. I was skeptical for sure.

But we now have these unprincipled candidates perfecting playing by the Saul Alinsky rules of combat.

Yeah, I was surprised that we're still hearing from Phyllis. still active? schoolmarm born 1924, age 90!

Still sharp as a tack. She's an amazing woman !

http://www.eagleforum.org/

http://townhall.com/columnists/phyllisschlafly/

#7 RE: How a Community Organizer Became President by ThirstyMan 22.02.2015 19:40

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Quote: algernonpj wrote in post #6
Quote: ThirstyMan wrote in post #5
Well, the quotes from David Alinsky prove what has been said about his father's influence and the Alinsky candidates.

I've never seen it confirmed and when Saul Alinsky was first mentioned, I thought it sounded a bit far fetched that we could have been tactically manipulated by community organizer tactics. I was skeptical for sure.

But we now have these unprincipled candidates perfecting playing by the Saul Alinsky rules of combat.

Yeah, I was surprised that we're still hearing from Phyllis. still active? schoolmarm born 1924, age 90!

Still sharp as a tack. She's an amazing woman !

http://www.eagleforum.org/

http://townhall.com/columnists/phyllisschlafly/



@algernonpj

And Phyllis is letting everyone know she isn't pleased with the Jeb Bush coronation going on in the GOP-e

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015...ly-assails-gop/

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