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2012-02-01 12:34:20 PM
2 votes:

count chocula: WTF is with this Saul Alinsky guy the Republicans are always wailing about? I don't think anyone knows or cares who he is.

/he must be scaaaary!


He wrote a book which describes current conservative political strategy in detail.
2012-02-01 12:32:33 PM
2 votes:

PlatinumDragon: What's with the Alinsky obsession?


Alphax: Bill Maher had an excellent clip on his show recently.. "Who the Fark is Saul Alinsky?" Been wondering that myself for a long time.



As I understand it, he was a mid-century community organizer who had the audacity to believe that institutionalized power structures fundamentally and unfairly disfavored the poor and underclass, and conceived of a methodology to collectively fight against that fundamental unfairness. Apparently, it's okay for those in power to conceive of and employ Machiavellianism to hold onto power, but the poor aren't allowed their own anti-Machiavelli.
2012-02-01 12:31:52 PM
2 votes:

PlatinumDragon: What's with the Alinsky obsession?


Who Is Saul Alinsky?
2012-02-01 12:31:42 PM
2 votes:

Jake Havechek: What we saw with this ridiculous opposition dump on Newt was nothing short of Stalin-esque rewriting of history. It was Alinsky tactics at their worst.

She's lost her marbles.


No, she's crazy like a fox. The last sentence of the article gives the game away:
"And if Romney loses in November, well, then it is Palin who will be able to say "I told you so"-as she stokes speculation about a possible 2016 campaign."

This is all about keeping the money taps flowing at Palin Inc. She knew she was becoming increasingly irrelevant in GOP political circles, so now she's positioned herself as Sarah D'Arc, the last defender of the TRUE faith. It's a stance that should keep the embittered 25%, who watch every candidate run away from them in the general after pandering to them in the primary, writing checks for her "campaign"
2012-02-01 11:58:54 AM
2 votes:

Mentat: Jake Havechek: Who the heck ever told her she was smart or articulate?

Bill Kristol.


Which is comforting proof that she's an idiot because Kristol can't even match a stopped clock.
2012-02-01 11:07:49 AM
2 votes:
I don't think she meant Joseph Stalin when she used the term "stalinesque," though. Comparing her opponents to Joseph Stalin would be engaging in the same sort of "politics of personal destruction" that renders the Left so abysmally hollow and wretched, and I just can't see Mrs. Palin doing that. She's many things, some of them possibly negative, but a hypocrite? I don't think so. I think what she meant was that their tactics were "stalling-esque," and she was misquoted (because if there's anything the lamestream media likes to do, it's misquote Sarah Palin). She means they're using stalling tactics to prevent Newt Gingrich from having a fair shake. You know, airing lies and then taking too long to retract them, that sort of thing. Can you really say she's wrong?
2012-02-01 03:45:35 PM
1 votes:
"Hero"? That's not how you spell attention whore .
2012-02-01 12:59:48 PM
1 votes:
Politics of personal destruction?

You mean like the fanatic "Hunting of the President" vendetta against Bill Clinton since the Civil Rights days of the Sixties?

Or the demonization of Obama for the last four years? The fifty year dredging up of Chappaquiddick? Ann Coulter's books? THAT kind of politics of personal destruction. DEMON! TRAITOR! HISTORY'S GREATEST MONSTER! That kind of politics personal destruction?

I don't know about Palin being above a little slander. She has a sharp tongue and the sense of entitlement and the purblind ignorance which make it possible for the woman to say any damn thing that comes into her tiny empty head.

Conservatives and Stalinists should talk about politics of destruction, Big Lies, doublespeak and doublethink, langue de bois, trahison des clercs, etc. He who wrestles with dragons, becomes a dragon. Passed masters of the black arts of negative campaigning.

Just look at what Santorum, Gingrich, Romney, Paul, Limbaugh, Dole, and their respective partisans and campaign tricksters, etc., have been saying about each other in the heat of the campaign over the last few months. And they know what they're talking about, too. Liberals just need to take good notes and spell their names right.

It's a shame Richard M. Nixon and Ronald Reagan aren't alive to join in, speaking of sharp tongues, entitlement and purblind ideological ignorance.

You could do less character assassination with the private files of J. Edgar Hoover in hand.
2012-02-01 12:56:47 PM
1 votes:

DeltaPunch: hubiestubert: Sweetie, he's not picking you for the VP slot...

Do you think that she thinks that they actually might consider that? Come VP season, are we going to see Palin following the nominee around in a bus, and every time he looks back at her she starts whistling and pretends to be looking the other way?


Jesu Christo no way in Hells she runs for any office, for real, ever again. She's going to play the "Liberal Media" card, and keep in the spotlight as long as she can, to keep up the book sales and the speaking engagements queued up, but actually running for a real office? She's not going to expose herself to that again.

For one thing, she might win and where's the endorsement deal in that? She learned her lesson the last time. Fool me once--shame on you. Fool me--you can't get fooled again.
2012-02-01 12:55:58 PM
1 votes:
Even as she attacks the likely GOP nominee, Palin makes herself the essential Republican.

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2012-02-01 12:48:13 PM
1 votes:
She's having a Spudnuts moment.
2012-02-01 12:40:07 PM
1 votes:
Annoy a Liberal, Vote Newt?

Sarah, you wonderfully useful idiot.

I am liberal, and I actually voted for Newt yesterday in the Florida Primary for exactly the reason you state.

To prolong this ugly, derpy, shiat-slinging fest on the Right, and help the Repubs lose the general election.
2012-02-01 12:39:01 PM
1 votes:
"The Republican establishment which fought Ronald Reagan in the 1970s and which continues to fight the grassroots Tea Party movement today has adopted the tactics of the left in using the media and the politics of personal destruction to attack an opponent."

That shiat kills me.

Kerry and McCain were both attacked mercilessly by the right using these tactics. Obama has been under constant attack since he first announced his candidacy.

What the fark makes her think these are "tactics of the left"?

This woman is a blight on America.
2012-02-01 12:38:42 PM
1 votes:
New Rules: Who the Fark is Saul Alinsky? (new window) via Moveon.org.
2012-02-01 12:36:27 PM
1 votes:

PlatinumDragon: What's with the Alinsky obsession?


He's a "Leftist" and he said some things they hate, so clearly he's The Glorious Leader of All Liberals and anyone who is a democratic obviously carries around his "rule for radicals" like Mao's Little Red Book.

You remember how after 9/11 some asshole adjunct professor at a college in Colorado said some inflammatory and negative things about America? You remember how Fox and its fellow travellers suddenly treated him like he was the intellectual and moral leader of the Democratic Party, rather than an obscure schmuck no one had ever heard of?

It's exactly like that
2012-02-01 12:34:24 PM
1 votes:
I'll believe the Republican base has fractures when the whole house comes tumbling down -- until then I think it's just another media game they like to play -- anything to keep the focus on the GOP.
2012-02-01 12:32:42 PM
1 votes:

GAT_00: PlatinumDragon: What's with the Alinsky obsession?

I have no idea. I would bet serious money she wouldn't be able to cite any of his positions correctly.


Referring to "Emmanuel Goldstein" would have given them away. Alinsky still gives them a Jewish name, but they have to make him into a Goldstein.

In Alinsky's opinion, new voices and new values were being heard in the U.S., and "people began citing John Donne's 'No man is an island,'" he said. He observed that the hardship affecting all classes of the population was causing them to start "banding together to improve their lives," and discovering how much in common they really had with their fellow man. He stated during an interview a few of the causes for his active organizing in black communities:

"Negroes were being lynched regularly in the South as the first stirrings of black opposition began to be felt, and many of the white civil rights organizers and labor agitators who had started to work with them were tarred and feathered, castrated-or killed. Most Southern politicians were members of the Ku Klux Klan and had no compunction about boasting of it."


What a monster.
2012-02-01 12:32:17 PM
1 votes:
I never even heard of this Alinsky cat until the freepers and Empress Palin brought him up.
2012-02-01 12:31:12 PM
1 votes:
I just don't get why anyone bothers to write about her, or talk about her, or give her any media attention at all anymore. She's nobody. She chose not to run for president, even after campaigning and raising money for months from the fools that adore her. She deserves no air-time, no discussion and no consideration of any kind from anyone. She's just a greedy mouthpiece that won't go away. Oh, and she's a complete idiot and that has nothing to do with the fact that she has a vagina.
2012-02-01 12:29:37 PM
1 votes:

Jake Havechek: lennavan: Jake Havechek: Who the heck ever told her she was smart or articulate?

I will. And I have been for years. She is smart. Or at least her handlers are. I've thought either she or they are incredibly smart since shortly after she resigned as governor. I just assumed she'd fade away into oblivion, who cares what an ex-governor ex-VP candidate has to say? Apparently everyone including Fox News to the tune of millions of dollars. She became more relevant.

If she supports Romney and toes the line, she's just another name following the lead. If she supports Newt and goes against the establishment, well...

FTFA - Whatever the specifics, Palin is establishing herself as someone Romney is going to need.

Yup. She's all mavericky.

But she makes Snooki look like a Ph. D.


Good analogy, same thing applies. Say what you will about Snooki (and no doubt it's all true), she also had a book deal, is worth millions of dollars, gets paid $100,000 an episode get drunk, party and act ridiculous and got paid $32,000 to speak at a University.
2012-02-01 12:25:30 PM
1 votes:

PlatinumDragon: What's with the Alinsky obsession?


I have no idea. I would bet serious money she wouldn't be able to cite any of his positions correctly.
2012-02-01 12:24:47 PM
1 votes:

lennavan: Jake Havechek: Who the heck ever told her she was smart or articulate?

I will. And I have been for years. She is smart. Or at least her handlers are. I've thought either she or they are incredibly smart since shortly after she resigned as governor. I just assumed she'd fade away into oblivion, who cares what an ex-governor ex-VP candidate has to say? Apparently everyone including Fox News to the tune of millions of dollars. She became more relevant.

If she supports Romney and toes the line, she's just another name following the lead. If she supports Newt and goes against the establishment, well...

FTFA - Whatever the specifics, Palin is establishing herself as someone Romney is going to need.

Yup. She's all mavericky.


But she makes Snooki look like a Ph. D.
2012-02-01 12:23:39 PM
1 votes:
Palin sees that she is rapidly slipping into irrelevance and this is a deparate cry for attention. Look for more of the same from hera and others trying to claim the Tea Party leadership.
2012-02-01 12:23:10 PM
1 votes:

Pocket Ninja: I don't think she meant Joseph Stalin when she used the term "stalinesque," though. Comparing her opponents to Joseph Stalin would be engaging in the same sort of "politics of personal destruction" that renders the Left so abysmally hollow and wretched, and I just can't see Mrs. Palin doing that. She's many things, some of them possibly negative, but a hypocrite? I don't think so. I think what she meant was that their tactics were "stalling-esque," and she was misquoted (because if there's anything the lamestream media likes to do, it's misquote Sarah Palin). She means they're using stalling tactics to prevent Newt Gingrich from having a fair shake. You know, airing lies and then taking too long to retract them, that sort of thing. Can you really say she's wrong?


No, she was talking about Dave Stalin. He runs the local Wassilia hair salon. He's a real jerk.
2012-02-01 12:23:07 PM
1 votes:

Jake Havechek: Who the heck ever told her she was smart or articulate?


I will. And I have been for years. She is smart. Or at least her handlers are. I've thought either she or they are incredibly smart since shortly after she resigned as governor. I just assumed she'd fade away into oblivion, who cares what an ex-governor ex-VP candidate has to say? Apparently everyone including Fox News to the tune of millions of dollars. She became more relevant.

If she supports Romney and toes the line, she's just another name following the lead. If she supports Newt and goes against the establishment, well...

FTFA - Whatever the specifics, Palin is establishing herself as someone Romney is going to need.

Yup. She's all mavericky.
2012-02-01 12:19:46 PM
1 votes:
Palin has now given a sort-of endorsement to Gingrich, telling Fox News: "if for no other reason to rage against the machine vote for Newt, annoy a liberal. Vote Newt.

Ah yes, representative democracy boiled down to trolling.

Surely this is what our founding fathers had in mind.
2012-02-01 10:55:47 AM
1 votes:
What we saw with this ridiculous opposition dump on Newt was nothing short of Stalin-esque rewriting of history. It was Alinsky tactics at their worst.

She's lost her marbles.
2012-02-01 10:52:59 AM
1 votes:

imapirate: Who?


That Monty Python guy's wife, I think.
2012-02-01 10:41:15 AM
1 votes:
Who?
 
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