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In a Panic, Obama reverts to Saul Alinsky's Radical Tactics of Ridicule and Lies!

Ken 2012/08/18 16:06:35

Obama
Reverts to Saul Alinsky's


Radical
Tactics of Ridicule and Lies





Barack
Obama has made no secret of his admiration for the radical tactics of
Saul Alinsky in Rules for Radicals,
as he has often called his training as a “community agitator”
(Alinksy's own description of the job!), “the best education I ever
had.”




Alinsky's
Rule 5
taught that “
Ridicule
is man's
most potent weapon.”
He also taught that “the ends justify the means”, justifying
lying and cheating to achieve one's objectives. So it isn't surprising that these two Alinsky
teachings are on full display as Barack Obama and the Democrats are
in a panic as their attacks on the Romney/Ryan ticket have thus far
met with a cool response from the voting public.




On
Wednesday, August 16
th,
Obama told a crowd in Waterloo, Iowa ,
"I
don’t believe in top-down economics. I believe in
middle-class-out economics. I believe in bottom-up economics."

That's all well-and-good, but just what is “middle-class-out”
economics, what is “bottom-up” economics? How does the government create
the conditions for those ill-defined systems of economics? How many at
the
“bottom” in our economy create jobs for themselves and others?
Simply put, it is just one more of many empty, meaningless statements by
a
vacuous man.

In that same speech Obama railed against tax
cuts for wealthy Americans: "
Now
here's the thing -- we've tried this before. We tried this
trickle-down fairy dust before. And guess what -- it didn’t work
then, it won’t work now. It’s not a plan to create jobs. It’s
not a plan to lower the deficit. It’s not a plan to move our
economy forward."




The
lies in those two short portions of Obama's speech are both manifold
and manifest:
First, “supply-side” economics have worked every
time they have been tried. As economist Arthur Laffer pointed out in
an interview with Fox News, history does not bear out Obama's claims

"It
really
did work. . . It worked under Harding and Coolidge, we had the
roaring twenties...then you had, of course, Kennedy, with his supply
side or trickle down economics -- beautiful -- it was called the
Kennedy go-go sixties.”
The Heritage Foundation published a list
of ten myths about the Bush tax cuts -- t
he myths of the failure of supply-side
economics are multiple lies that continue to be perpetuated by Obama and
his ilk:


Ten
Myths About the Bush Tax Cuts-and the Facts



Myth #1: Tax
revenues remain low.

Fact:
Tax revenues are above the historical average, even after the tax
cuts.[This was as of 2007]





Myth #2: The
Bush tax cuts substantially reduced 2006 revenues and expanded the
budget deficit.

Fact:
Nearly all of the 2006 budget deficit resulted from additional
spending above the baseline.



Myth #3:
Supply-side economics assumes that all tax cuts immediately pay for
themselves.

Fact:
It assumes replenishment of some but not necessarily all lost
revenues. [
Note:
Under Ronald Reagan tax revenues nearly doubled over the eight years
of his administration.]



Myth #4:
Capital gains tax cuts do not pay for themselves.

Fact:
Capital gains tax revenues doubled following the 2003 tax cut. [
Note:
They also increased under Clinton when he cut the capital gains
rates.]



Myth #5: The
Bush tax cuts are to blame for the projected long-term budget
deficits.

Fact:
Projections show that entitlement costs will dwarf the projected
large revenue increases.



Myth #6:
Raising tax rates is the best way to raise revenue.

Fact:
Tax revenues correlate with economic growth, not tax rates.



Myth #7:
Reversing the upper-income tax cuts would raise substantial
revenues.

Fact:
The low-income tax cuts reduced revenues the most. [Note: The
proposed "Buffet Rule" increase in taxes on the top 1% would produce
enough revenue to cover approximately 10 days of Obama's deficits,
around $47 billion!]



Myth #8: Tax
cuts help the economy by "putting money in people's
pockets."

Fact:
Pro-growth tax cuts support incentives for productive behavior.



Myth #9: The
Bush tax cuts have not helped the economy.

Fact:
The economy responded strongly to the 2003 tax cuts.



Myth #10: The
Bush tax cuts were tilted toward the rich.

Fact:
The rich are now shouldering even more of the income.






The
ridicule here is two-fold:
First, the technical name for the type of
economics Obama and the Democrats derisively call “trickle-down”
is “supply-side”, and the fact is that they do work. Second, he
uses the term “fairy dust” to ridicule what he calls “tax cuts
for wealthy Americans." The fact is that after those “tax cuts for
wealthy Americans” about which Obama complains, tax revenues went
up, not down, and the wealthiest ended up paying a higher percentage
of income taxes than before. This was true even of the Bush tax cuts
that are so often derided.

One final point, unless we all just imagined that recovery from 1981- 1988
during the Reagan years, "supply-side" economics
worked to turn around an economy Ronald Reagan "inherited"
from Jimmy Carter (remember "stagflation"?) that was every
bit as bad as what Obama inherited from himself and other Democrats
who fought George Bush on regulating Fannie and Freddie (e.g. the
root cause of the housing crisis).



Obama
seems to have forgotten as well the twenty years of economic growth ,
low unemployment, and low inflation that followed Reagan's
application of supply-side economics – including the Clinton
years. "The Turning Point,"
The
Economist
,
September 22, 2007, p.35


Where's
the real “Fairy Dust”??? In the ill-defined “middle-class-out”
and “bottom-up” economics that our ideological president claims he
“believes in.”

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  • No nonsense NanC...don't BS... 2012/08/18 19:07:32
    No nonsense NanC...don't BS me!
    +8
    Great Post. 0bama has learned Alinsky's rules for Radicals very well and had
    used it in every campaign he has ever run. That said, the Alinsky Rule #7 Is one
    they may have learned, but they have failed to use it. Rule #7. A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.

    That one they do not honor, because if they did, they wouldn't continue to use
    # 5, Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. Calling people racists is one way they
    have tried to ridicule any opposition to 0bama.......... they have used is so often
    it has become " a tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag". And much worse it is impotent. It doesn't work anymore. The press reaction to Biden's.."They are gonna put y'all in chains" is a great example of a tactic becoming a drag.

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  • CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY 2012/08/19 07:07:16
  • debrarae POTL _ PWCM 2012/08/19 04:41:05
    debrarae POTL _ PWCM
    +3
    Never forget that Obama was raised on Marxism.
  • Don Leuty 2012/08/19 04:24:04
    Don Leuty
    +1
    He spent his life immersing himself in Marxism. Now he is putting all the lessons into OJT.
  • Wulfdane 2012/08/19 00:59:03
    Wulfdane
    +1
    Liberals are by default are morally bankrupt, for no moral person could support such anideology ideology.

    That Obama is currupt, is nature of Liberalism.
  • Icono1 2012/08/19 00:19:39
    Icono1
    +1
    Comrade 0bamaloney has been sniffing too much of the tickle down dust and is getting repetitive and tiresome. He has ridiculed issues to the point the ridicule is no longer effective.
  • kaZappoo 2012/08/19 00:15:06
    kaZappoo
    +1
    he doesnt know any better ....!
  • rightside 2012/08/18 23:24:09
    rightside
    +4
    Ask Europe how tax increases have helped them. NADA!
  • Mr. Smith 2012/08/18 23:19:23
    Mr. Smith
    +2
    What do you mean "reverts to".......the Alinsky agitator has never stopped using these tactics!
  • Theresa 2012/08/18 23:01:16
    Theresa
    +4
    My Question is When did the Usurper EVER stop using Alinsky Tactics?
  • DeborahLakeHelen 2012/08/18 20:52:40 (edited)
    DeborahLakeHelen
    +2
    He wants us to believe all that BS, and that "The private sector is doing fine."

    It's going to take more than fairy dust to fix the horrendous mess he's made.
  • Ken Deborah... 2012/08/18 22:06:33
    Ken
    +3
    That was his "stimulus", to stimulate government jobs at the state and local level, where unemployment never rose above 5% - yet to his way of thinking the private sector, that creates the wealth to support the public sector, is "doing just fine."
  • Yankee Traveler 2012/08/18 20:12:03
    Yankee Traveler
    +5
    This is the same tactics that he used to get elected senator
  • Ken Yankee ... 2012/08/18 20:25:04
    Ken
    +5
    You are right, he's used them in every election, in every debate over policy - he is a liar and a radical, and that's what he does!
  • Yankee ... Ken 2012/08/19 10:42:56
    Yankee Traveler
    It's the same threats he used against Hillary to get her to bow out of the race in 07'/08'
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/08/18 19:40:05
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +6
    Obama's problem is that he has to sell an even bigger lie: "We gave freedom a chance and it failed."
  • Ken Temlako... 2012/08/18 20:27:04
    Ken
    +3
    Well put! According to Ed Klein's book (and he's a bona fide liberal!) Obama told a bunch of liberal historians he invited to the White House for dinner that he prefers a "corporatist" economy. Klein points out in his book, "The Amateur - Barack Obama in the White House," that Mussolini's Fascism was a "corporatist" economy.
  • No nonsense NanC...don't BS... 2012/08/18 19:07:32
    No nonsense NanC...don't BS me!
    +8
    Great Post. 0bama has learned Alinsky's rules for Radicals very well and had
    used it in every campaign he has ever run. That said, the Alinsky Rule #7 Is one
    they may have learned, but they have failed to use it. Rule #7. A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.

    That one they do not honor, because if they did, they wouldn't continue to use
    # 5, Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. Calling people racists is one way they
    have tried to ridicule any opposition to 0bama.......... they have used is so often
    it has become " a tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag". And much worse it is impotent. It doesn't work anymore. The press reaction to Biden's.."They are gonna put y'all in chains" is a great example of a tactic becoming a drag.
  • Ken No nons... 2012/08/18 20:29:25
    Ken
    +5
    Good point - Obama has used ridicule on just about every issue that the Republicans have disagreed on, in the form of speeches where he sets up a ludicrous opposition by starting out, "Our opponents want to. . ." followed by some ridiculous proposition that no one had ever supported. I think the public is getting on to him, at least those who didn't drink too deeply of the Kool Aid.
  • No nons... Ken 2012/08/18 20:53:49
    No nonsense NanC...don't BS me!
    +6
    strawman

    It called using the strawman arguement........ and the 'strawman' that 0bama sets
    up, only exists in his own fantasy.... He has used them in all his campaigns
    and in describing his accomplishments to potential voters...........
    strawman
  • Ken No nons... 2012/08/18 22:08:10
    Ken
    +3
    Exactly, it's his favorite tactic - I can't count the number of times I've heard him do it and yelled at the TV screen: "You lying sonofabitch!"
  • No nons... Ken 2012/08/18 22:10:45
    No nonsense NanC...don't BS me!
    +2
    I hope you don't take to throwing a hard object at the subject of your
    anger..........LOL
  • Ken No nons... 2012/08/18 22:12:51
    Ken
    +2
    No, the TV set is just the medium.
  • No nons... Ken 2012/08/18 22:18:26
    No nonsense NanC...don't BS me!
    +2
    You are funny....... you make my day!

    http://misfit120.files.wordpr...
  • Ken No nons... 2012/08/18 22:20:44
    Ken
    +3
    And at 78, Clint still looks like he could do it!
  • wtw 2012/08/18 18:37:42
    wtw
    +5
    Fantastic solid points which the lying propaganda media and lying dems demagogue as Alinsky told them to!
  • Ken wtw 2012/08/18 20:33:18
    Ken
    +2
    Thank you.
  • Rebel Yell 2012/08/18 17:31:20
    Rebel Yell
    Can't say that The Bush tax cuts and trickle down didn't work. Chinese have millions of new jobs.

    Spin it any way you wish but the Bush Tax cuts were one costly folly, along with the two wars and Grover Norquist not allowing for any new revenue. Pushing through tax cuts, in the face of the cost of dual wars, was the most stupid thing GWB did . Now, here we sit.

    If "trickle-down" worked, where are the jobs ? After 30 years of trickle down we should all be employed. Tea Party Republicans are defending "trickle-down" economics. The wealthiest citizens and big corporations have gotten HUGE tax cuts for years now under the (mistaken) assumption that they would use the money to spur the economy and lift all boats as it were. Well, they didn't do that but banked the money instead, and they didn't even bank it in this country! But the tax cuts for for the wealthy and big corporations march onward . Those tax cuts not only didn't "stimulate the economy" they were counter productive, actually creating a negative effect on the economy since those tax cuts were funded by programs that create jobs and infrastructure which could no longer be serviced.
  • Ken Rebel Yell 2012/08/18 18:00:18
    Ken
    +5
    Spin, spin, spin, and deny, deny, deny! The facts speak for themselves - before the "crash" in 2008, that was brought about by Democrat policies, not Bush's, the economy was thriving, despite the recession he inherited from Clinton/Gore and despite the national trauma of 9/11.
  • wtw Rebel Yell 2012/08/18 18:42:39
    wtw
    +3
    Did you not read the points which were true and proven by Reagan and Clinton under a repub congress. You also probably buy the lie that Bush caused the 2008 collapse when it was the mortagage crisis cause by the DEMS de-regulalting motgages so people that were not credit worthy could get mortgages--price escalate under such a program and then crash. Bush plan worked until the mortgage crisis but you keep beleiving those media lies and help communism style jounalism to take hold as we lose more and more freedoms!
  • eliosc 2012/08/18 17:31:01
    eliosc
    +6
    Unfortunately, the sheeps are believing his lies. Again............

    Thank God for those who never believe him, and some others who woke up.
  • Ken eliosc 2012/08/18 18:00:43
    Ken
    +3
    Exactly - look at the guy's entry just above yours.
  • evangelism_vision 2012/08/18 17:19:17
  • les_gvt 2012/08/18 16:54:49
    les_gvt
    +4
    This is not panic, this is pure and simple tactic
  • les_gvt 2012/08/18 16:54:07
    les_gvt
    +6
    revert to Alinsky? LOL

    This has been his playbook ever since he ran for election in the Illinois state Senate, it is old hat to him, What do you think Chicago politics are based on?
  • Ken les_gvt 2012/08/18 18:01:46
    Ken
    +6
    True, maybe "revert" isn't the best choice of words inasmuch as Obama has never been anything more, or less, than an Alinsky-trained "community agitator.
  • WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/18 16:51:23
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    +7
    Obama is a FAILURE that has no record he can run on, so he will try to lie his ass off to get re-elected (it worked for him the first time, he figures he can do it again). Vote ALL the Democrats OUT, especially Obama!
  • les_gvt WhereIs... 2012/08/18 17:41:15
    les_gvt
    +3
    kind of Disagree with you- He has been a success- just not totally in the way he envisioned- while he, unlike normal Americans, views success as to how much he can destroy the nation, and use Cloward and Piven to put us under so much debt he ends up destroying us.

    However, he did not envision how successful he would be in waking millions of Americans as to what was happening to our nation.

    I said the day after the election, Mc Cain would have been better for our nation short term, but Obama is better for us long term, because Mc Cain would have continued the same slow drip of progressive policies, and we would have stayed asleep, Obama dunked us in the pool and woke us up
  • Ken les_gvt 2012/08/18 18:03:00
    Ken
    +2
    Great points, but I agree only if we can kick his sorry butt out of office in November!
  • ☆astac☆~PWCM 2012/08/18 16:49:19
    ☆astac☆~PWCM
    +8
    Well he cannot run on his record
  • Allbiz - PWCM - JLA 2012/08/18 16:46:28
    Allbiz - PWCM - JLA
    +4
    If subterfuge had not been invented, we would not have a President Obama.

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