Alinskyite in Chief Is a Master Polarizer – American Thinker
October 20, 2009
Alinskyite in Chief Is a Master Polarizer
By Kyle-Anne Shiver
The thirteenth rule of radical tactics: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.
– Saul Alinsky, the Father of Community Organizing
Rules for Radicals; p. 128
There’s a whole lot of polarizing going on in Obama’s America. Unity is out, apparently. Polarization is still in. And Rush Limbaugh and Fox News are the new Bush.
One would need to be a complete ninny outfitted with blinders and earplugs not to know this by now.
One blaring truth rears its ugly head to any open-minded person who takes a hard look at Barack Obama’s personal and political history. His history is shot clear through with polarizing effects, both intentional and unintentional.
One might almost say that Barack Obama was a born polarizer.
Obama’s Polarization Roots
When Barack Obama burst upon the national political stage with his speech to the 2004 Democratic National Convention, he was selling himself as an ideal-Republic American. Yes, as is typical of all of Obama’s speeches, this one was heavy on the “I.” Nevertheless, the speech heard ‘round the world at that convention was one just about any American anywhere could like.
The most memorable lines and the ones that drew the heaviest applause:
Now even as we speak, there are those who are preparing to divide us, the spin masters and negative ad peddlers who embrace the politics of anything goes.
Well, I say to them tonight, there’s not a liberal America and a conservative America; there’s the United States of America.
There’s not a black America and white America and Latino America and Asian America; there’s the United States of America.
Unfortunately for the Country, these were indeed just words.