Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hey, it works

Breitbart and Carlson are using Alisnky #4 to turn the tables on the Left.   "Make them live up to their own rules."   The light they are shining in the dark corners where progressives feel comfortable and let their hair down is causing them to scatter, as seen yesterday in the White House and NAACP's reaction to the Shirley Sherrod video.

In more light shining news,

Carter & Clinton appointee Mary Frances Barry in Politico:
Tainting the tea party movement with the charge of racism is proving to be an effective strategy for Democrats. There is no evidence that tea party adherents are any more racist than other Republicans, and indeed many other Americans. But getting them to spend their time purging their ranks and having candidates distance themselves should help Democrats win in November. Having one’s opponent rebut charges of racism is far better than discussing joblessness.
“… than other Republicans and indeed many other Americans” (but we won’t even mention Democrats). Some of the most racist people I know are Democrats.

And Journ"O"List member Spencer Ackerman shows that journalists not only know this but are willing to engage in it themselves:

I do not endorse a Popular Front, nor do I think you need to. It’s not necessary to jump to Wright-qua-Wright’s defense. What is necessary is to raise the cost on the right of going after the left. In other words, find a rightwinger’s [sic] and smash it through a plate-glass window. Take a snapshot of the bleeding mess and send it out in a Christmas card to let the right know that it needs to live in a state of constant fear. Obviously I mean this rhetorically.

And I think this threads the needle. If the right forces us all to either defend Wright or tear him down, no matter what we choose, we lose the game they’ve put upon us. Instead, take one of them — Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists. Ask: why do they have such a deep-seated problem with a black politician who unites the country? What lurks behind those problems? This makes *them* sputter with rage, which in turn leads to overreaction and self-destruction.
Anyway, the truth clearly doesn't matter to these people, results are all they’re after. Almost like they’ve read Saul Alinsky or something.

Well, so have some of us now.  Only we won't lie.

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