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Old 08-14-2009, 12:40 PM
 
Location: OB
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When Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and now the president's own deputy press secretary conjure up images of Nazis at healthcare town halls, they are engaging in one of the oldest tricks in anyone's book, but an especial favorite of their mentor, Saul Alinsky.

...in the spring of 1972, at Tulane University...students asked Alinsky to help plan a protest of a scheduled speech by George H. W. Bush, then U.S. representative to the United Nations - a speech likely to include a defense of the Nixon administration's Vietnam War policies. The students told Alinsky they were thinking about picketing or disrupting Bush's address. That's the wrong approach, he rejoined, not very creative - and besides causing a disruption might get them thrown out of school. He told them, instead, to go to hear the speech dressed as members of the Ku Klux Klan, and whenever Bush said something in defense of the Vietnam War, they should cheer and wave placards reading, ‘The KKK supports Bush.' And that is what they did, with very successful, attention-getting results.

source: Let Them Call Me Rebel

And then you have another leftie, using the same type trick to generate negative press on the right. An African-American man has recently pleaded guilty after being accused of impersonating a white supremacist in a fictitious Facebook account to make death threats against an African-American university student. here
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Haha!!!

Oh, that's racist btw.
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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That is exactly what some lefties are doing at townhalls to play their game of blame the right for it all. Yep, you have told the truth. Now sit back and wait for the lefties to come along calling you a huge liar. Do you suppose that is as strong as their names will be? I don't.
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Unperson Everyman Land
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When Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and now the president's own deputy press secretary conjure up images of Nazis at healthcare town halls, they are engaging in one of the oldest tricks in anyone's book, but an especial favorite of their mentor, Saul Alinsky.

...in the spring of 1972, at Tulane University...students asked Alinsky to help plan a protest of a scheduled speech by George H. W. Bush, then U.S. representative to the United Nations - a speech likely to include a defense of the Nixon administration's Vietnam War policies. The students told Alinsky they were thinking about picketing or disrupting Bush's address. That's the wrong approach, he rejoined, not very creative - and besides causing a disruption might get them thrown out of school. He told them, instead, to go to hear the speech dressed as members of the Ku Klux Klan, and whenever Bush said something in defense of the Vietnam War, they should cheer and wave placards reading, ‘The KKK supports Bush.' And that is what they did, with very successful, attention-getting results.

source: Let Them Call Me Rebel

And then you have another leftie, using the same type trick to generate negative press on the right. An African-American man has recently pleaded guilty after being accused of impersonating a white supremacist in a fictitious Facebook account to make death threats against an African-American university student. here


Skip ahead, skip ahead,....now we have the LaRouche people who favor single payer showing up with a Hitler/Obama poster at town hall meetings and the press says they are right wingers.

NBC, CNN and MSNBC All Assign Communist LaRouche's Obama-Hitler Poster to Conservatives, Limbaugh | NewsBusters.org
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:01 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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When Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and now the president's own deputy press secretary conjure up images of Nazis at healthcare town halls, they are engaging in one of the oldest tricks in anyone's book, but an especial favorite of their mentor, Saul Alinsky.

...in the spring of 1972, at Tulane University...students asked Alinsky to help plan a protest of a scheduled speech by George H. W. Bush, then U.S. representative to the United Nations - a speech likely to include a defense of the Nixon administration's Vietnam War policies. The students told Alinsky they were thinking about picketing or disrupting Bush's address. That's the wrong approach, he rejoined, not very creative - and besides causing a disruption might get them thrown out of school. He told them, instead, to go to hear the speech dressed as members of the Ku Klux Klan, and whenever Bush said something in defense of the Vietnam War, they should cheer and wave placards reading, ‘The KKK supports Bush.' And that is what they did, with very successful, attention-getting results.

source: Let Them Call Me Rebel

And then you have another leftie, using the same type trick to generate negative press on the right. An African-American man has recently pleaded guilty after being accused of impersonating a white supremacist in a fictitious Facebook account to make death threats against an African-American university student. here
I'm glad to see that someone else sees this also. I've been flamed a few times for bringing Alinsky's name up about the tactics being used. Another Alinsky tactic is being used widely now is, demonize the opposition for using your own tactics.
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Idaho Falls
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What's stupider than what the wingnuts have done so far to try and derail legitimate discussion about our upcoming health care proposals?

Wingnuts trying to blame Dems for how stupid the wingnuts look.
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