1/24/2012

Gingrich Accuses Obama Of Being Alinsky-ite, WH Dodges Question

Posted by Brian
A question posed to WH Press Secretary Jay Carney may have been as telling for what he said as much as for what he didn't say.  Following comments this week from Newt Gingrich that Barack Obama is a devoted follower of the teachings and tactics of the Marxist Saul Alinsky, Jay Carney chose, on the one hand, to obfuscate whether Obama does in fact buy into the Alinsky's "rules For Radicals" model. On the other hand, he pulled directly from Alinsky when he reminisced of his time as a reporter during the late '90s, saying of Gingrich, “Have I said how much fun I had as a reporter covering Congress from 1996 to 1998?”,  referring to a time when Gingrich was speaker. “There was a certain bombast to it at the time, a lot of colorful things to cover.” This was straight out of Alinsky's book, using the following tactics:  RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon”, and RULE 12: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”
Apparently there are some such as Jay Carney who are schooled in the Alinsky ways.


White House Sidesteps Question on Obama and Alinsky



(CNSNews.com) – The White House did not even attempt to shoot down the assertions by new GOP presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich that President Obama is deeply influenced by the radical Chicago community organizer Saul Alinsky.

White House press secretary Jay Carney replied to a question on the subject at Monday’s press briefing by saying the president’s time as a community organizer was “well documented,” and adding, “his experience is a broad-based one that includes a lot of other areas in his life. I’ll just leave it at that.” Read More at CNS News

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