Here, you are urged and encouraged to run your mouths about something important.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


We are continuing to see the failings of the Alinsky philosophy as strategy for governance. It's great if you want to rabblerouse and gin up public agitation for the purpose of intimidating authority figures to give you what you want but when you're the one in authority, rabblerousing doesn't make much sense. Yet, the Obama administration has decided that such tactics are the best course of action.

This all seemed to start with an email from Organizing for America's Mitch Stewart on October 9th, calling on the Obamautomatons to demand the Chamber of Commerce release its donor lists. In addition to demanding names, the White House accused the Chamber of accepting foreign contributions to run political ads. Even the leftwing media outlets were struck with a touch of apoplexy over that strategy. Even CBS' Bob "I didn't report on the Black Panther story because I was on vacation" Schieffer nearly scoffed at David Axelrod's claims on Sunday.

Obama's love for Alinsky would also explain why Robert Gibbs traipsed out to the podium on Tuesday, despite very strong signs that the decision to attack the Chamber was failing badly, and doubled down, saying that if the Chamber won't release its donors, it must have something to hide. Alinsky insisted that it's all about the fight. Keep the pressure on - it's one of the rules for radicals. As an aside, does anyone remember those phone banks being run by Palestinians in Gaza during the 2008 campaign for Obama?

Click HERE to watch Gibbs double down.

At issue here is that the Chamber isn't required to release any names. While it's illegal for them to accept foreign contributions to run political ads, there's no proof that they've done so. Chamber of Commerce Vice President Bruce Josten appeared on Megyn Kelly's show to explain why the Chamber doesn't release donor names and insists that the Chamber has been 100% falsely accused. Adding credibility to Josten's claim is the fact that there's no evidence to back up the administration's charge.

h/t Hot Air

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