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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Video: Hillary Clinton Pressed on Fast and Furious

It's not often that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has to face any music but while appearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee after her return trip from Afghanistan, she faced some questions from Rep. Connie Mack (R-FL) that pressed her on the State Department's involvement / knowledge relative to Fast and Furious. As has been the case with practically every official who has testified about Fast and Furious, Hillary pleaded ignorance.

More at C-SPAN

h/t to RK at Operation Gunrunner facebook page

Obama Again Standing with ACORN

When a left wing movement needs an injection, who do you call? ACORN, that's who. It appears that the office for the much beleaguered Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) is a hub of supportive activity for the Occupy Wall Street protesters. Remember, ACORN has been thoroughly disgraced and discredited on multiple fronts - including several offices' willingness to help shelter a prostitution ring that used 14-year-old foreign children - that it had to go underground and actually changed its name in New York to New York Communities for Change (NYCC). Remember, Barack Obama is standing with OWS protesters and by extension, he's standing with ACORN... again.

Via Fox News:
The former New York office for ACORN, the disbanded community activist group, is playing a key role in the self-proclaimed “leaderless” Occupy Wall Street movement, organizing “guerrilla” protest events and hiring door-to-door canvassers to collect money under the banner of various causes while spending it on protest-related activities, sources tell

The former director of New York ACORN, Jon Kest, and his top aides are now busy working at protest events for New York Communities for Change (NYCC). That organization was created in late 2009 when some ACORN offices disbanded and reorganized under new names after undercover video exposes prompted Congress to cut off federal funds.

NYCC’s connection to ACORN isn’t a tenuous one: It works from the former ACORN offices in Brooklyn, uses old ACORN office stationery, employs much of the old ACORN staff and, according to several sources, engages in some of the old organization’s controversial techniques to raise money, interest and awareness for the protests.

Sources said NYCC has hired about 100 former ACORN-affiliated staff members from other cities – paying some of them $100 a day - to attend and support Occupy Wall Street. Dozens of New York homeless people recruited from shelters are also being paid to support the protests, at the rate of $10 an hour, the sources said.
Based on what is quite publicly known about ACORN, it's likely a sign of desperation for Obama to once again align with the group. Make no mistake; by expressing support for the protesters, that's exactly what he's doing unless he denounces ACORN.

If OWS fails, it will be a huge blow to this administration. Perhaps that's why the ACORN zombies are being resurrected.

h/t Free Republic

Video: Successful Wall Street Businessman Peter Schiff Confronts Protesters, Wins hands down

Successful businessman and CEO, Peter Schiff took to the streets and spoke with Occupy Wall Street protesters at Zuccotti Park and challenged them on their positions, which were once again nonsensical and not the least bit cogent. Once again, if you have any doubt that these people are not pawns for big government, this will help to erase it. When Schiff asks what percentage of his income should be taxed, the response is to rescind the Bush tax cuts. Schiff rightly points out that he would then pay more than 50% in taxes to the government. The logical leap these people just seem incapable of making is that government is truly the entity onto which they should direct their anger.

It's really amazing to behold.

Via The Blaze:

Consider the Alinsky model that is really at the root of all these protesters. Let's not kid ourselves; it's where all this is coming from. The Obama administration is employing community organizing tactics it reveres so well. Obama's support for the protesters and silence in the face of lawlessness demonstrates this without question but let's look at a few of Alinsky's rules that are so important to the success of any movement. OWS appears to be losing some steam all across the US, whether through police crackdowns, decreasing public perception, angry tenants, lack of sanitation, or incoherent arguments when they are confronted (like in the video above).

Here are some of Uncle Saul's rules that could very well be failing:
Rule 2: Never go outside the experience of your people. The result is confusion, fear, and retreat.
This is exactly what Schiff did when he confronted the protesters. Instead of being allowed to live in their insanely non-sensical paradigms about how bankers are destroying the country, they are confronted with some very powerful facts. Though they're not likely to ingest them, they may be de-engergized by them.
Rule 6: A good tactic is one your people enjoy. “If your people aren’t having a ball doing it, there is something very wrong with the tactic.”
Clearly, these protesters enjoyed camping out in tents in various cities across the country; they loved the attention and welcomed the new environment as an elementary school kid would welcome a field trip. However, as the day wears on, children want to go home. That could be taking place with OWS right now. They're having to deal with an increasingly agitated public. As if that weren't bad enough, the supposed "99%" doesn't even know what they'r protesting.
Rule 7: A tactic that drags on for too long becomes a drag. Commitment may become ritualistic as people turn to other issues.
Very closely related to previous rule. If OWS fails, Alinsky could be close to jumping the shark.
Rule 8: Keep the pressure on. Use different tactics and actions and use all events of the period for your purpose. “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this that will cause the opposition to react to your advantage.”
The problem here is that the opposition doesn't seem to be feeling pressure, just agitation that appears to be having the effect of motivating it to push back. As for different tactics, how many arrows can the Alinsky-ites have in their quiver after OWS?

Uncle Saul's Rules.

Video: Former Soviet Citizen Smacks Down Occupy Wall Street Protesters

This video is flat-out amazing. If you want to know how truly and thoroughly brainwashed these protesters are, this one should sum it up. The heard (but unseen) former Soviet citizen (fSc) confronts a couple of people about socialism vs. capitalism. He should have known it was a hopeless cause when the woman said North Korea was better off than South Korea and the guy next to her said North Korea is in such bad shape because of imperialism. Then fSc points to the picture of Che Guevara on the woman's poster and tells her the guy was a mass murderer. Her response? She shook her head.

These lunatics might deserve sympathy if they weren't so dangerous.

Via Real Scoop:

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