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By a Fluke, This Was A Manufactured Crisis Meant to Distract From Gas, Unemployment, and BO’s Dismal Record

Posted by Yorkshire on 2012/03/08

Dig and you find the Fluke debacle is a Manufactured Distraction (Excerpts from the Fluke Open Thread)
York
Anyone who believes all that bile is a useful idiot for the Puppet Master, Soros. Let’s face it, Fluke is a manufactured crisis to distract the Proles from reality that Unemployment is back up to 9.1% – reality 15%, gas is $4 before the election instead of afterwards, price of goods are climbing, the Muddled East is ready to go nuclear along with the want of the fools there to eliminate Israel, Syria is a powderkeg, and the world is fixated on Fluck’s Fluckin Vagina. Can we spell distraction????
ropelight says: In response
March 8, 2012 at 17:00
York, since I regard George Soros as a prominent useful idiot and one already marked for early execution following the communist takeover, it seems I failed to make myself clear.
Here’s an excerpt from Wikipedia on the topic: (indicates my added comments)

In political jargon, useful idiot is a pejorative term used to describe people perceived as propagandists for a cause whose goals they do not understand, who are used cynically by the leaders of the cause. (and who face summary execution once their immediate utility has expired)
The term was originally used to describe Soviet sympathizers in Western countries. The implication is that although the people in question naïvely thought of themselves as an ally of the Soviet Union, they were actually held in contempt and were being cynically used.
The use of the term in political discourse has since been extended to other propagandists, especially those who are seen to unwittingly support a malignant cause which they naively believe to be a force for good…
A similar term, “useful innocents”, is used in Austrian-American economist Ludwig von Mises’ “Planned Chaos”. Von Mises claims the term was used by communists for liberals that von Mises describes as “confused and misguided sympathizers”.
Modern usage: the term has been used by some commentators to describe people the commentators believe are effectively supporting Islamic terrorism by favouring an approach based on appeasement. Anthony Browne wrote in the British newspaper, The Times:
Elements within the British establishment were notoriously sympathetic to Hitler. Today the Islamists enjoy similar support. In the 1930s it was Edward VIII, aristocrats and the Daily Mail; this time it is left-wing activists, The Guardian and sections of the BBC. They may not want a global theocracy, but they are like the West’s apologists for the Soviet Union — useful idiots.
A 2010 BBC radio documentary lists among useful idiots of Joseph Stalin several prominent British writers including H. G. Wells and Doris Lessing, the Irish writer George Bernard Shaw, and the American journalist Walter Duranty and the
singer Paul Robeson.

York, I don’t disagree that Sandra Fluke is a manufactured distraction, but she’s only a mere pawn in the game insufficiently important to rate a footnote except as a current example of one of the organized Left’s standard tactics employed by useful idiots to deflect attention away from damaging revelations such as you listed above.

Yorkshire says:
March 8, 2012 at 17:09

Rope:
York, I don’t disagree that Sandra Fluke is a manufactured distraction, but she’s only a mere pawn in the game insufficiently important to rate a footnote except as a current example of one of the organized Left’s standard tactics employed by useful idiots to deflect attention away from damaging revelations such as you listed above.

Whether they are the Used, or are the User, I sorta see them in the same light. May not fit the term 100% but they were still USED

Yorkshire says:
March 8, 2012 at 18:40
Anna Nova says:
March 8, 2012 at 17:18

“By what you are also doing here, change the subject to a distraction.”

Uh-huh. So in an open thread about a young woman who was called a “slut” and a “prostitute” by Rush Limbaugh, in response to people claiming conspiracies involving George Soros and Nancy Pelosi, asking how exactly these people made Limbaugh do anything is a “distraction”?
Do you even listen to your own words these days?

What words by Limbaugh are just a reaction to the absurdidy of the whole situation. It’s what happens when you look at the 200 ft level view of things. You certainly miss the 20,000 ft view of the situation. It’s like the debate where George Stephonopolis brought up contraception in the debate. Everyone of the candidates looked at this as a question from Left Field. Why was it asked? Now we know why. It was the Libs/Socialists 20,000 ft view to lead to distraction as I pointed out above. With Pelosi involved and others, it all makes sense now. It’s easier to get the proles thinking of sex and distract them from $3.999 per gallon of gas. It also distracts from 9.1% (really near 15%) unemployment. It’s like old Rome where there was Bread, the Circus and the Gladiators to distract from the reality Rome was becoming unraveled. Well, a lot of people have caught on to the distraction. If you want to keep on talking about Rush and all those horrible people on the Right, just go ahead with your own perverted follies.

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Saul Alinsky’s “Rules For Radicals”

Posted by Yorkshire on 2012/01/30

Saul Alinsky’s “Rules For Radicals” explained Posted by Yorkshire on 30 January 2012, 10:50 pm

If we really remember the 2008 campaign with Hillary and Obama the Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky would creep into the Campaign. For the last week or so, the Name Saul Alinsky has come up. Who was Alinsky? Progressives will tell you he’s great. Conservatives will tell you Barack Obama is the Poster Child for these rules. I would say just in the last few days Romney has employed Rule 13 on Gingrich, with success. Also in 2008 from the Hillary camp we heard and saw this rule in action: 13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Romney is using it, and for Radicals and Progressives relish Rule #5: 5. Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. I think we have seen some of this here on the Blog.

Saul Alinsky’s “Rules For Radicals” explained
Union organizers are often highly trained. In many unions this training includes indoctrination in Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals.”

Saul Alinsky was a ruthless radical organizer. He would stop at nothing to win. Before he passed away in 1972 he published a book called “Rules for Radicals” in which he outlined his power tactics and questionable ethics.

Anyone interested in staying, or becoming, Union Free, whether in an organizing campaign or in a decertification or deauthorization election, ought to become familiar with these rules.

This can be very valuable information. As one expert observer points out “Rules for Radicals are reversible and can be used against the Left.”

Here’s a brief summary of the rules. We are indebted to the Public Service Research Foundation for this information.

Rules for Power Tactics:
1. Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
2. Never go outside the experience of your people.
3. Whenever possible, go outside of the experience of the enemy.
4. Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.
5. Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.
6. A good tactic is one that your people enjoy.
7. A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.
8. Keep the pressure on with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose.
9. The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.
10. The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.
11. If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside.
12. The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.
13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

I think the best example we see over and over is the charge of Racism

Because Alinsky was sensitive to criticism that he wasn’t ethical, he also included a set of rules for the ethics of power tactics. You can see from these why his ethics were so frequently questioned.

Rules to test whether power tactics are ethical:
1. One’s concern with the ethics of means and ends varies inversely with one’s personal interest in the issue.
2. The judgment of the ethics of means is dependent upon the political position of those sitting in judgment.
3. In war the end justifies almost any means.
4. Judgment must be made in the context of the times in which the action occurred and not from any other chronological vantage point.
5. Concern with ethics increases with the number of means available and vice versa.
6. The less important the end to be desired, the more one can afford to engage in ethical evaluations of means.
7. Generally, success or failure is a mighty determinant of ethics.
8. The morality of means depends upon whether the means is being employed at a time of imminent defeat or imminent victory.
9. Any effective means is automatically judged by the opposition to be unethical.
10. You do what you can with what you have and clothe it in moral garments.
11. Goals must be phrased in general terms like “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity,” “Of the Common Welfare,” “Pursuit of Happiness,” or “Bread and Peace.”

More Good Stuff Here:

http://theunionnews.blogspot.com/2008/10/summary-of-saul-alinskys-rules-for.html

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BO To Pipeline Jobs – Sell The Oil To China

Posted by Yorkshire on 2012/01/18

BO says he wants jobs. Reality today – he doesn’t. BO said he likes good paying Union jobs. Guess what Unions, he doesn’t. BO wants to be re-elected, not when you give the ammo to say you’re anti-job. So all this talk of private jobs is HOT AIR from BO. This action tells me he hates people who work and he wants his Socialist plan of dependency.

Obama administration to reject Keystone pipeline
By Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson, Wednesday, January 18, 11:39 AM

The Obama administration will announce this afternoon it is rejecting a Canadian firm’s application for a permit to build and operate a massive oil pipeline across the U.S.-Canada border, according to sources who have been briefed on the matter.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/2012/01/18/gIQAwoVE8P_story.html

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But She’s Not A Racist

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/10/05

That Obama supporter.

Not racist at all. /snark

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Harry Reid Blocks Vote On Obama “Jobs” Bill

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/10/05

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R – KY) tried to bring up Barack Obama’s Democrat slush fund (but let’s call it a “jobs” bill) for a Senate vote yesterday, but Harry Reid (D – NV) refused to allow it. That’s right, the “jobs” bill that Barack Obama has said “pass it now”, “vote on it now” is being blocked by DEMOCRAT Senator Harry Reid while Obama is out on the campaign trail castigating Republicans.

From The Hill:

In a lively spat on the Senate floor Tuesday, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) attempted call up President Obama’s jobs plan for an immediate vote in the upper chamber.

However, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who supports the legislation, blocked the vote.

Reid used a procedural maneuver called “filling the tree,” which allows the majority leader to say a piece of legislation has had all of its possibilities for amendments.

McConnell had tried to offer the president’s job package as an amendment to the China currency legislation, which was being debated in chamber. By “filling the tree,” Reid blocked that move.

Harry Reid has used that “filling the tree” procedural move an unprecedented percentage of the time over the past three years to prevent Republicans from offering amendments to Bills being debated in the Senate, effectively shutting Republicans out of the Bill-creating process. The reason DEMOCRAT Harry Reid refuses to allow Barack Obama’s “jobs” bill to come up for a vote is because he knows with 53 Senators on his side of the aisle, he cannot get 50 votes for it. He most likely cannot get even 46 out of his 53 Senators to vote for the albatross. And Barack Obama needs this piece of campaign propaganda if he wants any chance of winning in 2012, but the Democrat Senators cannot afford to vote on the “jobs” bill if they want any chance of winning in 2012.

The same reason Harry Reid (D – NV) refuses to allow a vote on Obama’s “jobs” bill as Obama presented is the very same reason Harry Reid (D – NV) has refused to even attempt a Federal Budget since April, 2009: he cannot afford to have any Democrats on record because that will cause Democrats to lose elections. It really is that simple.

The Lonely Conservative adds:

Charade? What charade? How is calling for a vote on a bill the president has been demanding Congress vote on right away a charade? Could it be Harry Reid was worried that the Democrats don’t have the votes to pass it?

But that didn’t stop Obama from calling out Eric Cantor in a campaign speech by name, and telling people to demand passage of a bill that he knows is dead in the water. The only thing he left out was to contact any Democrats.

This is getting so old.

I have to disagree with The Lonely Conservative here. It’s not getting old. It’s long past the chunky green milk stage now.

Doug Powers adds some snark value to the truth.

Reid’s doing some heel dragging because he knows he doesn’t have the votes — or possibly the intentional delay is subtle payback for 20 minutes on hold. [referencing Obama’s keeping Senate Democrats waiting on the phone for 20 minutes (elevator music?).]

Meanwhile, President Obama has given up on “pass this jobs bill now” and is settling for “pass it this month.” Next up: “Easter-ish would be good too…”

From Tina Korbe:

Perhaps [Obama] should have saved his censure for Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.). The Senate Majority Leader today refused to allow Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to bring the president’s jobs bill up for a vote.

The way Reid did it was a little wonky. McConnell planned to add the AJA as an amendment to the China currency bill currently under consideration in the Senate. “I wanted to disabuse [Obama] of the notion that somehow we’re unwilling to vote on his proposal,” McConnell said. But Reid “filled the tree,” taking advantage of his right of first recognition and adding so many amendments to the bill that McConnell was unable to tack the AJA to it, too. Reid then even went so far as to accuse McConnell of “obstruction” and engaging in “a political stunt.”

Yes. Senator Harry Reid (D – NV) refuses to allow the Republicans to add Barack Obama’s (D – Prez) “jobs” bill as an amendment to another bill being debated while simultaneously accusing Republicans of “obstruction” when Obama wants to “pass the bill now” and is accusing Republicans of refusing to vote on it. That’s what you call a “pants on fire” lie out of Senator Harry Reid (D – NV).

The whole “jobs” bill is a campaign propaganda stunt. Barack Obama knows it. Harry Reid knows it. House Democrats know it. All the Republicans know it. And now it’s fodder for Republicans to use against Senate Democrats because the Senate Democrats have refused to go on record for or against it, just as they have refused to go on record with a Federal Budget since April, 2009.

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Maxine Waters Wants You To “Go Straight To Hell!”

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/08/22

Tina Korbe writes:

Our lovely liberal legislators just can’t seem to stop. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) this weekend informed the world just where she thinks Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ Tea Party “tyrants” and Vice President Joe Biden’s Tea Party “terrorists” belong:

Rep. Maxine Waters continued to make waves during the summer recess, telling a town hall meeting that “the tea party can go straight to hell.”

“This is a tough game. You can’t be intimidated. You can’t be frightened. And as far as I’m concerned — the tea party can go straight to hell,” Waters said, according to Los Angeles television station KABC.

The remarks came at a “Kitchen Table Summit” in Inglewood Saturday night attended by more than a thousand people. Waters’ comments came on the heels of questions about unemployment and the economy.

Her remarks followed a week in which her name figured prominently in discussion, first as she expressed outrage that President Obama’s jobs tour did not specifically target the black community, which has disproportionately suffered from the unemployment problem, and then as Rep. Allen West referred to her as a “boss” or “overseer” on the “plantation” of the Democratic Party.

This is the same Maxine Waters who has very serious ethics problems. Recall, she got herself caught in a major scandal. She pushed to send a large chunk of tax-payer dollars to rescue a badly mismanaged and failed bank that her husband was heavily invested in. As far as I am concerned, that is criminal, unAmerican, unethical, a direct violation of her Oath of Office, influence peddling to benefit her financial status, and more.

But if you disagree with Maxine Waters, you’re uncivil, racist, terrorist, hostage-taker. And besides, you can go to Hell. If you want Maxine Waters investigated, you’re uncivil, racist, terrorist, hostage-taker. And besides, you can go to Hell. If you want Maxine Waters punished to the full extent of the Law, you’re uncivil, racist, terrorist, hostage-taker. And besides, you can go to Hell.

Liberals want to shut their opponents up. Liberals want their opponents silenced. I want Maxine Waters to keep talking. Because she does much damage to the Liberal brand and the Democrat Party. Her district may be safe. She may never have to fear being voted out of office. But the rest of the country can hear her, and they’re more sane. And her outrageousness will spill over onto the rest of the Democrat Party, making saner districts that much harder for Democrats to win.

Earlier, Ed Morrissey wrote an article suggesting it might be better for Democrat election hopes if Obama were to choose not to run. With the economy sinking and Obama’s poll numbers sinking, even in deep-blue states, having Obama at the top of the ticket could drag down the down-ticket Democrats with him as he loses his re-election bid. There’s even an outside chance that Republicans could win a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate due to Obama’s being at the top of the ticket. Add Maxine Waters’ outrageous words and Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s outrageous words, and Democrats in saner districts and states across the country could be dragged further down.

So yes Maxine, Debbie, Barack, please keep spouting your spewage. And you can go straight to Hell, you racist, uncivil, terrorist, hostage-takers.

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Senator Johnson Hits Hypocritical Democrats Hard

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/06/29

In an earlier article, I wrote about Congressman Kelly hitting hypocritical Democrats hard. Now it’s the Senate’s turn. Ron Johnson (R – WI) hammers the hypocritical Democrats, using a TEA Party tactic — focusing in on the Rule of Law.

HT ColdWarrior

Congress has not passed a Budget in roughly 800 days. The Democrat-controlled Congress didn’t even try to pass a budget in 2010 — despite the Constitutional requirement to do so — because they knew doing so would cost them a lot of seats in Congress. Harry Reid declared the Senate will not bother with a budget this year. And, in fact, the Senate Budget Committee hasn’t even bothered to start a mark-up for a budget — despite the Constitutional requirement to do so.

What is Senator Ron Johnson (R – WI) going to do about it? He’s going to use Senate Rules (that thing the Constitution says the Senate writes for itself) to put the pressure on. If the Senate does not do its duty regarding the Budget process, and do so in the open, “unanimous consent” will be far less common, as Senator Johnson intends to object and withhold consent. Will this force the Senate to do a budget? No, not at all. But it could effectively shut down Senate business. “I ask unanimous consent that the [bill/amendment] be considered as read.” “I object.” Then the bill or amendment would have to be read in its entirety, each bill, each amendment, each reading. How long does it take to read aloud a 1,000-page bill? How long does it take to read aloud each of 100 amendments to the bill? How much business can be accomplished if every word of every bill and every amendment has to be read aloud before any debate begins?

To Senator Ron Johnson’s (R – WI) planned course of action in staring down the unconstitutional activities of Harry Reid (D – NV) and the rest of the hypocritical Senate Democrats (who are busily lambasting Republican budget plans), I say “Yes! Yes! A thousand times, yes!”

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Congressman Kelly Hits Hypocritical Democrats Hard

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/06/25

The previous Republican wave election, 1994, saw a large number of Conservative freshmen hit the stage. In 1995, after the wave election was seated, the House of Representatives went into session and commenced with their standard Committee hearings. And Democrats thought it was business as usual. A particular incident is burned into my memory. During one particular Committee hearing, a Democrat was busy giving his speech, where he was using boilerplate scare tactics and lies about the “meanie” Republicans. A Freshman Republican got out of his seat, walked over to the lying Democrat, pointed down at a section of the stack of papers in front of the Democrat. And the Democrat immediately shut up.

It was a banner day. It was definitely a shot across the bow. These Freshman Republicans were not going to lie down and take it. They were not going to “go along to get along” as the Democrats ran their typical lie-and-smear-and-fear-monger campaign. These Freshman Republicans were going to call the Democrats on their “life as usual” lies. And that lasted for a while, until the Statist Republicans once again took over — especially after Statist George W Bush got elected.

Enter 2010. Another wave election. This time even larger than the historic 1994 elections. This time a grass-roots wave election instead of the Top-Down wave of 1994. And the Committees of 2011. And we have a new banner day as obvious TEA Party Republican Representative Mike Kelly from Pennsylvania utterly crushes the Democrats.

HT Jazz Shaw

I’m trying to understand the criticism of Mr. Ryan’s budget from the side that didn’t even have the courage to pass a budget. To sit there now and rail about Mr. Ryan’s budget, about how it’s so ineffective and how it doesn’t work is, to me, the greatest, most hypocritical statement I’ve heard since coming here. And I’ve got to tell you something… I’m not speaking as a Republican here, I’m speaking as an American. You want to know why the public opinion of Congress is so low? It’s because we don’t listen.

If you want to start the reelection campaign and the strategy for 2012 now, that’s fine. But how about we just fix what’s broken? Instead of standing here pointing fingers at each other, let’s quit spending money we don’t have, let’s not keep borrowing money and using our kids and our grandkids as note signers.

Let’s stop railing against the really wealthy, because I’ve got to tell you something. As a guy who has had to pay his own way his whole life I am greatly offended by the idea that somehow somebody in Washington knows how to spend my money better than I do. That somebody in Washington knows how to regulate me to the point where I can’t even borrow money any more. You want to talk about people who are afraid? The small banks. They’re scared to death to do anything. Why? Because their government has such onerous regulations on them anymore that they don’t know about the rules and the regulations that have been put through or haven’t even been written.

Congress has not passed a budget in approaching 800 days. That’s over two years. In 2010, Congress — which was massively controlled by Democrats in both Houses — refused to even attempt a budget because the Democrats knew any budget they would come up with would cause more Democrats to lose their seats. The nation was broiling over the runaway spending and not about to sit still and take a tax increase, so the Democrats chose instead to violate the Constitution and not even attempt a budget. In 2011, the House of Representatives, run by Republicans, did their Constitutional duty and passed a budget. Harry Reid decided “his” Democrat-controlled Senate wouldn’t even bother. Despite the Constitutional requirements.

During the 2010 election cycle, Democrats foolishly tried to demagogue the budget issue while hypocritically refusing to even try to pass a budget, painting Republicans in what Democrats thought was a bad light. The problem? The American citizens wanted the fiscal restraint the Republicans were running on. In 2011, Democrats are still foolishly using that demagoguery, refusing to put forth a budget and trying to paint Republicans in what Democrats think is a bad light. Of course, they have the full aid and support of the mainstream media (who are no longer even trying to hide their Leftist agenda). But Conservative talk radio and the Conservative blogosphere is destroying the Leftist memes. And the American people are still demanding Government live within its means and actually cut spending — drastically.

Representative Mike Kelly (R – PA) (TEA Party) is not letting the Democrats get away with their usual lies and scare tactics. And he’s not the only one. Representative Allen West (R – FL) (TEA Party) is another, as is Representative Michele Bachmann (R – MN) (TEA Party) and many others. And the Conservative social media and Conservative talk radio are hammering away at the hypocritical, lying Democrats and mainstream media (but I repeat myself).

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