A follow up to Sarah Palin, Anwar Ibrahim and the Politics of Alinsky.
Note: They subsequently changed the title as follows:
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UPDATE 29 August 2011: A follow up letter to this has been published, Proven – the BN/MSMS Complex is Using Alinskyite Tactics.
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Sarah Palin, Anwar Ibrahim and the Politics of Alinsky
Ordinary Malaysians are getting fed up of neverending sex allegations against Anwar Ibrahim. This strikes a chord with me – it reminds me of a parallel situation that has been unfolding in the USA over the past three years.
The Big Government article ‘MSM Uses Palin’s Own Children as Political Weapons Against Her’ describes how the liberal-dominated mainstream media in America constantly shines a sickly spotlight on Sarah Palin.
The MSM parades, mocks and lambasts every minute detail that is even remotely connected to Palin, including the personal lives of her children.
The reason for this constant noise, according to the article, is that U.S. Democrats and their allies fear the impact she has on the political scene – even as they belittle her as wholly inconsequential and not worth a second thought.
After all, Palin turned Obama’s 2008 impending landslide against McCain into a mere majority of votes.
Until Palin, 45, burst onto the scene, Obama was headed for a Nixon/McGovern landslide. Palin may not have changed the election result, but she killed what otherwise would have been a rout… The biggest red flag proving her popularity with normal Americans is that liberals won’t shut up about her. – The 2009 TIME 100, Heroes & Icons: Sarah Palin, TIME Magazine 30 April 2009
She has made Senators, Congresspersons and Governors out of underdogs by endorsing them in the 2010 U.S. elections.
Sarah Palin seems to have the magic touch when it comes to her endorsements. According to the NYT her record so far is 24-5 which is an amazing achievement… Her endorsement alone seems enough to get people to take a second look at candidates and reconsider their votes. So she’s building up a lot of good will and political IOUs – all of which would be very helpful for a 2012 run. – Sarah Palin – Political Kingmaker, Ace of Spades HQ, 30 July 2010
–The year of the “Mama Grizzlies”, Michelle Malkin, 8 July 2010
With just a Facebook posting criticizing Obama’s policies, she has gotten the U.S. President and Robert Gibbs leaping to respond – on national TV, no less.
His voice dripping with exasperation, the White House press secretary, Robert Gibbs, said to me one July afternoon in his office: “If I would have told you that I could open up a Facebook account or a Twitter account, simply post quotes, and have the White House asked about those, and to have the entire White House press corps focused on your quote of the day on Facebook — that’s Sarah Palin. She tweets one thing, and all of a sudden you’ve got a room full of people that want to know…” – The New York Times, 17 Nov 2010
If you thought the exact opposite of Sarah Palin, then Congratulations! You’ve been dutifully following the MSM. According to them, Palin is just a retro-hairstyled bimbo who sees Russia from her house and thinks North and South Korea are the same. (Recently, some our own local MSM pundits have not been innocent of this either – you know who you are.)
And then there is Sarah Palin, McCain’s running mate in 2008. Besides her retro hairdo and family issues, her main claim to stardom has been her self-proclaimed experience in foreign policy for supposedly being able to see Russia from her Alaskan backyard.
Unfortunately, the Korean peninsula seemed just a little out of reach. She could not tell the difference between North and South Korea.
She was roundly credited for helping candidate Barack Obama win the presidency. In hoping to run for the presidency herself, the Republican Party’s stab at the presidency could self-destruct upon her nomination.
– Only re-election on Obama’s mind now by BUNN NAGARA, The Star 15 May 2011
Surround her with as much triviality as possible, and the American public will grow sick of even the mention of her name. They will think of her only as a joke. “Sarah Palin? That airhead? You can’t be serious!” Soon even the world’s public ends up laughing about her.
This strikes me as exactly what is being done to Anwar Ibrahim.
There are those who fear Anwar’s impact as an inspiration and figurehead of Pakatan Rakyat – if not the de facto leader – even as they portray him as a sidelined, has-been, depraved lackey of America and Israel.
Surround him with as much tawdry drama as possible, and the Malaysian public will grow sick of even the mention of his name. They will equate him only with dirty jokes. “Anwar Ibrahim? Maybe he can still win the next election if he suddenly comes from behind, ha ha ha!“ Soon even the world’s public ends up laughing about him.
Just try this experiment out: Ask the next armchair pundit you meet if they know what Anwar Ibrahim’s economic, social and governance recommendations for the country are. The sex allegations have so permeated the atmosphere around Anwar that they have crowded out any serious discussion about him as a real political leader.
That is why sex videos featuring men who look nothing like Anwar are being bandied about. Who cares if no one is convinced it is really him caught on tape, as long as they keep talking about it and nothing else! Tomorrow another ‘whistleblowing insider’ could even release a sex tape featuring only women, and still claim it features Anwar Ibrahim!
The late community organizer Saul Alinsky is a major influence on Barack Obama’s philosophy. In Saul Alinsky’s book Rules For Radicals, Rule 12 describes how to delegitimize an opponent: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)
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You tell me if this does not describe exactly what is being done to Anwar Ibrahim now.
Malaysia has truly ‘matured’ politically if we are using underhanded tactics on par with the experienced Americans. Sadly, this is not something to be proud of.
Check out the comments at the sites. Apparently many of the commentors totally fail to see the irony of their bashing Sarah Palin based on what they read from the MSM, in the comments section of a letter explaining how the MSM’s coverage of Sarah Palin is misguided.
The Malaysiakini letter referred to in the Malaysiakini version is here. It was the final spur that got me to writing the letter. The first was a certain OMY who casually mentioned Sarah Palin (mixing her up with former Miss Universe’s goof), the second was the aforelinked Bunn Nagara hit piece.
UPDATE: And here Sarah sticks it back at the liberal MSM during her bus tour!
Yep, that Bill Ayers on the far left of the poster, a criminal wanted by the FBI for plotting the murder of innocent civilians (although he denies it like a lying b*st*rd). And his family would be wife Bernadine Dohrn, on the far right side.
Now that it’s AFTER the Election and Obama is safely President Elect, unrepentant domestic terrorist Bill Ayers finally sees fit to admit what right wing blogs have been trying to get through the thick skulls of the liberal-loving media and duped public all along – Obama is Bill Ayers’ family friend.
In a new afterword to his 2001 book, Bill Ayers, former leader of the 1960s radical group Weather Underground, describes President-elect Barack Obama as a “family friend” and denies he wished his group had set off more bombs in the 1960s.
“We had served together on the board of a foundation, knew one another as neighbors and family friends, held an initial fund-raiser at my house, where I’d made a small donation to his earliest political campaign,” he writes.
But right-wing commentators tried to use those connections to smear Obama, he says.
The Weather Underground claimed responsibility for about a dozen bombings in the late 1960s, with targets including the Pentagon and Capitol. The group¹s casualties included three of its own members killed while making a bomb in New York City in 1970. In 1981, two police officers and a security guard were killed when other members of the group committed an armed robbery.
In a new afterword to his memoir, 1960s radical William Ayers describes himself as a “family friend” of President-elect Barack Obama and writes that the campaign controversy over their relationship was an effort by Obama’s political enemies to “deepen a dishonest narrative” about the candidate.
During the campaign, Ayers’ friendship with Obama was a favorite subject of conservative bloggers and talk show hosts who insisted the two were closer than the candidate was admitting. Ayers’ new description of the relationship seems to contradict Obama’s statements.
Obama had dismissed Ayers as “a guy who lives in my neighborhood” and “somebody who worked on education issues in Chicago that I know.”
The statements from the winning horse’s mouth:
Obama said Ayers is “a guy who lives in my neighborhood” and not someone who has endorsed him or talked to him regularly.
“And the notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago when I was 8 years old, somehow reflects on me and my values, doesn’t make much sense,” Obama said.
From Obama’s ever-spinning Fight the Smears website:
William Ayers is a professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, with whom Barack served on the board of an education-reform organization in the mid-1990’s. According to the Associated Press, they are not close: “No evidence shows they were “pals” or even close when they worked on community boards years ago…”
Here’s what the New York Times reported on the connection: “But the two men do not appear to have been close.”
Two conclusions can be made from Ayers’ surprise admission:
1) Obama knew, closely befriended, associated with, worked with, reviewed the book of, and had his political career launched by a completely unrepentant terrorist… Who tells us that everyone who worked with him knew that he was a radical. (Why is this important? Because it shows that Obama tolerated, if not approved of, the radical, violent, murderous, lawbreaking, anti-US-government, hate-filled targeting of innocent civilians that Ayers’ Weather Underground carried out.)
2) Barack Obama is a shameless and bald-faced liar.
Both of these things should be enough to give pause to anyone who wants to vote this man into the office of leadership of the most powerful nation on Eart…
Oh, wait. TOO LATE. The complicit Obama-slavering media has already accomplished its job by burying this investigation along with every other legitimate-and-with-evidence-but-smeared-as-baseless-rumour criticism of the Obamessiah.
Looks like you’re stuck with this terrorist-approving liar for the next four years. Hope you’re happy, no buyer’s remorse. Unless…
Remember Bill Clinton? Sure, he was a sleazebag who manipulated a woman into giving him illicit sex, sexually harassed another and may even have raped one. But what got him impeached was the fact that he lied about it.
Anyway, more links in this list of hard connections between Obama and Ayers, which Obama continues to deny and the media continues to ignore.
IMPORTANT QUESTION FOR OBAMA SUPPORTERS:
Like I’ve been saying all along… With Obama’s unbelievably vast track record of flip-flopping, breaking promises, denying he ever said what was caught on video, and outright lying…
What makes any of you Obamaphiles think he will actually do any of the things he said now that he’s President elect? Be it on the economy, taxes, war, energy, social issues?
In fact, how do you even know what policies and viewpoints Obama has, when he is so prone to fibbing, dishonesty, manipulation, nuanced talk and deception?
See also how Obama kept changing the figure for who gets taxed, from $250,000 to $200,000 to $150,000 to $120,000.
See also more videos and transcripts of his shameless flip-flopping on all promises.
And If you Obamabots aren’t convinced that this amounts to anything at all, just imagine…
What if Sarah Palin were revealed to be the ‘family friend’ of a former Ku Klux Klan leader?
Yeah, no one would make a peep of a protest, I’m so sure.
(Note: Weather Underground killed more people than the KKK did in the past 50 years.)
I’d heard plenty of speculation that every time Obama rose in the pre-Presidential Election polls, the American stock market fell. But I wasn’t sure this wasn’t just a coincidence, so I decided to wait and see: If Obama won the Presidency, would the American stock market fall?
The hypothesis has now been tested – and proven correct.
1 day of Obama as President-elect = 486.01 point drop
2 days of Obama as President-elect = 929.49 point drop
7 days of Obama as President-elect = 1342.62 point drop
14 days of Obama as President-elect = 1628 point drop
Obama is inaugurated as President = additional one-day 332.13 point drop
Start Day Before Obama wins Election, to End Day Obama is President = 1667.51 total drop
From President Obama to Obama signs stimulus package = 2018.75 point drop
Wait! I thought Obama’s economic genius, the one that is supposed to far exceed that of old fuddy-duddy McCain’s, was supposed to save everyone’s jobs?
WHERE FOR ART THOU???!!!
Obama’s SOTU 2011…
Dollar plunges in response!
OBAMA IS INAUGURATED AS U.S. PRESIDENT: MARKET DROPS 332 POINTS, WORST FOR AN INAUGURATION DAY SINCE JFK WAS ASSASSINATED
This is what market confidence in the upcoming 4 years of Obama Economy looks like:
…Not of Bush (in the form of a McCain Presidency as some might say).
Four more years of me having a rockin’ time mocking Obama!
Although the Dow isn’t exactly giggling at the antics… 500 point drop at Obama’s win.
Barack Hussein Obama, welcome to at least four years the Bush treatment!
For now, we have a new president-elect. In the spirit of reaching across the aisle, we owe it to the Democrats to show their president the exact same kind of respect and loyalty that they have shown our recent Republican president.
Jamie says sarcastically: Highly auspicious time for Obama to become 44th President on the 4th. See here for background.
Coverage, related links and cartoons follow below.
From my favourite and other blogs:
On a tip from wits0, head on over to Family Security Matters for an A-Z roundup of why not to vote Obama today. The list follows, see original site for explanations for each:
Biden, Sen. Joe
Chicago corruption and political thuggery
“Civilian National Security Force”
Defense, United States
Global Poverty Act
Illegal campaign contributions
Joe the Plumber
News Media, “mainstream”
Radicals, Rules for
Supreme Court, U.S.
Wright, Rev. Jeremiah
Head on over to the Moonbattery link, or straight to the source at Zombietime, for even more eerie ‘coincidences’ shared by Weather Underground and Obama.
And then see The Jawa report, which reveals how the Presidential Seal ripoff on Obama’s site has only one arrow in its claw instead of the two of the actual Seal… Just like the one lightning bolt of the Weather Underground logo.
The Obama Presidency – guided by Communism-inspired terrorists. Choose wisely tomorrow, America.
I was asked the other day – Why do I like to bash Obama?
I didn’t give a proper or complete answer, but here goes:
1) Abortion. I totally disagree with his 100% pro-abortion stance, his voting against providing medical care for babies that survive abortions, his view that babies are a PUNISHMENT, and his refusal to publicly proclaim his stance on unborn life.
2) Shallow Christian faith. Liberals and Democrats who are ‘Christians’ in general have very nominal faith as compared to Conservatives and Republicans. (And some are outright disdainful of Christianity.) Just look at who the Evangelicals and Bible Belt vote for (i.e. Bush). Obama is, incredibly, even more shallow and cynical about Christianity – treating it like a means to accomplish his own political and personal ends. A short sample:
For 20 years attended a church that follows the skewed Black Liberation Theology (”If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him.”)
For 20 years listened to the preaching of a reverend who is known for shouting “God d*mn America!”.
Adheres to his own nuanced interpretation of Old Testament laws the Sermon on the Mount.
He is also ardently pro-homosexuality.
3) His associates and supporters. People whom he has looked up to, worked with, and who adore him include a racist preacher who wants God to d*mn America, terrorists who planted bombs aimed at civilians (details through links here), slum lords, the despotic North Korean government, Communists and fans of mass-murderers, and various extremist Islamic terror groups. You seriously have to wonder WHY these people prefer an Obama Presidency.
4) His constant lying and condescension. He will say one thing to garner support from one group of listeners, then say the exact opposite to garner support from others. As recorded on video. Yet he claims he never said those things, acting as if the public were fools and ignoramuses. He has said as much before.
5) His policies in general. As I have blogged before, there are at least seven ways Obama will be bad for the world. Eight if you include the ways in which he contributed to the financial crisis.
And there are many more reasons, such as his utter lack of leadership experience (a mere 143 days!), proven incompetence in administration and arrogant ignorance of basic knowledge about world politis, but the above five are the ones I feel most strongly about.
Baby killer. Un-Christian. Dangerous. Ethics-less. Detrimental.
So yes, I bash Obama because I enjoy it. But that doesn’t mean I’m shallow, petty and vindictive, attacking Obama arbitrarily and doing so on a whim and a fancy.
The reasons I choose Obama to bash, over anyone else, is because of all the things he does and all the things he stands for.
I bash Obama because I oppose him for very solid and logical reasons.
And if you read the links I included above, perhaps you’d be inclined to agree with me.
See also the list of factors on this post.
PS. And you can forward this post to others too as a summary of reasons why NOT to vote for Obama tomorrow.
(Kudos to Moonbattery for featurage!)
In case you needed reminding that Obama is the greatest enemy of unborn humans in the history of the world (Consistent 100% rating from NARAL, an extreme pro-abortion group):
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