Alinsky Rule #13: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”
In 2010 Republicans thundered into the majority in the House of Representatives, making historic gains by a proportion not seen in more than 70 years. The party won more than 60 seats. This was completely due to the enthusiasm of the Tea Party movement in response to the overreach of the Democratic leaders.
Democrats and the Obama Administration knew they had to stop the Tea Party to win in 2012 so they organized, made their plans and took action. They planned their attack based on Alinsky’s 13th rule of radicalism: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.
Democrats and the corrupt media isolated the Tea Party. They said Tea Party members were racists, radicals and Nazis.
It was an all-out assault.
And just to be sure they were not a problem, the Obama Administration and IRS tied Tea Party groups up in paperwork and audits. Today the Internal Revenue Service admitted that they targeted conservative groups for additional reviews during the 2012 elections – At least 75 groups were targeted. Organizations were singled out because they included the words “tea party” or “patriot” in their applications for tax-exempt status.
It was a brilliant strategy. The Tea Party was not a factor and Obama won a second term thanks to Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.