Alinsky’s RULE Number 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”
The frustrated democrats are running out of options. Most Americans oppose their irresponsible spending and proposed tax hikes.
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Since they can’t persuade Americans to support their dangerous policies they’ve resorted to fall back on their old Alinsky tactics. In the last two days it has become obvious that there is a concerted effort on the left to isolate and demonize Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
The Washington Post reported:
Last night, President Obama and Eric Cantor exchanged harsh words over the debt ceiling, and on the Senate floor just now, Harry Reid uncorked a harsh attack on Cantor that suggests Dems are embarking on a new strategy: Isolating Cantor as the new public face of GOP intransigence.
Reid’s remarks are worth quoting at length:
Even Speaker Boehner and Minority Leader McConnell seem to understand the seriousness of the situation. They are willing to negotiate in good faith, which I appreciate, and the country apppreciates.
Meanwhile, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has shown he couldn’t be at the table, and Republicans agree he shouldn’t be at the table. One Republican told Politico last night, “he lost a lot of credibility when he walked away from the table. It was childish.”
We had negotiations going here in a room a short jog from here, and he walked out on the meeting…It was childish. Another Republican said Cantor is putting himself first. He said: “He is all about Eric.” End of quote.
The time for personal gain and political posturing are over. It’s time to put our economy and our country first. The risks we face are simply too great. We don’t need to take my word for it. More than 300 respected business leaders wrote to Congress night before last to make it clear how serious this crisis really is.
Accounts of what happened last night vary, but the one thing they all agree upon is that Cantor played a lead role in telling the President that revenue increases simply aren’t going to happen, and that Obama didn’t react kindly to it.
It should be noted that Barack Obama was an Alinsky instructor in his early years.