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Attn: GOP Re: Alinksy Rule Number 5

Obi-Won used it on you today

First off, when Obama said he wanted cameras and reporters in the room, you had to know something was up. [Update; apparently both sides thought it would be a good idea. My bad.]

Something was, and you’d better counter it;

“What happens is that you guys don’t have a lot of room to negotiate with me,” Obama said. “The fact of the matter is, many of you, if you voted with the administration on something, are politically vulnerable with your own base, with your own party because what you’ve been telling your constituents is, ‘This guy’s doing all kinds of crazy stuff that’s going to destroy America.’ ”

Just because what it looks like he’s trying to do is the unthinkable, doesn’t mean it can’t be happening.

I refer you to Aliksky’s rule No. 5;

5. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.”

The sad fact is, what Obama and the left wants to do to “fundamentally change America” requires that they destroy America from the bottom to the top. It’s not tinfoil hat theory, that it’s sometimes taken as such is the result of the tool of ridicule they use to make it appear like crazy talk to even suggest.

They’ve had over forty years to set up the fundamental change they want for you and me.They burrowed deep into society like termites into the woodwork of a house, and the damage they’ve been doing to date has largely been ignored, or limited to a small chunk here, another small one there. It all adds up to where we find ourselves today; on the edge of a precipice.

There isn’t time to hope and pray your more centrist colleagues in Congress will do the right thing. The “Big Tent” needs to be put over the house and the house fumigated to get the burrowing worms out from their positions of power.

The NRSC and others don’t seem to be up to the fight. The reason I say this is because they seem to be blocking real conservatives like Chuck DeVore and Marco Rubio at every turn. I’m beginning to suspect that if either of those two candidates does win their respective primaries, they’ll be cut off by the NRSC from funding to favor more “centrist” campaigns.

The left has taken an all or nothing approach to legislation with the “Prefect Storm” generated by Obama’s election and the bullet-proof majority they now enjoy in Congress. The GOP needs to keep holding the line until We The People can muster up enough wins on the ground to get either a majority in the Senate or House, or at least enough to put the brakes on the machine.

When the left and their friends in the media call you “The Party of No”, you need to show them your alternate plan. Slam it on the podium in front of you and say; “Not no, but no to that and yes to this.”

Getting back to Alinsky, I refer you to Rule No. 12;

12. “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.”

There is no excuse for you to ever be empty handed. You plans should be in hand and ready to go. You have friends on the right who will blog day and night to get your quotes out, and real grassroots people who genuinely care about this country, its Constitution, and founding principles to counteract any astroturf campaign the left can muster.

Remember one very important thing, though. We began a mighty struggle last year to get you all back in power despite all you did and didn’t do that got us into this mess. We do this not for you, but for God and our country.

If you don’t show us you’re going to stand with us and fight, we’ll be forced to waste valuable time that we don’t have and can’t afford putting the Big Tent over the GOP and fumigating you worms from there first before we can clean out our government.

Please save us that one step.

The Democrats and the left made one huge mistake thinking they would separate the Teaparty movement from the GOP. We never were about you to begin with. You just happen to be our last best hope.

At least act like it.

Fight.

We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France,
we shall fight on the seas and oceans,
we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be,
we shall fight on the beaches,
we shall fight on the landing grounds,
we shall fight in the fields and in the streets,
we shall fight in the hills;
we shall never surrender

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