Democrats threatened to attack Jewish groups’ tax exempt status over VP nomination invite
“It’s an absolute shame that this has happened,” Hikind said. “To threaten organizations … to threaten the Conference of Presidents that if you don’t withdraw the invitation to Gov. Palin we’re going to look into your tax exempt status … that’s McCarthyism.”
This tactic is straight out of the Saul Alinsky “Rules for Radicals” book. Rule #9 to be specific.
Rule 9: The threat is more terrifying than the thing itself. When Alinsky leaked word that large numbers of poor people were going to tie up the washrooms of O’Hare Airport, Chicago city authorities quickly agreed to act on a longstanding commitment to a ghetto organization. They imagined the mayhem as thousands of passengers poured off airplanes to discover every washroom occupied. Then they imagined the international embarrassment and the damage to the city’s reputation.
Saul Alinsky was a “community organizer” years ago in Chicago. Alinsky isn’t just any organizer. He is generally considered to be the founder of community organizing. Obama’s training in community organizing is based on Saul Alinsky tactics. It’s easier to understand why Obama doesn’t give specifics to his early career in community organizing.
In Saul Alinsky’s 1971 book “Rules for Radicals” he explains: What follows is for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be. The Prince was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power. Rules for Radicals is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away.
Rule #1 is being used with the media as I uncovered in yesterdays post.
Today, a high profile anti-Iran rally is being held at the United Nations. The media isn’t telling you what happened last week behind the scenes for the “Stop Iran” rally.
Having been invited to the rally months ago, Senator Clinton agreed and squeezed the event into her schedule.
Last Tuesday, 9/16/2008, a rally organizer publicly announced that Senator Clinton, Governor Palin, and Nobel Laureate Ellie Wiesenthal would appear at the rally.
Within hours Senator Clinton, who had been confirmed for months, promptly withdrew her promise to attend.
Sources said Sen. Clinton pulled out because she did not want to attend the same event as the Republican vice presidential candidate. Soon, Senator Palin would be disinvited.
The decision to disinvite Sarah Palin came after two days of conference calls with angry event planners.
An invitation was made to Biden to balance the rally. He declined.
In return, the Obama campaign offered to send Robert Wexler (FL) to speak. Wexler has been quoted as calling Palin a “Nazi sympathizer.” Obviously that wouldn’t work.
In the end, democrats threatened to attack Jewish groups’ tax exempt status over VP nomination invite unless she was disinvited.
The McCain campaign released this statement:
“Governor Palin was pleased to accept an invitation to address this rally and show her resolve on this grave national security issue, regrettably that invitation has since been withdrawn under pressure from Democratic partisans,” reads the statement. “We stand shoulder to shoulder with Republicans, Democrats and independents alike to oppose Ahmadinejad’s goal of a nuclear armed Iran. Senator Obama’s campaign had the opportunity to join us. Senator Obama chose politics rather than the national interest.”
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