Saul Alinsky vol II Rules for Republicans

Robert Waldmann

Saul Alinsky sure has a lot of followers. Obama is a fan. Hillary Clinton wrote her senior thesis about Alinsky. However the people who follow him to the letter are Republican’s who want to privatize social security.

Rule 13 (slightly edited)

13. Pick the target … personalize it,…

The latest follower of Alinsky is Club of Growth radical Pat Toomey who claims he never advocated privatizing social security. Laura Vecsey notes the clear Alinsky influence

The key to understanding this semantic subterfuge is, well, semantics. The word Toomey uses is “personalized” Social Security

So far rule 13 hasn’t worked, so I guess they will have to back uo to rule 13

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

Nah not gonna happen.

Full rule 13

13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

I am kidding on the square. Check the rules. Republicans have been following them since 1992 at the latest.

It has been hard for them to stick to their followers areas of expertise, since there aren’t any.