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    One of the funny things has been watching the inability of the political parties to understand the Tea Party movement. The MSM and the left has been especially fun to watch. They started out with derision, went to the race card, back to mocking accusing them of being sock puppets of the republican party (try telling THAT to the incumbent pubbie establishment types taken out by Tea Party supported candidates).

    None of the typical Alinsky smears have worked. The left keeps looking for the leader and spokesman. This makes sense since the left believes in central planning and authority, they assume the organization must be top down like their own worldview.


    This article is the best description I have seen of what the Tea PArty is and how it works.

    American Thinker: The Organizational Secret of the Tea Parties

     
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    Follow the money. Wonderfully, since Tea Party politics inevitably favor corporatism, the money in this case leads to big oil.
     
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    Once again idiots do not understand Alinsky and no where does the concept of smearing people show up in his Rules for Radicals, rules for Radicals is not guerilla warfare, i.e. pick one item and say you follow Alinsky, but a complete method one rule alone makes no sense and is often unsuccessful... just another convenient right wing half truth, that denies any sense of credibility to what follows..

    OTOH what the Tea Party is doing is very close to Alinsky's rules for radicals...

    Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" for dummies - Sleepless in Midland

     
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    #24 Jersey


    Well then Obama is Alinsky, Hillary was Alinsky ...

    hmmmm ... :idea2:

    Rex Ryan may be Alinsky .... :p
     
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    It's actually a form of syndico-anarchism, the type of organization used by the Spanish Communists in their battle against Franco. It will be interesting to see to what degree the Tea Party transforms the Republican Party. Right now, it appears that it will be a minority party within the party, and if it fails to differentiate itself it will simply die off. My guess is that it's already been co-opted, and it's merely a forum for catharsis. Part of the reason I think this is that I no longer see an anti-corporate/anti-bailout agenda as part of the Tea Party's mission; thus, I think it's populist appeal will begin to wear off.
     
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    You are making my point, Rules for Radicals are a complete method.. not guerilla warfare.. if you check the playbook of the right or left they both use most of it..
     
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    Yeah, Patters. Sure. Because when people think about the tea party, they immediately associate it with Spanish communism. :rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah the author compared it to Mao, guerilla war, don't know enough about the Spanish Civil war of the 30's.

    The goal seems to be to drive out the big government republicans. We see this especially in the RINO's who have been defeated in the Senate primaries. In each case the 'establishment' supported the RINO against the Tea PArty candidate, and the only losses for the Tea Party was in Ill and McCain in AZ. It will be interesting to see how they fare in the General Elections in Nov. The establishment republicans are almost as freaked out as the dems.

    Ironically all the RINO instead of supporting the candidate for the general elections are not supporting them and in some cases running against the candidate who defeated them (Crist, Murkowski & Castle). Don't leave out Specter and Jeffords...

    For years RINO's have told conservatives to hold their noses and votes for the RINO, well that didn't wok well when the pubbies controlled congress. Rove still favors anyone who calls themselves a pubbie regardless of how they vote, the Tea PArty isn't buying this.

    I think there will be many more small government Senators in the Republican caucus in Jan.


    The Tea Party will pressure the pubbies to not go back to business as usual. They will be just as hard on the pubbies as the are being with Pelosi, Reid and Obama.
     
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    The secret of the Tea Party is the peoples disgust with the Grinning Lying Pigs we now have running our country D&R....

    Praise The F-cking Lord a new day is dawning.
     
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    Do you actually believe that?
     
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    #24 Jersey

    I have always had a fascination with guerilla warfare ... it's powerful and interesting use throughout history is amazing. On a local level look how much our country has changed since 9/11 ... which was guerilla warfare. Politically it's an interesting use of the word because part of the definition of the term is armed. However ... the internet has in many ways replaced the arms ... made guerilla warfare peaceful but still powerful as ever.
     
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    Tea Party is nothing but a response by selfish, racist Americans about having a black president and having to SHARE privlages.

    Tea Party=whites who hate blacks
    Tea Party=selfish people who don't want their money/just don't want other people to have health care and access to services they do

    That simple
     
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    ROFL, priceless.
     
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    Well said, and the right has mastered the method either through the internet or the airwaves...

    The anticipated result is to undermine the psyche of a group of people and cause the "guerilla's" to first of all believe if they band together they can make some type of change and secondly it is a very effective method in making the political group in power tentative.
     
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    #75 Jersey

    Not just the right. If we're talking about government, the left is just as responsible for the corporate takeover of American politics. Deregulation of the media and financial institutions happened through Clinton. Later, the bailouts of November, 2008 is a perfect example of the Democrats being bowled over and cowering in fear at the assault by Wall Street. Bush's Iraq II was another example. You can be guilty actively as well as passively.
     
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    Only if the Tea Party has a "landslide"
     
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    well said... we are them, they are us.. unfortunately too few really understand any of this.. but from my view the right is head and shoulders above..
     
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