Squaring the Culture




"...and I will make justice the plumb line, and righteousness the level;
then hail will sweep away the refuge of lies,
and the waters will overflow the secret place."
Isaiah 28:17

02/17/2010 (9:57 pm)

Another Little Lesson in Democrat Tactics

From Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government:

Last week, former President Clinton was rushed to the hospital in New York for an emergency heart operation… But, Big Government has learned of at least one other conference call/meeting around this time. A meeting of former Clintonistas and senior Democrat political operatives to coordinate a push-back to the burgeoning tea party movement. Consider it a Democrat party relief effort…

Big Government has learned that Clintonistas are plotting a “push/pull” strategy. They plan to identify 7-8 national figures active in the tea party movement and engage in deep opposition research on them. If possible, they will identify one or two they can perhaps ‘turn’, either with money or threats, to create a mole in the movement. The others will be subjected to a full-on smear campaign. (Has MSNBC already been notified?)

Big Government has also learned that James Carville will head up the effort.

Bribery. Espionage. Character assassination. I really do want those folks leading the nation, yessirr…

When I do research on a political leader, it’s because I want to know what that person genuinely stands for. If I discover that the person is of bad character, I say so, and I use that information to temper my support and warn others. But I never, ever, do research with the intent of finding dirt with which to smear an opponent. Anybody who does, I want no part of. If I discover that anybody in the party to which I belong does that sort of thing, I’ll call for that individual’s removal from all political activity. Digging dirt for the sake of ruining political reputations is vile.

I don’t know, call me old-fashioned, call me naïve… This is disgusting, and I want no part of individuals in either party who engage in this sort of thing. That it’s practiced by the highest levels of the Democratic party reinforces my estimation that the Democratic party stands for evil. I sincerely hope there’s nothing like this at the top of the Republican party, and I’m fairly certain that it’s the ambition of most Tea Party activists to flush this sort of vile behavior out of American politics altogether. Count me with them.

I’ve said it many times: character assassination is the only thing Democrats do well. They’re expert at it. What does that say?

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9 Comments »

February 18, 2010 @ 8:28 am #

That is one significant difference between them and us. Conservatives and Republicans typically throw the bad actors out or at least repudiate them strongly when they are identified. Democrats, who believe that their ends justify “any means neccessary”, typically circle the wagons and dig their heels in when one of their rotten apples is exposed.

Would have been interesting to see how the Dems would have reacted if Edwards had been exposed while running for VP. The story now has a little traction now in the MSM, but only as sort of a Prime Time Live curiosity type thing.

Maybe I’m paranoid, but I can’t help but wonder if a Republican VP candidate were exposed in this manner. Would we now be seeing some stories about how close we came to having this REPUBLICAN creep a heartbeat away from the Presidency; or solemn reflections from the Katie Couric types about the “culture of corruption” and what it says about the party that this type of scumbag wasn’t vetted better?

February 19, 2010 @ 7:09 am #

If anyone cares to relive the “bad old days” when the Clintonistas were stopming cats, smearing and intimidating people, Alamo-Girl has the definitive chronicle of the Clinton Secret Police (Terry Lenzer, Jack Palladino, et.al.)

February 19, 2010 @ 12:12 pm #

Alinsky principles in action. I recommend this article – not for the article itself (though it’s good) but for the content of the comments, which include the Alinsky principles and some of the ways in which they’ve been put to good effect by the Dems.

http://drsanity.blogspot.com/2010/02/environmental-fantasies.html

February 19, 2010 @ 12:14 pm #

By the way…Hillary was an Alinsky disciple, as was Obama.

February 19, 2010 @ 12:16 pm #

Too late for all the Dems.

Take heart fellow conservatives!

The “good sunami” is in progress.

February 19, 2010 @ 3:41 pm #

Sue–

I’m so pleased that Dr. Sanity has came back out of retirement! I dropped her from my bookmark list about a year ago. She’s the greatest!

February 19, 2010 @ 4:35 pm #

Here’s another one that’s a keeper.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/02/the_big_lie_explained_by_a_goo.html

John…
Dr Santy has stopped and started a few times. More recently, she stopped for a month or so as she completed a move from Michigan (? – somewhere very cold!) to the Central Valley in California.

Every now and then she’s more analytical than I can handle, but for the most part, she’s right on the mark. One of my “other” daily reads…!

February 19, 2010 @ 5:41 pm #

suek,

That link to the American Thinker article about Truman and the Big Lie contains a marvelous instance of Democrats using the Big Lie. Truman said “It is a “big lie,” for example, to say that we tolerate Communists and other disloyal persons in our Government.” The Venona project has demonstrated beyond doubt that it was, in fact, true — the Democrats did permit hundreds of Communists in the government. Furthermore, Senator McCarthy wasn’t actually saying there were Communists in the government, he was saying that Democratic hiring practices permitted people to work for the government who ought not to have passed background checks. But to this day, Democrats recite over and over again how stupid and inaccurate, not to mention fascistic and threatening, the entire anti-communism of the 50s was. And today, most people believe that the anti-communism of the 50s was shameful and inaccurate, and that McCarthy was a ranting fascist. That’s how the Big Lie works.

February 20, 2010 @ 12:13 pm #

>>And today, most people believe that the anti-communism of the 50s was shameful and inaccurate, and that McCarthy was a ranting fascist.>>

Anne Coulter’s book “Treason” has a very good section on McCarthy and how he’s been maligned.

I’m not crazy about her writing style, but her facts are well researched with all sorts of good references.

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