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Who is Saul Alinsky Gingrich Refers to? - Citizens 4 Freedom

Who is Saul Alinsky Gingrich Refers to? - Citizens 4 Freedom

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Who is Saul Alinsky, and why is Newt Gingrichso obsessed with him?
 
Site Administratorposted on January 29, 2012 20:31
Who is Saul Alinsky, and why is Newt Gingrich so obsessed with him?Newt Gingrich keeps likening President Obama to radical communityorganizer Saul Alinsky. But Gingrich seems to have adopted Alinsky's tacticshimself, as has the tea party. Mainstream Republicans aren't happy.
Source:http://www.citizens4freedom.com/Articles/tabid/1387/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/6717/Who-is-Saul-Alinsky-and-why-is-Newt-Gingrich-so-obsessed-with-him.aspx WhereverNewt Gingrichgoes these days  stumping inFlorida, arguing on televised debates with fellow Republican presidential hopefuls, jotting down notes for hisumpteenth book  he carries with him a scary but useful ghost:Saul Alinsky.The radical community organizer (gone now these 40 years) is the specter on whichBarack Obamahas modeled his life, Gingrich warns. Its no coincidence, he says, that both Alinsky and Obama were fromChicagoor that the President passed up far morelucrative possibilities to become  a community organizer. The centerpiece of this campaign, I believe, is American exceptionalism versus theradicalism of Saul Alinsky, Gingrich said in hisSouth Carolinaprimary victory speech, acharge he finds constant ways to repeat. "Saul Alinsky radicalism is at the heart of Obama, he said onCNN.So who wasSaul Alinsky?
 
Born in Chicago in 1909 to Russian immigrant parents, Alinsky worked his way throughtheUniversity of Chicago, then dropped out of grad school to organize the poor in thecitys slums, demanding better working and living conditions. He went on to do thesame thing in otherUScities.Published the year before he died in 1972, Alinskys Rules for Radicals: A PragmaticPrimer for Realistic Radicals has been compared to the writing of Thomas Paine, and it inspired many young idealists (including, apparently,Hillary Clinton, who wrote herWellesley Collegesenior thesis on Alinsky)."What follows is for those who want to change the world from what it is to what theybelieve it should be, Alinsky begins his book. The Prince was written by Machiavelli forthe Haves on how to hold power. Rules for Radicals is written for the Have-Nots on howto take it away."Some compare Alinskys activities and goals to a more recent American politicalinsurgency. The Tea Party comes from the same sense of outrage that the elites, as Gingrich callsthem, are running the country,Dick Simpson, aUniversity of Illinoisat Chicago political scientist and former Chicago alderman, toldBloomberg News. The Tea Party hasunderstood how to mobilize their anger and turn it to political results, which is theunderlying motif of Alinsky. Alinsky, Simpson says, was a master community organizer who attempted to organizepeople without power, people that today wed call the 99 percent, by using the strengthof numbers to overcome clout and wealth.FreedomWorks, the tea party group headed by former Republican House LeaderDick Armey, gives copies of Rules for Radicals to its leaders. His tactics when it comes tograss-roots organizing are incredibly effective, FreedomWorks spokesman AdamBrandon told theWall Street Journal. Tea Partyers aggressively confronting lawmakersat town hall meetings is straight from Alinskys playbook.Conservative iconWilliam F. Buckley Jr.called the Chicago radical "very close to beingan organizational genius." As a former history professor, Gingrich not only understands Alinskys motif, hes madeit a key part of his campaign. Gingrich's clashes against the establishment are classic Alinsky, writes Philip Klein,senior editorial writer for the conservativeWashington Examiner.Democrats may rankle at Gingrichs painting Obama as an Alinsky acolyte  a sort of red-baiting, although Alinsky never joined any organization, communist or otherwise.But some Republicans say the former House Speaker himself is destructively channeling Alinsky when, for example, he goes afterMitt Romneys wealth.

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Saul Alinsky was an actual KGB trained subverter. Saul created the "community organizer." Newt knows what he was and opposes Alinsky's Marxist-Leninist tactics to socialize America.
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