Beating Obama

obama66Obama does many things. He prevaricates, manipulates, defrauds, abuses and usurps. But one thing that he does not do is compromise.

Any strategy built on forcing Obama to compromise is inherently flawed. He may occasionally throw Republicans a tiny bone to make them feel better about giving in, but only as long as his is the only plate with meat on it.

Obama never compromises because he has never really lost. He has been insulated from defeat by his fanaticism, his arrogance and his media… and by Republican incompetence.

Obama can only be beaten on his own terms. He can’t be beaten legislatively or judicially as long as he wields executive powers whose limits he refuses to accept. If Congress passes something, he can and will choose to ignore it. If the Supreme Court strikes something down, he will do it anyway.

That is why Justice Roberts, like so many other conservatives, blinked in a confrontation with Obama and chose to preserve the system while legalizing ObamaCare, rather than see ObamaCare implemented anyway while the system of checks and balances was trashed.

The Roberts mistake is the same one that Congressional Republicans have made in their games of chicken with Obama. They have chosen to preserve the system, whether it’s the political system, the economic system or any other part of the status quo, over defeating Obama.

In a game of chicken with a man who cares nothing for the status quo that impulse to conserve has become their fatal weakness. They may gamble, but they never gamble everything because they see themselves as custodians of a political system, a legal traditional and a national heritage.

Obama, who has no concern or use for any of those things, always comes to the table prepared to gamble everything. And it is hard to beat a man at a political game within a system of rules when he cares nothing for those rules.

There is only one way to beat Obama and that is on his own terms.

Obama does not see his power in legal terms. The Constitutional limits on his power mean nothing to him. Instead he sees his right to rule in terms of popular will. He isn’t afraid of being on the wrong side of the law, but he is afraid of his agenda being stranded on the wrong side of public opinion.

Unlike Clinton, he reacts less to polls believing correctly that his media allies can help him weather temporary unpopularity. As long as he is moving forward, then he is in control. What he fears is losing that momentum. He fears a Newt Gingrich who will sideline his agenda with a counter-agenda.

The rise of the Tea Party panicked Obama because suddenly there were agendas in the public eye that were not his. He was forced to pivot, briefly, to the deficit. He was forced, uncomfortably, to talk about responsible spending.

The ObamaCare steamroller rolled on, but it was now doomed to be unpopular. The dedicated opposition had crippled it by making it suspect. But it was less the damage to ObamaCare that worried him than the fear of losing the ability to set the public agenda. Without that power, he would have become completely impotent.

But the natural caution of the Republican Party reasserted itself and the lessons of the Tea Party uprising were forgotten. And those lessons were simple.

Obama can only be beaten in the popular arena. In his mind, he derives his power from the bully pulpit. He is a creature of the media age and popularity is his only law and the only verdict that he will accept.

The Republican Party is still playing this game by Washington rules while Obama is playing it by Chicago rules where the only rule is to do whatever you can get away with for as long as the people let you.

Obama isn’t just challenging a few laws, he is challenging whether the government has any hard limits that can’t be overcome by asserting popular will or the force of history. And the Republican Party is not only unable to answer his challenge, but is unable to even understand that it is being made.

The Tea Party instinctively understood Obama’s uncompromising political grammar. As do men like Ted Cruz. While the Republican Party looks for a compromise, they understand that it’s impossible.

This is a test of wills. Agendas are asserted. Law doesn’t matter. Passion does.

Most people don’t understand the inner workings of government. What they know is that they are unhappy with the state of the country and looking for someone to fight for a better life for them.

Instead of stepping up to the challenge, the Republican Party has become consumed with the illusory center. It is afraid of alienating anyone and so it appeals to no one. It engages in half-measures that do more damage than doing nothing would. It commits halfway to every policy and is hated by everyone.

The modern Tea Party, like the classical one, was fed by a sense of desperation from a middle class that sensed its property, its prosperity and its future slipping away under the boot of government. It went out prepared to gamble everything. Some of its gambles were foolish, but they were still less foolish than hoping that letting the responsible parties assemble in a room and work it all out was the answer.

The dirty little secret of the Republican Party is that no one wants to run it or take responsibility for it. Everyone is just biding their time until the next election and the one after that. They are waiting for the Post-Obama era when the burden of opposition will be lifted from their shoulders and they will be able to go back to business as usual.

That complacency is at the heart of everything that is wrong with the Republican Party. It is why it is losing. It is why it deserves to lose.

Obama can only be beaten with sustained opposition. Innate to his plans is the assumption that his enemies will give up and let him have his victory. When they don’t, he begins making mistakes.

The ObamaCare website went live in a disastrous state because he was too afraid of postponing it and letting Republicans smell weakness. The ObamaCare exchanges are more of a disaster than they had to be because dedicated conservatives never stopped challenging and questioning the law. And both of those mistakes may yet prove fatal.

These battles weren’t legislative. They were clashes of will and nerve. Their sustained effect was to make ObamaCare controversial and to make Obama paranoid about its image. The only thing Obama truly cares about is his popularity. It is the one thing he will defend at all costs. The Tea Party has done a good job of wearing down ObamaCare, but its real triumph will come if it succeeds in stealing enough momentum from Obama to make its own agenda into a national topic.

It did that briefly with the national debt. If it can do it again and in a bigger way, if it can win a popular mandate for its own issues, then it can steal Obama’s only real source of power and beat him for good.


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  • Naresh Krishnamoorti

    Obama does many things. And they are all spelled out in the sixth chapter of the Proverbs of King Solomon:

    These six things the Lord hates,
    Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
    A proud look,
    A lying tongue,
    Hands that shed innocent blood,
    A heart that devises wicked plans,
    Feet that are swift in running to evil,
    A false witness who speaks lies,
    And one who sows discord among brethren.

    • TheOrdinaryMan

      ,,,and evil destroys itself; but Obama is destroying us in the process. His downfall-when and how?

      • Porphyry

        Can’t say how but guess it will come when he does not expect it.

    • skbn113

      A…..MEN !!!

    • truebearing


  • Hass

    The US is in dire need of new blood republicans that are true conservatives, ones that care about their country, not pockets.

  • The March Hare

    “And the Republican Party is not only unable to answer his challenge, but is unable to even understand that it is being made”

    How true, how true. The tea party is our last best hope and we need to elect those who are supported by the tea party. Most people just can’t (or won’t) take the time to sort out all the BS to figure out who are the good guys and who are the bad guys and that is what the MSM and demonRATS count on.

    What is needed is a movement to counter the smears on the tea party and get people to see the tea party in a better light. Couple that with convincing people that the tea party has the time and resources to research each and every candidate to determine who is representative of tea party values and therefore, representative of conservative values.

    People like us who haunt sites like frontpagemag understand the lay of the land, but few take the time to do this or even have the will or even intellect to do it. Too many spend too much time on their social network sites and little or no time on sources of news and information. In fact, many wouldn’t even know where to go to get the truth or a discussion about it.

    Granted, more and more people are learning as more and more people are outraged by what is happening, but if it takes crap like obummercare to stir up those passions, it may be too late when so much passion stirring crap is instituted that it can’t be turned around. In other words, do we get a police state before we get an informed state? I worry.

    • truebearing

      “do we get a police state before we get an informed state? I worry.”

      That is the question.

      If you look at why and how this nation began, and what the constitution expects of us as citizens, it is clear that the freedom ensured by our constitution was predicated on a citizenry that was morally upright and well informed. Freedom can only flourish when the majority of individuals have moral restraint, and understand the consequences of failing in that regard, or in voting while poorly informed. Conversely, democracy fails when the majority of citizens become immoral and uneducated. Police states are one of the net effects of citizens who no longer exercise self-control.

      The message of Obama and the Left is: “we’ll trade you bread and health care for governmental control of everything,” which assumes a police state. When Obama can’t hold up his end of the devil’s bargain — the Left never does — and which Obamacare abundantly proves, there will be a window for the Right to slap America with the truth and derail the Police State Express. If we react too tepidly, ie. the standard Retreatican style, we lose the opportunity for momentum and consequently, our freedom. We’re dancing on the edge of a razor.

      • The March Hare

        There aren’t too many republicans that will “slap America with the truth”, I fear. If there are only a few who stand up and do the right thing only to have other republicans snipe at them á la John McCain, then it all could go down in flames. It will require a united stand by a large majority of the right if only in the house. Pundits outside of government have to do their part also.
        BTW, did you see where McCain is eyeing a 2016 run? I don’t even want him in the senate let alone in the white house.

        • truebearing

          I agree, about the republicans and John McCain. There is something very wrong with that man.

  • Lanna

    The answer is definite… pull your country away from God and he will pull away from you without blessings….innocent people get put in jeopardy because of this leaders hatred for mankind.

  • J Simson

    Get up

    Stand up,

    Fight for your rights,

    Don’t give up the fight!

    • zoomie

      yah man, smoke ganja

    • Joel Cairo

      Absolutely correct Mr. Simson!

    • veeper

      majority of americans will no longer fight for anything….

      it interrupts their life…..

  • Michael D Dirmeier

    GOP loses. One thing for sure that the Liberals have is passion.

    • Charles Martel

      The great poet Yeats said, “the best lack all conviction while the worst are full of passionate intensity.”

  • chicodon

    While we obsess over a website Obama’s army is spreading over the country knocking on people’s doors. Until we get those numbers we will have no idea how successful the roll out has been. I agree with everything else.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      Maybe. But ideas can go viral and support can rise sharply when you keep up the good fight.

  • Sassy Serf

    Wow, wow, wow. That is the best description and analysis of our predicament that I have ever read.

    You wrote: Most people don’t understand the inner workings of government. What they know is that they are unhappy with the state of the country and looking for someone to fight for a better life for them.
    That’s where action is needed to wake ‘em up and educate them and make them fight for themselves.

  • Clare Spark

    DG is so correct in his analysis of Obama. He also recognized SCOTUS Chief Justice Roberts’s bad decision in the ACA case. But why are many conservatives following Andrew Jackson as a role model? (See WSJ letters today) Jackson should be no model for the Tea Party. His followers were like Alinsky. See Retitled, “Claude Bowers, racist Democratic pol.”

    • Merican

      Jackson was the last true populist that became President. He also took on the Bankers, got to believe the Bolshevik Bankers will hang when this thing craters!

  • Johnnnyboy

    Current mainstream Republicans are just a bunch of (mostly)
    guys who have decided to make a career of politics. The are just what they seem to be. They are, also, not gong to go along with a radical or aggressive agenda unless the outcome is handed to them with little effort on their part.

    You can not make people zealous by telling them they should
    have zeal, and you can not beat the political left with propaganda, because
    propaganda is who they are. It is their one true specialty, the only thing they
    can do well. That is their expertise.

    Actual governance is another matter. There is a long, long history of the radical left governing with remarkable incompetence. This whole Obamacare thing, as it has unfolded so far, is actually fairly typical of leftist governance. They are Incompentence-Are-Us when it comes to running a

    The need is to be opportunistic with the public discontent that arises from how badly Obama governs. You have to let the disaster unfold and give the other side the opportunity to own it. The Republicans are somewhat positioned
    to do that, but seem so disinterested that I am not sure they would respond
    appropriately even if they gain a majority. Hard to say, maybe we do, actually,
    need a new party. Or perhaps the current party can be reformed into something that will actually govern to the will of the majority, instead of the majority of the Inside the Beltway crowd. The best hope here would be grass roots work that produces more genuinely conservative candidates.

  • CurmudgyOne

    Daniel Greenfield does it again. Pins it. If Obama’s real concern is his popularity, then he must not be sleeping very well. Keep him on the run re Obamacare and ruin his egocentricism.

  • Sheik Yerbouti

    The only way to “beat” this leftist coup (which has been well under way for decades) is to allow the system to crash. I suspect that is already expected anyway. Look how many lawmakers and former lawmakers have private compounds in other nations. They KNOW a crash is coming and plan to let us fend for ourselves. After the worst of it they plan to ride back in and take over. It has happened before.

    • zoomie

      I concurr. But the album stunk, what kind of shoot was he singing about ? Don’t answer.

  • sundance69

    The biggest problem we face is the uneducated voter. They have removed American History and God from our schools and have done it little by little. The Progressives have been working at tearing down our way of life for decades. The teachers unions are the culprit for the large part but even more to blame are the parents. Parents today (assuming they have parents) expect the schools to raise there children, well congratulations this is what you have, dumbed down idiots. I heard someone once say if you really what to wreak havoc in the US just remove the change key from the cash registers of fast food restaurants. Think about it, funny yes if it wasn’t true.
    People do not realize how long this way of thinking has been going on. I’m 67 years old and when my 3 boys were in elementary school, we used to go out and buy all their school supplies we thought they needed to start the new year. About a week after the school year started I was helping my son with his homework and noticed all different supplies, not the ones we bought for him and I asked him where his nice ruler was and he told me that someone else picked it. I questioned “what do you mean someone else picked it” and he explained to me that his teacher took everyone supplies and divided them up evenly amongst the class so everyone had the same supplies. The next day I questioned the teacher and she informed me that was the new policy. That afternoon I withdrew my boys from the school and put them in private schools away from these Progressives. I did not know who they were at the time but I knew it wasn’t my way of thinking. This was over 35 yrs. ago and here we are almost 3 generations later with the finished product.

    • zoomie

      4th grade was the year I got kicked out of school, 1970. I knew something was wrong, I just didn’t know what it was. I remeber the ” Cool ” kids that year from 6th grade marching around, laughing and chanting, ” On Strike Shut It Down”. I shook my head and figured, Monkey See, Monkey Do. There’s a lot of monkeys out there.
      And now I’m a racist besides, just ask Bob Redford. By the way he still lives in Utah, correct ?

      • roastytoasty

        Zooms, Whoever down-voted you is definitely part of the problem and I hope they are feeling the strong heat of Reform beginning to glow across the land. The 150 year old Marxist Progressive movement has failed, utterly and completely, everywhere Marxist philosophy has been applied. Utter failure with 200,000,000 political asassinations in the process. The United States is the 1st nation of the present Age to be founded on Liberty instead of serfdom & peonage. Marxist Progressives hate the U.S.A.

        • Rhys Williams

          “The United States is the 1st nation of the present Age to be founded on Liberty instead of serfdom & peonage.” Seriously you guys talk a LOT of shit. Do you live in a USA that I haven’t heard of perhaps? One that wasn’t founded on the institution of slavery? By rich white guys? Which is still run by rich white guys (no matter who the president is)? Why does everyone insist on believing that what is good for rich white guys is good for everyone? IT’S NOT.

          From the article: “The ObamaCare website went live in a disastrous state because he was too afraid of postponing it and letting Republicans smell weakness. The ObamaCare exchanges are more of a disaster than they had to be because dedicated conservatives never stopped challenging and questioning the law.” IT WAS A LAW. They should have passed it, that’s their job. What this comment is effectively saying is that if the Republicans hadn’t been so partisan and aggressive towards something that WAS ALREADY A LAW, then it would have worked EVEN BETTER! If they stopped fighting like children and ran the country for once, then the country would run better, no??

          This article is a load of ideological nonsense (that’s right – you guys are perfectly capable of ‘ideology’, you don’t see reality laid bare any more than the rest of us). It’s time you started backing up your arguments with facts rather than rhetoric – and take a good look at the mess you’ve gotten yourselves into.

        • zoomie

          Not to worry, I went on to Engineering school and did fairly well. Enough to be in awe of the brilliant guys, and there were a few brilliant gals too. Larry was correct, but you can’t speak the truth these days in the circles he goes around with.

  • zoomie

    A cetain amount of correct observation. Flat out wrong conclusion. Amerika has been brainwashed. This is the result. Until publik edumecation is overthrown we’re in deep trouble.

    I was told in Kalifornia by my third grade teacher in 1969 the Constitution is a living breathing document. In 4th grade Mrs. Sanchez had us saying the plege of allegiance in Spanish. Funny, my high school Spanish teacher, Senora Sayler let us know she was a Cuban exile. But she never said anything more. Self muzzled ? I just don’t know.

    I figure the last nail in the coffin will be immigration “reform”. After that it’s game over.

    Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob.
    James Madison Federalist No. 55, February 15, 1788

    Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security, or the rights of property; and have, in general, been as short in their lives as they have been violent in
    their deaths.
    James Madison Federalist No. 10, November 23, 1787

    The more things change, the more they stay the same.

  • Charles Martel

    This is a good analysis, but a major portion of the battle for the hearts and minds of the young are fought in arenas totally dominated by liberals, schools, colleges, TV, social media, etc. I am very pessimistic that we can ever have much effect there, but I do applaud the efforts of men like Mr. Horowitz who will take the fight to the enemy.

  • WW4

    Whatever. The 1,000th article on “how to beat Obama.” Here he is, six years later, still winning, with Republicans just damn lucky midterms aren’t tomorrow.

    How do you beat Obama? You don’t, sorry, you got him for two more years. But you have a “gift” on your doorstep (more like a stinky bag). No, not “Benghazi,” you fool, be serious for once. It’s called the PPACA. It’s like a little “Republican election genie”–open to any part of it and you’ll find something to run on successfully.

  • Joel Cairo

    At last there is someone who understands. The only way to deal with this person is direct confrontation. Face him down and eventually he will have to retreat because he has no weapons other than his belief that you are scared. If you refuse to to be scared you de-fang him.

    This was why I proposed that the shutdown should go on for years and the debt limit not be raised. I would have been the ultimate in defiance and would prove that he couldn’t have his way. And if he chose to go beyond that law, it would have shown his true colors and that of anyone supporting him.

    • WW4

      Yes, I guess destroying the country and destabilizing the world WOULD be one way to defeat Obama…

      • JohnBreland

        WW4, ever heard of chemotherapy? Sometimes you have to poison the system to save it.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          “WW4, ever heard of chemotherapy? Sometimes you have to poison the system to save it.”

          It’s more like taking the poison away from the child to save it.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        “Yes, I guess destroying the country and destabilizing the world WOULD be one way to defeat Obama…”

        Preventing the destruction of the country and stabilizing the world economy WOULD be the best way to defeat Obama…

  • mtnhikerdude

    His army is the doting MSM . They will spin all his failures ,lies ,Constitutional usurping , hatred of the military and support of The Muslim Brotherhood as genius. The truth remains on the sideline bench . It is only brought into the game when it can be used to disgrace a Conservative .
    By 2016 America will have been Detroited.

  • sendtheclunkerbacktochicago

    The “Dirty Little Secret” Daniel is that there is only ONE way to defeat Barack Hussein Obama (Barry Soetoro) and the radical Progressives that infest this administration is to expose the Fraud in Chief’s fraudulent and criminal behavior. The evidence has been collected and packaged and shown to many Congresspersons and Washington DC VIPS. The Republican Party is a cesspool of SILENCE when it comes to the matter of Obama’s fraudulent documents. How difficult is it for folks to see that the Fraud in Chief uses fraudulent documents (three that we know of) in order to maintain his hold on power. By simply connecting the dots of the existing fraudulent documents it becomes obvious that Barack Hussein Obama was NEVER eligible to be the POTUS. This is the highest order of criminal activity and a scandal which has gone unchecked and the result is the destruction of America. Wake up DANIEL!

  • rsilverm

    Excellent insightful article. And while I agree with the diagnosis and the prescription, I am not optimistic about the outcome. I am hoping more people step forth who can articulate the conservative message to the American people.

  • roastytoasty

    Sorry but I disagree with you on this one, Daniel. The problem is not Obama. The problem is the outsized, redundant, inefficient & corrupt U.S bureaucratic structure (city county state federal). Obama is the tip of the bureaucratic spear. If it were not Obama it would be someone else. Over the past 100 years Progressives have made bureaucratic structure the taproot of political power. That is why AFLCIO president Richard Trumka jumped out of organizing coal miners into organizing government workers. AFSCME is AFLCIO’s biggest constituency. Anybody you ask knows fine well that too much bureaucracy is why U.S. government is failing so badly. So, Why don’t elected politicians talk loud and long about the corrupt interlocked unionized U.S. bureaucracy? Probably because they fear they’d end up like Jimmy Hoffa Sr or Eddie York. Search RICHARD TRUMKA EDDIE YORK for a real eye-opener.

  • Wolfthatknowsall

    The other day, John Stossel stated that if there are no new spending bills, and spending remains where it is now (which is accomplished by the much-hated Sequester), in three years there will be a federal surplus.

    The DEMs were beaten soundly by the Sequester (although I worry about the readiness of our military). They desperately need to get rid of it. They should be thwarted at every turn …

  • ffighter13

    The keen eye of Mr. Greenfield;here,here.

    • cathnealon

      What did Mr. Greenfield propose here? That we tea partiers who’ve been to every rally since 9/12 keep on keeping on? Well, we intend to do that.
      Most of us are local groups who exist through small donations and meet once a week to decide which doors we will knock on if there is an upcoming election and which elected reps to hound regarding our second amendment rights, obamcare, etc. Even though we have endured insults, shunning by our liberal family members, and called vile names we don’t let it bother us. All of that falls off of us like headless arrows. We are as determined as Obama and company not to compromise. They will not compromise in promoting their radical, communistic agenda and we will not compromise in standing strong against it. Alinksy’ rules of mockng and targeting are laughable up against real American individuals.
      One last thing, establishment Republcians are probably enamored by these radicals with all their fancy degrees and awards and see them as elites much like some of their own. Thus they are incapable of dealing with such subversive extremism. As non-elitists who don’t give a crap about that we tea-partiers definitely have the advantage.

  • skbn113

    GWB, for all his faults, spoke plainly.

    “Obama does many things. He prevaricates, manipulates, defrauds, abuses and usurps.”
    God, how I miss George!

  • Infidel4Ever

    As usual, Mr. Greenfield nails it.

  • popseal

    Whatever the strategy against Obama, it better be fast. Once 11,000,000+ new Democrats from Mexico get to the voting booth, well, turn out the lights on the importance of self reliance, personal responsibility, and individual industry counting for anything between the oceans.

  • DogmaelJones1

    Another way to beat Obama is for a sizable percentage of Americans to engage in civil disobedience, such as refusing to sign up for Obamacare (if you can, re the dysfunctional website, which apparently is using PacMan technology)). This would result in two things: Obama backing down, or forcing his hand to employ force He already has the force card in the legislation, via the IRS. And if the IRS began expropriating money from everyone’s bank accounts, you’d see a revolution. Not so many federal SWAT teams as people just refusing to work, and going on strike, a la Atlas Shrugged.

    • truebearing

      It is one of the few options available, but may be exactly what Obama is hoping for. That being said, allowing Obama to consolidate power isn’t going to make our job any easier. If we don’t take a stand somewhere, we will have no place left to stand.

  • Marlin B. Newburn

    With all respect to Mr. Greenfield, Obama will have an enormous and blindly loyal following not matter how destructive he continues to be, and I say this as a clinical psychologist.

    His followers are loyal out of fantasy hero-worship, and they elevate him in reverence as a deity in human form. They are his SS troops in the war against individual rights and freedom in general.

    Their obeisance to him is their self-perceived demonstration of honorable loyalty, and elevated compassion, the latter far above those who would so much as doubt him. He also represents to them their living example of reverence to their perceived historically aggrieved and victimized group, more so than all others, and the perfect leader of the perfect society. Their emotion will always trump common sense for them, regardless of who is harmed by his personal incompetence and ruthless efforts in establishing a socialist state.

    Obama will never lose his huge following, and after the damage he will certainly cause, they will defend him to their last breath while they condemn his detractors. There will be no “undoing” of this president.

  • roastytoasty

    Marxism made the 20th century a century of mass death. Obama wants to make the 21st century a repeat performance. Marxists hate America.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “Do you live in a USA that I haven’t heard of perhaps? One that wasn’t founded on the institution of slavery?”

    It was not founded on the institution of slavery. Slavery was tolerated because the constitution protected citizens and was eventually expended. It wasn’t a nefarious plot.

    Most blacks were turned in to slaves by their own people. Throughout the world at the time nobody imagined they could abolish slavery somehow. You need to reboot your entire history of Western civilization and understand it as it was, not as presented by Marxists.

    “By rich white guys? Which is still run by rich white guys (no matter who the president is)?”

    Are they Joos too in your fantasy? Just wondering.

    “Why does everyone insist on believing that what is good for rich white guys is good for everyone? IT’S NOT.”

    Without “rich white guys” your civilization would be a lot less comfortable. You think industry pops out of the ground like organic fruit and vegetables? If “rich white guys” run everything, shouldn’t you thank them rather than attacking them for their success? You would be able to do a better job if you weren’t so oppressed? What’s stopping you?

    “Help, help! I’m being oppressed! I’m being oppressed!”

    • Lumpy Rutherford

      He’s just pissed because they put the limit back on his EBT card. FYI if you’ll do a search on Wikipedia for 21st Century African Slave Trade, you’ll find that African people are still capturing and selling each other into slavery–and now, as then, to Arabs…

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “IT WAS A LAW. They should have passed it, that’s their job.”

    Dummy, their job is to pass constitutional laws that they also believe in and strike down laws that they don’t. It cuts both ways.

  • Nick SanMauro

    Thank you for an excellent description of Obama’s strategy and tactics. I hope Daniel Greenfield and others from frontpagemag will flesh out in detail the techniques and tactics groups like the Tea Party must routinely put into practice.

    It is no exaggeration to say Obama is the most effective practitioner of Saul Alinsky’s RULES to have ever walked upon the earth. Most of his experience prior to taking the White House was in practicing and teaching Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals. He now practices neighborhood organizing on the world stage.

    Based upon my seat of the pants observation of the frequency with which he employs them, these are his favorites:

    1) “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.”

    4) “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”

    5) “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”

    8) “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.”

    The major reason Obama is so effective at wielding these weapons of political warfare lies in the fact that he is backed by an enormous army whose members practice to one degree or another the same rules for radicals. True to the master’s teachings, they do not identify themselves as radicals or revolutionaries. Indeed they often attack their enemies (i.e., anyone not playing by their rules in pursuit of their ends) by hurling at them terms like “radical” and “extremist”.

    Obama’s army consists of most professional members of the Democratic Party in addition to countless organizations advocating everything from
    “fairness” to one-world-government, all supported by numerous
    leftist millionaires and billionaires, all aided by numerous conscious
    allies and willing dupes in the media, education and entertainment fields.

    • LoJoFo

      And many of the rest of us are just sitting here, expecting everyone to do the right thing, including submit to reason. Won’t happen, when it is evil one is fighting.

    • veeper

      I agree but will add….

      obama doesn’t use or practice Alinsky tactics…..

      the clintons use and practice Alinsky tactics….

      obama IS Alinsky philosophy…..It is so ingrained in him that he does it naturally….

      It is part of obama and obama is part of Alinsky….

      he cannot think or do otherwise…..

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “What this comment is effectively saying is that if the Republicans hadn’t been so partisan and aggressive towards something that WAS ALREADY A LAW, then it would have worked EVEN BETTER!”

    If the opposition just gives in and folds in to the Democratic Party, then we’d have a more successful 1 party system. That’s your idea? No. People do better work when forced by competition The problem is that we accept poor work and delusional ideas from socialists without fighting hard enough to keep them from wasting our time and money. So yeah, the Republicans blew it by letting it get this far. The Democrats have no excuses. They are traitors and frauds.

    “If they stopped fighting like children and ran the country for once, then the country would run better, no??”

    Let’s hold a campfire meeting and sing some songs together. Then hopefully the next morning we can talk about a 1-party socialist government that will never make any mistakes. Because you know it would be childish to oppose the socialist agenda.

  • Mr. Rachford’s ire

    Very thought out article sir. Seems to be right on point. Dr. Napoleon wrote about this over a year ago in his ground breaking work “The Progressive Virus”. He called it the same way with the President. Great work, thanks.

  • Robert Mull

    That is because as a community organizer he was never told no and all he had to do was tell someone to do something and it was done. The one that would have to be gotten to is valery jarret without her hi is dead in the water.

  • William James Ward

    The Republicans do not understand that compromising with
    evil is evil itself and in the case of Obama no compromise is
    going to gain anything for America. Obama is a curse on the
    Nation and can only be measured in terms of loss, his heritage
    will be millions of destitute people angry at all other Americans
    for Obama’s failure to steal enough to keep them for the
    rest of their lives and keep the Socialist party if full swing
    after he is gone from Office and off to prison, someday, I hope.

  • veeper

    republicans are fighting on issues….

    with obama and his Alinsky tactics….

    It’s NEVER about the issues…..

    always about winning power……

  • fistdeyuma

    It all stems for the standard Republican response to Democrats bribe programs, “us too, just not as much”. Wrong is wrong and a little less wrong is no less evil.

  • truebearing

    Excellent analysis, as usual.

    Passion counts, as so astutely observed by Daniel Greenfield. Politics is like a football game. Positive emptions win games. Conversely, negative emotions lose games. The Republican leadership specializes in not losing too badly. They seem to hate anyone with the faith to do the impossible….win!

    What evidence is there that the Republican leadership has chronic loser mentality? The continued hiring of perennial losers like Steve Schmidt as political consultants should be evidence enough, but there is so much more.

    Despite the only Republican victory in the last 8 years, of any note, being entirely because of the energy and will of the Tea Party, the Republican leadership has continued to treat the Tea Party as a threat and an embarrassment. The Tea Party is too positive for Republicans. Too honest. Too impatient for positive results. And too suspicious of Republican elitism and corruption. Better to have some power, make lots of money, and be on TV a lot then cave to the bastard Tea Party…eh RINOs?

    And then there is the utter failure of Republicans to defend Sarah Palin against the relentless smear campaign by the Left — a Left that was, and still is, afraid of Palin’s positive emotion and indomitable spirit. Republicans not only failed to defend her, but joined in with their own criticism, basically because they feared she would upend their cushy position as professional losers, or even out them for their corruption and weakness.

    When all of the Republican leadership was watching the rise of the Tea Party, waiting to see what would happen and trying to read the tea leaves, Palin unabashedly got behind them, attended rallies, and fearlessly defended the nascent movement. She did more to help establish the Tea Party than any other individual, by far. The Tea Partiers loved her for it, and the Republicans feared and hated her all the more. When Palin’s army stormed the 2010 election, the foundation’s of the Left, and their patsy opponents, the Retreaticans, trembled. Palin’s positivity had to be tainted, if not destroyed.

    Now Ted Cruz is the target of the Retreaticans, and naturally, Palin has his back. Cruz has a positive passion for the restoration of our fading constitutional republic, and the demise of abominations like Commiecare, but once again, the Left, with the help of John McCain and the rest of the Retreaticans, are attacking relentlessly. Another leader to fear…

    Maybe Cruz’s attempt to get Obamacare was destined to fail, but maybe it was an object lesson in leading heroically… instead of taking the rutted path of craven Republican dhimmitude.

    There is no defeating Obama if Republicans continue to trod the predictable path and say the predictable thing. Obama’s plan has anticipated that and will always maintain the momentum against an opponent that tries to go forward while rocking on its heels. Palin, Cruz, and the Tea Party have the only proven method for defeating Obama, and that means sticking to principles with courage and damning the polls.

    Note: This comment was deleted once. I am posting it again. Why it was deleted is a mystery to me.


  • CraySea B Itches

    I don’t think we were reading the same Article, as u have a very disillusioned opinion regarding THE TEA PARTY. Are they considered conservative? Yes, BUT so are LIBERTARIANS, & I don’t see u getting them confused as Republican. As previously suggested, you need a refresher course on WORLD HISTORY 101, do a little fact checking, because the Slave Trade originated in AFRICA, SOLD VIA OTHER AFRICAN TRIBES, TO BLACKS AND YELLOWS AND WHITES, not just fat white rich men as u suggested. Their FREEDOM and VOTES were primarily REPUBLICAN UNTIL NIXON RAN FOR PRESIDENT and decided to not campaign in the South, where KENNEDY’S campaign flourished bcuz that’s where he decided to knock on doors. So I really don’t want to hear about how the south was “true democrats,” and the north wasn’t “friends to the black man,” because it just as easily could have gone the other way, and it could have been DEMOCRATS ROASTING ON THE SPITFIRE in this article.

  • Sargent Koranflusher

    “That is why Justice Roberts, like so many other conservatives, blinked in a confrontation with Obama and chose to preserve the system while legalizing ObamaCare, rather than see ObamaCare implemented anyway while the system of checks and balances was trashed.”

    Sorry Dan but you are still a little naive about the nature of the corruption in the USA! Though I have an idea, no one will ever know for sure why Roberts sold out America – but one thing IS for sure, he didn’t do it for those reasons.

  • Lumpy Rutherford

    From what I’ve been seeing in the news, some people should have remained slaves. At least they’d be busy working instead of using their “no limit” EBT cards…

  • Yanguizi

    This article hits the nail on the head. Problem is, our representatives are just like Obama in their own self interest. The Republican party, headed by Reince Pieribus has become an impotent opponent which fights until it gets uncomfortable. Why do the Repubs keep losing the public dialogue? I think it is because they do not give 100% to the fight. For example, they should be running a full digital and print media campaign EVERY DAY pointing out all the short comings of Obamacare. They don’t need to make such a big deal about it publicly with talking head who just wish to be reelected. Just keep running a full digital media campaign pointing out things like the ObamaCare website disaster. Kathleen Sebelius totally gets away with “it’s great that 20 million people came to the site in three weeks” instead of someone pointing out that Amazon and other PROFESSIONALLY designed websites handle that many people A DAY with no problem and a great experience for the user. Nobody is pointing out these OBVIOUS mismanagements and poor leadership EVERY DAY like a drone. This is what the Democrats do so well and why they win. THEY win the public argument by droning on about their made up talking points which then become REALITY by the acceptance of the public. Repubs must learn this and use EVERY possible strategy to defeat Obama at his own game. But, perhaps, as the Democrats say, they are just stupid cretins. That is entirely possible and seems to be true based on Republican impotence shown since Obama hit the stage. So, we need some new leadership from REAL people, not politicians.

  • zoomie

    Sorry to remind you of something ALL liberals want to ignore – THE BOTTOM LINE. Please enlighten us all regarding your theory of settled law and other constructs with regards to the concept of a central government that creates ” money ” out of thin air.

    Simply put, you can’t. The only arguement you can make is we’re not all like Detroit … YET.

    Spread the Vitriol, because pretty soon the wealth will evaporate. The process is occurring right in front of you, but you refuse to see it.

  • Jane

    You really haven’t a clue about Slavery or history have you?
    Rich white men? I bet you’re working for one.

  • fire_for_effect

    Chief Justice was simply a coward.

  • MaMcGriz

    This is my first visit to this site, and if i come back tomorrow and find your post removed it will be my last.

    You get it. Daniel Greenfield seems to get it, and the only person out there we’ve seen embody and employ exactly the approach he says is needed to beat obama is in fact Sarah Palin.

    She’s in his face and relentlessly calls him out in ways nobody else of any political stature or influence dares to do. She and her friends like Senators Cruz and Lee have a vast and growing army of Americans behind them. In 2014 we will make 2010 look like a girl scout picnic, and the spineless, faithless GOP, like the Left, is collectively cringing at the thought.

    Get ready. It’s coming.

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