UPDATE: It’s unanimous – 4 of us voted (I think) and we all voted for a shut down.
Never done a poll before. This should be fun.
Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy’s strategy. Sun Tzu/The Art of War
I love The Art of War. It’s full of one and two line wisdoms that are as pertinent today as they were thousands of years ago when it was written. Sun Tzu was a Chinese general who lived sometime between 720 and 220 B.C. Historians dispute the times of his life. But his wisdom can be used in daily life as well as in something as big as the political fight of our lives.
Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.
In order to beat this president’s agenda and the rubber stamp congress, we must understand the strategy they use, how they use it and what it looks like. Their blueprint is Saul Alinsky’s book, Rules for Radicals and if you’ve not read it, I suggest you do so.
If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril.
The Alinsky strategy is what Obama used to win the White House and it’s the strategy that his disciples will be using from now until their mid-term elections in November. We need to use their book to defeat them.
From Sean Hannity’s new book Conservative Victory, Alinsky’s son wrote:
“…the method of my father always works to get the message out and get the supporters on board. When executed meticulously and thoughtfully, it is a powerful strategy for initiating change and making it really happen. Obama learned his lesson well. I am proud to see that my late father’s model for organizing is being applied successfully beyond local community organizing to effect the Democratic campaign of 2008. It’s a fine tribute to Saul Alinsky as we approach his 100th birthday.”
We need to know what their Alinsky-inspired attacks will be (not too difficult to figure out at this point: racism, class warfare, division.) If we don’t, we will be certain to be “in peril.”
They have over-reached in tremendous ways. Believing this is their last and only chance to “remake” America, Obama and his minions have rushed headlong their socialist plan and it’s been too much, too fast for most Americans. They have failed to be prudent and measured. They misunderstood the American people and they awakened them to this disaster they are creating.
He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.
Obama, Pelosi, Reid, et al have not been prudent or measured. They have run amok, drunk with power and taking over everything in their wake. But in their imprudence, Obama and his cronies really are hanging themselves and their agenda. Americans find this disturbing and frightening. We are not going to sit back and let this disaster continue. But we have to be prudent, we have to live up to our own principles and ideals. Good and right will overcome this.
Remember that great line by Rahm: “never let a good crisis go to waste.” Sun Tzu said the same thing: “opportunities multiply as they are seized.”
We have to seize this opportunity and make sure we know what they will do, how they will do it and then we will know how we will marginalize and beat them.
As Hannity said today on Levin: “all hands on deck!” We have to educate ourselves and prepare to defeat them at the voting booth this fall. We’ve got to get ourselves and our friends and families involved in whatever way we can to remove the socialist hijacking of our Constitution and our lives.
Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?
We know that under President Obama, Speaker Pelosi and Leader Reid the title of “United” States of America no longer applies. Though candidate Obama ran on a promise to change the way Washington worked, President Obama has only exacerbated it.
The change we can believe in has resulted in something that is virtually unbelievable. We know that there is now one thing left to do: since Speaker Pelosi couldn’t drain the swamp as she pledged to, the American people will have to do it for her.