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Posts Tagged ‘community organizer’

Update 2 – Liberal Alters – Unions

It’s been a whole day since I updated the Union Liberal Alter, but the events in Wisconsin scream for comment.  First off a little recent history.  In 2008/2009 we were repeatedly told that “elections have consequences” and that Democrats won and they could rule as they pleased.  It turns out that the electorate was not very pleased and in 2010 we had more of those election consequences only this time the Republicans swept.  The Republican sweep in the U.S. House was the primary focus of most news reports, but perhaps more importantly was the Republican sweep in the states.  The Republicans now have 29 governorships and have “more seats in the state legislatures than they have had since 1928” and they are itching for real change.

Community Organizer In Chief

Obama_mckrystal_cartoonAs I was hit by recent headlines detailing yet more deaths of American soldiers in Afghanistan while our president seems to dither about how to proceed with the war.  I recalled how Obama stressed that Afganistan was the right war and the war that we should fight.  He actually made this statement during his campaign;

“As President, I would deploy at least two additional brigades to Afghanistan to re-enforce our counter-terrorism operations and support NATO’s efforts against the Taliban. As we step up our commitment, our European friends must do the same, and without the burdensome restrictions that have hampered NATO’s efforts. We must also put more of an Afghan face on security by improving the training and equipping of the Afghan Army and Police, and including Afghan soldiers in U.S. and NATO operations.”

Rules For Radicals

Hardly a day goes by without some pundit describing the lefts’ playbook written by Saul Alinsky.  Based on the descriptions, I half expected to be treated to a barrage of 1960’s “kill the establishment” claptrap.  Being born in the early part of that decade, I was more worried about tomorrow’s pick up baseball game than world politics, but I was aware of the strife.  Much of my perceptions of the period was formed in front of the television.