By: Neil Braithwaite
President Barrack Obama seems to relish making provocative statements and generally antagonizing his opposition. Whether itâ€™s out of habit as a community organizer, or just a major character flaw, this president canâ€™t seem to hold his tongue.
The Provocateur-in-Chief aimed his latest statement at the Tea Party movement, telling a group at a DNC fundraiser, “So I’ve been a little amused over the last couple of days where people have been having these rallies about taxes. You would think they would be saying thank you.”
With the economy in the tank, unemployment hovering at ten percent and over four million jobs lost since he was elected, one would think President Obama would have more important things to talk about than what his opposition says or does on a daily basis. In fact, most former presidents would rather focus on their job than be distracted by a daily war of words with their opposition. In an effort to stay above the fray and maintain their â€œpresidentialâ€ status,â€ former presidents usually let their surrogates do political hand-to-hand combat.
But not President Obama. He could care less that his provocative statements might show him as unfocused or even un-presidential. In fact, the Presidentâ€™s provocative statements are a calculated political strategy intended to divert attention from his socialist agenda.
President Obamaâ€™s is just following Saul Alinskyâ€™s methods from his book, â€œRules For Radicals,â€ to change America into a socialist European-style socialist nation.
Excerpts from Alinskyâ€™s book help illuminate, in part, President Obamaâ€™s propensity for making frequent provocative statements:
â€œRidicule is manâ€™s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule. Also, it infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.â€
These rules have worked for President Obama his entire political and community organizing career, and continue to work to advance his socialist agenda today.
Putting Alinskyâ€™s methods into practice, President Obama will continue to say and do provocative things in order to identify the target so he can; â€œ freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.â€
Following the Presidentâ€™s lead, the liberal media will reinforce and defend any and all of his provocative statements. Once the opposition is identified, they will be branded as dangerous right-wing radicals and railed against, on a daily basis, by the liberal media until they are marginalized. This scenario has been playing out since before President Obama was elected, and will continue throughout his tenure in office.
Unless the Republicans can take back the House and Senate this November, President Obama, with the help of his willing accomplices in the liberal media, will lead America slowly and methodically into socialism. Like a frog in a pot of cold water, gradual warming will result in the frog being boiled without making any effort to escape.
Feel free, fellow Americans – while you still are – to investigate the facts regarding President Obamaâ€™s radical strategies and socialist agenda.
When these facts become clear, read the following words from the â€œDeclaration of Independence,â€ and see what â€œwe the peopleâ€ have a â€œrightâ€ to do when â€œany form of government becomes destructive.â€
â€œâ€¦that to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.â€
Exposing President Obamaâ€™s socialist agenda, and getting enough people to declare their independence from it, may be the only way to keep Americaâ€™s melting pot from boiling.
Neil Braithwaite writes political commentary and satire and is a regular contributor to AmericanThinker.com