On Saturday, June 30th, at 3pm EDT, FreedomWorks hosted a conference call which included President and CEO of FreedomWorks Matt Kibbe, Director of Federal and State Campaigns Brendan Steinhauser and Vice President of Health Care Policy Dean Clancy. The call topics included an overview of the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, as well as a strategy session moving forward to achieve a full repeal.
FreedomWorks also announced the launch of a new website– declareindependence2012.com. The website provides a printable petition to repeal Obamacare.
Duane Lester at AllAmericanBlogger.com recently wrote an article over at Pajamas Media analyzing President Obama’s speech that mocked opponents of ObamaCare. The Obama Administration’s mockery of concerned Americans is all part of the Alinsky playbook. The following is part of Duane’s post, plus his video response to President Obama’s stand-up comedy act.
Those are the words of the granddaddy of community organizers, Saul Alinsky. In his book Rules for Radicals, Alinsky wrote: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.”
It spreads on its own and multiplies with each re-telling;
It boosts morale at home;
Our enemy shows far greater intolerance to ridicule than we;
Ridicule divides the enemy, damages its morale, and makes it less attractive to supporters and prospective recruits; and
The ridicule-armed warrior need not fix a physical sight on the target. Ridicule will find its own way to the targeted individual. To the enemy, being ridiculed means losing respect. It means losing influence. It means losing followers and repelling potential new backers.
Imagine if Balki arrived in America today, instead of 1986. As you may recall, Balki was an immigrant from a fictional Mediterranean island named Mypos. After finding out that it takes years to get into this country legally, Balki decides to sneak over the border from Mexico.
Balki wants to meet up with his cousin Larry in Chicago. Inspired by Speaker Pelosi’s ObamaCare statement that people could quit their jobs that provide them health insurance to become a painter-or any other job that allows one to smoke pot all day-Larry became a photographer.
Balki is thrilled to meet up with his cousin in Chicago. But on the way to a poetry slam at a coffeehouse, Balki sprained his ankle. Luckily, he went to an emergency room at the local hospital and got it taken care of-free of charge! Way to go Balki!
Balki is a shepherd by trade, and shepherd jobs are hard to come by. No worries for Balkie though, ACORN just hired him to register voters in Chicago. This week alone he got 6000 people to register as democrats-many of these new voters are currently alive and a majority of them are NOT house pets.
Larry doesn’t have health insurance yet, but he did score some medical marijuana. With Balkie signing up dead people to vote-and Larry developing black and white photos he took of a model peeing on a crucifix, they are both living the American dream.