A crazy thought Posted by William A. Jacobson Monday, July 25, 2011 at 01:50pm 10 Comments Share This Story Facebook Twitter Telegram Gab MeWe Reddit Email LinkedIn Pinterest Digg Print Buffer Pocket WhatsApp Blogger Yahoo Mail Flipboard Viber Skype Facebook Messenger Copy Link More Sharing Options Share This Story Pinterest LinkedIn Digg Print Buffer Pocket WhatsApp Blogger Yahoo Mail Flipboard Viber Skype Facebook Messenger Copy Link Charles Gasparino, writing in The NY Post: Obama’s crew loves chaos What a crazy thought. Never crossed my mind. Share This Story Facebook Twitter Telegram Gab MeWe Reddit Email LinkedIn Pinterest Digg Print Buffer Pocket WhatsApp Blogger Yahoo Mail Flipboard Viber Skype Facebook Messenger Copy Link More Sharing Options Share This Story Pinterest LinkedIn Digg Print Buffer Pocket WhatsApp Blogger Yahoo Mail Flipboard Viber Skype Facebook Messenger Copy Link DONATE Donations tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. 10 10 Comments Obama campaign Tags: Obama campaign
Shock Doctrine 101:
Rule 1: Never let good crisis go to waste.
Rule 2: If you don’t have a crisis, create one.
Under this thesis, they are clever. An alternative thesis is that they have no idea what they’re doing. I will split the difference: politically, they are smart, in governing, they have no idea what they’re doing. Problem for them is, the electorate is figuring out their (lack of) governing ability.
If only the American people loved chaos … they’d be sitting pretty.
We’ve been noting this for quite a while. It’s Cloward & Piven.
Agree with you 100% on the use of the Cloward & Piven strategy being employed by Obama. I listen to conservative talk radio quite a bit, and am disappointed that this is not brought up enough.(IMHO)
Not having a budget for over two years, with not having any measurements and runaway spending can only lead to abuse. Will Harry Reid ever come up with a budget? Has anyone asked him where it is and his intentions to issue one?
Speaking of which
good source reference from Obamas autobiographer
Original source from Obamas autobiographer and “Education Mentor”
…..”The Famed Weather Underground Manifesto”
And the probably fictional nevertheless explanitive “White House Insider” Ulsterman piece
[Ulsterman/”White House Insider” index at http://www.triond.com/users/Ulsterman ]
“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” — H.L. Mencken
I’ll probably get flamed for saying this, but in all fairness the left will probably say the same thing about the right. Take for instance the creation of Department of Homeland Security, Patriot Act, and the Global War on Terrorism. Is chaos just big politics as usual?
I agree. With the benefit of hindsight, some of the response to 9/11 was an over-reaction. But I lived in NYC at the time of the attack and for several years afterward. I didn’t think it was an over-reaction then. Neither did many of the liberals I knew.
I think H.L. Mencken is suggesting that both sides do it. Obama wanted to be a “transformational president”, so he has based his entire presidency on creating imaginary bogeymen to justify expanding government: banks, health insurers, oil companies, millionaires and billionaires, global warming, a debt ceiling “crisis”, etc.
@ VetHusbandFather. No flames here. All three challenges could have been handled without breaking a “chaos” sweat if the administrations involved had so chosen. Never will forgive Rove for his part in some of that.