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Members of the media are seen reflected in the eye of President Donald Trump

Sanctuary cities and Trump the Alinskyite What Trump is doing here is what he’s done many times before, following Alinsky’s Rule #4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” Actually, he’s following #5 and #6 as well, to a certain extent: “”Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon” and “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” He might need to worry about #7 at some point, “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag,” but that point has not yet been reached, and Trump is usually rather good at switching things up anyway.

Trump is an Alinskyite, a term describing his tactics rather than anything about his political orientation. Whether Trump’s a natural at it or whether he’s purposely studied it I don’t know, but I think his use of Alinskyite methods is something that ties the left in knots, because although they are also practitioners of the Alinsky art, they have long considered that they own it and are rather unused to anyone on the right using it against them. It miffs them.

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  • Terry April 14, 2019, 10:06 AM

    Find the strongest weapon of your foe and turn it against him.

  • Richard April 14, 2019, 10:44 AM

    Good on him. Election after election of commiecrat dirty fighting and the GOP just never could find a street fightin’ man. Now they have one and it appears to conflict with their preferred gentlemanly, upper class, members-only self-perception. Yeah, well b.s on that b.s. I hope the young ‘uns are taking notes on how you defeat the Left. Candace Owens, and those like her have clearly been paying attention. It gives an old dude a sense of hope for the future.

    Oh yeah, latest installment of Intellectual Froglegs is out. Enjoy.

  • Sam L. April 14, 2019, 4:18 PM

    He’s really, REALLY GOOD at getting Dems riled up, and hoisting them on their own petards.

  • Bill Jones April 14, 2019, 4:44 PM

    Were I Trump I’d be building Section 8 housing all over Santa Monica.

  • ghostsniper April 14, 2019, 5:36 PM

    “Find the strongest weapon of your foe and turn … a big fucking bolt down inside the muzzle.”

  • Sabre22 April 15, 2019, 7:38 AM

    He should unload thousands of illegals NOT just in Pelosi’s District But right in front of her house. Tell ALL of them that there is FREE FOOD AND MEDICAL CARE AND HOUSING RIGHT OVER THAT WALL THERE. Same thing in Schumer’s home town as well. and any other democRAT that oppses fixing the immigration system they are expecting over 1 million immigrant this year. They ALL need to go to Sanctuary Jurisdictions

  • Jack April 15, 2019, 8:24 AM

    Kudos to you Bill Jones. You are a friend of spirit. I’ve always been a fair minded man and in that sense, I always try to give people what they ask for.

    Good, bad or indifferent, if they constantly clamor for it I believe they should get it and get it in spades and in that spirit Trump should flood California and Washington State with every illegal that trips across the border. Chip them, tell them if they leave their new digs they will be deported and let these liberals deal with their new neighbors and friends.

  • Cactus Tiki April 19, 2019, 8:54 AM

    “Alinsky, you magnificent bastard, I read your book!:
    I doubt if he actually read it, it just comes naturally to him. What he does is he understands humans and their motivations.
    It’s about time we got a fighter in the White House. Or at least someone who defends himself. If it weren’t for Trump being elected I shudder to think where we would be by now.