President Obama is proving to be a true disciple of Saul Alinsky (1909-1972), the founder of Community Organizing. Alinsky’s political action philosophy is based on chicanery, deceit, subterfuge, and just plain lying to force social change and financial redistribution. Not surprisingly, it turns out to be humbug — the product of one who tries to deceive.
Alinsky doctrine states that “an organizer works in and for an open society . . . does not have a fixed truth . . . everything to him is relative and changing. All change means disorganization of the old and organization of the new” (Alinsky, "Rules for Radicals," 1972).
Obama’s employment before becoming president included community organizing in Chicago for some five years after graduating from Columbia University. Alinsky defined a community organizer as a revolutionary, a progressive, for whom deception of the populace is permitted, especially of the unthinking populace.
Obama’s first campaign for the presidency and his re-election were based on the concept of “change” in accordance with his Alinsky-styled training on class warfare and appeal to fainéant entitlement “takers,” feminist nihilists, and naïve youths.
The president is using Alinsky tactics in addressing the immigration issue. After dragging his feet on promises of Comprehensive Immigration Reform for more than 4 years, Obama is now making pro-CIR noises. Whether he really believes in comprehensive immigration reform is open to debate.
One possibility is that CIR is part of his grand strategy for social change, enlisting the help of the feminist social agenda, gullible Hispanics, and artless young people. Another possibility is that he does not really want CIR, and his minimal efforts are just enough to appease Hispanics and rupture the Republican Party. Either way, it is pure humbug.
Immigration reform has evolved into an effort to change America, thanks to Obama’s radical-left money people, among them George Soros. Thus far, Obama has been successful in bringing about “change” without accountability, thanks to an adoring press and an indifferent electorate.
The American people and Republican legislators who have offered no resistance are behaving like intellectual zombies. Republican/Conservative/Libertarian efforts to hold Obama and his minions in check have failed due to crafty stonewalling, obfuscation, and sleight-of-hand maneuvers by the president.
Examples include the stalled investigations into Operation Fast and Furious following the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Mexico; the deaths of four Americans, among them the U.S. ambassador, in Benghazi, Libya; and current denial by the White House that Obama and Jack Lew authored the “sequestration” law that is fueling the current budget fiasco.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (DOA) Secretary has been working with the Mexican government to make food stamps (Electronic Benefits Transfer or EBT) and other benefit programs available to illegal aliens residing in the United States. With U.S. taxpayers footing the bill, the cost of food stamps reached $78.4 billion in 2012 and is rising in 2013.
U.S. taxpayers funded yet another DOA abuse with the hiring of Samuel Betances, who was paid $3.5 million for providing “sensitivity” training to DOA and Department of Defense (DOD) personnel. Betances ridiculed the United States by making attendees at training sessions repeat, “Pilgrims were illegal aliens,” “U.S. government agencies discriminated against minorities”, and “U.S. lands were acquired from Mexico illegally.” Humbug!
At the U.S. Department of Justice, Obama’s Attorney General refuses to do his duty to enforce immigration laws. Instead the Obama administration uses “prosecutorial discretion” and “deferred deportation” to thwart the enforcement of U.S. immigration laws.
Kaiser Health News reported on February 12 that Medicaid paid $2 billion in free emergency room coverage for illegal aliens in 2009-2011. Most of this coverage was for the birthing of “anchor babies" — children born in the United States of mothers here illegally. In addition to these Medicaid payments, Medicare was paying $91.6 million for other medical services being offered to illegal aliens.
Obamacare will pick up healthcare insurance for 27 million uninsured persons, but this number is likely to be much greater as illegal aliens are brought into the program. A recent Government Accounting Office report (GAO 13-281) projects that Obamacare costs will be $6.2 trillion over the long term, trillions more than Obama and the Democrats said in 2010.
A February 2013 poll by Reuters/IPSOS shows that 30 percent of Americans believe most illegal aliens should be deported; 23 percent believe all illegal aliens should be deported; 5 percent believe no aliens should be deported; and 31 percent believe most illegal aliens should stay. That’s over half of those polled favoring deportation. Comprehensive Immigration Reform may not have the citizen support that Obama once expected.
On February 26, President Obama invited Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham to the White House to discuss CIR. Nothing much was accomplished. Meanwhile, immigration detainees awaiting deportation were being released, allegedly due to the “sequestration” budget cuts mandated by the law the president authored and signed.
When public outrage ensued, Obama declared that he had not authorized the release, although it is unlikely that any career bureaucrat would dare exercise such authority without orders from above. When sequestration and immigration mix, the result is humbug!
James H. Walsh was associate general counsel with the U.S. Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service from 1983 to 1994. Read more reports from James Walsh — Click Here Now.
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