Cited by Citizen Wells as an example of how Barack Obama continually gets away with breaking the law and violating the US constitution, but being reminded of it brought to mind the way in which the left in the UK tried to marginalize and demonise UKIP supporeters.
RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.) Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals
That it backfired and propelled UKIP to victory in the Eurpean Parliament elections says a lot for the good sense of British voters. The use of such tactics tells us all we need to know about the true nature of the left. Remember, Stalin’s communists were every bit as brutal as Hitler’s Nazi’s or Mussolini’s Fascists.
The only other lesson to learn here is that there really is no hope for the USA.