Heads-up: Alinsky-style Spin on SequesterSubmitted by PH's Liberty on Sun, 03/03/2013 - 16:40
The Alinsky-style spin is now fiscally conservative, free-market enthusiasts, and small-government thinking individuals are the real 'conspiracy to undermine the government of the United States'…the Tea Party conspiracy is the root of the problem and actuates propaganda through fear!
* Sequester was the President’s idea.
* “The-sky-is-falling” was the Administration’s mantra regarding sequester.
A conspiracy theorist might think they welcome more joblessness because they want Americans to be even more fearful and angry. Tea Partiers use fear and anger in their war against the government – blaming the anemic recovery on government deficits and the government’s size, and selling a poisonous snake-oil of austerity economics and trickle-down economics as the remedy.
They likewise use the disruption and paralysis they’ve sown in Washington to persuade Americans government is necessarily dysfunctional, and politics inherently bad. Their continuing showdowns and standoffs are, in this sense, part of the plot.
Instead, the President should let the public see the Tea Partiers for who they are — a small, radical minority intent on dismantling the government of the United States. As long as they are allowed to dictate the terms of public debate they will continue to hold the rest of us hostage to their extremism.
By Robert Reich