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We’ve been told that Barack Obama is a master at the Saul Alinsky strategy. Alinsky’s son David said, “Obama learned his lesson well” during the Obama’s 2008 Presidential campaign. All that may be true but as someone who dedicated his seminal work to Lucier, the strategy necessarily must have inherent flaws.
We’re beginning to see them through Obama.
Alinsky believed in using mis-direction and distraction when trouble reared its head. In today’s terminology, he believed in flooding the zone with chaos to avoid culpability, instructing his followers to, “use different tactics and actions and use all events of the period for your purpose”.
The VA scandal and #BringBackOurGirls / Boko Haram are stealing headlines from Benghazi and the IRS scandals. In the VA scandal, it’s bad but it’s still early enough where Obama cannot be seen as the face of it yet; Eric Shinseki can be. With Boko Haram, there is more focus on a terrorist group the Hillary Clinton State Department had no interest in when she was Secretary.
As was the case with the IRS scandal, shifting focus away from Benghazi to the IRS scandal actually got the ball rolling on another scandal while the other did not go away. When the media followed the IRS story, it made matters worse for the administration.
We could be witnessing the same thing happening with the VA scandal.