Alinskyite Tactics, Robert Creamer, and Us: Project Veritas | National Review
"...So even when you get a story by traditional means, the press will spike it if it hurts a Democratic presidential candidate.
That doesn’t justify deceptive investigative techniques, but it needs to be said nevertheless.
Rather than try to adjudicate the factual underpinnings or the journalistic rights and wrongs of this story, I’m going to focus on Robert Creamer’s background.
Creamer has already made news by “stepping back” from the Clinton campaign in response to the videos.
So at this point, it’s fair to comment on his background. Creamer is a longtime Alinskyite activist and a leader in Obama’s old community organizing network.
Creamer was a key figure in the work of Chicago’s community organizer training center, the Midwest Academy, to which Obama had close ties.
...While retaining his ties to the Midwest Academy, Creamer rose to become a prominent Democratic strategist and, as numerous reports have indicated, a frequent visitor to the Obama White House.
...In 2007, Robert Creamer published Stand Up Straight! How Progressives Can Win, a tactical handbook for the left that he wrote while serving a prison term for tax evasion and bank fraud. Creamer’s advice on how to handle conservatives (pp. 74-6) makes for interesting reading about now: In general our strategic goal with people who have become conservative activists is not to convert them—that isn’t going to happen.
It is to demoralize them—to ‘deactivate’ them.
We need to deflate their enthusiasm, to make them lose their ardor and above all their self-confidence…
[A] way to demoralize conservative activists is to surround them with the echo chamber of our positions and assumptions.
We need to make them feel that they are not mainstream, to make them feel isolated…
We must isolate them ideologically…[and] use the progressive echo chamber…
By defeating them and isolating them ideologically, we demoralize conservative activists directly. Then they begin to quarrel among themselves or blame each other for defeat in isolation, and that demoralizes them further."