Below are excerpts from two articles which you must read to stay informed as cutting edge participants in the American political process. Rather than reprint large chunks here, I invite readers to read both in their entirety then excerpt the sections you find especially pertinent in the comments section.
Saul Alinsky Takes the White HouseRead the rest and paste excerpts in the comment section.
By Quin Hillyer
The American Spectator
November 6, 2008
Conservatives may not realize just how difficult it might be to recover from this week's elections.
The day after the big defeat, the conservative chatter everywhere was about how the "movement" and the Republican Party (two different things) could finally unshackle themselves from the bad old habits that brought them down, and about how the ability to draw a sharp contrast with the Obama/Pelosi/Reid triumvirate would allow us to focus attention, rally the faithful, and re-storm the castle in 2010 and 2012.
Too many conservatives think we've seen all this before -- in 1964 and 1974 and 1992 -- and that we know how to handle it. Fly, meet ointment: We're not dealing with the same sorts of opponents. These New Alinskyites who are taking over the White House, combined with the most leftist congressional leadership in memory, will not let us play by the same rules under which conservatives recovered from those earlier debacles. They will try to drastically tilt the playing field, seed our side of the field with land mines and, in short, rig the process to make it next to impossible for the political right, or Republicans, to recover. And they are likely to succeed in at least some of these designs.
And now this:
Obama to take Internet army to WashingtonRead the rest here and post excerpts in the comments section.
By Frank Greve
November 05, 2008
WASHINGTON — A powerful new lobbying force is coming to town: Barack Obama’s triumphant army of 3.1 million Internet-linked donors and volunteers.
In a mass e-mail thanking them, written moments before his Grant Park victory speech, Obama put them on notice. “We have a lot to do to get our country back on track, and I’ll be in touch soon about what comes next,” he wrote.
Joe Trippi, the Internet politics guru whose computer geeks made Howard Dean a contender in 2004 and who went on to design Obama’s socially networked campaign machine, offers a provocative and educated guess.
Trippi predicted that Obama would use his forces, first and foremost, to intimidate congressional foes of his agenda, rally his allies and forge “one of the most powerful presidencies in American history.”
We've already seen those Obamacyberbots in action on our blogs. This article signals that their campaign of disinformation and intimidation will continue.
Now that you have a fuller understanding of the battle ahead, what are you prepared to do about it? The future is in YOUR hands!