“When Newt Gingrich invoked the name of Saul Alinsky during his ‘victory’ speech in South Carolina, a speech that sounded anything but presidential, I looked at my husband and asked, ‘how many of those supporters has any idea who Saul Alinsky was and what he did?'” writes CrooksandLiars.com.
“The answer we came to was pretty much none of them. Glenn Beck likes to invoke Saul Alinsky as well, as some sort of malevolent force driving Obama’s agenda. I can pick off who are Beck disciples at the instant they say ‘Alinsky.’ I would love to see a journalist with integrity (HA! What an oxymoron that’s become!) actually confront these yahoos and ask them to define ‘Marxism,’ ‘socialism,’ ‘Communism’ and what Alinsky had to do with any of these -isms, and what makes him so scary to Republicans. For the record, Wikipedia’s bio on Alinsky:
“Saul David Alinsky (January 30, 1909 – June 12, 1972) was an American community organizer and writer. He is generally considered to be the founder of modern community organizing, and has been compared to Thomas Paine as being ‘one of the great American leaders of the nonsocialist left.'”
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