Obama’s strategy? Ridicule

“Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.” Saul Alinksy, “Rules for Radicals.”

That is what Obama’s Health Care tour is about. Ridiculing the opposition. Ridiculing anyone who criticizes him and his “health care reform.” The author refers (and transcribes) the comedic bits Obama used; at one speach mocking those who claimed “Armadgeddon” would occur with the passage of HCR and at another making fun of polls that showed people were unhappy with the scheme.

It’s been a week folks. So before we find out if people like health care reform, we should wait to see what happens when we actually put it into place. Just a thought.

Yea. So … Armageddon didn’t happen (laugh at Boehner “prediction”), then the next day laugh at those who expected immediate change.

There seems to be a pretty big flaw in his logic. How can he honestly say bad things aren’t going to happen with this health care reform when he openly admits it hasn’t been fully implemented yet?

The answer is, he doesn’t have to. This isn’t about logic or forming a coherent argument. This is about ridicule, “man’s most potent weapon.”

He is not just ridiculing Republicans. He is ridiculing everyone who is stupid enough to not understand how wonderful HCR will be. Sometime in the future.

The purpose of Obama’s tone is to neutralize all opposition. If he can intimidate people into not speaking out because they fear being ridiculed, he makes his propaganda campaign that much easier. His American Health Care Comedy Tour is as much about shutting people up as it is about firing up his base. He tames one while galvanizing another.

Uniter. Hope. Change.

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