Rush Limbaugh says this all the time and it’s been considered to be a signature of Leftists tactics for many years. I first noticed it coming out of the mouths of Harold Ickes and Sid Blumenthal defending the Clinton’s when they were still in the White House.
In a comment to Anastasia’s article “Meckler’s volunteers taught Alinsky tactics as well” a couple of days ago, a commenter, Maggie T, said this:
“I had a supporter try to pigeonhole me into 1 of 3 categories because I questioned the “movement.” Apparently, I’m either a radical liberal Democrat or one of all other left wing socialists (or Marxists), a Republican establishment elitist, or a follower/member of the John Birch Society, with the main focus as the spreading of false information about the Article V Convention process while claiming to be a constitutional conservative. …”
In the Twitter-patter that goes on behind the curtain here, Maggie T seems to be spot on, since the spokespeople who’ve been rolled out to attack this site have all been working off talking points instead of any personal knowledge. And they are a broken record. They are very shallow, exactly one concept deep…that what this site is saying are lies, our strategy is right out of Alinsky’s playbook, and that we are only attacking Article V…even as we’ve never really discussed it. This site has nothing to do with Article V.
After several requests, they’ve still offered not a single citation or quote. I actually doubt they’ve even read a single thing that’s been written here, instead reading from a script. Hirelings. Reminds me of Josh Earnest. I would think Mr. Meckler would feel some embarrassment at hiring such mindless robots. One of them even claims to have his own “civics’ blog.
But if you’ll notice that photo of Mark Meckler on the masthead, that fellow sitting behind and to his left is none other than Lawrence Lessig, esteemed Harvard professor, a pillar of the academic Left, and an intellectual force behind the Left’s Article V movement for years…before the CoS project was even formed.
Yes, it’s true, the Left is involved in Article V, as the COS people are saying, only it’s with Meckler, not against him. Lessig also sits (or sat) on the board of directors of the Goldwater Institute’s (Nick Dranias) Compact for America, another Article V project.
Now, this isn’t a recent discovery, except maybe to Meckler’s new-hires, who likely haven’t read the Cliffs Notes version of The Federalist Papers, either. The Left’s involvement has been common knowledge among the writers at Freedom Outpost, e.g. Cheryl Pass and Michelle Horstman, both of whom share links, citations, real proof, between the Convention of States and their circle of friends, and the Left’s circle of friends. These connections run very deep, with even deeper pockets, and drift into the world of pseudo-Intellectualism which gave us Barack Obama. (This was once the exclusive domain of the Marxist Left, but now is shared with some ersatz renderings of exclusivist-Libertarianism) as justification for forging this right-left alliance.
This is a deal-breaker between me and “these kinds” of libertarians, once they expose that one shared rib with the Left; a deep disdain for the ordinary citizen, which, if you’ll inquire deeper, was the principal purpose for the Constitution to be written in the first place. Neither believes ordinary people can manage their affairs without some sort of management, and on that basis, a kind of alliance evolves. Shared disdain.
Meckler’s intellectual pal, Rob Natelson, wrote a really silly-titled article, “How Liberal Propagandists Suckered Conservatives into Opposing an Amendments Convention” in March, 2015, then, hypocrisy of hypocrisies, the comments were loaded with Alinskyist name-calling, only defending Natelson’s arguments, not attacking them. What the….?
Meckler’s posse? Who can tell? But pretty stupid if they were.
But there’s enough smoke here to cause my friends to dig into seeing just how deep this cabal runs.