The Fluke Gambit Pays Off For Dems
Sandra Fluke is now the official, media-designated victim of woman-hating Republicans, with an assist from Rush Limbaugh.
Where have we seen this soap opera before? That's an important question, because this is the Big Play of the scapegoating left. It's pure, standard Alinsky, and they do it over and over again.
That's why it is important for normal, decent Americans to learn how it works. Once you recognize it you'll see it done over and over again. Conservatives who can't predict the radical left are losers. As in football, we have to study the playbook of the opposition. It's the first step toward beating them. They are more ruthless and coordinated than conservatives are. We are smarter but less coordinated.
Ms. Fluke is long-time feminist activist who graduated in 2003 from Cornell's "Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies." In the decade since then Ms. Fluke has become a political professional for a huge range of feminist causes. She has worked for the (Democrat) Manhattan Borough Taskforce on Domestic violence and
"numerous other New York City and New York State coalitions... As the 2010 recipient of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant, she researched, wrote, and produced an instructional film on how to apply for a domestic violence restraining order in pro per. ... Through Georgetown's clinic programs, Sandra has proposed legislation ... represented victims of domestic violence ... Sandra is the Development Editor of the Journal of Gender and the Law, and served as the President of Law Students for Reproductive Justice, and the Vice President of the Women's Legal Alliance."
All of which is fine with me. What's not fine is lending oneself to a planted political stunt in collusion with the vicious radical left. But that is exactly what Ms. Fluke has done. Which makes me wonder how many similar stunts she has pulled before. We have learned to look at the radical left with a little bit of suspicion.
Let's look at the Fluke stunt before it's erased by the next news cycle.
1. Two weeks ago Obama's numbers were floundering in the low forties. That's bad news for an incumbent with a dragging economy, a several trillion dollar deficit, a record of scapegoating normal Americans, and a radical left background that more and more people are beginning to see.
So Obama needs to peel away a vulnerable demographic from the Republicans. This time he aimed at the women's vote.
Millions of politically gullible women have been told for weeks that the GOP will ruin women's lives by invading their bodies. It's the standard Demagogue line on abortion, and liberal women are primed to believe it. Talk to any liberal today and you can see how ready they are to think people like you are evil.
2. For weeks the Republicans have seized the headlines with the primaries, and Obama can't leave the spotlight to anybody else.
Ego and envy are big, big factors with this guy. He has to jump into any national story that's going.
3. Bibi Netanyahu is visiting, and last time that turned into a PR fiasco for Obama. Scandals like Solyndra are breaking out. People are beginning to wonder why Obama keeps shafting domestic oil production.
Obama has been swinging left to boost fund-raising from his most radical followers. As a result he's lost credibility in the center.
So it's time to throw a fit. The Dixiecrats called it "segging." Different hot button, same strategy. Alinsky's Rules: Pick the target, freeze it, and polarize it.
The other word for "polarize" is "stir up mob hatred for your scapegoat."
But who's' going to be the target for the Sandra stunt? Anybody who can be spotlighted as an Evil Republican. In this case, alas, Rush Limbaugh stepped into the trap. It could have been Rick Santorum, but Rush is more famous.
Sandra Fluke has all the marks of a reliable political operative who will say what she's told to say.
The Dixiecrats used to pick some black guy to accuse of rape or making eyes at white girls. Polish demagogues accused Jews of insulting the Catholic Church. Russian demagogues did the same thing against the Poles. The Nazis burned the Reichstag building (parliament) and then accused their remaining democratic enemies of doing it.
Pick the target, freeze it, polarize it.
Rush Limbaugh lost his footing, and dropped an unfunny line about Fluke, calling her a "slut." Ms. Fluke is not a slut but planted political bait -- playing a carefully planned role designed to provoke conservatives with her ludicrous claim that privileged women like her should be paid for birth control pills. (Costing 10 dollars a month at Walmart).
Rush rushed into the trap the White House laid for him, during his daily multi-hour extemporaneous monologue. As soon as Rush's misstep hit the headlines all the Demagogue party operatives in the media went ballistic in unison.
Notice that they always sing in unison, using identical words in the same news cycle.
Normal human beings never sound like robots. Radical leftists do so all the time. It's the proof of a coordinate message. You might not believe it the first time you hear it, but then Georgetown Law School says the same thing, using the identical words, and aiming at the same scapegoat. At some point people start to believe the Big Lie.
The White House announces that Obama compassionately made a "Poor Baby!" phone call to Fluke. Obama helped to freeze Rush as the target. Even the UK Daily Mail took that bait.
The real story of Sandra Fluke is flooded by propaganda lies, and the radical media simply out-power the conservative blogosphere, which is slowly getting out the truth.
Big lesson: The rad-left media are highly coordinated. The conservative media are not. We get out-yelled.
We've seen this PR stunt before, going back to the Clarence Thomas hearings twenty years ago. That media riot was also designed to convince liberals that Mr. Thomas hated women. It failed when Clarence Thomas seized the headlines by accusing the media of staging a "high tech lynching" against him. The sheer, shocking truth of that charge silenced them for a few days, while they scrambled to make up an answer, and the Senate Judiciary Committee seized the moment to pass Thomas through the committee.
The key to it all is coordinated media scapegoating.
This is a Democrat specialty.
Watch, you'll see it again in a couple of weeks.
The only way to stop it is to expose it.
Next time they do it we can pinpoint it.
Pick the target, freeze it, and polarize it.