Originally Posted By: Greger
I find it a little bit deplorable that we need to become like the Republicans to defeat them.

I too find it more than a little bit deplorable, until I remember that
Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" was revived by Dick Armey of FreedomWorks, who made every volunteer and employee read it.

The Prince' was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power. 'Rules for Radicals' is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away."

---Saul Alinsky

The trouble is, now that Republicans are in power, they haven't put down their new toy.
They're continuing to use principles in the book even though they already won.
They're clinging to Alinsky when they should have switched to Machiavelli.
So don't feel too bad, because in reality, we don't have to "become more like Republicans", we just have to remember where we tossed our dog-eared old copies of the Alinsky book.
The only people pushing the Athenian Straw Man Nonexistent Threat of Slippery Slope Windyfoggery (ASMNSSW) RE DEMOCRACY are people who have a misunderstanding/problem or hatred of democracy. (See AUTHORITARIANS)