The left’s systematic use of agents provocateurs at Tea Party events

N. writes:

Expect some bizarre signs and people in today’s Tea Parties. The left is determined to put agents provocateurs in the public eye. They want to discredit the ordinary people who have gathered to engage in their First Amendment right of petition for redress of grievances. The left is scared. At the very least, people should be informed to expect this clear Alinskyite effort to defame them.

From National Review:

One of the popular signs spotted at tea-party protests across the country over the past year goes like this: “It doesn’t matter what this sign says. You’ll call it racism, anyway!” It’s a pithy, perfect rejoinder to the fusillade of attacks that limited-government activists have weathered from their Democratic detractors and a hostile national media. Committed Alinskyites never let reality get in the way of a good tea-party-bashing narrative.


New Hampshire Democrats are engaged in a statewide search for liberal activists willing to attend so-called tea parties on Thursday and carry signs expressing racist or fringe sentiments, a Democratic source with knowledge of the effort tells

According to the source, who sought anonymity for fear of reprisals, the Dems’ last minute scramble reflects a growing obsession among party leaders that they need to discredit the tea party movement soon or it will overwhelm them come the November election.


WHO WE ARE: A nationwide network of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents who are all sick and tired of that loose affiliation of racists, homophobes, and morons; who constitute the fake grass-roots movement which calls itself “The Tea Party.

WHAT WE WANT: To dismantle and demolish the Tea Party by any non-violent means necessary….

Whenever possible, we will act on behalf of the Tea Party in ways which exaggerate their least appealing qualities (misspelled protest signs, wild claims in TV interviews, etc.) to further distance them from mainstream American and damage the public’s opinion of them.

Larry T. writes:

An article at American Thinker, “Obama’s Nazi Straw man: An Old Alinsky Trick,” quotes from Alinsky biographer, Sanford D. Horwitt, an anecdote using precisely this same diabolical tactic to deceive the people:

… in the spring of 1972, at Tulane University … students asked Alinsky to help plan a protest of a scheduled speech by George H. W. Bush, then U.S. representative to the United Nations—a speech likely to include a defense of the Nixon administration’s Vietnam War policies. The students told Alinsky they were thinking about picketing or disrupting Bush’s address. That’s the wrong approach, he rejoined, not very creative—and besides causing a disruption might get them thrown out of school. He told them, instead, to go to hear the speech dressed as members of the Ku Klux Klan, and whenever Bush said something in defense of the Vietnam War, they should cheer and wave placards reading, “The KKK supports Bush.” And that is what they did, with very successful, attention-getting results. [from Horwitt, Let Them Call Me Rebel]

Gintas writes:

“The Left’s tactic of infiltrating activists with bizarre, crude, stupid, and offensive signs into Tea Party protests will likely succeed”

Who of the “respectable” Right would want to be seen with such riff-raff? Not Scott Brown.

From the Boston Herald:

U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, whose stunning victory in January was fueled in part by Tea Party anger, has snubbed the fiery grassroots group and declined its invitation to join Sarah Palin Wednesday at a massive rally on Boston Common, the Herald has learned….

“You’re worried at a rally that there’s a sign, a statement, an incident that’s certifiably cuckoo occurs,” DiNatale said. “To win re-election, Scott Brown floating to the right is a serious problem. And showing up at a Sarah Palin, Tea Party event is not the way to the middle.”

The Left knows it has the media ready and waiting.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at April 15, 2010 01:43 PM | Send

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