Levin says they want to exaggerate the group’s least appealing qualities, further distance the tea party from mainstream America and damage the public’s opinion of them.
This? Amuses me. Pathetic little Alinsky-ite tactics.
Why? Because Marx, Stalin, Lenin, Mao, et al are rolling over in their graves at the idea of telling your opponent exactly what you are planning. The ancient strategist Sun Tzu would be ashamed of this man’s tactical incompetence. What? Levin thinks no one outside of the lefty fringe has ever heard of these tactics before? Actually you’d think the guy would realize that he’s now actually providing cover for his opponents by giving them a way to deflect any possible blame, namely his own group. Another point brought up is if the Tea Party is inherently racist, homophobic, insert-offensive-epithet-of-the-day-here, then why do you need to infiltrate the group? If they are truly repugnant to the public, the public will turn away from them.
Too bad it won’t work since the core of the Tea Party is in line with what most American’s want: smaller, less intrusive government, fiscal responsibility, less taxes.
I guess the Tea Party may soon need bouncers, eh? /lamejoke