"Attacking the messenger, rather than discussing the message, is a well-established tactic of those whose aspiration is political power rather than seeking truth."
Why ‘the Squad’ Screams ‘Racism’
Unfortunately, the U.S. House of Representatives is starting to look more and more like America’s universities.
Freshmen show up not to learn, but to teach. They think they already know it all and see their personal mission is to set straight the faculty, the university administrators, and the world.
So we see it with “the squad,” the now-famous far-left freshmen four in the House–Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley–who believe they have been elected to a first term in Congress to reinvent what they think is a failed America and set straight the leadership of their party and the nation.
Fortunately, most Americans do not share this highly vocal four’s negativism about America. In a new Gallup poll, 70 percent agreed with the statement “If you work hard and play by the rules, you will be able to achieve the American dream in your lifetime.”
Even a significant majority–61 percent–of households earning less than $40,000 agreed.
It goes without saying that immigration is a high-priority issue on the national agenda because millions from around the world want to come here. There is no more sought-out destination than the USA, and the reason is that no nation in the world offers more opportunity.
So why is this dubious group of naysayers commanding such attention?
The first rule on the list of “Rules for Radicals,” authored by famed left-wing community organizer Saul Alinsky, is “Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.”
Our age of technology and social media adds immeasurable power to Alinsky’s advice to gain attention way beyond the support you actually have.
Another Alinsky rule, “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon,” provides the ammunition.