Sunday, August 09, 2009
There were observers who were surprised when President Obama started using Richard Nixon's playbook from 1972 and 1973. They should not have been surprised, because the methods used by Nixon to do research about the opposition and to use organized force to discourage demonstrations. Nixon used union thugs and so that was a natural group for Obama to use as well. In Obama's case, he use the SEIU membership to pummel the "Tea Party" demonstrators against "Health Care Reform" (a plan to nationalize the health care system and to ultimately implement socialized medicine).