Ben Johnson, The White House Watch
Throughout his time as president, Barack Obama has made ample use of Saul Alinsky’s rules for political warfare. Alinsky’s Rule #5 states “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon,” while Rule #13 prescribes: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Obama has repeatedly mocked and belittled his political opponents, attempted to stifle dissent, and tried to delegitimize news outlets that do not adhere to his party line. Now, he has hired an employee to engage in the politics of personal destruction on behalf of his re-election campaign – at your expense.
Sam Stein of The Huffington Post reported on Monday that Obama had named Jesse C. Lee the first Director of Progressive Media & Online Response. Stein wrote his story based on “an internal memo from Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer, provided to The Huffington Post.” The article noted, “Lee is a personal friend of Stein.”
Pfeiffer’s memo stated: “For the last two years, Jesse has often worn two hats working in new media and serving as the White House’s liaison with the progressive media and online community. Starting this week, Jesse will take on the second role full time working on outreach, strategy and response.”
The term “response” gives insight to Lee’s new duties; he is a full-time political hack posing as a federal employee.