When the Donald recently tweeted that Omarosa Manigault Newman was a “dog” for having written a trashy book about her year in the White House, secretly using tape recordings that were unethical if not illegal, then invited to all the talk shows as the new moral voice bashing the Donald as a misogynist, racist, and mentally unstable, the media took the “dog” reference as yet another sexist insult to all women, wanting Trump’s combed over scalp.
But they got it all wrong, and so did the Donald. He was referring to her lack of gratitude in having turned on him in mean spirit after he gave her a job. The media picked up on the canine reference as a rallying point for women and feminists as another example of the sleazy, sexist man in the Oval Office degrading all women because of their looks.
Both of the opposing forces failed to notice or report that Omarosa was neither form of the mongrel noun, as gleefully as the media put a microphone in her face and as she became the latest week long Trump bashing celebrity, luring him into a new round of retaliatory tweets.
In fact, while the doglike reference may have touched on her looks and behavior, she was in fact more closely aligned to a creature sent from the depths of the underworld to seek revenge on the Donald – a hellhound – a creatures raised from the sinister depths to national celebrity by the spirit of the original Chicago Alinskyites, who brought a new low to the national discourse through demonizing and ridicule, and transforming the national media into the current fearmongering, shaming, ridiculing beast it is today.
They were the original Alinsky radicals from Chicago – Barack Obama and his Senior Advisors Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod – who have left as their legacy an army of idiot, shaming news readers bend on taking down the Donald and other unsuspecting Republicans, and giving national spotlight to one scumbag after another who pretend to have morals, like Omorosa and James Comey to name two, who are becoming overnight millionaires with tabloid books demonizing the Donald.
Back in Chicago, where sleazy politics are unrivaled and continue to reach below the gutter, the rule for a hundred years by politicians was that if someone challenges you politically, you must not only beat him at the polls, you must destroy his life afterwards. The great Richard J. Daley was the king at political payback, sometimes taking years to destroy opponents personally and professionally long after he had trounced them in the polls.
The Hope and Change Chicagoans brought payback to Washington and its media, bringing with them not only the concept of revenge, but also the tactics of Barack’s beloved Saul Alinsky and his “Rules for Radicals” to demonize and take down their enemies. Remember when the IRS went after the despised Tea-baggers after the election, and the Chicagoans in the Oval Office wanted the FBI to prosecute the IRS Tea Bag targets and ruin them financially with lawsuits?
Now, with the Donald unexpectedly ruining the smooth transfer of power to Hillary with all those Deplorables going to the polls, the media trained in “Alinsky Rules” is relentlessly going after the Donald. As Saul wrote (Rule No.5) “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.“ There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions, and (Rule No. 8) “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.“ Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new,” and (Rule No. 10) “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.” It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign.
Saul also said (Rule No. 6) “A good tactic is one your people enjoy. They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing and will even suggest better ones.”
Have you ever seen people enjoying themselves more than a panel on CNN going after the Trumpster? But it is a mean-spirited joy, and that is where another part of Alinsky comes in.
Saul dedicated his book Rules for Radicals to Lucifer, “the very first radical” who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom.” (I’m not making that up.)
Alinsky, and Lucifer, were not about ethical behavior, nor loyalty, nor integrity, nor morality, nor truth in launching their campaigns. Alinsky said that while it is important to seem as if you are running your campaign from a higher moral plane, the objective is to win at any Machiavellian cost: to win, and ethics and morals literally be damned.
Now the Donald is the enemy and must be brought down at any and all costs. It fits, now, that the latest media creature to go after Trump is someone like Omorossa – a name which apparently means “beautiful child” in African – a person who was voted and cast as the back-stabbing villain on her reality television show career. TV Guide included her in its 2013 list of The 60 Nastiest TV Villains of All Time. But what a radiant smile!
We are all being pulled into her amoral, unethical, dishonest narcissistic world as if she were moral and ethical, and there is nothing we can do about it – except turn off the tv – because she’s being treated as a decent person by newsreaders, who must be decent, ethical people because they’re on television. Plus, she is being attacked by the Donald, and that gives her more credibility with the newsreaders.
All the media heads acknowledge her as a liar with no ethics or integrity, so she fits right in. It all makes for great, idiotic demonizing media circus, which is what the television news has become, facts and truth be damned. Give us hysteria and lies.
The Omarosa sideshow is also helping divert attention from another very real, massive story of government corruption that isn’t being told – what real journalists of a bygone era might call the Story of the Century – of the Obama White House and Hillary Clinton so thoroughly corrupting the highest levels of the Justice Department and the FBI during the 2016 election in order to keep Hillary out of jail and at the same time try and defeat the Donald, which is being slowly but convincingly being uncovered by a watchdog group called Judicial Watch and a few lonely congressmen.
But who wants to talk about the Constitution or the Rule of Law or the integrity of our government institutions when demonizing the Donald is so much more fun. Besides, then we would have to see Barack and Hillary as the bad guys, and the media isn’t ready for that kind of reality show.
First, I’ll bet Omorasa lands a timeslot on CNN. She’s perfect.