obama-in-chicago-teaching-the-principles-of-saul-alinskyThe 5th rule in Saul Alinsky’s book, Rules for Radicals, which is the playbook of the Left (even taught by President Barack Obama when he was a law professor), is:

Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage.

At 7:34p MST on October 7, 2014, was the exact moment when the Left’s “war on women” meme fell prey to Alinsky’s Rule #5 – after The Denver Post’s Lynn Bartels asked this question of pro-abortion Colorado Senator Mark Udall during a debate with challenger Cory Gardner:

Mr. Udall, you’ve talked so much about women’s issues you’ve been called “Mark Uterus.” Have you gone too far?

The one-two knockout punch came three days later, on October 10, when The Denver Post endorsed Gardner, in large part because:

Rather than run on his record, Udall’s campaign has devoted a shocking amount of energy and money trying to convince voters that Gardner seeks to outlaw birth control despite the congressman’s call for over-the-counter sales of contraceptives. Udall is trying to frighten voters rather than inspire them with a hopeful vision. His obnoxious one-issue campaign is an insult to those he seeks to convince.

Of course, we now know Udall went on to flaming defeat, as did a slew of other pro-abortion candidates around the country, most notably Wendy Davis and Sandra Fluke.

Since then, commentary from all sides has been proclaiming the “war on women” meme dead, a victim of overreach by the Left after successfully employing it in 2012. (Several of these commentaries can be accessed at StanekReport.com.)

NARAL demonstrated the best example of this overreach in an ad against Gardner that threatened a condom shortage if he won. Bloomberg nominated NARAL’s ad for the “Backfire Award” of 2014 campaign ads.


So, what is your analysis of the death of the “war on women” meme? Or perhaps you don’t think it has died?

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