“You Never Let A Serious Crisis Go To Waste.”


The full quote, “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opprotunity to do things you think you could not do before.” is by Rahm Emanuel, former White House Chief of Staff under President Obama. This reflects the thinking of Saul Alinsky, who wrote “Rules for Radicals.” “Rules for Radicals” is the default position the President, and Emanuel operate under. If you understand this, it will be easier to analyse everything they say and do.

Here is the template. 1) Use a tragedy as a crisis, or create a crisis where none exists. 2) Paint the crisis with as much emotion as possible, and throw logical analysis out the window. 3) Propose the one and only solution to the problem, which just happens to coincide with what you’ve wanted to implement for many years. 4) Paint anyone who opposes your…

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Jeff believes in the Individual's ability to excel when liberty and freedom of choice are protected. Also believes in the Community's ability to take care of the vast majority of its own issues and needs when the federal government leaves the Community's resources and sphere of control alone. State and local choice produce better results than centralized federal control. https://necessaryandpropergovt.wordpress.com/
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6 Responses to “You Never Let A Serious Crisis Go To Waste.”

  1. bullright says:

    “2) Paint the crisis with as much emotion as possible, and throw logical analysis out the window.” — That just makes me queezy it’s so true. I wrote aboout that days ago just — now getting it out:

    Newtown horror, town loses its innocence


  2. Doug Wolven says:

    He is transparent! The sad thing about Obama is that he doesn’t realize how self-serving he is—not that he’d care; the end justifies the means.
    Doug Wolven


    • Hi, Doug…and welcome.

      Being uncaringly self-serving is basically the definition of narcissism, right?

      According to your gravatar profile, you were an elementary school teacher for 35 years. That career and conservatism don’t usually come packaged in the same person. On your blog, I hope you’ll write about your unique mix of career and ideology. I’ll be watching for it.

      Thanks, and come back often here please!
      – Jeff


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