The Country Music Awards were last night and Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley hit their hosting duties out of the park. There should be an award for Best Hosting of an Industry TV Program and they’d win it hands down.
Great song, and the Twitter folks jumped on the theme before the song was over with #ObamaCountrySongs. There are thousands of offerings of adjusted country song titles honoring the President. Here’s just a couple.
The President and his acolytes, who I thought had mastered Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals are falling victim to them by their own hand. They disregarded the Rules two and three…
RULE 2: “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone.
RULE 3: “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty.
They tried to build a working website to run a business. One sixth of the economy actually. They thought they knew everything there is to know about building websites because the biggest names in the digital world all worship at the feet of the TheChosenOne. After all, they put together the best digital campaign in history and got the President elected and reelected and there’s nothing more businesslike than running a campaign, right?
Wrong! Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzt! You’re fired! (Well I can wish can’t I?)
Not only did they get way outside the expertise of their people, after all, there’s virtually (no pun intended) nobody in this administration who’s even run a lemonade stand, they walked into the wheelhouse of their enemies, the Republicans. Republicans actually run businesses and understand accountability. OK, some of them do, we’ll not talk about John McCain, etal.
By disregarding Rules two and three, they’ve left themselves wide open for the application of Rule five.
RULE 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.
The administration has opened itself up to ridicule on an unprecedented basis, even their sleeping partners in the major are ridiculing them and unless somebody starts a war with, say, Iran, this may be the hallmark of the administration for the next three years.