Articles: Who’s the Extremist?

From Jeffrey Folks at American Thinker today:

Suddenly, the idea that there should by any restraint on illegal immigration is “extreme.” The notion that there should be limits to abortion rights and to the requirement that taxpayers and religious institutions pay for abortion is “extreme.” The idea that seeking work should be a requirement for welfare is “extreme.” Any suggestion of balancing the federal budget or even of cutting the rate of growth in federal spending is “extreme.” In other words, any statement that conflicts with those of the most liberal administration in American history is “extreme.” via Articles: Who’s the Extremist?.

This is a perfect example of my Alinsky Rule 13:

RULE 13: “Confound the enemy with allegations he cannot possibly disprove.”  Whenever possible, turn the enemy in on himself.  Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety, and confusion.  (Watch how organizations flail helplessly when blindsided by irrelevant arguments they cannot refute.)

These ludicrous charges would never stand in a fair media environment.