GOP Presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich has attacked President Barack Obama‘s past as a community organizer by claiming that Obama believes in “Saul Alinsky Radicalism.”
Saul Alinsky was an author and community activist who worked in the same impoverished neighborhoods in Chicago that Obama did and authored the book, “Rules For Radicals” and has become a left wing boogey man for the Tea Party and the GOP.
CBS News reports:
“Obama believes in a Saul Alinsky radicalism which the press corps was never willing to look at,” Gingrich told a standing room only crowd at Tommy’s Country Ham House here. “When he said he was a community organizer, it wasn’t Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. It was radicalism taught on the south side of Chicago by Saul Alinsky.”
Alinsky, a Chicago-based community organizer, died in 1972, when Obama was 10 years old. His book, Rules for Radicals, has been a Bible not only for community organizers of the left, but more recently for the tea party. One tea party affiliated group, Freedomworks, has encouraged its activists to borrow from Alinsky’s precepts to organize conservative activists.