At the New York Post, Charles Gasparino now sees the same thing I have been warning about for months: Obama wants, wants, WANTS, WANTS a crisis:
Obama’s crew loves chaos. Remember: These guys rode to victory in 2008 largely because of the financial collapse — and won with promises to lead a moderate economic course that put Americans back to work We’ve gotten the stimulus, the car-company takeovers, ObamaCare, tons of regulation and vows to hike taxes on “millionaires” who make $250,000 — and an economy that’s nowhere close to taking off But the political formula might work. This president knows how to play the blame game — and how to look moderate while he’s doing it. A situation in which the markets crater this week on fears of a default gives him a handy club. With support from his allies in the media, it might be one big enough to cow Republicans into caving to his demands for higher taxes in a debt deal.
Obama’s Bible is Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals. Here’s what Alinsky says:
“The first step in community organization is community disorganization. The disruption of the present organization is the first step toward community organization. Present arrangements must be disorganized if they are to be displace by new patterns.… All change means disorganization of the old and organization of the new.”
And (an outside summary quoting Alinsky):
The organizer “must first rub raw the resentments of the people of the community; fan the latent hostilities of many of the people to the point of overt expression. He must search out controversy and issues, rather than avoid them, for unless there is controversy people are not concerned enough to act.… An organizer must stir up dissatisfaction and discontent.”
I repeat, this is dangerous territory.