Alexandrea Merrell: Making Republicans Radical and Taking on Saul Alinsky

With the election of President Barack Obama in 2008,writer and political organizer Saul Alinsky, a man Obama mentioned previously as an influence, has come under scrutiny.

Alinsky’s book “Rules for Radicals” has been criticized for using less than ethical means to achieve political victories, even superseding the ballot box with lawsuits and “shaking down” corporations with threats of boycotts for perceived racial injustices.

Writer and political commentator Alexandrea Merrell has written “Rules for Republican Radicals” examining Alinsky and offering advice on how to opponents of Alinsky tactics may react.- Don Smith


We have included this weekend read by Don Smith. His interview with Alexandrea Merrell is fascinating and her new book is a must read. You just think you are in the know. Discover what makes Obama and his party tick.