Tuesday, September 01, 2009

"Rules for Conservative Radicals" Shows How "Buycotts" and Tea Parties Can Change the Political Landscape

My new book, Rules for Conservative Radicals, which launches today, shows how "buycotts" and tea parties can change the political landscape. In it, I take the Alinsky viewpoints expressed in Rules for Radicals, and put a moral, ethical, conservative spin on them. The problem that conservatives have with Alinsky is that, for him, the ends justified the means. I’m suggesting that we take the successful Alinsky rules, we update them, apply them to new social networking technology, and implement them in the Judeo-Christian tradition.

The timing of today's book launch couldn't be more perfect, either. The recently publicized boycott of the Whole Foods grocery chain seems to have backfired. An attempt by left wing propagandists to punish Whole Foods for CEO John Mackey’s op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal championing free market health care reform has landed flat. The Nationwide Tea Party Coalition has gained the upper hand in the arena of public opinion by launching a nationwide “buycott” to support Whole Foods with consumer purchasing power. As national spokesperson for the Nationwide Tea Party Coalition, I pointed out that we're taking the Alinsky boycott tactic and we're turning it on its head. We're making a positive statement of support, showing that fiscally conservative Americans have purchasing power, and we are more than willing to exercise it in support of great companies like Whole Foods and great CEOs like John Mackey.

The St. Louis and Dallas Tea Party organizations are sponsoring “buycott” events at Whole Foods stores in St. Louis, Missouri and Dallas, Texas this evening. You can watch live coverage from the St. Louis event on Fox News tonight. Greta Van Susteren will be interviewing Dana Loesch of the St. Louis Tea Party early in her program that starts at 10 pm Eastern Time.

Those of you interested in purchasing Rules for Conservative Radicals, can buy it on www.amazon.com now.

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