Clearly, the President's tactics in this shutdown is right out of Saul Alinsky's book "Rules for Radicals": (1) Call out and demonize opponents (Tea Party and individual members of the Republican party such as Cruz, etc.), and (2) Divide and conquer (Republicans vs Tea Party). Also, we clearly see that the President has no respect for "separation of powers" in his demonstrated desire to eliminate the normal ways that Congress gets things done (i.e., the normal budget process that should be completed by October 1 of each year). The President's "no negotiation" refrain is the opposite of what the Congress should be doing to agree on a budget this year and every year!
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