"The lefty Saul Alinsky is generally considered to be the founder of modern community organizing. He is often noted for his book Rules for R..."
As a Liberal Democrat who bases his political philosophy around liberal democracy, that individuals should be free to chart their own corse in life as long as they aren't hurting innocent people with what they are doing, I respect some what I call classical Libertarians. Like Reason Magazine and the Cato Institute, but in the last few months as real words like dictator, socialist, statist have been thrown around towards Barack Obama, who also happens to be President of the United States and was reelected by a five million vote margin with over 320 electoral votes, in an election year with a bad economy and high unemployment, my list of Libertarians that I respect has gotten shorter. Because it's not just the far-right in America who don't like Barack Obama period mostly for cultural reasons, but so called Libertarians are throwing around these terms as well.
A statist however they define their political ideology is someone who centralizes all the power with their office. Usually comes to power in some type of revolution and replaces the state and local government's with people they trust. Similar to what's going in Michigan right now with Governor Rick Snyder. As well as limits individual freedom to how they believe people in that country should live and nothing else. Similar to what Christian-Theocrats want to do in this country.
President Obama hasn't done any of that. What he has done is use the Federal Government to try to help create and environment where economic and job growth can be created that would benefit everyone by having the Federal Government invest in things that leads to more economic growth to create more jobs in America. Things like infrastructure and foreign trade to use as example. He hasn't stripped the states of power and attempted to eliminate state and local government's or anything like that to use as examples.
It's one thing to not like someone or disagree with them, but it's another to say partisan things just because you don't like or agree with that person just to make them look as bad as you possibly can and if you are proven wrong, you can always say I have a right to my own opinion and so-forth. But if you are someone who is looking to bring in more followers and expand your base and get treated seriously by the public and not just your core faction, especially for Libertarians, you need to speak the truth. And layout why you disagree with President Obama and why you believe his policies won't work. Rather than just throwing labels around and hoping something sticks.
|Source: The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon: President Obama- On The State of the Republican Party|