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This morning the Syracuse Post-Standard printed the letter below. I hope it made many other readers laugh, too. But I also wonder how reputable news sources can maintain their reputation when they print such abject propaganda (complete with address and web link so YOU can rot your mind along with Ray, for a mere $3).

To the Editor:

Barack Obama's plan for the country is explained in a 2009 pamphlet ''Barack Obama's Rules for Revolution - The Alinsky Model.'' It may be obtained from the David Horowitz Freedom Center, P.O. Box 55089, Sherman Oaks, Calif., 91499-1964 for $3. It fits in the palm of your hand. On the Internet, go to

Instead of rabble-rousing (a la Lenin), modern radicals have a more sophisticated approach. The steps are as follows: co-operation, deception (''Hope and change''), infiltration, control and destruction (of capitalism, free enterprise, and individual freedom).

Obama has followed the first four steps flawlessly. He is now in the process of implementing the last step.

Nice job of assisting him, American voters.

Ray Hiscock

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