I didn't say he was a conservative, I said making the assumption that anything that puts Conservatives in a bad light is someone using Alinsky tactics is not a reasonable approach. Like you mentioned, it can and is used by both sides of the aisle. To automatically say something is an Alinsky tactic without proof is incorrect. To say that you're critical of events like this because of the existence of such tactics is a reasonable approach.It just so happens that Alinsky wasn't a Conservative - the intent of his writings and teachings were to push a very Progressive and socialistic agenda to then liberals - such that they can undermine Republican and Conservative ideals. It just so happens that some of Alinsky's teachings have become so mainstream and his tactics so common that they're not always attributed.
I don't understand what you're asking me. I stated that assuming someone is using propaganda, or the "Rules for Radicals" in any instance that you don't like the message is faulty logic. Now if you are just in general cynical that's fine, I understand that because the world is full of spin. Like calling Tea party Racists....that's purely propaganda because it's a generality in order to discredit the group.I'm not saying it's always used, but the tactics are certainly common enough. Do you have a specific instance in mind? I have my copy of Rules for Radicals and can review my highlights to see if it coincides.
No different than using the term "mob" is to discredit the Wall Street protests.