Krupp is the cocoa-sipping, flannel clad, unofficial face of Obamacare who gained notoriety by appearing in two horrid online promos and one absurd video that urged people to #GetTalking about healthcare. The propaganda pieces were made to encourage Americans to visit barackobama.com/health-care. Krupp has been dissected and ripped apart in the conservative blogosphere for about a week now, and many Leftists are not too happy that Krupp is now a permanently affixed meme of socialist healthcare.
Kudos to Daily Caller for making this widely known in a post today. But the real credit seems to belong to "Killer Bunny Foo Foo" (@PolitiBunny on Twitter). A week ago, on Dec. 20, she published a screen shot of a blog that Krupp had on Wordpress.com:
Ethan Krupp himself says he's a liberal fuck. I have to agree. #tcot #PajamaBoy pic.twitter.com/5JuDwNb6J2
— KillerBunnyFooFoo (@PolitiBunny) December 20, 2013
But just what is a "liberal fuck?" I could find no definition of it other than the one used by Krupp in describing himself. According to Krupp, "A Liberal Fuck is not a Democrat, but instead someone who combines political data and theory, extreme leftist views and sarcasm to win any argument while make [sic] the opponents feel terrible about themselves." In other words, young Krupp likes to use the tactics of Saul Alinksy.
Alisnky's methods have been heavily used by the Obama administration, various Democrats and their operatives, and many Leftists including Liberal members of the Mainstream Media (think Keith Olberman, Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews).
The deep irony in all of this is Krupp's own reaction to the ridicule being heaped on himself. He's deleted every crumb of his online presence that he can, disappearing and going off the radar, all to avoid feeling terrible about himself. And he apparently does feel terrible about himself, for a proud man would not slither into a hidey hole as Krupp has done. A man who has no shame, who has the courage of conviction, would stand tall and face those criticizing him. That's not Ethan Krupp.
Now he knows that conservatives can use Alinsky just as effectively. Alinsky's Rule 3 is being used against him. That rule says, "Whenever possible, go outside the experience of an opponent. Here you want to cause confusion, fear, and retreat." Krupp has had no previous experience dealing with the right wing, conservative blogosphere. He's not used to being on the receiving end of ridicule on a huge scale. Conservative bloggers and pundits, using Alinsky's Rules 3 and 5, have been heaping ridicule on Krupp. The little liberal fuck is confused, fearful and in full retreat.