Has President Obama read Sun Tzu along with his Alinsky?
Sun Tzu's Art of War says that victory is certain if one defends something the enemy cannot conquer. A good way to do this is to convey the illusion that the other side can win if only it dedicates even more soldiers, equipment, time, and money to a futile enterprise. This denies the enemy those resources every bit as effectively as the resources' destruction in combat would, but without the associated risks and reciprocal losses.The rest here.
Barack Obama similarly strung his opponents along on the issue of whether he is a natural born citizen. Only after he allowed them to collectively waste millions of hours on this false trail did he produce his Hawaii birth certificate to make them all look like Wile E. Coyote after an unsuccessful encounter with the Road Runner. Obama therefore followed the adage that one should not interrupt an enemy while he is making a mistake.
Sun Tzu also wrote, however, that victory is certain if one attacks something the enemy cannot defend. Obama's documented use of internet gambling to raise money for his 2008 campaign can therefore end his presidency at the convenience of any member of Congress who turns it into An Issue That Won't Go Away.