Posted by Jason Diamond
Bill Maher discussed Newt Gingrich‘s attacks against President Obama and the Left for practicing some brand of liberal radicalism voodoo that Saul Alinsky was supposedly responsible for. Maher lambasted Gingrich for using Alinsky as a radical Left boogeyman, even though Alinsky was a writer and organizer who stood up for civil rights. He’s also a guy whose tactics are being used by the same group of people Newt Gingrich is attempting to woo.
But why the heck is that photo titled “Saul Bellow”? What does Saul Bellow have to do with Saul Alinsky?
This is Saul Bellow:
This is Saul Alinsky:
Saul Bellow grew up in Chicago
Saul Alinsky grew up in Chicago
Saul Bellow attended the University of Chicago
Saul Alinsky attended the University of Chicago
Saul Bellow was a writer
Saul Alinsky was a writer
Saul Bellow was Jewish
Saul Alinsky was Jewish
Saul Bellow’s name was Saul
Saul Alinsky’s name was Saul
Saul Bellow is dead
Saul Alinsky is dead
Saul Alinsky and Saul Bellow are not the same. I know it’s easy to confuse two Jewish guys with the same first name who both went to the University of Chicago and went on to write books. But we just wanted to make it totally clear that they are totally different guys.