Matthews: Alinsky Not a Left Winger

Chris Matthews is disturbed that Newt Gingrich is developing a negetive brand for the president around Saul Alinsky - "He's a tactician, he's not some far crazy left-winger."

...Saul Alinsky was a Communist/Marxist fellow-traveler who helped establish the tactics of infiltration -- coupled with a measure of confrontation -- that have been central to revolutionary political movements in the United States in recent decades.

He never joined the Communist Party but instead, as David Horowitz puts it, became an avatar of the post-modern left.