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Not Prince Hamlet

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Community Oranizing II

Friday, September 05, 2008

CNN's Roland Martin on Palin's mockery of Community Organizers:


posted by Not Prince Hamlet, 1:14 PM


I've thought a lot about this the past couple of days and even wrote it about on my own blog. I think what irritated me the most about Palin's comments was how mis-informed she was about Community Organizers. She obviously does not know what they actually do (or maybe the guy from "W"s office who wrote her speech is clueless - this I don't know) What I saw a ploy to cast CO's in a left or liberal light, she totally ignored how the religious right has effectively used Community Organizing (i.e. the Christian Coalition and Operation Rescue's recent techniques). Ultimately good community organizing is non-partisan and is really just Populist politics and grass root politics. Something I think is lost on a someone who comes from a state with a strong Populist streak. I think her mis-informed statements will come back to bite her.
Well said. The best response to this so far has come from Landon: "Jesus was a community organizer; Pontius Pilate was a governor."
commented by Blogger Not Prince Hamlet, 8:04 PM  

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