A while back, I signed up for email updates from the Obama campaign. Yes, I’m that ill.
Here’s what ended up in my email box last night from Barack Obama just prior to McCain’s acceptance speech, obviously in response to Sarah Palin’s speech the previous night:
Why would the Republicans spend a whole night of their convention attacking ordinary people?
With the nation watching, the Republicans mocked, dismissed, and actually laughed out loud at Americans who engage in community service and organizing.
I hope the Democrats actually drive themselves nuts on this point, because there’s a vast difference between “community service” and “community organizing.” And I’m not even sure about the former.
There’s plenty of fantastic ways people perform “community service,” such as working in a soup kitchen or helping the elderly, but the Dems need to be very careful when peddling these parts of Obama’s resume. After all, to some people, “community service” is what you’re sentenced to after stealing a bicycle or violating a barnyard animal.
And then there’s “community organizers.” When I lived in a much larger city, many of the “community organizers” were nosy, ne’er dowell pests who often headed up fringe churches — sound familiar? Often times, “community organizers” are people who push a socialist/Marxist agenda under the guise of addressing “social inequities.”
The Republicans know exactly what they’re doing, and the Democrats continuing to fight back on this point is doing nothing but digging themselves a deeper hole. Just ask “community organizer” William Ayers.