Don’t Palin, Giuliani know that abolitionists and women’s sufferage leaders were community organizers

“When Giuliani sneered about community organizers on the “South side” of Chicago, it’s pretty clear what he was saying: Barack Obama spent his time rabble-rousing among black people.”Ezra Klien

Both Giuliani and Palin made the profession of community organizer out to be the butt of a joke. Palin said “I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer – except that you have actual responsibilities”.

Without community organizers, African American Women like me (and countless other religious, LGBTQ, racial, etc…various social segments I could name) would have a hard row to tow trying to “pull ourselves up by our boot straps”. Um…Palin would not be able to vote without the work of community organizers. Hello?

Abolitionists organized to bring an end to slavery

Women’s Sufferage organizers worked to give women the vote

Countless Civil Rights leaders were Community organizers like Martin Luther King, Dr. Dorothy Height, and Malcolm X

Community organizers would not be a group I would come after, if I was on the Republican ticket, or any ticket for that matter. These people know how to mobilize people, real people, on a grassroots level. They know how to raise money. They know how to make change happen, even when hope is gone. They are real workers. That’s not a population that I would want mad at me if I was in the underdog position in the presidential race.

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4 Responses to Don’t Palin, Giuliani know that abolitionists and women’s sufferage leaders were community organizers

  1. You’re absolutely correct. Additionally there is at least one seed searching for one blade of grass or field in which to grow. Weeds aka Crab Grass aka The Republican Party can’t begin to fathom the ramifications of this “dis”. I think some folk are ready to remove earings and gloves, and get down and dirty for a fight.

  2. Lecithin

    Jesus was also a community organizer, and Pontius Pilot was a gov.

    Think about that.

  3. I hope you caught SNL last night! You got your wish — Tina Fey as Sarah Palin

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/13/tina-fey-as-sarah-palin-o_n_126249.html

  4. well for one, i don’t think palin knows *anything* about american history. or how modern government works. or where babies REALLY come from.

    and secondly.. giuliani married his cousin. how smart can he really be?

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