Thursday, September 4, 2008

"Why You Trying To Take Us On The Path To The Dark Side, Sarah Palin?"

I have a lot I want to say about Sarah Palin, her policies, how she lied about being Miss Congeniality at the Miss Alaska Pageant (who does that? I mean really), how her daughter's pregnancy should not really be used against her or her daughter but that we should be having a national discussion about abstinence programs and how they don't work without the benefit of a political "scandal", etc, etc, etc. But I think Jay Smooth from Ill Doctrine does a pretty decent job with a huge issue, the dismissal of community organizers in Palin's RNC speech; so, take it away, Jay:

Obama needs to get ads out there with that message in them, that Sarah Palin just spit in the face of every church group trying to better the neighborhood, every church soup kitchen, and every church funded food pantry. Because that was just... well, the only thing that's coming to mind is "ill-advised" (of course, Jay's own word of "despicable" also fits).


MediaMaven said...

She lied about being Miss Congeniality? Provide links!

John said...

Between my best friend, my father and I (who all watched Gov. Palin's speech together)we had experience working as some form of community organizers for three different college communities within the past 2 years. Needless to say, we were shocked to hear her berate an entire vocation or profession (or whatever you choose to call it) for the sake of a cheap shot at her opponent's experience. Clearly, community organizers would never bother to vote or work for a political campaign, so it wouldn't matter if she offends them.

jjfs85 said...

I don't know if you guys are signed up with them so I'm going to just quote the email I got from the Obama/Biden webpeoples.

From: David Plouffe
Subject: What you just saw
"Both Rudy Giuliani and Sarah Palin specifically mocked Barack's experience as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago more than two decades ago, where he worked with people who had lost jobs and been left behind when the local steel plants closed.

Let's clarify something for them right now.

Community organizing is how ordinary people respond to out-of-touch politicians and their failed policies.

And it's no surprise that, after eight years of George Bush, millions of people have found that by coming together in their local communities they can change the course of history. That promise is what our campaign has been about from the beginning.

Throughout our history, ordinary people have made good on America's promise by organizing for change from the bottom up. Community organizing is the foundation of the civil rights movement, the women's suffrage movement, labor rights, and the 40-hour workweek. And it's happening today in church basements and community centers and living rooms across America.

Meanwhile, we still haven't gotten a single idea during the entire Republican convention about the economy and how to lift a middle class so harmed by the Bush-McCain policies.

It's now clear that John McCain's campaign has decided that desperate lies and personal attacks -- on Barack Obama and on you -- are the only way they can earn a third term for the Bush policies that McCain has supported more than 90 percent of the time."