The Republicans had their heyday digging in to discredit Community Organizers.
Palin said "I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities."
As you might have guessed, community organizers are angry about the insulting remarks.
"Organizers described themselves as the antidote to big money lobbyists who wield so much influence. They talked about helping powerless people join forces to demand better schools and safer streets, often by working through churches. If people in (government) office were doing their jobs, perhaps we wouldn't need community organizers".
"I don't like seeing the really hard work that goes on in really poor communities being demeaned by cheap politicians", said Joshua Hoyt, executive director of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.
COMMUNITY ORGANIZING IS AS AMERICAN AS DEMOCRACY. IT BELIEVES THAT ORDINARY PEOPLE CAN DO EXTRAORDINARY THINGS.
Bob Marley~ Get up Stand up
These remarks are a slice of the republican mindset. People working together for a common cause, good of the neighborhood or community is a highlight of humanity. After all, each community is a part of the larger global community.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead ~ US anthropologist (1901 - 1978)