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You gotta admire the balls this takes - Dan the Serene
September 6th, 2008
05:44 pm

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You gotta admire the balls this takes
The implication is that Obama is in some way equivalent to MLK, and that a civil rights organizer of the sixties in some way equates to being a "community organizer" (i.e., just another cog) in the Chicago machine.

It's rather insulting to their memory and our intelligence.

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From:margoeve
Date:September 6th, 2008 10:02 pm (UTC)

Not how I took it

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The way those speaking at the RNC dismissed the value of community organizers, I thought, was insulting as hell to those who try to make their communities better. Sure, no one has reached the level of public awareness that MLK has, and even he had help.

I think the poster serves to remind that "community organizers" can do a LOT more than they got credit for at the RNC.
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From:dantheserene
Date:September 6th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC)

Re: Not how I took it

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As long as everyone understands the chicago definition of a "community organizer" compared to a more general and benign definition they would love for everyone to (mistakenly) apply to Obama.
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From:margoeve
Date:September 6th, 2008 11:06 pm (UTC)

Re: Not how I took it

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FYI: http://www.thenation.com/doc/20070416/moberg

It would seem that when he was a community organizer, he was actually, well, not in the mob.
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From:dantheserene
Date:September 7th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)

Re: Not how I took it

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No, the actual mob wouldn't let him in. Chicago has other quasi-legal outlets.
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