Friday, September 05, 2008

Hey Sara: Don't disrespect the community organizer.

As for Sarah Palin bad mouthing and/or minimizing the contributions of community organizers, I am personally offended.

Doesn’t this “pit bull with lipstick on her teeth” know that it was community organizers that gathered in Seneca Falls in 1848 to fight for the rights of women in this country?
Doesn’t this proud American know it was community organizers that helped to ensure the passing of the 14th Amendment in 1868, which granted Blacks, who resided in America, citizenship and the right to vote? (Meeting certain criteria, of course.)
Doesn’t this woman, the first woman to be on a Republican presidential ticket, know that it was community organizers who fought tirelessly to ensure that the 19th Amendment was passed in 1920, which granted women their right to vote?
Doesn’t the mother of a special needs child, as she put it, know that it was community organizers that fought/still fight for the rights and protections of children and adults with disabilities?

I guess not.


Cindy said...

Certainly no lack of "red meat" at the republican convention. I thought Palin's comments about community organizers were mean and vindictive. I shudder to think were we would be as a country today without activists. In fact, I think it was this very experience that has helped Barack get where he is today. He has created more than a campaign, this is a movement and it starts from the bottom up.

Penny L. Richards said...

Perfect, yes, exactly. Does she think we all call the MAYOR when we want to get an accessible playground in the neighborhood?