Smarmy delusional Rethuglicans

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    Urban organizer, ha ha ha! - The Boston Globe
    "SPEAKERS AT the GOP convention last week launched a barrage of heavy sarcasm at an ill-chosen target: community organizers. The attacks generated a lot of snickering from the Republican delegates and may have succeeded at exploiting the resentment some voters feel toward big cities, where community organizers do a lot of their work. But on substance, the attacks border on slaphappy."


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    "The GOP attacks on community organizers sound even more foolish when applied to today's practitioners. Many of them are as comfortable in boardrooms negotiating the sale of Low Income Housing Tax Credits or working with bankers to prevent foreclosures as they are holding English classes in church basements. In nearly every major city, neighborhood organizers advance successful nonpartisan policies, including community policing and mixed-income public housing. And in Boston, it was community organizers, not the GOP, who took on the city's teachers union when it became clear that union work rules stood in the way of education reform.

    Republican delegates had a good laugh at the expense of community organizers. But it makes about as much sense as poking fun at nurses or safety engineers."
     
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    "smarmy, delusional, Rethuglicans"

    don't sugarcoat it, ms anguille, tell us how you really feel..
     
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    I knew that if I got a reaction from anyone, it would be from you. ;)
     
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    The Republicans are going down.

    They can't hide McCain and Palin forever.


    What's the difference between Sarah Palin and a box of rocks?

    Lipstick.
     
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    you mean age has withered and custom staled my infinite variety? I'm crushed.
    I read it this morning before church,; he makes some good points, but it's hard for me to get too excited by political rhetoric at this stage, from either side. I've pretty much decided they're all FOS.
     
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    you should start wearing lipstick then, kirky.

    I'd like to extend my apologies to any rocks, boxes or combinations thereof that the above comment may have offended.
     
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    supposedly the GOP is "attacking" community organizers because sarah palin dares to compare her experience as mayor and governor to obama's experience as a community organizer...???

    by the way, obama has a clear record of being an arrogant cut-throat power grabber:

    Barack Obama knows his way around a ballot -- chicagotribune.com


    The Godfather - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com
     
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    Alice Palmer (Illinois politician) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Alice J. Palmer (born June 20, 1939 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is a former Democratic State Senator from Illinois, representing the state's 13th District.[1] Dr. Palmer was the founding executive director of Chicago Cities in Schools and creator and founding director of the Chicago Metropolitan YMCA Youth and Government Program.

    In 1994 Mel Reynolds, member of U.S. House of Representatives for Illinois's 2nd congressional district, was indicted for a sexual relationship with an underage campaign volunteer. Palmer filed for the Democratic nomination to his seat but finished third in a special election held November 1995, which was won by Jesse Jackson, Jr. She had, with a degree of formality that is disputed, anointed Barack Obama as her chosen successor in the State Senate, but after her defeat she filed to retain the Democratic nomination for the 13th District. Obama was able, however, to successfully challenge enough signatures to disqualify not only the incumbent but the other three candidates for the Democratic nomination as well, which he won unopposed.[2][3]

    Obama himself has said that the challenges were necessitated by what he called obvious flaws in the challengers' signature sheets. "To my mind, we were just abiding by the rules that had been set up," he said in a 2007 interview with the Chicago Tribune.[3]. When asked if voters were not disserviced by a ballot with no opposing candidates, Obama said "I think they ended up with a very good state senator."[3]

    Palmer endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008.[4]
     
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    When I first heard Palin's sneering dismissal of community organizers I thought, "Why does she hate Jesus?"

    But once it came out that Palin is the Pork Queen, specializing in stealing the bread out of poor people' mouths (taxes that I pay) and forcing us to continue borrowing from China to buy equipment for our troops just to benefit some silly nonsense projects in Alaska, I understood.
     
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    I don't understand why repukes were giggling like little school girls about community organizers. I really don't think they know what community organizers are, nor do they remember that republicans use to praise them.

    Bush's father, Poppy Bush, honored community organizers and referred to them as america's "thousand points of light"


     

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