Friday, September 05, 2008

Palin's negative comments on community organizing

I've been watching the political race here in the US really closely over the past 2 years and man, that was a brutal speech last night. I understand the general need for a "let's get the GOP party riled up" situation at the rally, but... come ON.

Excerpt from Palin's speech last night.
Palin: "I guess a small-town mayor is kind of like a community organizer, except you have actual responsibilities"
This is disgraceful. Come on. Is the GOP seriously that desperate for the vote that they will diminish the hard work of Barack Obama (and all community organizers, for that matter), just to score some cheap political points? Talk about visions of grandeur. It's as if she thinks that being the mayor of Wasilla, Alaska (population 8000) is somehow miles above Barack Obama's honourable community service in the poor African-American neighbourhoods on the South Side of Chicago, organizing more than twenty congregations to help change their neighbourhoods. It is shameful that Palin would use a cheap trick to score points with misguided voters, and diminish the tiresome, honourable, already-under-appreciated role of community service in this country.

If the Republicans are preaching the message of "Change" as they are attempting, then this seems hardly like "straight talk" and "the party of the people" as they claim.

Absolutely ridiculous. In an election where Barack Obama has been striving to bring the country together, everyone working together towards common issues like the War, the Economy... and getting people to FINALLY try to be on the same page... the Republicans again turn everything around, make it all about attacks and negativity and not about the issues, and do what they do best: polarize the American people.

I stand by my comments from last January... I hope this country is smart enough to elect Barack Obama. I hope the people of the US can see through the Republican Party's B.S.

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