Palin Attacks Community Organizers

By Jonathan Adams Sep 04, 2008

h/t to the ever ready Jay Smooth on Sarah Palin, during her lauded introduction to the national political stage, decided she would play up her experience as mayor by criticizing Barack Obama’s work as a community organizer. What she did, however, was attack one of the most American things that ordinary citizens do everyday. Deepak Bhargava, Executive Director of the Center for Center for Community Change, said:

When Sarah Palin demeaned community organizing, she didn’t attack another candidate. She attacked an American tradition — one that has helped everyday Americans engage with the political process and make a difference in their lives and the lives of their neighbors. All across the country, in every state and every community, there are community organizers helping people find shared solutions to the shared problems they face. The candidates for President and Vice President should be working to solve our shared problems, too, rather than attack others who trying to do the same.