If you were like me and watched some of the RNC last night, I hope you saw the same thing I did. Amongst a plethora of disgusting negative attacks, lies, and blatant insults on those that support the opposing side. I was most frustrated with the snide and smarmy remarks on Obama’s work as a community organizer.
Do people not understand what community organizing is? It is “how ordinary people respond to out-of-touch politicians and their failed policies”. It’s hard work. Community organizers are people that are passionate and compassionate for the marginalized and the oppressed. Community organizers work tirelessly to build a better community for the poor, for the ones that have been cast out and forgotten. In fact, one of the reasons why I care so much and am such a huge Obama supporter is because of the fact that he has worked at a grass roots level. He has seen with his own eyes and gotten his hands dirty. The trickle down theory does not work; change happens from the bottom up. “Community organizing is the foundation of the civil rights movement, the women’s suffrage movement, labor rights, and the 40-hour workweek. And it’s happening today in church basements and community centers and living rooms across America.” It is people like Palin and McCain that completely ignore the need for social workers, social justice workers, community organizers, and builders, and child welfare workers, and domestic violence workers, and human rights workers. They are why we are overworked and under-payed. They are why we are burnt out and jaded.
So, get over yourself Palin. Get over yourself, McCain. You have NO idea what it is like to be an ordinary person working and loving those that aren’t beautiful, those that don’t have money, those that have lost their jobs, those that have had their “unalienable” rights taken away, those that are hurting and neglected and abused.
What have you done for your city and state Palin? Cut funding for special needs children, cut funding for pregnant teens, abused your power, and left your city in debt. I can be just as sarcastic as you; but here’s the difference, I’m not running for the 2nd most important seat in our Nation.
Oh, by the way, the pledge of allegiance was not written by our “founding fathers”. Ha. Good one.