unastronaut*

Feet on the ground – head in the clouds.

Community Organizers vs. McCain Campaign Lobbyists

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Maybe the McCain campaign still doesn’t know what a community organizer does. Well, let me tell them a little about the job. It’s sort of like being a small town Mayor, except when you fail people starve and families crumble.

  • When your campaign staff (lobbyists) helps companies secure a tax break while simultaneously shipping jobs overseas a community organizer helps to restore the community to prominence by bringing jobs back so the parents can work and providing after-school programs for children.
  • When your economic advisor Phil Gramm deregulates banks to the point where they can become loan sharks to poor people and the community is struck by massive foreclosure rates a community organizer must help families rebound in a time of upheaval.

Basically a community organizer is a good samaritan. Our last best hope. A thousand points of light. The opposite of “politics as usual”. It’s also a great testament to his character.

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Written by unastronaut

September 17, 2008 at 3:23 pm

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