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September 04, 2008


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I wondered if you could cast some light on why being a community organiser is seen as such a bad thing by Republicans? I thought community engagement was a *good* thing. But the way the phrase is being used sounds like it's short hand for "drug dealer" or "disgusting socialist" or something. It would be great to get views on this...


Well apart from the fact that Obama used to be one...the modern community organising movement was founded by activists like Saul Alinsky who believed that people had to organise together to screw their employers and landlords or face being screwed by them...it's bound up with some of the radical grass-roots movements of the 1960s...anyway suffice to say it's not a tradition of which Republicans approve...

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