First, Roland Martin attacks Palin for her comments about community organizers:
And ScienceBlogling Matt Nisbet has the quote of the day:
Weren’t Jesus and Mother Teresa community organizers? Didn’t they, in the words of Palin, have “actual responsibilities?” Aren’t Evangelicals such as this group “Christians for Community Organizing” or this group “Evangelicals for Social Action” dedicated to community organizing? Aren’t faith based initiatives built on community organizing?
Matt is absolutely right on the merits, but, make no mistake about it, “community organizers” is code for ‘uppity black people who are taking your tax dollars.’ One thing that is becoming pretty clear is that the Republicans are making a desperate pitch to the remnants of Nixon’s ‘silent majority’ (which is getting very long in the tooth, and isn’t even close to a majority anymore either).
So, no Matt, according to Palin (although not according to the Coalition of the Sane), Jesus and Mother Teresa were not community organizers.
A related thought: is it me, or are the Republicans recycling the same slogans from the Nixon era? Spiro Agnew did it better….