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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Republican Code Words

Governor Paterson thinks the term "Community Organizer" is code for "Black".
There are overtones of potential racial coding in the campaign.....the Republican party is too smart to call Barack Obama 'black' in a sense that it would be a negative," Paterson said. "But you can take something about his life, which I noticed they did at the Republican convention. A 'community organizer,' they kept saying it, they kept laughing, like what does this mean?
Now as I type this, I'm thumbing through the September 2008 issue of Code Words for Minorities which is published by the GOP and only available to those who take a blood oath not to reveal its contents. And let me tell you, "Community Organizer" is definitely not in it. Maybe Paterson has an advance copy of the October issue, or maybe Paterson's just a partisan hack who realizes that Obama may not win this thing and is already prepping the excuses.

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Nicely done
I think it's a codeword for "radical hippie," personally, and certainly it has undertones of racism. Why else would Giuliani emphasize that he was a community organizer on the SOUTH SIDE of Chicago?
When you hear the word "community organizer" do you think black? Seriously?

Even if you do, do you really think that the GOP has to speak in code to remind everyone that Obama's black?

What's next? The Dems speaking in code to remind everyone that Palin's a woman?

And after that we'll use code to remind everyone that the sky is blue.

Come on.
I think the Republicans are trying to make people see Obama the way they see Jesse Jackson or other "black leaders." The message isn't that he's black, but that he's for blacks.

Answer me this. If Obama had spent those years working for white Iowans who had lost their jobs instead of black Chicagoans, do you really think the GOP would be making fun of it in the same way?
I mean the Dems are doing the same thing to McCain, but instead of being racist, they're being money-ist. Everybody knows that McCain's richer than God, but the message the Dems are pushing is that McCain is FOR those who are richer than God. It's the same thing, it's just that racism is more pernicious than moneyism.
Answer me this. If Obama had spent those years working for white Iowans who had lost their jobs instead of black Chicagoans, do you really think the GOP would be making fun of it in the same way?

Sure! The community organizer jab was in response to Obama's jab about Palin being a small town mayor. Who cares where he did his organizing?
The community organizer jab was in response to Obama's jab about Palin being a small town mayor.

Why did she go there instead of the actual parallel to her career -- his state senate experience? His days of community organizing more neatly line up with her days as a beauty contestant.
His days of community organizing more neatly line up with her days as a beauty contestant.

So many jokes...!!!! :D

Honestly, when I hear community organizer, I think annoying pushy (usually white) person who thinks they know better than everyone else how things should be run. Maybe that's just from the ones I met in my lifetime, but that's the image stuck in my head.

JA, did you read the article in TNR about Obama's community organizing days? Really... pathetic, really.
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