Monday, June 23, 2008

Uncomfortable Language

This is from a review of Barack Obama's life by Mary Grabar over at Townhall. Ms. Grabar shows her ignorance by mocking the concept of a community organizer. Then she writes this touching love letter to the good old days.
I imagine if someone like Barack Obama had come to Beach Street in Rochester, New York, in the 1960s where my neighbors relaxed on their lawn chairs on front porches and stoops after a hard day in the factory, and said, “Hi, my name is Barry Obama, and I am a community organizer,” the unanimous response would have been, “A what?”

. . . Barry would have been sent running, which would be a good thing for him because right about that time Mr. Tischenko would be coming downstairs with the rifle.
Yep - a black man trying to organize 1960s Rochester, New York would have been sent running, with the threat of being shot. I'm not exactly sure how to take that, but it doesn't read very progressive does it? Is she applauding the good ol' days when people like Barack knew better than to come around?

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