Nice find from Kevin Harris who blogged the Republican’s digs at Barack Obama’s community organizing experience:
George Pataki: ‘He was a community organizer. What in God’s name is a community organizer? I don’t even know if that’s a job.’
Then former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani delivered his own snickering hit job. ‘He worked as a community organizer. What? Maybe this is the first problem on the resumÃ©,’ mocked Giuliani.
A few minutes later, in her acceptance speech for the GOP vice presidential nomination, Sarah Palin declared, ‘I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities.’
One of the responses from the Obama camp was:
‘Let’s clarify something for them right now. Community organizing is how ordinary people respond to out-of-touch politicians and their failed policies.’
Exactly…that is exactly what community organizing is. Republicans do it too.
It’s beyond me why so many Republican politicians find it so hard to be actually funny. Every time I hear “jokes” like this, I just want to draw a little square in the air in front of me whilst rolling my eyes. It’s as if years of country club roasts had conditioned them to slightly off-colour jokes being met with nervous titters.