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Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:54 PM

There is much to be said about a community organizer in action.

Understanding the dynamics of what makes a community work is more than political gamesmanship. Proud of the President.

Take that, Palin. Romney and Ryan, you'll never get it.

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Reply There is much to be said about a community organizer in action. (Original post)
Skidmore Oct 2012 OP
cilla4progress Oct 2012 #1
GentryDixon Oct 2012 #2
freshwest Oct 2012 #3
Indpndnt Oct 2012 #11
freshwest Oct 2012 #14
BeyondGeography Oct 2012 #4
PDJane Oct 2012 #5
Democratopia Oct 2012 #6
Indpndnt Oct 2012 #12
libdem4life Oct 2012 #7
ProudProgressiveNow Oct 2012 #15
treestar Oct 2012 #8
loyalsister Oct 2012 #13
ProudProgressiveNow Oct 2012 #16
ProfessionalLeftist Oct 2012 #9
Journeyman Oct 2012 #10
johnlucas Oct 2012 #17
lillypaddle Oct 2012 #18
Bucky Oct 2012 #19

Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:55 PM

1. Yes!!

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:56 PM

2. Good point!

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:56 PM

3. Yes! They've called Obama that with a sneer, but now the value of the experience is plain.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 05:17 PM

11. As the President toured NJ today, I thought he looked like an experienced organizer with a plan.

Gather the best people with the best ideas and get right to work.

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Response to Indpndnt (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 05:29 PM

14. +1

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:57 PM

4. Citizenship

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:57 PM

5. Excellent point! I am in awe at the efficiency.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:59 PM

6. I never understood why some people think that a highly intelligent man's choice to make things

 

better for a poor community, even if it meant being paid just $8,000 a year somehow disqualifies him from becoming president.

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Response to Democratopia (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 05:19 PM

12. Because it would never cross their minds to do any such thing.

And if they won't do it, there must be something wrong -- something unworthy -- about it. They need to look in a mirror. They'd see all the unworthiness in the world right there.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 05:01 PM

7. It's the definition of politics with a heart...that's why they didn't "get it".

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 05:43 PM

15. +1 nt

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 05:02 PM

8. I always have argued that was good experience

for qualifying for this job. Better than running a company, because it involves dealing with disparate people.

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Response to treestar (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 05:20 PM

13. Absolutely

It is also involves getting down in the trenches.
The thing romney actually could have done is he could have called the president and said "let's get off the campaign trail for this. I've got a mini national guard- five sons and myself. What does my country need?" Or he could have (since he was so capable when the olympics needed to be save) set up a supplemental organization to the red cross.
I'm pretty sure Chris Christie noticed that he didn't do what he could have done.

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Response to loyalsister (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 05:44 PM

16. +1 nt

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 05:05 PM

9. He's AWESOME and you are absolutely right.

He's showing why a community organizer SHOULD be President. Just love the man and sure don't want to lose him as President.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 05:13 PM

10. And he doesn't need to see Russia out his front window to know what's going on in his own backyard…

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 07:31 PM

17. It's absolutely logical for a community organizer to be a President

He's just organizing the national community.
That was NEVER a minus in my book & should not have been in anybody's book.
In fact it was one of his strongest qualifications.
John Lucas

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 07:54 PM

18. Our Prez is amazing

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 07:58 PM

19. Every elected official is *supposed* to be a community organizer.

Far too many of them are just there as placeholders, ensuring that the money flows in the wrong direction. It's nice to see, for a change, a Republican who really worries about people in a crisis and has the skills to go about doing it right.

I expect we'll all be cursing Christie's name for some cheap shot he's taken at Democrats at some point in the next few months. But right now I'm not feeling scorn towards the man. He knows where the game ends and the job begins.

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