August 8, 2009

Sit Down, Community, and Be Organized!

Justin Katz

If anything, Mark Steyn's latest lays on the wordplay a bit too thick, but apart from his usual humor, this one's worth reading if only to sow the last four sentences of this block quote into the conservative repartee:

"The right-wing extremist Republican base is back!" warns the Democratic National Committee. These right-wing extremists have been given their marching orders by their masters: They've been directed to show up at "thousands of events," told to "organize," "knock on doors" ...

No, wait. My mistake. That's the e-mail I got from Mitch Stewart, Director of "Organizing for America" at But that's the good kind of "organizing." Obama's a community organizer. We're the community. He organizes us. What part of that don't you get?

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"But that's the good kind of "organizing.""

The attempts to distinguish are fascinating. As is the studied conviction on the part of certain members of Congress that all of these people asking questions about health care reform are paid gadflies and not simply citizens who are genuinely concerned about the potential disassembly of a health care system that is not perfect but is the best in the world.

Posted by: Monique at August 9, 2009 11:53 AM
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