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GOP Thinks Organizing In Your Community Is Worthless

Well, I suppose we should all just throw up our hands and let local children starve, let civil rights problems fester, and shut up and accept every problem for what it is:  our lot in life.  

Screw the poor.  To hell with women being allowed to vote.  Rollback the end of slavery.  And get yer hazmat suits, because your environment is about to be sold off piecemeal to the highest bidder — hunters, fishermen, and wildlife enthusiasts be damned.

Welcome to Republican world, where trying to make things better in your hometown makes you something they laugh at proudly.  How’s that feel America?

Correct me if I’m wrong, but without community organizers like Martin Luther King, Jr., we’d all still be dealing with separate water fountains for coloreds and Jim Crow Laws.  And I mean the old ones, not the new poll tax crap that Hans Von Spakovsky keeps trying to sneak in through the sewers.

Oh, and ladies?   No community organizers means that your voice doesn’t count for shit.  No vote for you!

Lost your job and you need a hand with the utility bills or some food from the local church pantry?  Suck it up, America, because the folks who used to extend a hand to those in need don’t count in Republican land.  That "do unto others" crap has to stop, and Jesus was clearly just a rabble-rousing, do-gooder.  Loaves, fishes, feeding the multitudes?  Hogwash. 

Your neighborhood watch program, to help supplement the police force whose budget keeps getting cut under the Bush Administration?  Well, you don’t deserve a safe neighborhood and your efforts are useless anyway.

Cleaning up a local riverbed or a walking trail with your kid’s scout troop?  Republicans think you are a loser.  

Working with a job training or literacy program to help folks move from welfare to work?  Republicans think your efforts deserve ridicule.   Promoting a spay and neuter program at your local animal shelter?  Republicans are laughing at you.  Volunteer at your church pantry to help the least of these?  Republicans are mocking you.

Country first?  Only if you live in Republican country where they come first and the rest of us should take whatever they choose to trickle down on us. 

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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