Tuesday, September 9, 2008

What is a community organizer ?

Since the Most Merciful has been running for President the question has been often asked, "What is a community organizer?" One of Hannity's guests ; I think it was Newt said that it was basically a troublemaker. I am in agreement, but here is a little something on That particular community organizer.

This comes from Wikipedia, which is not a prayerbook, but close enough for government work.

After four years in New York City, Obama moved to Chicago to work as a community organizer for three years from June 1985 to May 1988 as director of the Developing Communities Project (DCP), a church-based community organization originally comprising eight Catholic parishes in Greater Roseland (Roseland, West Pullman, and Riverdale) on Chicago's far South Side.[12][14] During his three years as the DCP's director, its staff grew from 1 to 13 and its annual budget grew from $70,000 to $400,000, with accomplishments including helping set up a job training program, a college preparatory tutoring program, and a tenants' rights organization in Altgeld Gardens.[15] Obama also worked as a consultant and instructor for the Gamaliel Foundation, a community organizing institute.[16]

As you can see his greatest accomplishment during his stint as a community organizer was to expand the staff and call for more money. Sound familiar?During this time he supposedly set up a job training program redundant to the Federal Department of Labor. A college prep tutoring program. What happened to the Chicago School system? insofar as Altgeld Gardens; since when do people getting free housing need to organize? The Gamaliel Foundation is quite interesting within itself. Take a look. http://www.gamaliel.org/ Yep, just like Newt said, "Troublemaker."

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