In case you missed it last night, here’s the whole thing. It’s 45 minutes long
An emailer sends this about the woman who tried to rush the stage;
Woman who rushed RNC stage last night during Palin’s speech is Code Pink founder and Obama fundraiser Jodie Evans. Person who gave her the credentials is probably Realtor Ann Eckrich
Jodie Evans is a top OBAMA FUNDRAISER….with extreme radical ties
Jodie Evans, co-founder of the radical group Code Pink, rushed the stage while was speaking.
Code Pink has a Flickr account which includes this photo of Jodie being interviewed earlier in the day wearing a name tag “Annie Eckrich, Indiana”
Code Pink’s press release says they were given tickets by a GOP delegate;
Co-founders Medea Benjamin and Jodie Evans, who were given their tickets to the speech by a Republican delegate who was frustrated with the Republican party and Sarah Palin, caught the attention of Palin with their banners and shouting about 15 minutes into her speech. Palin stopped talking for a moment to turn to look at them. (Read a Washington Post description of the incident).
Of course, reaction to Palin’s speech must’ve been resounding because the Obama campaign (David Plouffe) immediately sent out this email;
I wasn’t planning on sending you something tonight. But if you saw what I saw from the Republican convention, you know that it demands a response.
I saw John McCain’s attack squad of negative, cynical politicians. They lied about Barack Obama and Joe Biden, and they attacked you for being a part of this campaign.
But worst of all — and this deserves to be noted — they insulted the very idea that ordinary people have a role to play in our political process.
You know that despite what John McCain and his attack squad say, everyday people have the power to build something extraordinary when we come together. Make a donation of $5 or more right now to remind them.
Both Rudy Giuliani and Sarah Palin specifically mocked Barack’s experience as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago more than two decades ago, where he worked with people who had lost jobs and been left behind when the local steel plants closed.
Let’s clarify something for them right now.
Community organizing is how ordinary people respond to out-of-touch politicians and their failed policies.
And it’s no surprise that, after eight years of George Bush, millions of people have found that by coming together in their local communities they can change the course of history. That promise is what our campaign has been about from the beginning.
Throughout our history, ordinary people have made good on America’s promise by organizing for change from the bottom up. Community organizing is the foundation of the civil rights movement, the women’s suffrage movement, labor rights, and the 40-hour workweek. And it’s happening today in church basements and community centers and living rooms across America.
Meanwhile, we still haven’t gotten a single idea during the entire Republican convention about the economy and how to lift a middle class so harmed by the Bush-McCain policies.
Emphasis is mine, btw. If being a “community organizer” is so important, why isn’t Obama still a “community organizer” since he claims he’s doing all of this for us? I’d like intellectually vacant David Plouffe to explain what attacks were made last night.
The only people who benefit from “community organizers” is community organizers – it’s an easy way to make a living without actually having to do any work. Let’s see something Obama actually accomplished while he was a community organizer since, apparently, Plouffe wants to credit him with women’s suffrage and a forty-hour work week.
Added: The updated post is here.
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