Governor Palin’s speech at the RNC

| September 4, 2008

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 Fort Wayne 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 Sarah Palin 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).

Ann Echrich is an alternate delegate and RNC contributor

Of course, reaction to Palin’s speech must’ve been resounding because the Obama campaign (David Plouffe) immediately sent out this email;

Friend —

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.

Category: Barack Obama/Joe Biden, Code Pink, John McCain/Sarah Palin, Liberals suck, Politics

Comments (18)

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  1. LT Nixon says:

    Jodie Evans is also a terrorist sympathizer. In 2005, she went to an international symposium to honor Iraq’s “resistance”. Why can’t these people leave the country?

  2. Martino says:

    Bummer… The Secret Service blew an excellent opportunity to get some target practice. C’mon Jodie, martyr yourself for the cause!

  3. Kath says:

    And what will be “done” to the person who gave away their credentials? How much of a sin is this at a convention? Seems like there should be some kind of penalty for a delegate to do this — excuse me “alternate delegate”. That sucks.

  4. robin says:

    OMG – did you see the pic of Medea with the security guy’s hand across her mouth??? THAT is one for the ages!!

    I’m waiting to hear Obambi denounce Jodi Evan’s actions and return the $$ she has bundled for him. (insert sound of crickets chirping)

  5. defendUSA says:

    Medea looks old on tv and even more fugly in person. EEWWWW!!

  6. Dan Maloney says:

    The RNC security is pathetic. They let Medea Benjamin and Jodie Evans, two of the most easily recognizable left wing agitators walk right by. Then they let IVAW pukes get into the convention hall to disrupt John McCain’s speech the following night.

    Who are the bozos running security for them? They put the lives of the candidates and delegates in danger. They allowed disruptions of important nationally televised speechs. They failed their mission totally.

    Next time hire Gathering of Eagles to provide security. We know these twerps and there is no way any of them are going to get by to stage their cheap political theater.

    Dan Maloney
    NY State Coordinator
    Gathering of Eagles

  7. Kath says:

    Dan — Who or what group does provide security for something like that? Maybe just the same people who are security guards at that venue anyway. I agree with you, though, I think they did a poor job. Those people are recognizable (unfortunately), so seems like they could have kept them out.

  8. Neo says:

    Don Corleone was “community organizer”

  9. Florentius says:

    Dear Dan,

    I’m betting that they let these dingbats in on purpose and kept a close eye on them. Their antics didn’t harm McCain or Palin at all. Nobody heard what they said outside the hall and they looked like complete skanky lunatics.

    Net plus for McCain letting a bunch of nasty skanks embarrass themselves on live TV.

  10. Mia says:

    For the record, Ms. Eckrich did not give her credentials to anyone. The credentials were stolen from her. Yes, the CodePink gals stole the credentials… Surprise! They are liars as well as thieves.

    Jonn wrote: Thank you, Mia. That’s in the update post.

  11. Adjoran says:

    “Community organizing is how ordinary people respond to out-of-touch politicians and their failed policies.”

    Hmmm . . . WHO was President while Obama was “community organizing,” anyway? WHO was the “out of touch” pol with “failed policies” at the time?

    These people are incredibly stupid. They are extremely lucky their targeted voters are equally moronic.

    Seriously, just how dumb do you have to be to think a guy endorsing “hope” and “change” is actually saying anything at all? We should be thankful he hasn’t come out for Motherhood and puppies, too, I suppose . . .

  12. Anonymous says:

    I think they should have let this cow make it to the stage and let Sarah handle it herself. Code pink would have gotten a little dose of code red.

  13. GI JANE says:

    Gotta love the moonbat’s tactics. Why confront their opponents in the usual way when unethical, corrupt, anarchistic ones will do?