The short clip:
Washington Monthly has the entire clip:
Does it matter what Obama’s religion is or isn’t? Even if the Dems compare Obama To Jesus Christ, Palin to Pontius Pilate? You know, Jesus the community organizer, vs. Pontius Pilate the governor?
Moe Lane explores the Pilate/Palin analogy.
In other Obama news, Richard Fernandez looks back in nostalgia at Obama’s community organizing days, and finds (emphasis added),
Obama, however, wanted to be President. So his departure from community organizing is fair enough. What is slightly underhand is his practice of donning the romantic mantle of the organizer, the champion of “lost causes” and using the image of the quixotic loser he rejected in private as his badge of honor. Maybe the contrast can explained by the fact that “community organizer” sounds better than “lawyer” or “politician”. But the differences go beyond the use of misleading imagery. They are philosophical. If the ‘people’ are too weak to seize power in the first place, then maybe they are too dull to understand what is good for them. And maybe they need Obama to tell them that.
The rest of us don’t.
Steve has more on community organizers and why Jesus wasn’t one.