The right-wing response to the community organizer backlash against the Republicans is in full swing. One such effort really made my day.
This is how Investors Business Daily (IBD) characterized National People’s Action, a national organizing network that counts SUN as a dues-paying member:
“National People’s Action, or NPA, a particularly thuggish group of Alinskyite agitators who sing the following ditty when picketing the homes of business and government leaders: “Who’s on your hit list, NPA? Who’s on your hit list of today? Take no prisoner, take no names. Kick ’em in the ass when they play their games.”
N.P.A. is also the group that is responsible for the creation and passage of the Community Reinvestment Act, federal legislation requiring banks covered by FDIC loan insurance to make loans in neighborhoods from which they receive deposits.
What really made my day was how Investors Business Daily tried to discredit organizers and organizations of N.P.A’s ilk:
Some community organizers are well-meaning and harmless. But not the ones Obama threw in with. They intimidate and agitate for more government home loans, more government job programs, a ban on police profiling, more benefits for illegal aliens, felon voting rights, minimum wage hikes, “environmental justice” and so on.
Again, thank you for making my day IBD–spin doctors for the running dog capitalist oligarchs!