Hope vs. Hate indeed. That is pretty much what we’re looking at this time around. Conservatism has been backed into a corner and is foaming at the mouth to stay alive. Anthony picks up on something really important though, and I also noticed Roland Martin (whose African American parents were community organizers) on CNN get very upset about this:
The highlight of the evening? The introduction of the newest code phrase for “uppity negro,” Community Organizer! This is the hook to rural voters who don’t understand Midnight Basketball, Block Clubs, and Community Development Organizations. They don’t understand black churches. They don’t understand why people march in the streets when the police aren’t dispatched to their neighborhoods.
I agree that this is going to play well with base wingnuts (the wingnuttier, the better it will play), but a an overall strategy it’s a loser.