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Roland Martin was reporting from the convention on CNNs recap.  As he came onscreen, his eyes were visibly red.  I thought it might have been the alcohol at those conventions.  Little did I know what it was. Follow me below

When asked by Wolf Blitzer what he thought of the speech and how, it became obvious that the redness was from tears, not of joy but of anger.

Roland's response: This is a rough paraphrase--if anyone gets video please post it occured at 11:50 pm.

Wolf: what did you take from the speech and how can Obama/Biden

Roland: Let me just say all of this talk of Biden dancing aorund going after Palin in the debates, is over.  I say go after her. Now how would or should Obama respond? Let me get to the point in Palin's speech that she mocked "community organizers". My 2 parents are sitting home in Houston, Texas and they are both community organizers and the GOP and Sarah Palin might have well have said "being community organizers doesnt matter" to my parents face.  Im disgusted.  Community organizers keep people in their homes, keep their lights on, keep food in the fridge.  The GOP wants to talk about small town issues, well being a community organizer, addresses just that.  So what did I hear from the speech--this is a quote from Roland, "The GOP doesnt give a flying flip about community organizers"

During his whole passioned rant, he was visibly angry and upset that he had watched someone belittle what his parents had done to raise him and help others there whole lives.

I have to agree.  If the GOP want to talk about small town issues, thats fine.  But dont get up and diss the very people who are "in the trenches", actually organizing.  And especially dont do it, when youre campaign is touting you as someone who understands small town America. And really dont do it after your campaign has had you sequestered for a week, claim sexism at any legit question youre asked, and write 75 percent of your speech.  

This isnt Alaska anymore.  Youre up against a CHICAGO politician. Its a little different in the lower 48

Updated: The video just came through my interweb tube

Update 2: first rec diary, yay. Thanx to all. Gotta applaud when anchors show a backbone on tv live and not off camera like Noonan and Murphy

Originally posted to NJTpkExit9 on Wed Sep 03, 2008 at 09:08 PM PDT.

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