That’s a fair question and that title could have covered people working to organize communities for the Nazi Party, The KKK, or the Communist Party anywhere.
The Black Panther Party was a very violent organization based on hatred of all White Americans. They too called themselves, community organizers.
I have no clue from this vague description what Barack Obama was selling or to who. It really sounds like a way for him to cover a period of unemployment.
Middle-aged men routinely say they are or were self-employed consultants to avoid admitting periods of idleness. There is an amount of social disgrace in being out of work.
Of course Michelle Obama was a Chicago Democratic Party insider and that helped get Obama out of the community organization business and on the government’s payroll. Chicago Democratic Party insiders are never unemployed.
For Sarah Palin to suggest that being the Mayor of her home town with responsibilities trumps Obama’s “organizing” function any day is fair play. Obama is so distracted and off his game since he and his minions forgot they’re running against John McCain, not Sarah Palin.
Obama needs to realize he’s really ready for his prize as a second place winner in the November election.
As always the Democratic Party buries their dead. With any luck Obama can keep his Senate seat longer than Carol Mosley Brown kept hers.