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The Republican speakers really weren't mocking all community organizers. After all, that would mean attacking PTA members or Neighborhood Crime Watch organizers.

No, they were really using code words understood by all of those in the convention hall to mean those "dangerous militant African-Americans" who are forming underground radical groups that are coming to firebomb your peaceful neighborhood.

Those are the "community organizers" they were alluding to and have been using codes to refer to for decades.