The reason nobody will tell you what a 'community organizer' is or does is because the truth is scary and leveling such accusations could be extremely dangerous.
Rules for Radicals -- 1971 Book by Saul Alinsky
"Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins -- or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom -- Lucifer."
This is important because on the very same page we find this:
Thirteen years after Alinsky died, some of his former students hired Barack Obama to a $13,000 a year job as a community organizer in South Chicago. In a few years he became very proficient in the Alinsky Method of community organizing and became an instructor and teacher of the Alinsky Method to other community organizers.
So there you have it. The "community organizer" as it pertains to Mr. Obama is about stirring up radical political activities in lower income areas of Chicago to promote socialist ideas under the guise of democratic activism. Mr. Obama was so involved in this type of radical activism that he was a teacher of the methods. Methods written by a man who dedicated his book to Satan.
Perhaps Mr. Obama himself proved his ability to apply the Rules for Radicals Alinsky wrote about. Remember, this man stood inside Invesco Field before roughly 70,000 adoring fans (arguably, worshippers), praising and cheering his name, and weeping over a single man who espouses and practices a radical form of activism that argues:
"...that the most effective means are whatever will achieve the desired ends..."
I suppose some of those 'effective means' include the bombing works of the unrepentant fellow Chicagoan William "Bill" Ayers whom Mr. Obama has also served alongside.
If this is the "change we can believe in", I do not want it.
Country First - McCain-Palin '08
PS- I know citing Wikipedia is a weakness but their external links appeared fairly sound in my opinion - enough to use it as my source.
PSS- I also know this probably isn't the first time it has been mentioned, but it never hurts to re-emphasize a critical point.