The Donkey Is Sleeping Today

Donkey Ad Watch: Alan Grayson Edition

In 2010 Midterm Elections, Donkey Ad Watch, Message/Framing, Politics on July 20, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Yesterday, we talked about a teaching moment for Democrats who constantly give in to right-wing frames and who coddle conservatives, even when Republicans will criticize them no matter what they do. Rep. Alan Grayson is an exception – one of the few courageous Democrats who is not afraid to confront Republicans by calling them out on their (constant) crap.

While the following video is technically not an ad, it perfectly encapsulates the type of messaging fellow Democrats should be adopting. He tells a very emotional story from his own family’s personal experience and frames the Republicans as they truly are – as the out-of-touch defenders of the wealthy and the powerful that have no interest in helping the rest of the 99 percent of America that plays by the rules and watches as their piece of the pie shrinks every day.

Rep. Alan Grayson is one of the strongest voices ordinary Americans have in Congress, and the Republicans would love nothing more than to take him out precisely because he speaks truth to power.  If you feel so inclined, here’s an Act Blue page that our pals at Blue America PAC set up to donate to Grayson (and a host of other great progressive candidates).


UPDATE: What Digby said.

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