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In 2010 Midterm Elections, Donkey Ad Watch on September 21, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Kirsten Gillibrand: Workin' It

What should Democrats be talking about this election cycle amidst a jobless recovery, high unemployment and a right determined to put John “beta-carotene” Boehner in charge of the House and the wing-nuts in the majority in the Senate?

The Donkey Edge believes the junior senator from New York, Kirsten Gillibrand, has found it in her new web video:

More of this please.

It’s tough and lays out a simple but powerful message that actually lets voters know what she’s fighting for – them. Their jobs. Their families. It strikes a a chord with a strong, straightforward, populist message which we believe should be seen and emulated by other Democrats this election cycle.

She uses the word “working/workers” four times in the first 18 seconds. Why? Because this is the base of our party. Us. We The Workers. And by workers she embraces nearly all of the people in New York (and America) not named Koch — we who have been beaten and bloodied by the right’s agenda for a generation and the Bush administration’s 8-year misanthropic spending binge.

It has an Obama-esque feel but with teeth. It connects in a way that Obama has not in his first 20 months in office.

“I want to see Made In America again”. Wow. Is this the 70’s? The last time I heard this I was a five-year old walking through State Fair Park with my mom and dad to catch the Captain and Tennille concert.

Imagine if Obama said something this straightforward. If he did, he would fear the sky would open and the unholy right’s vitriol would rain upon him like a steady downpour of a million razor blades. But the funny thing is all he needs to do is to use his umbrella – we the working people. The people that made this country what it is. Because 98% of us can’t be wrong.

It’s the people, stupid.

– SH

  1. Perfect! I hope you are able to forward this to Obama and every other Democrat!

  2. The fact that so many working people in America believe that the Chamber of Commerce is their friend and Big Labor is their enemy is bitter irony. This is the reality Democrats have to change.

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