Blog etiquette suggests fellow bloggers link to important posts we find on other blogs, but R. Stacy McCain’s latest post on the District 7 race between Republican rocket scientist Ruth McClung and Democratic Congressional progressive caucus chairman Raul Grijalva is too good not to show in its entirety.
Posted on | October 12, 2010 | View Comments
This video was recorded nine days ago, when everybody’s favorite rocket scientist, Ruth McClung, was just beginning her surge in Arizona’s 7th District:
If Grijalva was scared to death before, he’s positively mortified since Sarah Palin endorsed Ruth yesterday. Today I got this e-mail from Democracy for America, the “progressive” group founded by Howard Dean:
We’ve already told you that Wall Street has set its sights on defeating Progressive Hero Raul Grijalva. Yesterday, Sarah Palin joined in on the act and announced her endorsement for Raul’s Republican opponent.
Corporations can spend unlimited money, right-wing groups like the Chamber of Commerce aren’t worried about their public reputation, and Sarah Palin has nothing to lose by going after the leader of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
They will spend millions and go all out to win — the good news is we’re going to beat them. We’ve got you.
People power is the only thing that can beat big corporate money — it’s the only thing that ever has and it’s the only thing that ever will. There is nothing more effective than talking directly to a voter.
That’s why we’ve launched our Call Out The Vote campaign with our friends at the PCCC. Together, we’re going to make 500,000 calls to voters in swing districts where there are progressives on the ballot. But we need your help to do it. Will you sign up to volunteer and start making calls to voters in Raul’s district right now? . . .
So far this month, we’ve made 117,135 calls for endorsed candidates across the country. That’s an amazing number of calls and it’s exactly the sort of people power we need to beat back the millions of dollars that big banks, insurance companies and Wall Street are spending to elect right-wing Republicans across the country.
We have two choices. We can choose to do nothing and let Teabagger candidates and corporate sellouts win the House of Representatives and push an agenda that would make Dick Cheney blush. Or we can roll up our sleeves and elect the bold progressives we need to maintain a leaner, meaner majority in the House — one where progressive leaders like Grijalva and Grayson make the difference between victory and defeat.
I know what I’m going to do. Join me and thousands of others across the country — sign up to make calls now. . . .
We’re calling five days a week for these last few weeks of the campaign, so sign up to make calls now or find a time that works for you.
Thank you for everything you do.
Nick Passanante, Deputy Field Director
Democracy for America
So you see how DFA is asking their “progressive” supporters to donate money and make phone calls to help Raul Grijalva beat Ruth McClung. What are you doing to help Ruth McClung win? Can’t you give her $20?
The Hill today said of McClung’s challenge: “Even liberal Democrats from normally safe districts are embroiled in tough reelection races this cycle.” VodkaPundit says it shows, “Dems just can’t catch a break this time around.” This is a winnable race between an excellent Republican and one of the worst Democrats in Congress.
RUTH McCLUNG for CONGRESS
Because Once Sean Bielat Builds Ace’s Robot,
She’ll Build the Rocket to Send It to Space
Yep, I think Grijalva is scared. You’ll have to got to The Other McCain to see the video.