Fri Sep 28, 2012, 11:39 AM
Alan Grayson (485 posts)
OMG! Look! Itís a Positive Ad!
Here is a startling statistic: Every single penny of the $59 million that Karl Roveís Super PAC, American Crossroads, has put up on the air has been spent on a negative ad. And every single penny of the $36 million that the Koch Brothersí Super PAC, Americans For Prosperity, has put up on the air has been spent on a negative ad. The same thing is true of $23 million in DNC ads, and $22 million in RNC ads. 100% negative.
This is how the brother of Coloradoís Sen. Michael Bennet describes the situation in the current issue of The Atlantic: ďThis advertising seem less like the currency of democracy than like a grotesquely stupid exercise to enrich political consultants and local televisions stations, and to drive voters away from the polls.Ē It makes every election seem like a choice between the lesser of two evils.
My goodness. Didnít Karl Roveís mama tell him that if you donít have anything good to say about someone, then donít say anything? Rove should wash his mouth out with soap.
Well, you know how we are. When everyoneís doing one thing, weíve got to do something else. Itís in our nature.
Weíre running a positive ad.
Weíre giving our voters a look at Alan Grayson, facing the camera, speaking to them directly. Now, admittedly, Alan is no George Clooney. Alan is no Brad Pitt. However, our voters do deserve to hear a few words out of Alanís mouth (other than ďIím Alan Grayson, and I approve this adĒ) before they make up their minds.
To see our positive ad, click here.
For sure, this positive ad will help to dispel the cartoon version of Alan that the other side has tried to draw. And maybe also help to dispel the stink of all those Rove and Koch Brothers ads we are forced to watch for the next 39 days.
Speaking of which, the aforesaid right-wing political committees are, in fact, firebombing Orlando TV screens with their political napalm, and this has pushed the cost of TV ads eight miles high. Orlando now is the second most expensive market for political ads in the country, after Cleveland. So . . . we need your help to keep our positive ad on the air.
The current cost of running this ad in Orlando is 15 cents per viewer. If you give us $30, then 200 people will see this ad. If you give us $45, then 300 people will see this ad. If 1,000 of us each gave $45, then every voter in the district would see this ad once.
Click here to see our ad. If you like it, then you can help pay for it. And you can support our going-against-the-grain effort to say something good about someone.
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Fri Sep 28, 2012, 01:40 PM
Egnever (18,610 posts)
3. Funny I thought someone copied the email I got here to DU
Imagine my surprise when I noticed it was the guy who wrote it.
Keep giving them hell Mr. Grayson. I will keep sending you cash when I can.