Haven't seen this ad up at DU. This is Rachel Bitecofer's first Strike Pac ad with some powerful imagery and a strong reminder of what we're fighting for in 2022, 2024 and beyond. She's followed this one up with a Virginia state ad with the same nationalized punch--Glenn Youngkin=McConnell's obstructionism=voting suppression and Republican anti-democratic turns.
Pull no punches. Make them own it. Every single race.
Interesting and pointed OP by Eric Boehlert, a message that should be the main argument for our 2022 elections. All this nonsense that the GOP is 'afraid' of Trump and his supporters should be thrown overboard. The embrace of the Big Lie and subsequent madness of January 6th conspiracies and voter suppression is not fueled by fear of Trumpers but by Republican choice.
These politicians are not children lead astray but men and women who have put power, influence and money ahead of the country's welfare and future. They have chosen anti-democratic, unAmerican choices to hang on and they don't give a hoot about the consequences as long as they win, even if it means burning the house down.
We lean into that, the true horror of it, we win. Getting our voters out will be essential as well as working around these odious ID requirements (making sure, for instance, that our voters obtain requisite ID) and providing adequate information well before Election Day.
But we need to make it clear that the Republican Party is not simply dysfunctional. They are actively, deliberately pursuing an anti-democratic construct, one which they will impose on all of us.
The time to shout this out, press it, push it is now. I'm convinced that 2022 will have local aspects but will ultimately be a national referendum on the Republican Party and its charge against all things American.
This is not the loyal opposition. These people are seditionists.
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