Friday, September 18, 2009

Liberals Defy Rahm; Ad Targets Arkansas Dems (Video)

The good folks at firedoglake are raising money for this ad targetting Mike Ross and Blanche Lincoln. The ad tells the two conservadems, who have a remarkable allegiance to Big Pharma and the health insurance industry, to: Stand with Democrats now -- or we’ll find someone who will! The ad will soon blanket the state of Arkansas. Jane Hamsher explains the strategy on tonight's Rachel Maddow show.

After so many of the big liberal groups gagged themselves at the orders of Rahm Emanual, it's a big relief to see that some folks still have integrity.

Greg Sargent, The Plum Line:

Liberals To Rahm: Who’s “F**king Stupid” Now?

The ad, which FDL is raising money for right now, also represents an implicit shot at the big liberal groups for largely backing down from targeting centrists at the White House’s insistence.

Indeed, there’s a bit of a split in the pro-health care reform movement between those who are willing to place their trust in the White House and want to maintain access, and those who maintain that the only way to affect real long term change is to build Congressional progressives into a powerful and unyielding force that won’t budge on core principles. That tension, of course, is only going to get exacerbated in the weeks ahead

via firedoglake