On Friday we explained a Facebook ad campaign Blue America embarked on to remind 18-26 year olds in 8 congressional districts that their congressmembers voted to kick them off their parents' health insurance plan-- and without even caring enough to come up with an alternative for their healthcare. As of this morning there had been over 3 million impressions in Wisconsin, New Hampshire, California, North Carolina, Florida and New York, where our targets are, respectively, Paul Ryan, Frank Guinta & Charlie Bass, Buck McKeon, Patrick McHenry, John Mica & Sandy Adams, and Tom Reed-- 8 dirtbags. Have you been to our DefeatDirtBags page?
I'll tell you why I want you to take a look at it. We turned the whole ad campaign into a kind of competition. And you pick the winner. Each of the opponents to the anti-healthcare dirtbags is getting a week of free Facebook ads from Blue America. But we want to give one of the campaigns a full month of ads. You tell us who-- Patsy Keever (NC-10), Ann Kuster (NH-2), Lee Rogers (CA-25), Nick Ruiz (FL-7), Carol Shea-Porter (NH-1), Nate Shinagawa (NY-23) or Rob Zerban (WI-1). And the way to vote is by contributing-- any amount, even just one dollar-- to the candidate of your choice on this page. And you can vote as many times as you'd like-- and tell you're friends to vote too. No ID required!
Will this change America? These are 7 independent-minded grassroots progressives, none of whom owe squat to the corrupt Inside-the-Beltway party establishments. Electing men and women like these is probably the only peaceful way to change America. Electing more Republicans or more corrupt DCCC party hacks isn't going to change a thing. Let's make sure when we replace Boehner as Speaker, it isn't to install something almost as bad-- at least in terms of corruption-- like Hoyer, Israel or Wasserman-Schultz. Remember, this guy, despite what Issa's report says about him taking bribes from Countrywide, is being protected by the Beltway Establishment (especially Issa) of both corrupt political parties: