2010: In surprise move, progressives endorse a progressive candidate for office

So this is in today's email:
Click here to watch the video

Dear John,
New Yorkers are getting acquainted with their new neighbor, former Tennessee Congressman and bank executive Harold Ford, Jr. So far, we've learned that he rides around town in a chauffeured car, breakfasts at the Regency Hotel on Park Avenue, gets regular pedicures, and visited Staten Island once in his life, by helicopter.
What else do we know about the REAL Harold Ford? Well, for starters, he's a staunch opponent of abortion rights. He also disapproves of marriage equality for gay couples, opposes public safety laws to keep guns off the streets, and blames immigrants for America's problems.
Doesn't sound like much of a New Yorker, does he?
I grew up in New York. New York is a vibrant, tolerant, diverse community with forward-looking people with progressive social values. That's the New York I recall and love. That New York has nothing in common with Harold Ford, Jr. Now that he's living in Manhattan instead of south of the Mason-Dixon line, Ford is remaking himself as a pro-choice, pro-gay, pro-gun control progressive.
That's why we compiled this video of the REAL Harold Ford, Jr., to show New Yorkers who their latest carpetbagger really is. Join us and our partners at Planned Parenthood Advocates of New York, NARAL New York and Make the Road New York in spreading the word.
Share this video with every New Yorker you know
Yours, Robert Greenwald and the Brave New Films team
I can't see how this can be construed as anything less than an endorsement of the progressive candidate in the primary, Jonathan Tasini. Can you?

Jonathan Tasini for Senate
Jonathan Tasini's blog on Working Life (Labor Research Association)
Jonathan Tasini for Senate from New York State by David Swanson (Let's Try Democracy 2009-06-11)
Action: Donate to Jonathan Tasini for Senate (ActBlue)
Volunteer for Tasini for Senate

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A vote for Tasini is a waste of time and your support for him is an example of infantile leftism. Gillibrand is the only chance the Democrats have to hold the seat and secure the Senate majority. Cntrol of the Senate is more important than any individual senator's allegiance to a particular ideology. A vote for Tasini in the primary is a vote for the Republican in the general election.

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