PA-Sen – Seriously, people, fight for it!
This is the kind of race that we, as the activists that we are, usually crow about and jump feet-first into the fray to work for our guy (or gal). Sestak, an actual, smart, unapologetic progressive with great ideas and popular support defeats Arlen Specter (the whichever-way-the-wind-blows-I’m-going-that-way Republican-turned-Democrat) in the Democratic primary. A primary, mind you, that Specter only entered because he knew he couldn’t beat looney Pat Toomey (one of this year’s totally insane –Tea Party/Republican candidates).
So Sestak wins, and goes up against Toomey in the general, and our reaction is what? Tune out? I don't think so.
If we want Joe Sestak to be the next Senator from the Keystone State – and I sure do, then we need to do what Democrats do in 2010. We roll up our sleeves and get to work.
Help elect someone who is not just extremely capable, but –at a time when it’s less glamorous than ever- is itching to roll up his sleeves and grab a mop.
Here are some things about Sestak you need to know, in one sentence:
He’s been a true progressive on issues from the stimulus, to health care, and is a freaking champion of the environment.
Here are some things about Toomey you really should know too:
• He has a 0% rating from NARAL (meaning he’s anti-choice) and
• Also has a 0% from the League of Conservation Voters indicating he’s anti-environment (from Toomey: ”There's no question that the Earth's surface temperature has increased," he said in a statement. "There is much debate in the scientific community as to the precise sources of global warming.” --- so you can guess where his policies would lead. The man supported Bush-Cheney energy policies 100% though.
• Anti-senior, anti-labor… at what point does he just become anti-American?
We can win this. With your help, we can win this. But not if we let Sestak’s challenge from the left in the primary go unanswered by public support. We’ve done too much to backslide now. I’m not affiliated with the Sestak campaign in any official way, but I’ll tell you what – I’ve gotten awfully used to seeing this swing state turn blue, and the prospect of the likes of Toomey beating our (so superior it’s ridiculous) guy is a bitter pill.
You hate the Senate right now? Good. Now do something to fix it.
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