Dem Ad: Don’t Let Karl Rove’s Groups ‘Buy an Election’ (Video)
October 20, 2010
(ChattahBox Political News)— With less than two-weeks to go before the mid-term elections, the Democratic National Committee is launching a new ad reminding voters of the onslaught of millions in secret corporate cash wielding a corrupting influence on our federal elections. Not mincing words, the DNC ad warns of shadowy right-wing groups attempting “to buy an election.” With $75 million pledged by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to defeat Democrats, and the millions from secret donors raised by Karl Rove’s group Crossroads GPS to run attack ads filled with falsehoods, the Democrats are continuing to drive home the message that secret corporate money used to influence our elections is a threat to our Democracy.
The ad’s voiceover connects the dots for voters, pointing out that Republicans and their corporate masters want to roll back America to the days of Robber Barons.
“You’ve seen the ads. Millions being spent by right wing groups to buy an election — all from secret donors. What’s not a secret is why. Republicans and their corporate buddies want to be back in charge. Wall Street writing its own rules again. Big oil and Insurance Companies calling the shots. More jobs shipped overseas. Millions in attack ads to put the corporate interests back in charge.”
“If they’re in charge, what happens to you? Fight back.”
The ad directs viewers to the website Democrats.org/SecretMoney, which urges voters to sign a letter demanding that Karl Rove disclose his secret donors that are funding anti-Democratic attack ads blanketing the airwaves with lies.
“Karl Rove –Americans have a right to know the identities of those spending tens of millions of dollars to influence our election. It’s time for you to open up your books and disclose your donors.”
The ad will hit the airwaves today.