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Amy McGrath Is On Target

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I receive a huge number of appeals for donations, consider many of them, and respond to some.  Guessing that U already get more than enough duns, I almost always refrain from forwarding those I like, let alone the others.  The dun displayed below is so clever and funny that I will make an exception (and have made a donation).

The man who never put on the uniform to defend our country decided to blast his colleague Rep. Seth Moulton for helping fundraise for 19 veterans running for Congress, including me.

Party over country is all Barr understands.

Hey Andy, after I put the kids to bed, I fixed this for you.

Andy                                   Barr's Letter

You’re welcome.

– Amy

Click on either of the dun’s images to visit the website of Amy McGrath’s campaign to unseat one of the Trumpublicans from Kentucky in the US Congress.  It ain’t easy, but neither was flying 89 combat missions.

McGrath and Moulton are among the 36 candidates in Federal elections who are veterans endorsed by VoteVets.  While the other 34 are not all Marines, they still fight for right and freedom.  Cue the band.

|From the hills of old Kentucky
|to the swamplands of DC,
|she will fight our country’s battles
|in the air, on land and sea.
|
|Set to fight for right and freedom
|(beating back new fascist threats),
|she is proud to stand among them:
|thirty-six progressive vets.

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Semper Fi

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Yes, the fighter jock on the left is also the married mom on the right.  This image is a screenshot from the Amy McGrath for Congress website, which is worth a visit from anybody who appreciates clear and communicative web design (whether or not they care about US politics).

After retiring from the Marine Corps (at the rank of Lt Colonel), Amy McGrath found a new challenge: running for Congress as a Democrat in Kentucky.  It’s not easy.  Neither was flying 89 combat missions.

Dunno whether McGrath is as progressive as I am, but I believe she has the confidence and smarts to avoid the Democrats’ common mistake running like decaffeinated Republicans in red states.  Some evidence is provided by the form (as well as the content) of the announcement video Told Me, which can be seen on the website and has made a splash on YouTube.  When was the last time U saw a campaign kickoff that was also a good short (2 minutes) film?  I like the calmly assertive no-nonsense tone thruout and the final image shown in the screenshot below.

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The party affiliation is stated clearly, w/o fuss.  The image background is a subtle rebuttal of the common misconception that Dems are intrinsically wimpy, if not downright unpatriotic.  The subtlety is important.  Those who explicitly mention a misconception (even while refuting it) risk strengthening it in the minds of those they are trying to enlighten.  Good logic may not be good rhetoric.  Dunno how many good rhetorical details of the video and the website are there because McGrath put them in herself and how many are there because McGrath chose and trusted well-qualified people.  Either way, seeing such competence is a hopeful glimmer in a dark time.

Please visit Amy McGrath for Congress and watch the video.  U can see some good stuff w/o spending much time.  Those willing and able to donate just might get the satisfaction of helping a Marine kick some Trumpublican ass.