House Speaker John Boehner (R-Cheeto) is starring in his second commercial. This one released by MoveOn.org.
Subtler than a crying baby, the ad clearly states that Boehner is not doing his job. He must control all the members of his party to be able to pass a clean funding bill requisite to reopening our government.
Very effective images refer to the 800,000 furloughed workers affected, the cost to local jurisdictions as well as important programs like cancer research currently halted.
Marshall McLuhan famously said that the “medium is the message.”
Actually the group with the best talking points wins.
Too often, the Republicans have seemed to be able to frame issues, inflame their base and disseminate questionable facts.
Right now an extreme group in the GOP has prevented the Speaker from doing his job and he refuses to fight or function like a Congressional leader. He has the title and the perks just not the will nor the strategy.
The shutdown isn’t the fault of the Democrats or the President or legislation that expands health coverage to millions of Americans who desperately need it. This is about elected officials who hate government and refuse to represent all the citizenry.
For the time being, the message must be short, cogent and easily digested.
So enjoy the ad castigating Boehner and placing the onus squarely back with the GOP.
Watch it and #DemandAVote!