GOProud is stepping into the 2010 election fracas with their own political ad campaign. Targeting Barney Frank, Barbara Boxer, and Nancy Pelosi, GOProud will be hitting the airwaves with a 30-second smack at these dysfunctional Democrats.
I think the ad is a great idea and a positive step forward for GOProud. However, I was very disappointed that the ad failed to clearly identify just what kind of organization GOProud actually is. The ad offers a hurried voice-over at the end naming GOProud as the sponsor of the ad and shows a final image clip that also highlights the organization’s name and website. But what’s missing are two very important words: GAY and CONSERVATIVE.
Most viewers who will see the ad will have not a clue what GOProud stands for. And since the airwaves right now are saturated with these types of political commercials, most viewers will probably just write-off GOProud as just another Republican party offshoot, if they notice the name at all. The fact that a GAY CONSERVATIVE organization is running a campaign ad trashing Barney Frank and other Left-wing Democrats is the real message here, or at least it should have been. Unfortunately, that message will probably be lost on most viewers. Their ad would have had a much bigger impact if they had clearly identified themselves with the byline they use in all of their written PR materials: GOProud, the only national organization representing gay conservatives and their allies. Now that would have made America sit up and take notice.
You can watch the ad at GOProud’s website. Following is their PR announcement.
The 30 second spot, entitled “The Real Democrats of Washington, D.C.” will begin airing on Monday in California, Massachusetts, Hawaii and New York. The spot highlights three Democratic politicians: Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts, Senator Barbara Boxer of California, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, also of California.
“Barney Frank is an absolute embarrassment,” said Christopher R. Barron, Chairman of GOProud’s Board of Directors. “He represents the worst kind of Washington politician. A man who treats his constituents with contempt, who gleefully acts as an attack dog for radical left-wing special interests, and whose demeanor is more appropriate for a trashy reality show than for the Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.”
“Barney’s pal Barbara Boxer not only treats her constituents with contempt, but actually dressed down a United States General during his testimony before the Senate, scolding him for referring to her as ‘m’am’ rather than Senator – a title she says she has ‘worked so hard for,” continued Barron.
“The American people deserve better than that type of arrogant behavior from their elected officials.” “It’s not just the contempt and arrogance from Washington Democrats – it’s the total failure of their policies,” said LaSalvia. “On election night in 2006, Speaker Pelosi crowed about how voters had voted for change by electing Democrats and now we see what that ‘change’ has brought us – out of control debt, runaway spending, and the loss of millions of jobs.”
“This advertising campaign will show the American people what the real Democrats of Washington, D.C. are all about and make it clear, that under Democrats, reality bites,” concluded LaSalvia.