Here is the trailer for a new film: Street Fighting Man: The Political Mind of Alan Grayson:
Here’s the film’s description from its website:
Street Fighting Man: The Political Mind of Alan Grayson is a documentary feature about the re-election campaign of Congressman Alan Grayson (D – FL), who famously said the Republican’s health care plan was simply, “Don’t get sick, and if you do, die quickly.” In the traditional sense, the film is a non-partisan look at Grayson’s bid to become the first Democrat to ever win a second term in Florida’s conservative 8th District. In the not-so-traditional sense, it is a satiric look at the political state of our Union.
Republicans are calling Grayson “Enemy Number 1” in the mid-term election. Defeating Grayson is viewed not only as a win for their party, but a symbolic blow to the Democratic Party. This fight for the 8th, with all its competitiveness and in-fighting, is a microcosm of politics in America in 2010.
The filmmakers have exclusive access to the Congressman’s campaign, but they also have access to the other side. A quick snapshot of a few of them: Florida Tea Party Candidate Peg Dunmire, a retired school teacher who is as nice as your grandmother – if your grandmother hates immigrants and wants everyone to be able to carry a gun; Republican Ross Bieling whose campaign slogan is “God Bless Glenn Beck” (seriously); and the “polished ones”: Republican Todd Long and Daniel Webster – the former is a lawyer by trade who wrote The Conservative Comeback and regularly includes Ronald Reagan as a Founding Father, while the latter is a lifetime state politician who was unwittingly dragged into the campaign.
September 16th, 2010