GRITtv: October 5, 2010

Election 2010: it just keeps getting weirder. Now that the primaries are mostly over, a motley crew of Tea Partiers and abstinenceaholics are taking aim at Congress, and some of what they have to say is hilarious--or would be, if these weren't the nominees of one of the two major parties in the U.S., and the other party hadn't managed to alienate a good chunk of its base. Lizz Winstead joins guest host John Fugelsang to look--and laugh--at Jim DeMint, Christine O'Donnell, Meg Whitman, and more as we get closer and closer to voting time. The One Nation rally this past weekend was intended to offer an alternative to anger and hate, to give progressives a way to come together to organize around the issue most pressing to nearly all Americans: the economy and jobs. The idea was the brainchild of Ben Jealous, the youngest leader of the nation's oldest and largest grassroots civil rights organization, the NAACP, along with George Gresham of 1199 SEIU. They don't intend for this to be a one-time rally, either, and Jealous sat down with Laura while they were both in Washington to discuss the rally, strategies for moving forward, the current political climate, and just what happened with Shirley Sherrod.

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