State Democrats Run TV Ad Critical Of GOP Legislators

The North Carolina Democratic Party says it's started running a television ad criticizing Republican leaders at the General Assembly for passing laws that hurt women on issues from abortion and child care to Medicaid and the public schools.

The state party said Tuesday the 60-second commercial is running on cable TV in the Charlotte and Raleigh markets. A party spokesman declined to say how much money is being spent on the ad. An e-mail sent to party supporters asked for more donations to keep the ad running.

The ad features Gov. Beverly Perdue, state legislators and former Cabinet secretary and longtime party activist Betty McCain, who said "the GOP has declared war on women." The ad includes footage of Republican House leaders Thom Tillis and Paul Stam.

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  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Dec 15, 2011 at 11:22 AM
    Of course they are running negative ads about their nemesis. This is not new. I ignore them.
  • by 40some on Dec 13, 2011 at 08:09 PM
    This is the first attack ad this year. Just remember what side it came from.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 14, 2011 at 05:59 AM in reply to 40some
      Not really an attack ad...a fact ad !
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Dec 14, 2011 at 03:39 PM in reply to
        I cannot find those facts, can you post a link? It sounds like a loser libterdial approach to last ditch effort after epic failure...but it could be just me.
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          by Anonymous on Dec 15, 2011 at 03:39 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          Like the "Death Panels" or that Birther thing? Good luck with your parties smear tactics, it shows desperation. GOP=party of Fools.
  • by robert on Dec 13, 2011 at 06:01 PM
    bigotry is alive and well in the state, and all over the good ole USA, we will never accomplish anything today or forever as long as everyone continues to show their bigotry, and hypocrisy, and they both do it everyday. what a wonderful time to be alive!
  • by Wanda on Dec 13, 2011 at 04:35 PM
    "the GOP has declared war on women."- they forgot the attacks on gays and lesbians...but overall, they are right on the money with this statement!
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Dec 14, 2011 at 07:47 AM in reply to Wanda
      So you are saying the attacks the DNC did on Palin and later on her family were the GOP? You saying that the attack on Bachman calling her stupid, like they did with Palin was GOP? And the attack on Steele made by the DNC and the women that just happened to step up to attack Cain was done by the GOP? Can you explain why the DNC pushes a program to keep blacks and minorities into ghettos as long as they stay out of their way? Can you clarify why they need to do that? I mean, why no incentive to try to better their lives for their children...why?
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        by Lavon on Dec 14, 2011 at 11:56 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        Calling Bachman and Palin stupid is a compliment to those two.
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          by Obama Snake Oil co on Dec 14, 2011 at 03:43 PM in reply to Lavon
          Lavon, I know your mommy didn't bring you your koolaid after you demanded it but don't hold it against all women....I noticed you posted against Steele and Cain...are you prejudice against people of different races and sexist against women? It might explain having a gay name....
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        by Anonymous on Dec 15, 2011 at 03:36 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        Palin, Bachmann are indeed stupid and ignorant...now that's factual. They did not need any help from the DNC for everyone to see this, except maybe you. FYI, Herman Cain blamed Rick Perry for the women coming out against him. Maybe you know more of Cains business than he does.
  • by Chuck WireWiggler Location: ChazWorld, Hyde Branch on Dec 13, 2011 at 03:28 PM
    I would expect No less. I think I'm about ready to totally disconnect. The mud is going to be flyin' ugly fromevery direction. It will be hard to discern the facts.
  • by The Borg Location: Pitt County on Dec 13, 2011 at 02:32 PM
    What's the state's unemployment rate? Hey, Dems. That's something you can toot your horn about. I guess all of those "shovel ready" jobs were just the manure you were throwing at us.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 14, 2011 at 06:00 AM in reply to The Borg
      I am smiling.....! Do we have any republicans in our state government ...I do believe they veto a few bills that would have help us in this state !
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Dec 14, 2011 at 03:45 PM in reply to
        He made his point! If you shovel manure, the democrats gave you plenty from Raleigh. Now the republicans are running the show we actually have a balanced budget! Isn't that great after all the spending the dems did?
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          by To Snake on Dec 15, 2011 at 09:56 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          Why don't you look up how many years we had a surplus under the Democrats?
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          by Obama Snake Oil co on Dec 15, 2011 at 12:02 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          Surplus? Now that is funny right there. All NC does is raise new tax to cover it then call it surplus....then they spend it. Wiki; North Carolina operates on a biennium budget schedule, budgeting for two fiscal years at a time. While the General Assembly draws up a budget every two years, it then adjusts the budget just prior to the state of the second fiscal year of the budget.[1] The Assembly passed the $19.7 billion FY2012 on June 5, 2011 budget.[2] Gov. Bev Perdue vetoed the bill on June 12, 2011, the first time in state history that the governor has vetoed a budget. Lawmakers voted to override the veto on June 15, 2011, and the budget took effect.[3] North Carolina has a total state debt of approximately $97,376,318,000 when calculated by adding the total of outstanding official debt, pension and other post-employment benefits (OPEB) liabilities, Unemployment Trust Fund loans, and the budget gap. [4]
  • by Dave Location: Wilson on Dec 13, 2011 at 02:25 PM
    If anyone was ever curious as to what desparation looks like.....this is it. They left Raleigh with a $3 billion budget shortfall and it has been replaced by a $100 million surplus. Schools are still open, women are not dying in the streets from back alley abortions, and roads can still be driven on. They know things are going to get worse since Perdue's people are slowly all being indicted and going to jail. She will be next.
  • by jimmy Location: tick Bite on Dec 13, 2011 at 01:35 PM
    Why can't they run an ad that will tell the VOTERS why the Democratic Party has done nothing to find jobs, collet taxes,or balanced the state's budget. STOP wasting time to be re-elected and do their jobs the first time, don't blow smoke.. fix the problems!
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      by Anonymous on Dec 15, 2011 at 03:30 PM in reply to jimmy
      Ummm another Fox News misinformed viewer.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Dec 13, 2011 at 01:17 PM
    Will someone tell the DNC in NC that the GOP did something they couldn't find...a budget with a slight surplus. Someone also tell them I do not wish to burn in....for funding abortions that I am against morally?
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      by James on Dec 13, 2011 at 03:41 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      You really need a day job.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 13, 2011 at 04:25 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      The GOP has declared war on public education. Why unfreeze teachers and state worker's salaries when you can cut taxes in an already overall low tax state? Why keep their deductibles and health care premiums affordable when you can further cut business taxes in an already extremely business friendly state? Why give our teachers raises and attract better quality when we have a chance to be dead last in the nation in teacher pay? Why provide more funding for schools in general when we can just expect teachers to pay for supplies out of their own pocket? Why not let state workers go on strike and collectively bargain since republicans pretend "unions" are ruining everything and must be suppressed even though there aren't any "unions" in NC. Maybe then, they'll be able to make 40K a year after getting an expensive 4 year degree and certification in less than 15 years! 15 years(19 if you include pay freezes)!!
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        by 40some on Dec 13, 2011 at 08:07 PM in reply to
        Teacher pay was the lowest in the nation and teachers were buying alot of supplies out of pocket for a long long long time before the last election. It was bev that made the cuts and froze raises before that election. Are you a teacher? I've heard from a few that they want no part of a union. Lower taxes means that those teachers get to take home more of their pay.
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        by robert on Dec 14, 2011 at 04:01 AM in reply to
        somebody needs to declare war on education, we are producing and ever larger group of stupid people everyday, and i see it here with some of the post that i read. no one knows how to phrase sentences, half the people don't know when to use there versus their, and the bastardization of the english language is the point that it makes me cringe. glad i sent my adopted children to private school. i know that they got a great education, and were able to get into private colleges. no public institutions that has government involvement isn;t worth a dime
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Dec 14, 2011 at 07:50 AM in reply to
        Where in the world did you get we are already a low tax state? I suggest you google states with the highest taxes...NC makes top 10.
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          by Anonymous on Dec 15, 2011 at 03:24 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          Wrong again.
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Dec 14, 2011 at 03:50 PM in reply to
        So you gave us a BS in libterdology response. Try to stick to facts, do you research and post factual posts. NC is not a low tax state. We pay all of the states taxes that most states don't even have and its not enough.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 13, 2011 at 04:28 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      If the NCGOP legislators were ALL FEMALE this would never have happened. Women are "often" smarter when it comes to issues that directly affect them. I had a woman tell me "Unless you've been directly involved in an abortion decision, you don't get a vote!" I didn't argue because I'm qualified. This is a matter of opinion when it's about somebody else body and life. It's the woman's choice, not yours.
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Dec 14, 2011 at 07:52 AM in reply to
        You miss the point, why should I have to pay for it?
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          by Anonymous on Dec 15, 2011 at 03:27 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          For the same reason why I pay more taxes than a wealthy person. Why is my tax rate higher than theirs? All the GOP need to GO!! Now!!!Vote them ALL OUT.
  • by Sam on Dec 13, 2011 at 01:02 PM
    Good job dems... Let's get those republicans out of there... Berger and Pate would be a good start.....
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