This is a great idea. It appears that the Republican nominee for the presidency—John McImpotent, can do nothing to pull the racist attack ads against Obama in NC:
“The television advertisement you are planning to air degrades our civics and distracts us from the very real differences we have with the Democrats,” he wrote. “In the strongest terms, I implore you to not run this advertisement.”
As usual the press will praise him for standing up to their Rovian tactics while nothing is done to stop them. So it’s up to Liddy Dole to get these pulled. Jane writes:
Who’s the most senior member of the NC GOP? Well that would be Liddy Dole. NC Democratic Party Chair Jerry Meek has sent a letter to Dole saying “without a doubt, you could halt this ad with a simple telephone call.” Dole is up for re-election this year (and will be running against either Kay Hagen or Blue America candidate Jim Neal).
She can stop the racist attack ads against Obama, and we’re asking her to send this letter:
Dear Chairwoman Linda Daves,
I disapprove of the content of the North Carolina Republican Party’s recent advertisement “Extreme”. I feel that it resorts to a type of negative politicking that betrays the best interest of North Carolinians.
I call on you, as Chairwoman of the North Carolina Republican Party, to immediately stop airing this advertisement. Failure to do so will reflect negatively on all North Carolina Republicans, and would necessitate that I return the Party’s contributions to my campaign to disassociate myself from the vitriol which you appear to embrace.
We’ll be working with NC bloggers (including Pam Spaulding) to deliver the petition to Dole’s office. You can cosign here.
Yes, it’s an excellent idea and I’m very happy to be supporting Jim Neal in NC along with the rest of my Blue America colleagues. (Crooks & Liars, Firedoglake, Digby, Down With Tyranny )
If you can throw a few bucks his way while you’re at it—that would be very cool. But please cosign if you have the chance.