The Unfair Negative Ads in North Carolina November 8, 2008

The Unfair Negative Ads in North Carolina

Are you kidding me?

Elizabeth Dole, in her concession speech after she lost the North Carolina Senate race to Kay Hagan, said this:

“People from faraway places poured tens of millions of dollars into North Carolina, funding tough, unfair negative ads against me. I responded forcefully. I’m not happy with the tone this race acquired, but I must say I will never regret fighting as hard as I could for the privilege of continuing to serve the people of my state.”

This from the woman who implied that her opponent was palling around with atheists in an effort to smear her.

The money quotation is at the 2:35 mark.

(via Dispatches from the Culture Wars)

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  • I’d expect nothing less from her. Even when the state agrees they don’t want her in the senate, blame it instead on the opposition and her smear campaign, for not spreading enough bigoted lies.

  • SarahH

    I’m sure Hagan’s future success will be a direct result of the prayers of Elizabeth Dole. *eyeroll*

  • QrazyQat

    Typical WATB GOPer.

  • I live in NC, and I can speak of the ads shown here. The “worst” ad against Dole I ever saw criticized her lack of time spent in the state “14 days this year, 20 last year,” quoted a report that ranked her 93rd in effectiveness in the Senate, and stated she voted with Bush 92% of the time. You can hardly say that’s a really negative attack ad. There were some PAC adds from a group called “Emily’s List” which basically said “Obama, Perdue, and Hagan understand issues important to you.”

    Yeah, I have no idea what Dole is talking about.

  • noodleguy

    I wonder what these “faraway places” are that hate her for no clearly explained reason.

    Narnia, maybe? Oz also, I suppose, do have a well know biases against Wicked Witches…

    Or maybe the even more insane outlandish realms of “New York” and “Massachusetts”

  • Loren Petrich

    And big cities in general.

    The red-state/blue-state division is more of a division between white rural and small-town areas and much of the rest of the nation: minority rural/small-town areas and urban areas. Suburbs and exurbs are in between.

    This accounts for the big red areas of several “blue states”; such states have very blue big cities.

    Republicans have been presenting rural/small-town whites as Real Americans for some time now, but the increasing urban and suburban populations will make this strategy difficult. There aren’t enough Orange Counties in urban areas for them to continue with their usual strategies.

  • What Dole doesn’t seem to realize is that the donations pouring into Hagan were her own fault for engaging in anti-atheist bigotry.

  • llewelly

    Aliens from Planet X donated money to Kay Hagan! OH NOES!!

  • Dole is offended? Sheesh! It’s not all of those negative ads she allowed her “approved by” message were Romper Room.

    Glad Dole got booted out.

  • teammarty

    I got see that on C-Span and cursed my self horse when came up with that lie. I only had one “F^@* You, too” left for HAgen’s acceptance speech. I did have to laugh though when Hagen thanked her husband for being able to vote for her. Does the tearm “Carpetbagger” ring a bell??

  • Jack

    I honestly thought that was Hagan’s speech (I read the quote before the line before it). It makes so much more sense that way…

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