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yardwork

(62,084 posts)
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 11:38 AM Feb 2024

The Republican ads in central NC are making me sick.

As the March 5 primary election in NC approaches, Republican candidates are trying to out-Trump one another. They are running vile ads full of lies. I hope the DNC is paying attention because if this works, it will be the blueprint for the fall election.

The ads are all about the border. Yes, we're in North Carolina. We border South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. However, based on the imagery in these ads it would appear that we are under attack by an invading army. We are told that "Biden and Harris have done nothing" to secure the border.

One ad states that under Trump, "we had a secure border, a powerhouse economy, and only two genders."

Most of the Republican candidates - several of whom are blonde women - say that they are veterans and fought "the same people who are invading our border now."

The ads don't have any resemblance to reality but they are constant. We watch our local evening news and the ads run at every break, right after the other. It's a barrage of lies.

I haven't seen one Democratic ad.

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The Republican ads in central NC are making me sick. (Original Post) yardwork Feb 2024 OP
What?? Charging Triceratops Feb 2024 #1
It's not so much stupid as strategic. yardwork Feb 2024 #3
The people who believe these lies cannot be reached with the truth. brer cat Feb 2024 #2
We don't have cable; we watch local news with an aerial. yardwork Feb 2024 #5
"Open Border Policy" Johnny2X2X Feb 2024 #4
That's the exact same message I'm seeing. yardwork Feb 2024 #6
Bet you they're approved by the Trump campaign Johnny2X2X Feb 2024 #9
I'm sure you're right. And where's he money coming from? yardwork Feb 2024 #10
Well, that Grey Mills guy is married to the Randy Marion (car dealership) ms liberty Feb 2024 #13
FEAR absolutely, the GOP brand. The Big Fear Party. appalachiablue Feb 2024 #26
Now Trump Traildogbob Feb 2024 #7
Sing it, brother! yardwork Feb 2024 #8
BTW that "granny", Rep Virginia Fox , is from western Piedmont unc70 Feb 2024 #11
That's the one, Traildogbob Feb 2024 #12
Seeing similar in downstate Illinois. Midnight Writer Feb 2024 #14
Trump's campaign is colonizing all the primaries. yardwork Feb 2024 #17
Young families standing in an orderly line, filling out paperwork,getting a court date. That's not an invasion Walleye Feb 2024 #15
The dehumanization is horrible. yardwork Feb 2024 #16
They fought "the same people who are invading our border now"!? Qutzupalotl Feb 2024 #18
Actually, she looks like a ghoul! yardwork Feb 2024 #19
I can imagine.. I'm so sorry you Cha Feb 2024 #20
Asheville is a very cool place! yardwork Feb 2024 #22
I know it's so heartbreaking 💔 Cha Feb 2024 #24
My folks are from galax asheville I_UndergroundPanther Feb 2024 #28
Yes why aren't we running ads about this Border Bill? The GOP Killed the Bill and even do a parody about the GuppyGal Feb 2024 #21
Gotta agree with this. We need ads. yardwork Feb 2024 #23
Oh, they're on the way. TwilightZone Feb 2024 #27
I live in the only competitive district dsc Feb 2024 #25

yardwork

(62,084 posts)
3. It's not so much stupid as strategic.
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 11:49 AM
Feb 2024

The candidate may or may not be stupid enough to believe that hogwash, but the ads reach a lot of viewers.

brer cat

(24,844 posts)
2. The people who believe these lies cannot be reached with the truth.
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 11:47 AM
Feb 2024

We can concentrate on GOTV efforts for Dems and Independents.

I'm so glad we cut the cord years ago and don't have to listen to these lies.

yardwork

(62,084 posts)
5. We don't have cable; we watch local news with an aerial.
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 11:52 AM
Feb 2024

The rest of the time we stream things.

I'm worried because these lies are so ubiquitous. It's a saturation campaign designed to give people the impression that something is wrong and only Republicans are willing to fix it.

Johnny2X2X

(19,735 posts)
4. "Open Border Policy"
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 11:51 AM
Feb 2024

Same here in Michigan, a Repug Senate candidate is running ads starting with, "Joe Biden is weak and because of his open border policy drugs are pouring into our cities and crime is out of control..."

The border is not open, it's more secure than ever actually, it's just we have to find better ways to process the people we are cacthing at the border.

yardwork

(62,084 posts)
6. That's the exact same message I'm seeing.
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 11:53 AM
Feb 2024

They're running on this fear tactic. The actual facts aren't reflected in the ads.

The ads are for individual races but they're really for Trump.

Johnny2X2X

(19,735 posts)
9. Bet you they're approved by the Trump campaign
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 12:02 PM
Feb 2024

Trump controls all their money, he doesn't care about any other candidates, he only cares about his own race.

ms liberty

(8,721 posts)
13. Well, that Grey Mills guy is married to the Randy Marion (car dealership)
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 12:28 PM
Feb 2024

Daughter. The blonde one who's on the commercials. The blonde daughter who also is on the commercials is theirs. He's the company's lawyer and is apparently in the State House. Never heard of the other guy, the one whose daughters "own their own cleaning business".
These must be for the gerrymandered seats that came from the NC GOP needing to get rid of Jeff Jackson.

appalachiablue

(41,524 posts)
26. FEAR absolutely, the GOP brand. The Big Fear Party.
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 08:19 PM
Feb 2024

With many democrats and good people there I hope NC can get out of the GOP death grip somehow.

Traildogbob

(9,125 posts)
7. Now Trump
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 11:55 AM
Feb 2024

Intends to replace the RNC chair, secret Romney, with the head of NC Republican Party, and election denier to rule the GQP Nation. Have we not done enough damage to the Nation here in NC with unleashing Meadows and Cawthorn on the Nation?
Plus other NC GQP like the angry old granny down east that at the Mike Johnson appointment celebration told reporters to shut up.
Are we racing Florida and Texas to be the stupidest state in the Nation? Where the fuck has all the Lotery money been going for decades to educate these idiot mouth breathing tootless asshole trump humpers? Oh! To the Criminal GQP NC leaders.
Worst gerrymandering in the Nation.
We have our very own Koch like oligarch. Art Pope.
Look him up.Heir to Dollar Store billions. He owns our GQP. He loves poor people that have to buy his shit from China outlet stores, dozens in every county. Almost as many as churches, not quit as man as gun stores.

unc70

(6,170 posts)
11. BTW that "granny", Rep Virginia Fox , is from western Piedmont
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 12:12 PM
Feb 2024

Not that it really matters much. Agree on the other points.

Traildogbob

(9,125 posts)
12. That's the one,
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 12:26 PM
Feb 2024

The closer to West the worse they get. I dwell in Meadows district. The air is thick with stupid particulate matter.
Fox is a perfect name for that thing.

Walleye

(31,706 posts)
15. Young families standing in an orderly line, filling out paperwork,getting a court date. That's not an invasion
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 12:44 PM
Feb 2024

And they aren’t “illegals.” All I see is young fathers with toddlers on their shoulders and women and children in T-shirts and flip-flops. Show magas some Ukraine footage so they can see what an invasion really looks like. The corruption of the English language is one of the things I really hold against them. I’m really offended at the term “catch and release”. These are people not fish

yardwork

(62,084 posts)
16. The dehumanization is horrible.
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 01:01 PM
Feb 2024

The ads show grainy videos of people crossing a river, or walking as a group. You can't see them clearly.

Then this horrible woman's voice - she sounds like MTG - says "these are the same people I fought in Iraq." Say what? They are refugees, not terrorists.

Qutzupalotl

(14,442 posts)
18. They fought "the same people who are invading our border now"!?
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 02:14 PM
Feb 2024

So they are veterans of the Mexican-American war? They look pretty good, considering.

yardwork

(62,084 posts)
19. Actually, she looks like a ghoul!
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 03:00 PM
Feb 2024

I'm a feminist and rarely say that kind of thing - but she's awful. The GOP seems to seeking out MTG types to run.

Cha

(299,518 posts)
20. I can imagine.. I'm so sorry you
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 05:20 PM
Feb 2024

all in NC have to put up with that. The Cons can't tell the ttruth about Anything so it's the Bigger the LIES the Better.

My Sister, niece, and grand niece live in Asheville and plan to move to Connecticut when my grand niece graduates from high school.

I know leaving isn't for everyone.. or even close but my sister has a daughter in Connecticut, too.

I used to live in Asheville in the 70s and it's such a beautiful state!

yardwork

(62,084 posts)
22. Asheville is a very cool place!
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 06:33 PM
Feb 2024

I also love my part of NC. It's a great state with lots of different people. The Republicans grabbed power and are doing lots of underhanded things to keep control.

Cha

(299,518 posts)
24. I know it's so heartbreaking 💔
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 07:11 PM
Feb 2024

It’s seems after Obama Won in 2008 the asshole reds went Batshit insane to never let that happen again.

💙🌊🕯️🕊️🇺🇸

I_UndergroundPanther

(12,611 posts)
28. My folks are from galax asheville
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 08:51 PM
Feb 2024

And most of my family votes dem,we are generational dems. We still remember what a carpetbagger is (scheming dishonest stealing republican) Thats what my grandma told me and she dispied the republicans. Somewhere I have a pic of her standing by the fence in her yard holding up her vote Clinton sign.

Sadly she isnt with us anymore she lived to vote for the last time for Clinton and not that god damned bush,as she used to say.

GuppyGal

(1,748 posts)
21. Yes why aren't we running ads about this Border Bill? The GOP Killed the Bill and even do a parody about the
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 05:27 PM
Feb 2024

dumb movie ......WHY do the PUKES have a MEGA MARKETING MACHINE and we can't even put out a got damn meme.

It's so FRUSTRATING !!!!!!

TwilightZone

(25,710 posts)
27. Oh, they're on the way.
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 08:23 PM
Feb 2024

I guarantee it. They were just waiting for it to be officially killed. I expect them any moment now.

dsc

(52,212 posts)
25. I live in the only competitive district
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 08:16 PM
Feb 2024

but we have a Dem incumbent so there are only GOP ads right now.

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