A Gold Star Mom, Ignored by Virginia Foxx

This is probably the most disgusting display of Virginia Foxx's disregard for her constituents on record. My anger about this subject forbids me from saying much more about it than is contained in this ad...

Please forward and repost.

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Comments

Unbelievable....

When a parent gives their full measure, loses a child in defense of this country, the minimum an elected leader can do - especially one that followed the herd on Iraq - is to have the simple, human courtesy to return a call. I wish this was an isolated case.

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CitizenWill
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Unfortunately, it isn't isolated

From what I understand, Summer Lipford has contacted just about everyone she can. When Virginia Foxx - her first line of contact with our government - failed to even return Summers calls, she had to turn to others. She could have at least called to tell her that she couldn't find any answers or wasn't getting a response from the military.



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Even Bush contacts some of the families.

"You could say, 'Look, is this guy, Laden, really the bad guy that's depicted?' Most of us have never heard of him before." John McCain, following Clinton's strikes on al Qaeda camps

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

This Ad

should be running three times a day on TV in the 5th. This is a game changer. If the DCCC doesn't put some money behind this, shame on them.

Possibly one of the best ads I have seen for Dems in NC in any race.

Foxx has already started her late-term TV blitz, but this..this knocks it out of the park.

I agree, this is better than any words could express!

I e-mailed it to some people in the Mt Airy area, who I know are still unsure. Too bad a linkup couldn't be more publicized.

Yowsa! Now that will grab their attention

Frank you done good!

I remember that article Betsy, it was one of your best IMHO.

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

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I wish that I could afford to contribute now.

This brings tears to my eyes. What are the polls saying in the 5th? How is our Coach doing?

Carter up by ONE POINT in the 5th

with an undecided of TWENTY POINTS...

from a poll sponsored by Jim Harrell to which I can't find a link (sorry).

It's those undecideds, you see... we could really get the drop on them if the DCCC wakes up to this one.

If you find that link...

Send me it. Please.

WXII NBC is the big broadcast outlet that covers everything

And that broadcast market is the pricey one. And...this is a minute long ad.

Then we have several cable outlets spread from here to there. Statesville is its own story, and I believe a couple of the mountain counties are orphaned as well.

Still, outlying Winston-Salem/Forsyth County is the battleground and market-wise, it's pretty consolidated into a single zone.

The campaign is doing what they can with what they've got. The new radio ad is super. The TV, though limited, is focused and wisely purchased.

Small papers in the district.

voters who live in this area should email the link to the news reporters in their local papers. All small papers, even if they are weekly papers. Also, radio stations, although that is probably a lost cause. If they talk about it, even to dispute it, it puts it in the press.

"You could say, 'Look, is this guy, Laden, really the bad guy that's depicted?' Most of us have never heard of him before." John McCain, following Clinton's strikes on al Qaeda camps

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Kos

The ad is getting great reviews over at the Big Orange. Please help keep the momentum going.

Thanks.

P.S. I have emailed the entire leadership of the DCCC asking them to support putting up the cash to get this on TV. If you can't donate to the campaign, please implore the DCCC or your current Democratic Rep. Thanks.

DCCC getting it from all angles

Thanks crowbar, for the excellent Kos post (DrFrankLives posted it earlier as well) and for letting the DCCC know about it. They've been hearing about this ad and this race from a lot of folks today from what we can tell.

In addition to Kos, the Summer Lipford ad has been posted today at Swing State Project, Down With Tyranny, and Democratic Underground. The responses have been resoundingly positive, which is an amazing testimony to what Summer and her family were willing to do for Roy Carter and all the families of the 5th district.

Reposted, here's my comment on crowbar's post at Kos:

The fact is that Virginia Foxx has had an easy go of it since the beginning of her political career. She's been viewed as unbeatable and unassailable, and no one has called her out on any of the truly distasteful things she's done in the name of a rabid conservative agenda, including ignoring the families of our war dead.

For the most part, that's been because no one has been able to raise the TV budget to compete against her. The Carter campaign simply wasn't willing to wait until we had a blockbuster TV budget to produce this spot. We're going on the air with what we've got, and we'll funnel more into this ad, and other forthcoming spots, as folks realize what's happening in the 5th district.

We've got a sorry Congresswoman in NC-05. She's almost totally ineffectual and this just isn't the time to screw around with our representation in Congress. We need someone who will stop the drain of jobs and businesses. We need someone who will guard our interests and yes, answer our phone calls.

Roy Carter is that man.

Frank

While I cannot say enough about what Ms. Lipford has done as a mother..I can't even go there without choking up.

Anyway, I am what I am, a politico. And in that vein, this is the best political ad I have seen this cycle. Matter of fact, one of the best I've ever seen period.

For this ad not to run every day on every network for the next two weeks would be a CRIME. Aside from the work of art that it is, Ms. Lipford's story needs to be told.

To go a step further, I would rather this ad air and Roy lose than it not and he win. This ad is bigger than a campaign. This ad is IMPORTANT!

I donate to the DCCC every year. If they don't step up and put this on the airwaves in a big way, my wallet is closed.

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I smell momentum.....

DFL brings Carter to Kos

Yep, it's there all right!

(Man, it's good to be on the same team with that guy for a change!)

Nice

Swing State Project has changed NC-10 from Safe R to Likely R and has put NC-05 on the "race to watch" list.

Keep chugging away. I can smell upsets.

"Keep the Faith"

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