NCDP to Flipper: No free passes

An awesome email from Schorr Johnson of the North Carolina Democratic Party.

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Robin Hayes Might Have Bought Himself Two More Years in Office, But He Didn’t Buy Silence

Raleigh—

  • 121,523 = Votes cast in the 8th Congressional District
  • $2,000,000 = Approximate amount spent by Robin Hayes in the 2006 campaign
  • $450,000 = Approximate amount spent by Larry Kissell in the race
  • 327 = Robin Hayes’ margin of victory
  • $32.83 = Approximate amount Hayes spent per vote
  • $7.43 = Approximate amount Kissell spent per vote
  • 697 = Days until the 2008 election
  • 0 = Days the North Carolina Democratic Party will give Robin Hayes a “pass.”

    Today’s Raleigh News and Observer reports, “U.S. Rep. Robin Hayes, a Concord Republican, is trying to stop House votes this week on free-trade deals with Vietnam and Haiti. He believes both deals, favored by President Bush and many Republicans, could hurt North Carolina's textile interests, according to his spokeswoman.”

  • 0 = Number of times Hayes has stood up to the Bush Administration on free trade
  • 2 = Number of times Hayes caved in to Bush Administration pressure and supported free trade
  • 10,000 = Approximate loss of textile jobs in the 8th District since Hayes took office

    Robin Hayes is saying one thing, will he do another?

    North Carolina Democratic Party Chair Jerry Meek said, “Robin Hayes might have bought himself two more years in office by outspending his opponent 4:1 in a low-turnout election, but he didn’t buy silence. Today’s report reminds me of how Hayes was ‘flat-out, completely, horizontally opposed to CAFTA.’ The issues in the 2006 campaign aren’t going away.”

    “Thankfully, Robin Hayes will get a new experience in Congress next month: his first term in the minority. Did Robin Hayes get the message the American people sent on November 7th? The people of the 8th District and the North Carolina Democratic Party will be watching.”

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    I love this rapid response by the NCDP. I love the idea of putting Flipper and the other Party of Greed representatives on notice all day every day. I love the idea of Kissell running hard against Hayes from the get-go, watching his every move and reminding North Carolina again and again of what a worthless piece of nothing Robin Hayes has been in Congress. I love the idea of giving no breathing room, no passes, no breaks, no benefits of the doubt, and no quarter to these people who have methodically destroyed the integrity and honor of our government and our democracy.

    Boom. Boom. Boom.

    Thank you NCDP.

  • Comments

    Call it the "Farewell Tour"

    These last two years for him will suck. He will not be in the majority and there won't be anyone who will rubber stamp his silly legislative pork barrel schemes.

    And on top of all that, he has to contend with that thing called "the netroots." They don't make weedkiller for that ya know.

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    Town Called Dobson - Daily Political Cartoon: Not all is red in rural America!

    One question

    He believes both deals, favored by President Bush and many Republicans, could hurt North Carolina's textile interests

    Are there any textile interests LEFT in NC after all that Flipper has done?

    Larry Kissell is MY Congressman

    Building reputation.....

    What can BlueNC'rs do over the next 697 days to help build Larry's reputation?

    For instance, Larry could take and publish a position on a selection of issues that come before Hayes. Problem. Hayes has a staff, time and a budget (and probably a shadow writer) to produce content. Larry is a working dude...

    Where and what can BlueNC'rs do in this case?

    CitizenWill
    there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

    CitizenWill
    there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

    The Kissell Effect

    Hayes is on defense from now until election day, 2008. If there's any netroots candidate that could fundraise online in a non-election year, it's Larry. I look forward to seeing him amass a formidable warchest before 2008 even gets here. I know Hayes can self-fund, but he'll hate it. Just like Charles Taylor hated it out here in the 11th. He's even having a fundraiser to try to pay himself back - sad bastard. Anyway, I digress...

    Kissell will win in 2008. We know this. We know it because we will work for him in any way possible between now and then, because he's the right candidate for the district, because he'll have the dollars and the support of the state and national party.

    Robin Hayes - count the days. You're toast. And until then, twist on the minority spit in the Congress, begging for a lobbyist to darken your cobwebbed door.

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