Congressman Bob Etheridge is the Congressman from the Second District of North Carolina. The Second District stretches from downtown Raleigh, through the suburbs of Southern Wake County, and into the surrounding suburbs and farmland of Johnston and counties south. It's a changing area, formerly rural, now rapidly urbanizing. It is the very definition of a swing district.
Now, thanks to the Tea Party, Congressman Etheridge is in a dogfight. And he's fighting a woman, Renee Ellmers, who has risen to Tea Party prominence on the back of a campaign against the Health Reform Plan, a campaign based on misinformation and gullible people who don't read for themselves.
But she just outed herself as a racist Islamophobe in her new campaign ad.
I promise you, you won't believe this one. Join me below the fold.
Today, the racist Ms. Ellmers issued her very first ad. It's not about Congressman Etheridge. It's not even about Renee Ellmers, who she is, or why she's running for Congress.
It's a racist appeal to the worst elements of the Republican Party. Take a look:
If you want another Tea Party embarrassment to get elected, then ignore this, and let Bob Etheridge fight by himself.
But if you want to fight this kind of crap, and show the world that North Carolina and America do not reward extremists of ANY sort, then help Bob.
If you want to reward a true Democrat who cast tough votes FOR our agenda, then reward Bob. Unlike some Democrati Congressman in this state who opposed their President's agenda (ahem, McIntyre, ahem, Shuler) or promised to support it and then voted against it (looking at you Kissell), Bob Etheridge told you how he would vote and then he supported the health care reform plan when asked to do so. He's a good man in a bad fight.
And now you know what is opposing him. Racism. Ugliness. Extremism. Ignorance.
Cross posted at The Daily Kos.
*edited - she's not a Doctor. Good.