RALEIGH – With the election just a couple months away, the airwaves are starting to fill up with campaign ads. Except, instead of the run of the mill campaign critiques, these ads reflect the surreal and historic environment that is 2020.
Two of the recent additions is an ad from Republican Governors Association (RGA) pointing out that — when it comes to the riots, the destruction, the anti-American chaos — Democrat Governor Roy Cooper stands with them. The ads come at the launch of a multi-million dollar ad campaign from the RGA.
From the RGA:
“Cooper vetoed three consecutive state budgets that included billions in funding for the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. Cooper’s failure to support law enforcement comes at a time when Democrats across the country are pushing to defund the police despite rising violence and threats to public safety. As protests turned violent in Raleigh, Charlotte, and cities across North Carolina, Cooper stayed hidden in the Governor’s Mansion, emerging only to march with protestors. Cooper’s woefully inadequate response to the unrest has been termed a “failure” by state leaders.
“When chaos and unrest threatened North Carolina communities, Governor Cooper did what he does best – hid in his mansion and refused to take a stand against the violence,” said RGA Communications Director Amelia Chassé Alcivar. “Roy Cooper’s stunning lack of leadership at this critical time puts North Carolinians at risk, all to appease his political allies. Roy Cooper has failed North Carolina.””
This reality is something conservatives have grown accustomed to. It doesn’t take much to pick up on Cooper’s trend of siding with the Radical Left over the genuine interests of North Carolinians; he’s been doing it since before he took up residence on Blount Street.
Yet, with competing narratives and partisan distortions, many middle of the road voters simply do not know just how much Cooper has catered to political factions that are currently manufacturing civil unrest around the country.
Share these ads far and wide so more voters understand just what a vote for Governor Roy Cooper amounts to. Committed Democrats will have none of it, of course; they may not even view Cooper’s appeasement as a bad thing.
Yet, North Carolina is full of unaffiliated voters and conservative oriented Democrats that will be on the fence between Cooper and his Republican opponent Dan Forest. We’d like to think those voters do not support the kind of manufactured mayhem going on in Portland, Seattle…..and Raleigh, and Durham, and Charlotte multiple times this summer. Help those voters become, at the very least, curious about what a their vote will mean on election day.