Republican Bill Graham is running another STOP ad. Before it was STOP the Gas Tax. Now it is STOP Illegal Aliens. Ads have run on TV and can be seen on the related website stopillegalaliens.com A potential candidate for Governor in 2008 he is not actually running FOR anything but seems to be joining in the coordinated generation of background noise for turnout of Republicans on election day 2006. In Wake County Neal Hunt running for re-election to NC Senate District 13 with TV ads highlighting illegal immigration though his website doesn't list it as an issue. We've seen Vernon Robinson use this tactic of fearmongering to extreme. Now it seems that Republicans feel free to provoke fear of immigrants and press emotional buttons. Consider the following quote from Graham's ad and website:
We the undersigned call on the General Assembly to do the following immediately:
Whereas, North Carolina has become a mecca for illegal aliens.
That presses two buttons at once. Throw a little Islamic reference in there and you've really got them going. Illegal immigration is a Federal issue but we see State Republican candidates using this hatemongering to whip the electorate into a frenzy to get them to the polls Nov 7th. It's past time to call them out on this.
STOP Bill Graham NOW.