Hatemongers: STOP Bill Graham

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.

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Good stuff, Greg.

Everything I know about Graham gives me the creeps, which means he's a perfect candidate for the Party of Torture, Greed and Perverts.

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accentuate the positive (+)

I always try to accentuate the positive (+). Actually I have a new high res screen that ironically makes text harder to see. Plus (+) I was in a hurry to transition to a secure location.

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I've been doing that (just getting tired of it) but Firefox seems particulary resistant to changing dpi settings and I can't log in with IE.

The Most Confuse Republican Idiot in NC?

Republican Bill Graham is running for something and he is not even on the ballot. * paraphasing A

Talking about parting a fool from his money. Brother Graham has got to be the biggest idiot in the history of North Carolina politics.

Will somebody send him to a Pope training center to straighten him out him that Fred Smith is running in 2008 as the chief puppet.

Graham and Smith make some pair

Graham hates immigrants.

Smith made $$$ on the backs of cheap-labor immigrants.

Smith hates gays.

Graham ... where did his $$$ come from?

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

Graham crackers

Graham is a trial attorney. His group is North Carolina Conservatives United Inc. Practically all the money put into it the organization is his own. Tom Fetzer is the administrator and most of the money goes to Fetzer Stephens.

More on Graham

from an entry I made WAAAAAY back when Little Billy was just your run-of-the-mill ambulance chaser with only a few gubernatorial stars in his beady eyes:

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The other piece of news under the Dome is the report on Bill Graham cranking up his 08 gubernatorial campaign. The fat-cat lawyer from Salisbury is starting a statewide TV campaign today focusing on illegal immigration.

The Graham ad says the Division of Motor Vehicles makes it too easy for illegal immigrants to obtain a driver's license. "No wonder the Greensboro News and Record says we're a mecca for illegal immigrants," Graham says in the commercial. "Four hundred thousand illegal aliens cost us $250 million a year for bilingual education, free health care and more.

"Together we stopped the gas tax," Graham says in the ad, referring to a new cap on the state gas tax at 29.9 cents a gallon. "Now we need to pass a law that prevents illegal immigrants from getting a driver's license and requires a photo ID to vote. Because a nation of immigrants must also be a nation of laws."

For all the money and influence Bill Graham has amassed being an also-ran ambulance chaser, he is woefully uninformed about the immigration issue. No one besides a right wing nutcase thinks the DMV is a part of the problem of illegal immigration in North Carolina. No one. The fact is, we're a mecca for illegal immigrants because of our growing economy and the businesses in our state that depend on slave labor.

If this is the kind of crap we can expect from Graham over the next two years, it's going to be a long, ugly fight. He's already proven he's just another government-hating ideologue who'll make up issues to divide our state and undermine our common ground. That's why he's pushing photo IDs for voting - a smoke-screen Republican solution for a problem that doesn't exist.

Little Billy is the current darling among the frightwing in North Carolina because he spent a million of his own dollars lobbying against the gas tax. When he's not getting rich being a lawyer, he's busy getting his ass kissed by Puppets at the Conservative Voice.

Graham: I've been around politics for a long time. I have worked on Senator Helms' staff and supported good candidates like George W. Bush, Elizabeth Dole, Richard Burr, as well as many of our Republican Members of Congress. I have for years supported state and local candidates. I will certainly continue to support good candidates and I will see what may happen in the future.

Many in Raleigh say you will/should be our next governor; how do you respond?

Graham: Running for Governor is a possibility I am considering. It is too early to make that determination. I will make a decision on that sometime early next year. For now we want to advance innovative ideas for the good of our party and the people of our state.

Innovative ideas for the good of our party? That pretty much says it all, doesn't it. Republicans ALWAYS put their party first. So welcome to BlueNC, Mr. William Graham. We are so going to kick your ass.

Healthcare anyone?

As Chris Fitzsimon said yesterday about State legislative races:

One paper asks candidates what three bills they would introduce if they are elected and the usual answers range from proposals to crack down on illegal immigration or cut taxes to legislation to improve the schools or crack down on illegal immigration. Health care is never in the top three.

Yet

A poll released this week by ABC News, the Kaiser Family Foundation and USA Today finds that the majority of Americans are not satisfied with the current health care system.
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Those findings are not much of a surprise. North Carolina polls have also found health care at or near the top of voters’ concerns in almost every survey.

Hey Greg.

I'm a board member of the NC Committee to Defend Healthcare. We are pushing for a right to Healthcare in NC and have several bills submitted. In addition, our members work now and will continue to work with many elected officials and state-wide campaigns on crafting healthcare legislation.

Our top goals right now are to become more decentralized, with board members and activists throughout the state that have a diverse set of skills. We have a nascent chapter beginning in the Triad and some interest in starting a second local chapter in the Charlotte area.

Thomas Ricketts, Professor of Health Policy and Administration at UNC and Director, North Carolina Rural Health Research Program and Program on Health Policy Analysis, will keynote NC Defend Health Care’s Annual Meeting, to be held on November 16, at 7:30pm, at the Tate Turner Kuralt Building on the UNC Chapel Hill campus. If you would like to join the organization and come to the Annual meeting, we would be thrilled to have another mind in the fight for Healthcare for All.

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

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