MoveOn Moves In On Hayes

MoveOn.org is moving in on Robin Hayes with another in its series of "Red-Handed" ads: Caught red-handed again: Robin Hayes accepted $40,000 from defense contractors then opposed penalties for over-charging.
See the video below the fold.........



Obviously MoveOn.org senses an opportunity in NC-08. Robin Hayes had his opportunity and has his hands dirty. Time for Larry Kissell to clean House.

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This is outrageously

This is outrageously wonderful. Let's keep up the good work, folks.

Amen. Red handed!

Love it. Totally memorable.

Also, from another post...

I'm honestly debating the idea that from now until Election Day, every daylight hour of free time I have will be spent outside of Mr. Hayes office with a large sign perhaps asking where all of our 8th District jobs have gone. Any suggestions? Care to join?

It won't play well in some areas of the district

but that's an awesome amount of money for a group to drop in this district when Larry's campaign has so far been a small donor effort with almost no attention from the DCCC or the national party.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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OT- no open thread.

I just finished up canvassing and you know what, 8:05 seems to be about the cutoff for people. I'm going to write a post about my experiences elsewhere, but for now let me just say that my last thought, my last interaction for canvasing that I will be left with until Friday afternoon was this...

"Hi, are you Mr. Brown?"
"No, they moved."
"Okay, sorry, have a good night."
{turn around, walk down steps, halfway down sidewalk}
"Do you normally do this so late."
says the guy in gym shorts, crew cut, and smarmy look.
"No, actually you are the last name on my three pages" I wave them gently in the air "so normally I don't do this so late. Have a nice night."

AAaaaaargh!

The previous two houses also gave me the cold shoulder, came to the door and wouldn't let me in. Hence, I think about five or ten minutes earlier, 8:05, is the cutoff.

Other than that, I had a good experience.

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

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

I agree.

I've been having trouble motivating myself for phone banks and canvassing, when a majority of the people won't even make an effort to hear a word. Calling with questions, and strangers ringing doorbells are generally frowned upon by most people, and doing it on behalf of something I support makes me wonder if it ultimately has a negative effect. I'd hate for someone to enter the voting booth and say "Oh, Larry Kissell. That's the guy that sent people to my house asking questions" or "called us during our dinner." I just think that between working for the Troutman campaign in 2004 and so far 2006, I'm ready to personally take a different approach to helping to get the vote out. Few good ole' boys enjoy a 23 year old New Yorker interrupting them with useful information. But that's just me.

I rarely have a bad experience canvassing.

Women and children are easier to open your door for. So....I sometimes take my kids with me. They will be helping this Saturday morning in Charlotte going door-to-door in my mother's neighborhood. OF course, it's a Dem haven, so the faces will be friendly.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic, the ass you save may be your own.

That will be in my post, with photos : )

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

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

I've had great experiences

without exception. I give a short intro, and then go on with my rap based on the degree of interest they show. I've yet to have anyone turn me away and nearly all have said they will vote for Larry.

Of course, I've done all Saturday canvasses...so maybe it's a weeknight thing.

Robin Hayes Hates Puppies

the kicker is that I was just handing out voting guides.

It was dark, I was wearing a black nylon jacket, I've got a beard, so the mom at home with her kids all alone (I assume all alone) I can understand.

The other guy I have come to realize was probably a Republican, pissed off at how the election was going so he thought he would take it out on me. Too bad for him.

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

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

MyDD

MyDD version. Please rec/comment/rate

I need to work on the MyDD embed.

Hate it

People's minds are made up on Hayes, but they aren't made up on Larry Kissell. With all that money, moveon could make a much greater impact by introducing more people to Larry Kissell. Turnout will be depressed enough by this election's "blue moon" status - that (and integrity) are why Larry isn't running any negative ads. It saddens me that moveon can't take it's name into account in these matters. We need to move on from the Republicans, and the only way we're really going to do that is by asking people to move their votes to people like Larry who honestly deserve their time and attention. We get nowhere by simply disgusting people.

I always wanted to be the avenging cowboy hero—that lone voice in the wilderness, fighting corruption and evil wherever I found it, and standing for freedom, truth and justice. - Bill Hicks

Good point.

I hadn't thought about it that way.

MoveOn

I have mixed feelings about it. I too would rather see a pro-Kissell than anti-Hayes ad.

On one hand it's an independent expenditure in a free country and they can do whatever they want. It fits into the MoveOn series and it makes them, at least nationally, look like knights in shining (or at least slightly scuffed) armor, coming in to "save the day".

Everything has context and not always the context we imagine. The slightest turn of phrase or action can be manipulated in 1-2 seconds. I can't imagine Hayes being happy about it but I can see how Larry might not be happy about it either.

I probably would have made the ad more strident and left off Dick Cheney. He and Halliburton are old news that never stuck. We lost 2004, let's move on.

But,

Dick Cheney has like a 10% approval rating and has for all six years. It is much safer to put Rumsfeld or Cheney on an add in the 8th thant it is to target Bush. With 10% approval, almost all Republicans dislike Cheney as well as all Democrats. I would have rather seen an ad like the kids working one that focused on middle class issues.

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

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