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Black NC Congressional Candidate Promises To Not "Go Native" (Twilight Zone Campaign)

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posted on Jul, 18 2004 @ 06:25 PM
Man, where to begin.

Okay, this guy...

Is a NC Republican running for Congress in one of NC's more conservative districts (Appalachian foothills and Winston-Salem money).

His radio ads made a big stink (mostly in California) because they were done in Spanish to mock immigration.

Yo Gringo! This ad paid for by the GOP

A scan of some discussion boards shows him getting contributions for his NC campaign as far away as California. And hate mail from same. In NC he's pretty much just preaching to the choir.

His TV ads hit the air today. :shk:

Just watch...
The Twilight Zone versus Leave it to Beaver

If it won't load for you. It's showing Vernon's idea of today's "Twilight Zone" with men kissing, lesbian marriage, UFO footage (mocking "Alien" immigration), pictures of "radical" blacks like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson... (sigh) it goes on, but your brain kind of shuts down half way when he shows the "Leave it to Beaver" clips he prefers.

Then the final shot is Vernon, of course, very dimly much so I was going Is he black, latino or white? A man longing for the 1950's has to make you wonder, right?

But his website makes it perfectly clear. He's black but promises...

I will never go native.

That's the very last line from his"About Robinson": "I will always fight for what's right and I will never go native." Yes, he just said what you THINK he just said.

Not surprising considering the very first thought from "About Robinson" is...

You may not have heard of me yet, but you'll recognize the names of a lot of conservatives who have; At one time or another I have been endorsed by:

Jesse Helms...

None of the other names really matter in backwoods NC. When the Senator that sang "Dixie" to Carol Mosley Braun and told the News & Observer "I'm so old-fashioned I believe in horsewhipping" endorses you, you may still get the NC racist vote even if you are black.

It's the "Twilight Zone" alright, but not how Vernon means. And I thought the Log Cabin Republicans were self loathing.

posted on Jul, 18 2004 @ 06:30 PM
I heard this guy on Air America a little while back. Scarry!

I can't beleive this biggot is not being run out of town. It's amazing he has any kind of support at all. An endorsement from Jesse Helms should be enough to scare anybody!

posted on Jul, 18 2004 @ 06:34 PM
Call me ignorant, but I'm not even sure what "I will never go native" means. Does it mean he'll never act like a black person, in an effort to win the hick vote?
I'm a New Yorker, so excuse me if I don't understand the nuances of southern politics.

posted on Jul, 18 2004 @ 06:36 PM
That's pretty darn strange. It would be even more twilight zone-ish if he was being endorsed by the KKK.

posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 01:33 PM
You are entering another dimension, a demension not only of sight and sound but of McCarthyism and single-width beds. A journey into a socially repressive land, where the bounds are held in strict social mores. That's a signpost up ahead! Next stop, The Robinson Zone!

Seriously though, this just goes to show what a divided nation America has become, really is shameful.

May Peace Travel With You

posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 09:58 PM
LOL! Yes! The joy of NC politics! Every election is tons of fun!

Now we just have to choose between 6 republicans to run against Mike Easley...

Still, whether you agree with the ad or not, you have to recognize its merits. It preaches a strong message to the demographic in that area, and it is well edited too.

As far as political ads go, I give it a 9/10

Way better than anything going on in my district....

[edit on 7/19/2004 by lockheed]

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