Everybody’s buzzing about this print attack on Cullie Tarleton, mailed out by the NC Republican Executive Committee. How low can they go? Well, pretty damn low.
The mailer proclaims on the reverse side, “Meet Your New Neighbors...” and essentially promises a black rapist living next door to you if Cullie Tarleton is reelected.
The white guy on the left is obviously thrown in to fuzz up the racial politics, but Wayne A. Laws, the white first degree murderer, is an odd felon to include here, since the law being referenced is the North Carolina Racial Justice Act, which prohibits the imposition of the death penalty where evidence is provided indicating that race was a factor in the death penalty. That law cannot even apply to the white convict. The Act actually states that where racial bias is demonstrated, “the death sentence imposed by the judgment shall be vacated and the defendant resentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.”
So the mailer is just one lie piled on top of another, all tied up in a juicy little “fear the black man” bundle meant to stampede all the little ole white ladies in Ashe and Watauga counties.
This was done to benefit Jonathan Jordan, who as a lawyer would/should know how badly this particular piece of filth warps the truth.
When confronted with this ad, Dr. Ada Fisher, herself a black woman, said she had no idea that this was being sent out in her name, since she is also a member of the NC Republican Executive Committee.
This is the worst racial politics that we’ve seen in this state since Jesse Helms’ salad days.