North Carolina Republican Runs Ad Against “Ground Zero Victory Mosque”
Back in June, you may recall, North Carolina Democrat Bob Etheridge distinguished himself by being caught on camera berating a young man who was trying to asking him a question. Now, his Republican opponent has made her own splash in national politics by running an ad against what she calls the “Ground Zero Victory Mosque:”
Nurse Renee Ellmers (R) has gone up with an ad that places the mosque near Ground Zero in New York at the center of her campaign against Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-N.C.).
“After the Muslims conquered Jerusalem and Cordoba and Constantinople, they built victory mosques and now they want to build a mosque near Ground Zero,” says an announcer. The video features paintings depicting the various conquests and slasher movie-style theme music. “Where does Bob Etheridge stand, he won’t say, won’t speak out, won’t take a stand,” the announcer continues.
Ellmers chimes in, “The terrorists haven’t won, and we should tell them in plain English, ‘No, there will never be a mosque at Ground Zero.'”
Not surprisingly, Ellmers has been endorsed by Sarah Palin. However, both Charlie Cook and Larry Sabato list the race as “Likely Democratic,” which probably explains why Ellmers is tossing a vile message like this into the race.