NC Republican Smear: All Radical American Haters for Obama

NC Republican State Senator Neal Hunt, running for re-election and supporting John McCain on C-Span November 1st:

First Michele Bachmann, Robin Hayes and, Randy Kuhl. Now a State Senator, NC Republican Neal Hunt wallows in the mud.

"I would like some, some, normal person that knew him growing up to come forward and say "I love America and, and eh, I really like Barack Obama" I just hadn't seen anybody like that. Everybody, all of his associations seem to be radical American haters."

WhalerCane brought this to our attention last night in the post: Neal Hunt Calls All Obama Associates 'Radical American Haters'. Because the streaming video is a little tedious to wade through I've clipped it, posted it to YouTube and added the short transcript.

Chris Mintz Says He Should Apologize to Voters
Raleigh – Today during a national television broadcast, State Senator Neal Hunt said that all associates of Barack Obama are “radical American haters.” Appearing on C-Span Mr. Hunt also brought up the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, and falsely claimed that as President, Barack Obama would roll back President Clinton’s welfare reform, “putting people back on the public doll”.

His opponent, Small Businessman Chris Mintz called on Mr. Hunt to apologize to the voters of the 15th district. “I’ve been talking with thousands of Obama supporters and none of them are radial American haters. They are showing they love for America by coming out to vote in droves. Neal Hunt owes all voters an apology for his outrageous comments.”

Mintz continued. “Neal Hunt’s extremism is why he is ranked near the bottom in effectiveness in the State Senate. Our state and nation are facing too many challenges to continue divisive politics as usual. It’s time we get results.”

Neal Hunts comments can be found at http://www.c-spanarchives.org/library/index.php?main_page=product_video_info&products_id=282156-5

At the end of the clip.

Editor: Here's a better link, needs RealPlayer:
rtsp://video1.c-span.org/archive/c08/c08_wj110108_hunt.rm

UPDATE: Challenger Mintz responds with robo-call denouncing Hunt. Had a little trouble uploading the audio but here it is as a WAV file:

Chris Mintz responds to Neal Hunt's outrageous statements about Barack Obama

 
 

Comments

I'm a real American

and I support Barack Obama.

Shameful politicians

They should be run out of town on a rail! Let's start with the ones "representing" North Carolina!

Leigh
http://smuttome.blogspot.com/

"Only the most deluded of us could doubt the necessity of this war." - John McCain

Soft-spoken demagogue in a business suit

Neal Hunt is merely second rate.
Soft-spoken with an adequate drawl and dressed well enough, his audition video is still a failure.
Hunt lacks the genteel passion and persuasive eloquence of stage-worthy Southern fear merchants and so cannot make a profession of demagoguery.
It is time to break the news to him and send him home to whatever he did before public office.

Thanks Greg

Chris Mintz can win this race. Here are turnout numbers so far. 56% of registered active voters have already turned out.

66702 total
28801dem 43.2%
22203rep 33.3%
15591una 24.3%

If anyone can help poll greet, call 573-6077. It is going to be close, but this is our one chance to pick up a state senate seat in NC.

PS

Hunt is essentially self funded, (like Johnny Mac Alexander who is running against Josh Stein). Hunt hasn't had a wealthy challenger so even the qualified Gerry Bowles couldn't tip him over last time. Maybe turnout will be his Achilles heel and Chris Mintz can knock him out of his penny loafers (and I've seen his loafers, without socks).

McCarthyism

"If it were in my power to forgive you for your reckless cruelty, I would do so. I like to think I'm a gentle man, but your forgiveness will have to come from someone other than me."

Joseph Welch, army's chief legal representative, who went on to say these famous words:

"Let us not assassinate this lad further, Senator. You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?"

Sent Hunt a critical but polite email. His amazing response...

follows:

From: Sen. Neal Hunt [mailto:Nealh@ncleg.net]
Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2008 6:07 PM
To: Stan Bozarth
Subject: RE: Radical American Haters ??

Who said they were America haters. You are an idiot.

Nice...

Sent him back the video of his own remarks...

Stan Bozarth

My email wasn't polite at all

The guy is a neo-con jerk.

Senator Sam Hunt! A Republican Bigot idiot in a drag dress?

From: Sen. Neal Hunt [mailto:Nealh@ncleg.net]
Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2008 6:07 PM
To: Stan Bozarth
Subject: RE: Radical American Haters ??

Who said they were America haters. You are an idiot.
* Senator Big Sam Bigot Prick Hunt

PS...And not only that, but Chris sleeps with little boys on the Weekends at the YMCA. And stop saying that I am a old rejected Klan member who dues are past due from the last 30 years.

E-mail intercepted from Homeland Security

Dear Senator Hunt!

We have review your complaint about Senator Obama being a black man. According to our task force reseach team, Senator Obama is half white and like you has been known to be in the fuel supply in a past life.

Yours for a better secure Republican Paradise in the 21 st century with Police State tactics.

Chief Inspector Michael ......KGB,,etc..etc........

Dome worthy

This should show up in the Dome.

I've sent it to Ryan

He was in the same broadcast. Plus that Neal would respond by calling stan an idiot is worthy a post.

To me, Neal's response is what makes it Dome-worthy

Granted, we all know that it may well have been an intern working in Neal's office, but it went out under Neal's name.

I agree

I'm not holding my breath though that he will write about it other than noting we did a robo call.

NC Sen. Neal Hunt is an embarassment to all in NC,

But a real credit to his Republican Party.

Marshall Adame
2014 U.S. Congress Candidate NC-03