NC: Accusing opponent of being soft on sex offenders helps candidate to win

Source: 11/9/22

Republican Ted Budd has won the Senate race in North Carolina, edging out Democrat Cheri Beasley and dashing her party’s hopes of flipping the seat left open in the key battleground state by departing Republican Sen. Richard Burr.

The victory keeps open Republicans’ pathway to gaining control of the chamber, while increasing the stakes for Democratic incumbents locked in other tight races around the country as the party attempts to hang onto power.

Budd ran a relentlessly negative ad campaign about Beasley, painting her as weak on crime and, in particular, as someone soft on child sexual abusers – ads experts say carried clear racial overtones.

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I can’t even say for certain that the “soft on sex offenders” remarks had much of an impact here. North Carolina has been Republican leaning since the 70s (only 3 Democrats during the stretch, and none for more than one term). Don’t know if there was a basis for the claim, either. I’m sure Beasley had a role in deciding one of the appealed Packingham cases before it got to the USSC, but I can’t find it.

His rhetoric went far beyond just the sex offender remark. This guy would put guns in the hands of school kids if it helped him to get elected. And the constituents in that area are not exactly progressive thinkers. I’ve been to Durham and the confederate flags wave proudly out the backs of truck beds.
Understand that there are areas of the nation that are a lost cause. The progressive thinkers leave there as soon as they can.

From the article:

“Budd ran a relentlessly negative ad campaign about Beasley, painting her as weak on crime and, in particular, as someone soft on child sexual abusers – ads experts say carried clear racial overtones.”

Not from the article:

Nothing opposing that with statistics was provided nor promoted.

I guess if you don’t want send a 16 or 17 year boy to prison for having relations with his 15 year old girlfriend you’re being soft on sex offenders.

He who cries loudest is….! Robin V. current NARSOL pres. & NCRSOL leading member had a conversation about Burr on NCRSOL site about 3 yrs. ago. Mr. Burr has a history himself. I believe his retirement has to do with that history. Burr played a large roll in the law making that prompted Packingham.

Yeah well they’re still not going to win so they can just shut up. Fascist assholes.

So who’s being soft on crime.This registry isn’t soft on anything. Say what…… Police trickery and subterfuge are legal and/or have been approved. What! according to the fourth amendment but are they in a circumstance type of intent action. For a Christian nation many of these registry issues are a bit drab for any type of true justice.. One might say tricking someone is the best way to handle ordeals to get the results one needs or wants but is it right. No. When police create a situation and expecially via this new interenet invention things can and will get out of line quickly.

 Call it spiritual deception at best talking thru a computer by texting to mislead the person pretending. God hates deception and yes it is one of the seven abominations. In other words the ends don’t justify the means. Check out this article and you will find that all this deception was done on a one on one contact basis. Even the interrogations.