More Ugliness In North Carolina, Part II

Ken AshfordElection 2008, Local InterestLeave a Comment

This time from North Carolina GOP politicians:

Warming up a crowd in North Carolina on Saturday, Republican Rep. Robin Hayes offered the diagnosis that “liberals hate real Americans that work and achieve and believe in God.”

His remarks came shortly after he had said he would “make sure we don’t say something stupid, make sure we don’t say something we don’t mean.” 

Hayes had followed Rep. Patrick McHenry, also a North Carolina Republican, who laid out the choice between McCain and Obama.

“It’s like black and white,” yelled someone from the crowd.


[Follow the link at the top.  The Hayes campaign vehemently denied that Hayes made this statement.  Except — whoops — there's audio of it.]

UPDATE:  The aforementioned audio….

For what it's worth, there seems to be a lot of that going around.  Republicans say things, then deny that they said them.  Do they not understand that "we keep the tapes"?