Monday, June 19, 2006

Taylor, Take it Down


If you're tired of politics as usual in Georgia, then click above to tell Mark Taylor to take down his misleading ad. Visit www.taylortakeitdown.com for the facts on Cathy Cox's support of education in Georgia. Here's some of the information from the site:

Mark Taylor: It's time for you to hold yourself to the standard that the
hard-working men and women around this state hold themselves to every day.-- Cathy Cox, 6/17/06
Mark Taylor, it is time to take down the false and misleading attack ad you are spreading across the airwaves of Georgia. Your charges about Cathy Cox's record on education are one big lie. In fact, even the man you yourself quote to support your claim has spoken up to refute your twisted misinterpretation of the facts, calling your ad a political fabrication and saying that, without a doubt, Cathy didn't say she voted against the lottery in Georgia.(Toole)


13 comments:

MelGX said...

If this is all they can come up with after months of digging, then she's home free. However, my guess is the Taylor file at Perdue HQ requires its own cabinet.

angrydem said...

You know, when ads are misleading or false, there are some courses of action that one can take. First, ask the television stations to take it down. If there is a problem with the truth in the AD TV stations will pull an ad very quickly, they do not want to get in trouble. Second, you can file a lawsuit claiming the ad was false or misleading and force the opponent to take it down. Considering that neither of these things have happened I have to think one of two things.

1. Either Cox is such a bad candidate with a horrible staff that they do not know what to do.

2. They know that a lawsuit will fail as the claims are pretty solid and that to bring up the ad more will only give it more press coverage and force Cathy to answer more questions about the ad and her support of HOPE. Something she does not want to do.

So, who wants to take bets on which one it is?

MelGX said...

You mean the way the stations took down the "swiftboat" ad, or those "traitor" ads aimed at Max Cleland? You clearly know nothing about television advertising.

jo said...

melgx, If you think losing in the polls, people turning away from her campaign, and her continual flip-flops make Cox "home free" then I would argue that you don't know anything about campaigns.

angrydem said...

Actually, it is is illegal to play false ads mel. The cleland ad was comeplete bullshit, but did not say anything that was not true. Same thing goes for the Swift Boat ads (those were people's personal opinions). Those ads, while disgusting, were not false. If the ad has false info, then they have to take it down, and it is quite common for campaigns to sue to get false ads off the air.

So, if the ad is false, then why isn't cathy doing anyting BOLD to get it down? Some stupid petition is not BOLD, and is something that only her supporters will see.

I just think Cathy does not want to answer questions about the claim made in the ad. She knows she will look like a fool, especially with all of her changing positions on HOPE. When Skandalakis put up a false ad, Taylor sued. When Perdue put up an ad that Barnes did not like, he sued. IT IS COMMON. Cathy is a lawyer, her husband is a lawyer, I am sure they can get someone over there to draw something up, but I truly doubt they will cause they just want the issue to go away.

Amy Morton said...

Actually, it seems that lies and lawsuits are more Taylor's speed.

Lyman Hall said...

Taylor, keep it up!
Can't we all agree that both new ads are true.

Cathy told a Miller Co. audience that forces for the lottery/HOPE/pre-K "outnumbered" her and her voters who were against the lottery back in 1993.

Also, Cathy is not a big guy. "Big time."

Amy Morton said...

Cathy Cox is not a guy. Yes, we can all agree on that.

angrydem said...

Come on Mel, no snarky comment, no more ad hominem attacks? Do you have nothing else to say? Could it be that you have NOTHING of substance to say? Is that it?

GetReal said...

So what's the Cox campaign excuse on the Taylor ad about Cox opposing the removal of the sales tax on groceries?

That might be the most progressive tax cut possible. Why would the great, progressive hope of Georgia Democrats oppose such a thing?

By the way, I'm still waiting for someone to answer (even just acknowledge) the other issues I raised about what's in that Miller County newspaper article that Cox says is being misconstrued. Doesn't that stuff bother Cox supporters?

decaturguy said...

GetReal, I have.

http://atlantapublicaffairs.blogspot.com/2006/06/what-rest-of-miller-county-liberal.html

Taylor Troll said...

Decatur Guy no offense but I think he was talking about acknowledgement from one of the Cox supporters. Obviously they are so busy bailing water out of a sinking ship that they may not have time to read blogs anymore...

decaturguy said...

Well, Taylor Troll, that's not going to happen, because they have no response.