(Paul Chesser, Liberty Headlines) Following a request by Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper to remove confederate statues from the grounds at the North Carolina State Capitol, a Raleigh businessman quickly produced a radio commercial that mocks the Governor, while promoting the owner’s tree removal service.
Cooper asked the state Historical Commission two weeks ago to relocate the the 1895 Confederate Monument, The Henry Lawson Wyatt Monument and The North Carolina Women of the Confederacy Monument from the area that surrounds the Capitol building in the center of the city. His petition sought the move to allegedly “ensure the monuments’ preservation.”
Capitalizing on the news development, North Raleigh Tree Service — which offers tree removal, stump grinding, debris removal and other related services — launched a promotion on the airwaves that inflicted a heavy dose of sarcasm over the actions of the governor.
“FINALLY!” the ad’s narrator says. “The Governor of North Carolina is focused on the REAL issue facing our state! No, not petty issues like crime, education, taxes or unemployment. The Governor’s putting his laser-like attention on – Confederate Statues!”
“He wants all of them removed from the Capitol,” the ad continues. “And we all know once that is done, all those pesky other problems will take care of themselves.”
At which point the business turns to the promotion of its services.
“North Raleigh Tree takes on REAL problems and leaves the weak, symbolic gestures to others. Maybe the Governor should take note. Call North Raleigh Tree….”
The NC Historical Commission announced today it would delay any decision about the monuments until next spring. On Thursday State Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, a Republican, called on Cooper to withdraw the request because he said it is not consistent with state law and is “little more than political theater.”Click here for reuse options!
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