GOP TV Ad Targets Perriello

GOP TV Ad Targets Perriello

There are 79 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jun 30, 2009, titled GOP TV Ad Targets Perriello. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

The GOP takes aim at Congressman Tom Perriello for his vote on a controversial energy bill.

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Paul

Palmyra, VA

#1 Jun 30, 2009
AKA Junior Congressman is Only what he is people. So this young silly man needs to learn a lesson. He talks before he thinks and has C-ville around his finger. But he does not have the rest of VA C-ville wke up he is laughed at in DC and is not all that to boot. Grow up young man and stick to one thing only listen before you speak and stop hiding behind the rich small world people of C-ville. Thank God some of us speak up for a change and not hide behind libral ways. PS do not respond to this.. however it is not up for debate but my right to say what I want and how I want to say it. Move on...
Sally

Palmyra, VA

#2 Jun 30, 2009
Good about time... This guy is rude and a fake..
R B Fladd

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Jul 1, 2009
This kind of courage on Congressman Perriello's part makes me even MORE likely to vote for him again in the next election.
lord

United States

#5 Jul 1, 2009
I thought Congressman Perriello's statement was a brilliant and succinct response to the usual chicken little style attack ads that appeal to small minds. So the Congressman is hiding behind 'rich friends in Charlottesville? Who paid for the airtime and production of the attack ad? Anyone following the dogma of the Rush Limbaugh faction of the Republican party must surely be a tool.
lord

United States

#6 Jul 1, 2009
If Tom Perriello wants to cement his support and render the attacking hounds toothless, he can push for a Federal law banning car tax. It makes no sense to offer cash for clunkers when the savings would be eaten by county taxes on the new vehicle. The car tax certainly keeps me away from the new car dealerships.
Chris

Culpeper, VA

#7 Jul 1, 2009
Lies, Tom? The fact that 330 pages of amendments were added at 3am the night before the bill was voted on, is not a lie. The fact that it is impossible for you to have read legislation that you voted on, is not a lie and the fact that a large percentage (large enough to unseat you),of your constituents are outraged that you would, once again prostitute your vote on our behalf, without reading over the full impact of your decision, is not a lie!
Mr. Sabato, we are not likely to forget,as the outrageous details of this bill will continue to be revealed for some time to come. We plan to remind people that Mr. Perriello voted for a stimulus bill that he hadn't read and we plan to educate people as to the finer points of cap and trade (ie. the plan to require "retrofitting" all homes, before they are "allowed" to be sold, to meet Gov't. standards for energy, for efficiency) and then, we plan to remind them in 2010.
Adam, the ads are not to "turn voters against" Mr. Perriello. This is not High School! This is our country! The ads are to bring to light exactly what the 5th District representative is "representing". It is not the majority of the voters. Last time I checked, Ms. Pelosi did not reside in Central VA.
Cville Moderate

Buford, GA

#8 Jul 1, 2009
I supported Perriello's campaign. I even gave him more than $100, a big donation for me. He led me to think he'd be a force of moderation.
But I've been very disheartened by Perriello's votes in Congress and by his public statements. Whether he fully realizes it or not, he's signed onto a left-wing agenda that threatens to bankrupt our nation.
Crozet Citizen

Ferrum, VA

#10 Jul 1, 2009
I agree with Chris. Perriello can't be sure if he voted for "what's right" or not. He didn't even read the bill he was voting for!! How can that EVER be right?
Rob

Marietta, GA

#11 Jul 1, 2009
Tom Perriello is obviously not the only member of Congress who does not read important pieces of legislation before voting yes. HE is our representative, and we should hold his feet to the fire. If each voting district in this country did the same to their Congressmen/women or Senators, maybe bills produced would be limited to the issue at hand, not loaded up with totally unrelated pet projects, and be in a form and length that our representatives could read and fully understand. Even Carol Browner had to admit she was only "aware" of the provisions of Cap and Trade, she had not read the bill in full. As for Cap and Trade, I obviously have not read the bill so I have much in common with our entire Congress. If what I have heard is true, one provision that will affect almost every American homeowner at some point is the requirement that homes be brought up to government standards for energy efficiency by the current homeowner before the property is sold. When most homeowners sell their property, they depend on the equity they have acquired to make a downpayment on another home. I would hazard to guess that very few people living in older homes have the funds to retro-grade their homes before selling. In the past, if there were any needed repairs, that was negotiated between the seller and buyer, not legislated by the government. There are many, many other complaints about this bill, but this is one aspect that we can all certainly understand. Was Mr. Perriello aware of what this one provision will do to the American homeowner and more specifically, homeowners in his own district?
Disillusioned

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Jul 1, 2009
The Cap and Trade bill just like the Stimulus bill were so lengthy yet pushed through so fast it is obvious very few could have read it (not reading the entire Stimulus package bill has been admitted by many). This can only mean that a couple of things (in my opinion) -- either they are taking these bills at face value without considering the consequences, or that they are being pressured or making deals in exchange for their support. Neither of these are what we send these folks to DC for. The whole thing stinks, and the Democrats are on such a power trip that they are pushing any of their pet projects through as quickly as possible and WE will pay the price for their personal agendas.
CvilleGordo

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Jul 1, 2009
Chris wrote:
Lies, Tom? The fact that 330 pages of amendments were added at 3am the night before the bill was voted on, is not a lie. The fact that it is impossible for you to have read legislation that you voted on, is not a lie and the fact that a large percentage (large enough to unseat you),of your constituents are outraged that you would, once again prostitute your vote on our behalf, without reading over the full impact of your decision, is not a lie!
Mr. Sabato, we are not likely to forget,as the outrageous details of this bill will continue to be revealed for some time to come. We plan to remind people that Mr. Perriello voted for a stimulus bill that he hadn't read and we plan to educate people as to the finer points of cap and trade (ie. the plan to require "retrofitting" all homes, before they are "allowed" to be sold, to meet Gov't. standards for energy, for efficiency) and then, we plan to remind them in 2010.
Adam, the ads are not to "turn voters against" Mr. Perriello. This is not High School! This is our country! The ads are to bring to light exactly what the 5th District representative is "representing". It is not the majority of the voters. Last time I checked, Ms. Pelosi did not reside in Central VA.
Outstanding post.
JMM

Roanoke, VA

#14 Jul 1, 2009
Rob wrote:
one provision that will affect almost every American homeowner at some point is the requirement that homes be brought up to government standards for energy efficiency by the current homeowner before the property is sold. When most homeowners sell their property, they depend on the equity they have acquired to make a downpayment on another home. I would hazard to guess that very few people living in older homes have the funds to retro-grade their homes before selling. In the past, if there were any needed repairs, that was negotiated between the seller and buyer, not legislated by the government.
I'd bet that there will be a loophole for the folks who cannot afford it (rightfully so) and the folks who can, will be left holding the bag.
hindsight

Winchester, VA

#16 Jul 1, 2009
5th district voters that stepped over the line and voted for this guy have hurt us all. Goode may have had a southern accent and an arrogance about him but you knew exactly where he stood and how he would vote.
We are now faced with the possibility of much higher taxes, stagnant wages, more social programs, double digit inflation, higher unemployment and bowing down to UN. directives.
I certainly hope this is a lesson learned.
Old Wahoo

Warren, MI

#18 Jul 1, 2009
Two observations:

1 - lots of haters out there...
2 - I'm thankful for the RNC running this
ad, otherwise people might have to think
for themselves.
Climate Questioner

Buford, GA

#19 Jul 1, 2009
Tom Perriello's defense of his climate change bill vote makes no sense to me.

Even if there were a looming global warming catastrophe (which is more and more well informed people think is nonsense), this legislation does nothing to stop it.

As for energy independence: By making most domestic energy production more expensive, this bill may well INCREASE, not DECREASE, our reliance on foreign energy.
Ross

Tuscaloosa, AL

#20 Jul 1, 2009
"I'm just so disappointed by really the cowardice and the lies on the other side that would put cheap political points over doing the right thing," said Perriello (D).

In other words, if you don't agree with me then you are a liar and a coward.

Way to take responsibility for your vote, Tom.
fuming

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Jul 1, 2009
Just another burdensome tax on middle-class America! Thank you, President Obama, for this Obama-nation and to all the puppets who voted for his socialistic programs!
Disillusioned

Charlottesville, VA

#22 Jul 1, 2009
JMM wrote:
<quoted text>
I'd bet that there will be a loophole for the folks who cannot afford it (rightfully so) and the folks who can, will be left holding the bag.
More "redistribution of wealth" which will hurt the middle class the most as many are teetering on becoming lower class (which I believe is the hidden agenda anyway).

I don't know how much more CHANGE we can afford.
Financial Conservative

Buford, GA

#24 Jul 1, 2009
Virginia needs real jobs, not make believe "green jobs" that will vanish as soon as the government stops subsidizing them.

But how can Perriello expect businesses to hire when there is so much uncertainty about whether Waxman-Markey will pass the Senate, leading to crippling increases in energy costs?

The House's failure to vote this bill down looks like a bad, bad mistake.
BarackPerrielloP elosi

Altavista, VA

#25 Jul 1, 2009
Of course Perriello will vote with his Democratic Peers everytime. Why would he vote any different? That's how we the American People vote when they just vote down the party line. Everyone wanted change and you got it. Obama knows how important Virginia is and will help Perriello get elected in 2010. Central Virginia will see a lot of Obama next year supporting Tom.
Tom wins by being Tom. Obama's lap dog. Why Not?

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