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Video parodies protests from GOP legislators' viewpoint

Posted June 16

A YouTube video posted over the weekend by a left-leaning communications consultant pokes fun at the weekly protests at the General Assembly.

— A YouTube video posted over the weekend by a left-leaning communications consultant pokes fun at the weekly protests at the General Assembly.

Featuring the classic 1960s song "Monday, Monday" by The Mamas & The Papas and video of the protests and arrests that have occurred since last summer, "Moral Monday - The Musical" takes a look at the protests through the eyes of a Republican lawmaker.

"These Moral Mondays are under-the-gun days for people like me. Oh, Moral Mondays you've overdone democracy," the faux legislator sings.

Later on in the video, he speaks to some protesters while holding a sign that says "We Know What We're Doing Leave Us Alone." He asks how to start rallies for "Unscrupulous Thursdays" and tells one woman she's clueless.

At the end of the video is an appeal to join a counter-protest to Moral Monday and suggests sending $1 million to the conservative Heritage Foundation.

The video was produced by LightJab Productions, which says it "creates multimedia works that entertain, engage and energize – promoting causes, explaining issues and introducing ideas with finesse." The firm is run by Will Rice, who serves as policy director for advocacy groups Americans for Democratic Action and Americans for Tax Fairness.

Rice, who plays the legislator in the video and sings the Moral Monday song, also has posted a video online mocking the U.S. Supreme Court's "Citizens United" decision allowing businesses to make unlimited campaign contributions.

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  • wraluser Jun 17, 1:13 p.m.

    These protests are nothing but a nuisance. Moral Monday protesters do not represent the... View More

    — Posted by fairisfair

    The Republican controlled NCGA does not represent the majority of the voters in NC. Now you see the problem.

  • archmaker Jun 17, 10:08 a.m.

    All those years the Democrats controlled state government we Republicans never held protests. ... View More

    — Posted by cooldela1966

    maybe you weren't there when they marched in the building, threw tea bags on the general assembly floor - and no one got arrested.

  • familyandamerica Jun 17, 8:51 a.m.

    While some of you think this is funny or appropriate I find it totally tasteless and hate filled... View More

    — Posted by razor2

    You do understand the concept of parody, correct? The creators of the video very much agree with you.

  • cooldela1966 Jun 17, 5:47 a.m.

    All those years the Democrats controlled state government we Republicans never held protests. We new it would be worse than being arrested. Probably would have been exiled to Elba or transported to a penal colony run by the Klingons.

  • fhazel Jun 16, 8:56 p.m.

    Must have been a slow news day at the N & O.......

  • Frank Downtown Jun 16, 7:54 p.m.

    Funny!

  • methinkthis Jun 16, 6:16 p.m.

    What is 'moral' about demanding that those who have worked hard to earn a living give their earnings to others who have not worked?

  • ecp1951 Jun 16, 6:11 p.m.

    enough already!

  • fairisfair Jun 16, 5:57 p.m.

    These protests are nothing but a nuisance. Moral Monday protesters do not represent the majority of NC! Put Moral Monday on the NC ballot this fall and let people vote "agree" or "disagree".

  • razor2 Jun 16, 5:17 p.m.

    While some of you think this is funny or appropriate I find it totally tasteless and hate filled to the people in this state that this current administration has hurt with its current policies and ideologies .
    These are people that have been ridiculed , harassed, and arrested due to the policies of our current administration. The only people it hasn't negatively effected is the lobbyist , lawmakers and wealthy of this state. It really is heartbreaking to see all this division in our state especially when at the core its no longer about taking care of our citizens its more along the lines of a sports event with winners and losers . In my opinion we are all losing .... Together we Stand Divided we Fall has never rang truer then it does today in face of the current situations we face today.

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