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Butler attacks Goolsby with transvaginal wand

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A new ad in the race for state Senate District 9 is grabbing people's attention. Deb Butler's new ad says incumbent Republican Sen. Thom Goolsby is trying to follow women into the doctor's office.

In the new television ad, Butler discusses the use of a transvaginal wand and how Goolsby's policies play into a medical exam.

"I'm Deb Butler, and I think we need to have a candid conversation about what Thom Goolsby's policies mean for North Carolina women," Butler says in the ad, which is getting national attention.

In the commercial, the Democratic challenger shows a transvaginal wand, which an instrument used to do ultrasounds early in a pregnancy. Butler says Goolsby says he wants limited government, but his support for a law requiring women to get an ultrasound before an abortion goes against that.

"Somebody coming in between you and your physician is not limiting government," Butler said. "I mean, if there's anything in life that is personal and private, it's that."

Goolsby say Butler is too liberal for North Carolina. He says Butler has no plan for North Carolina and is only working on surprising voters.

"All the things that I've done in Raleigh, and they're all available, you know what they are, and the fact of the matter then is to just run shock value ads," Goolsby said. "Well, that's what Occupy Wilmington does, and none of that surprises me from their lawyer."

Butler says Goolsby's criticism is just a distraction.

"If he were proud of the legislation, I suppose he would be talking about that, when instead he's talking about my community service," she said. "Yes, I represented Occupy Wilmington and their rights of free speech, their constitutionally-protected rights of free speech, assembly, and I'll do it again and again and again."

Goolsby says he stands beside all the legislation he's support. He says instead of focusing on butler's ad, which is bringing her donations from across the country, he will focus on creating jobs.

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Placing the two together... exactly what her Occupy clients do regularly. Interview one and you hear Karl Marx. Interview the next and you hear Abbie Hoffman.

The simple fact is that you are judged by the company you keep. Butler has aligned herself with the Occupy movement. Communist or Anarchist, she's a dangerous radical and we don't need her in Raleigh.

Oh, HOW inconvenient

oh, and comments coming from someone who doesn't have a vagina IS
TOTAL CRAP! Grow a vagina, then you can comment on government forceable


You idiot. I definately have a female body. What in the name of common sense would lead you to think I don't?? Idiot


Women already know what a FETUS looks like, showing it on a screen is redundant. Are you willing to pay for this government required service with your tax dollars?


I love when stupid people throw out lines like anarchist and communist. These are the same fire bomb throwers that think the President is from Kenya. If you are going to call someone out....stand by your remarks and post your real name. Something tells me you won't. That is why people dismiss statements like yours. You only have the smallest amount of courage to just throw a grenade and run. Your a coward.

Welcome to the Taliban!

Keep women down where they belong I say! No abortion unless it baby girl!!!

Well, an I do see something

Well, an I do see something wrong with REQUIRING an unneeded medical proceedure. That does nothing to bring down medical cost, or for my confidence in the Goolsby's interest in focusing on jobs. This is an important issue and should be brought to spotlight.

Representing a case for Occupy Wall street doesn't make someone an anarchist. Heck, being in it wouldn't make someone an anarchist.

Either way, I am happy that Butler is speaking on this issue.

Lie down with dogs...

...wake up with fleas. I would have thrown the Occupy cocroaches out of my office.


Everyone in the U.S. is entitled to legal representation and are entitled to their own opinions. Anarchists and communists are two very different things but I doubt you know that. To you, those are words you have heard and obviously have no idea what they mean, especially in this context. Try on the word fascist, which in this context is used for someone trying to suppress another's rights, or in essence, a bully. It is much more relevant to this conversation.