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Again, feel free to ignore me as usual.

I don't care about mojo/recs or any other such frippery. I come here to read great writing from folks I've known here and the NK'sOTB. My diaries are pure meta.

However, As I was plodding through the G.O.P. website looking for..... something... hell I forgot. That place has that effect. But while there, I came across this. Actually, I've given you all you need to have a grand old time. No need to follow me beyond the Fleur de Kos unless you wish to hear me drone on about how I think this is funny and/or "ironic."

I think I went there in response to something Mentioned on TRMS about the up-coming Supreme Court decision on Section 5 of The Voting Rights Act. I went to the GOP platform or statement of philosophy or whatever that was under the banner "Our Party." (I especially loved the last one!) And just below that, was a list of "Coalition Support."
In that list is a link to "Black Republicans." My first thought was, "Both of them??"

So I went there expecting to see articles by prominent Black Republican leaders. Some insight to the new plan for out-reach. Instead I find dated articles from Reince Priebus and a couple from "Team Romney" but not a single mention or picture of a Black Republican... until I got to page 3.

April 29th, 2012. I missed my estimate by 50%.

Back to the Fifties!

The Hispanic Republicans.... at least there are 7.

I couldn't go to RNC Women... I just... couldn't...


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  •  Tip Jar (8+ / 0-)

    "Wealthy the Spirit which knows its own flight. Stealthy the Hunter who slays his own fright. Blessed is the Traveler who journeys the length of the Light."

    by CanisMaximus on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 09:43:55 PM PST

  •  You know your outreach is in trouble when... (6+ / 0-)

    three of the four people the page ballyhoos as proof that "African Americans have a long history of involvement with the Republican Party" were active in Civil War times and the fourth is a Massachusetts liberal elected to the Senate in the 1960s-1970s.

    •  Since the Dixiecrats were the predominant party... (5+ / 0-)

      ....Blacks had little choice but to declare themselves Republican. Especially after Reconstruction and during Jim Crow, Sr.

      The turnaround, and thus the most egregious time for Jim Crow, Sr. as they put more and more obstacles in the way, was in the Twenties with mass migratrion from the south to the north, and the Thirties and the Roosevelts, especially Eleanor. She made everyone, poor or not feel as if they belonged to this country. Blacks especially revered her. By that time, most large cities had large black enclaves and thus added to the Democratic bases there. The smoking gun for all this conspiracy came when Nixon adopted the "Southern Strategy", flipping the Dixiecrats to Repuklicans and the country to this day is still divided pretty much on the Civil War lines.

      "Wealthy the Spirit which knows its own flight. Stealthy the Hunter who slays his own fright. Blessed is the Traveler who journeys the length of the Light."

      by CanisMaximus on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 11:57:01 PM PST

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  •  Look at that scorecard on the left (4+ / 0-)
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    a2nite, Smoh, Dark UltraValia, Ginny in CO

    The Black Republicans page has:

    169 Facebook shares, 45 tweets, 1 Google+, 26 emails

    RNC Women has 46 FB, 6 T, 1 G+, 1 email.

    GOP Hispanics has 39 FB, 12 T, 1 G+, 0 email.

    This is the Republicans' attempt to do internet outreach? "Hey Republicans, share this with your friends!" and only a few people do it (probably including the guy who designed the website).

    Those numbers are pathetic.

    On the page about women, the newest item is from 10/17/2012. It's called "Mitt Romney's strong record on women." hahahahaha

    “If you misspell some words, it’s not plagiarism.” – Some Writer

    by Dbug on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 12:09:39 AM PST

  •  Well, there's nothing meta about this and (2+ / 0-)
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    zenox, Ginny in CO

    I appreciate the information and the chuckle.

    Cats are better than therapy, and I'm a therapist.

    by Smoh on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 06:09:25 AM PST

  •  You missed the irony of the 3rd dude's name? (1+ / 0-)
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    Rich Counts

    More Proof: You can't make this stuff up.

    "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

    by Ginny in CO on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 06:25:22 AM PST

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