There it was at the corner of 610 and Scott: a new billboard targeting African-Americans.
I admit it caused me to do a double take. I’m lucky that the billboard didn’t cause me to have a fender bender in heavy traffic.
At the risk of sounding partisan (and, trust me – I’m not) I don’t know how anyone can make the claim in 2010 that “GOP is the new Black.”
The ad is paid for by Raging Elephants, and you can read more at www.RagingElephants.org.
I realize that the GOP has done limited outreach to African-American voters, and there are some who believe the party’s message of limited spending, anti-abortion and smaller government.
But in this year of the angry Tea Party, talk of taking “back our country” and Rush Limbaugh calling President Obama a jack###, most African-Americans I know are offended and turned off by the GOP.
Someone please show me proof of an African-American stampede toward the Republican Party.
I doubt the GOP in Texas will win more than 10% of the African-American vote.
I’ve always believed that people should vote for the party or political candidates of their choice.
I honestly don’t know how anyone can believe that G.O.P. is the new Black.