Saturday, October 29, 2011

Will African-American Texans Vote Republican? Probably Not Based On These Billboards.


Four new billboards have hit East Austin, as well as South Carolina and Ohio, reading slogans such as "G.O.P. is the new black" and "Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican". Ooooohhhh boy.

Austin resident Amy Hayes questioned the billboard featuring Dr. King.

"I think a Republican back in 1968 was a little different than being a Republican now," said Hayes. "It's just a different party now." 

Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder calls the sign featuring Dr. King disrespectful. "Martin Luther King was about civil rights and social justice," said Linder. "That's not the current Republican party."

What even is the Republican agenda anymore? It has become a complete mindfuck, a ridiculous, oxymoronic, hypocritical, nonsensical, fear-mongering freak show of greed and hysterics. A party that stands on a platform of limited government rule, except when it comes to immigration, defense, women's health, and drug policies.

Linder says it will take more than billboards to change African-Americans' opinions about the G.O.P. "Unemployment, health care, police brutality -- those are our issues," said Linder. "Address those issues, regardless of party, and we'll vote for you."

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