Outreach

The RNC Will Add a Single Black Staffer. For Outreach.

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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

In an embarrassing effort to reach out to African American voters during the final month of the 2016 election, the Republican National Committee has announced that it will hire a black staffer.

That's right. One (1) staffer.

WASHINGTON — The Republican National Committee will announce it’s adding Ayshia Connors as a deputy director of national engagement, multiple sources confirm to BuzzFeed News. [...]

While Connors did not immediately return a message seeking comment, Telly Lovelace, the RNC’s national director for urban media and black field engagement, said, “Under Chairman Priebus’ leadership, the RNC remains committed to engaging the African American community. We are adding additional support staff in our final push to Election Day.”

That's the joke.

There's only so much I can say, being a white guy myself, but it seems clear from the RNC's actions, and from the concerns of other black conservatives as reported by Buzzfeed, that Republicans still believe their problem is the delivery of their message, not the message itself.

It remains to be seen just how many election cycles we will go through before Republicans consider the possibility that their message is garbage.

In related news, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump insisted yesterday that the Central Park 5 are still guilty even though they were exonerated by DNA evidence and a confession by the real attacker.

  • muselet

    “Under Chairman Priebus’ leadership, the RNC remains committed to engaging the African American community. We are adding additional support staff in our final push to Election Day.”

    Laugh or cry? Laugh or cry?

    I think I’ll laugh. (I laugh about everything for fear of crying. –Beaumarchais, “The Barber of Seville”)

    –alopecia

  • Georgie

    Good god, what a bunch of creeps.

  • Badgerite

    I believe one could say to the Trump Monster a phrase he has probably used a lot himself of late.
    WRONG.

  • GrafZeppelin127

    It might help the GOP if their outreach to the African-American community consisted of something other than patronizing, paternalistic lectures about “personal responsibility,” blaming Democrats for everything, and ascribing the community’s preference for Democrats to various race-wide character flaws.

    • Aynwrong

      It might also help if Conservatives permanently Grandfathered the phrase “the plantations of dependency” into being covered by Godwin’s Law. It doesn’t have to be just for Nazis.

  • Tokenism….gotta love it. And Drumpf simply cannot admit when he is wrong. For a celebrity it is annoying at worst but for a potential President, that’s terrifying.