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.