By Emma X
It is a sweet tweet that bleats defeat.
|Tweets for the Effete Elite.|
Future efforts to convince minorities that the
Republican Party has their back may have to
beat a hasty re-tweet as well. In the end, the
flagship effort caused even more negative
publicity for the RNC.
The Republicans have spent no time trying to repair the rotting foundation of their antiquated house, but they have invested a lot of time and money in whitewash to try to sell it. The “racism has ended” message was created and circulated long before it was boiled down to 140 characters. The Rosa Parks tweet was just another little propaganda balloon that popped in their face. And even though the intent was positive, RNC efforts to promote happy race relations have been stomped by the public rhetoric of Conservative bigots, and the damning obstructionist legislation put forth by Republicans in Congress. You can’t vote against food stamps in this economy, or launch a vile anti-Mexican assault on immigration law and still tweet happy thoughts about how racial discrimination ended fifty-eight years ago when bus seating restrictions were reconsidered. It is the repeated Party support of systemic racist policies that will alienate Republican national candidates from minority voters in 2016. But keep thinking those happy thoughts, RNC. If and when you get around to realizing that your Party actually represents the cultural values that put Rosa Parks at the back of the bus to begin with, then you can tweet us about that glowing revelation. In the meantime, abandon cyberspace and get back to trying to repeal Obamacare. No one can call that a failed political strategy until the effort actually ends.
|"Today the MCR Revolutionary Council remembers Percival 'Midnight' Beeberman and his bold stand in ending the persecution of black cats as a result of the Santa Monica Incident, October 31, 1973." #meowbitches|