OH HELL, TO THE FECKIN’ NTH DEGREE, NO…!

December 7th, 2017

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I think that Alabama senate candidate Doug Jones just handed Roy Moore the win in Tuesday’s coming election.

Michael Harriot, writing in A Racist Flyer Might Cost Doug Jones the Election Because the Entire Democratic Party Is Trash for The Root, explains:

The above photo is not a stock photo or an image created by The Root’s art department. It is an actual flyer circulating around from the Doug Jones for Senate Committee in his run against Elmer Fudd wannabe and schoolgirl aficionado Roy Moore for Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat, and it has upset black voters across Alabama.

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Someone, probably a white man, thought that the image would resonate with black people and motivate them to get out the vote. It’s as if black people were considering voting for the child molester until some brilliant strategist posited, “What if he were black, though?” The flyer is reductive in its oversimplification of the black mind as only caring about black issues. While it might not be racist, it is certainly racist adjacent.

It is also the Democratic Party.

Part of the reason the Democratic Party has been marginalized as a party that only exists on the coasts and in urban areas is white-mannery like this. While the policies of the party may be more progressive and black-friendly, the Democratic leadership is often as prejudiced and shortsighted as its Republican counterparts, and next week’s Senate election is the perfect example.

That the Democratic leadership is often as prejudiced and shortsighted as its Republican counterparts is the understatement of the decade.

When Roy Moore wins next week, Democrats will have only themselves to blame.

One Response to “OH HELL, TO THE FECKIN’ NTH DEGREE, NO…!”

  1. mary jo says:

    Damn.

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