Have the Republicans truly lost their minds? A conservative group in Texas (where else?) called the “raging elephants” has put up a billboard that says that the “GOP is the new black.” The billboard is designed to get more African Americans to consider embracing the Republican Party.
Republicans are increasing their overtures to African Americans in response to the black disappointment in the Obama Administration. Black unemployment is the highest that it’s been in nearly 30 years, and African Americans have experienced a major drop in wealth levels since the Obama Administration came into power. But Republicans haven’t stated any changes in policy that would accompany their call for more black voters, they just want black folks to join their party and support what they’re already doing.