THIS is the Virginia GOP. As Qasim Rashid puts it, “This is grotesque white supremacy. This is the GOP today—literally publishing mailers of Black people hanging in an attempt to get votes.” And as Del. Josh Cole (D-Fredericksburg/Stafford) puts it:
I always try to run a clean campaign, but Tara Durant for Delegate and the GOP resort to racial tropes:
• Black man hanging
• Black man on fire
Don’t pretend the last lynching wasn’t in 1981.
Now it makes sense why you didn’t show your face at an NAACP forum.
Oh, and also see VA Del. Alex Askew Denounces “Overtly Racist” GOP Mailers Depicting Him “Bound and Hanging By Taut Rope” and “That Showed His Likeness Burning”; VA House Democratic Caucus Stands Behind Virginia Speaker Amid Report of Potential Violence by Neo-Nazis; Another Day, Another Virginia Republican Mailer Appears to Use Anti-Semitic Tropes Against a Jewish Delegate (Dan Helmer in This Case)…
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