Following hot on the heels of the flyer put out by Kay Hagan supporters in North Carolina, comes news that Democrats in Georgia are just as disgusting as their counterparts in North Carolina.
Check out this early-voting turnout flyer that the OFFICIAL Georgia Democrat Party mailed out.
“If we want a better, safer future for our children, it’s up to us to vote for change. The choices may not always be perfect, but the cost of inaction is simply too great.”
The mailer uses the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and the riots that ensued as a reason for Democrat voters to vote.
The Georgia Democratic Party Chairman, DuBose Porter, defended the mailer.
“Again, it’s about opportunity. Are you going to be in situations more like that? I mean, that’s when you don’t have people having the opportunity for jobs or to participate in their community and the opportunity to grow. When you have communities like that that are stagnant — that’s what we’re getting to in Georgia — and when you offer people the HOPE grant to get retrained, or the fundamentals in education so we can get our dropout rate down. That very much of what that climate is, is what we’re trying to change here.”
Is it fair to link it to police violence?
“Well, not just police violence but the circumstances to put people in the conditions that they’re in. That’s what we need to change in Georgia because that’s what you have. You have situations, you have communities that can explode like that because you’ve taken the opportunity away from them.”
Porter said the missive is in line with what Democrats are saying up and down the ticket:
“It echoes the message for job training and opportunity and changing the climate of communities. … It’s all about changing the climate and the communities so that you can move forward and not feel like you’re restricted. That’s the message from our entire team: Let’s bring better opportunities so it doesn’t end up like that.”
Porter can pretend that the mailer is about “job training and opportunity and changing the climate of communities,” but the truth is this is a cheap shot blaming Republicans for the violence in Ferguson. Democrats are telling voters to vote, and to vote Democrat, if they want to prevent another Ferguson. What they fail to tell voters is that Ferguson is a Democrat run community, as is St. Louis and Missouri!
This flyer is all about laying the blame for the plight of the poor African-American communities in cities like Atlanta at the feet of Republicans.
It’s disgusting. Pure and simple.
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