GOP outreach to black voters: start out with lies, then work from there

A doctor should know better:

Fisher, during an interview this week, accused N.C. NAACP President William Barber of being inflammatory. “Some of the things he’s saying are not in the bill,” she said.

Fisher, who has long supported voter ID, said when one strips away the misconceptions and confusion, the measure simply ensures that only citizens vote.

“It is not a voter suppression effort in any respect. If it were something like that, I wouldn’t stand for it,” she said.

And if the bill was merely what you say it is, it wouldn't be 38 pages long. This kind of outright misleading rhetoric won't get very far with African-American voters, although it might be readily accepted by the readers of NC Renegade, of which Dr. Fisher is a frequent contributor. And yes, if you're a black woman wanting to be accepted on that site, you better know the magic anti-government incantations. Such as this one:

Fisher said Republicans are inaccurately perceived by some as callous toward the poor. The reality, according to Fisher, is that the party is not a fan of some government social programs because they create a system of dependency that has hampered – not helped – African Americans.

“We need to look at ways to figure out how we can do this better, maybe how we can do this differently,” said Fisher. “I don’t know a Republican who wants a child to starve from hunger.”

Yeah, it's all a big mistake. They're just trying to help people learn how to fend for themselves. And I've got a fricking bridge for sale, if you're interested.


The sad thing is...

...that reasonable people could irrefutably demonstrate to Ms. Fisher that it is, in fact, voter suppression.

But she would refuse to accept it and she will continue to "stand for it".

"What I see from the folks who are opposing our agenda is whining coming from losers." -- Thom Tillis