GOP Magazine Plays the Race Card

The National Black Republican Association has debuted the latest issue of its magazine The Black Republican with the aim of attracting African-American voters to the GOP. The group, based in Sarasota, Florida, has published a 60-page glossy issue that contains articles on the civil rights record of new Florida governor Charlie Crist and efforts of the party to recruit minority voters.

But there is also inflammatory material on race. There is a large photo of a Ku Klux Klan rally from the early 20th century. The caption of the photo reads, “Every person in this photo was a Democrat.” The magazine notes the Democratic Party’s long history of “slavery, secession, segregation, and socialism.” There is also a listing of the “Top 10 Democratic Sex Scandals.” Another article, aimed at black Christians, is entitled “Democrats Wage War on God.”

The National Black Republican Association has previously sponsored billboard advertisements claiming that Martin Luther King Jr. was a Republican.