To Stir More Dis-ease in the Minds of the Racist Votary, VA GOP Mailer Sells Fear of White Extinction/Replacement

You Will Not Replace Us.  Racists' worst and most basic fear still remains genetic annihilation in the form of the fear of the impending "Black Planet." How could this happen? Most white people consciously or subconsciously understand the following equation; White plus Black equals Colored. White plus Brown equals Colored. White plus Yellow equals Colored = White people are genetic recessive and can therefore be replaced through "intermingling" with another "race" - the others. [MORE]  

From [HERE] A mailer from the Virginia Republican Party that attacks the  candidacy of Democrat Courtney Lynch for Supervisor in the Brookland Magisterial District of Henrico County. This is a pure attack ad; it doesn’t even mention Lynch’s opponent, it simply urges that we vote against her. It accuses Lynch of three things:

1) Supposedly being “Levar Stoney’s Liberal Sidekick”;

2) Supposedly caring more about the city of Richmond than she does about Henrico County, where she lives;

3) Supposedly wanting to spend money on bus transportation that will only benefit residents of Richmond City.

As long as I’ve [Burt Berlin] lived in Virginia, Republicans have always accused Democrats of being crazed lefties (I know – eye roll) and wanting to waste their precious tax dollars. So, maybe this isn’t new.

BUT…why, of all people, did they choose to put Levar Stoney on their mailer? Why not Ralph Northam? Mark Herring? Why not the Republican’s ultimate demon — Nancy Pelosi? Nope, the mailer chooses Levar Stoney.


Is it, perhaps, because Levar Stoney is a man of color? Are the the photos in the mailer that show a white woman and a black man smiling at each other meant to raise a decades-old fear in a certain segment of the Republican base? And why did they specifically, consciously choose the City Of Richmond as the jurisdiction they claim Courtney Lynch really cares about? Could it be, just maybe, because Richmond is a majority black jurisdiction?

More broadly, is it possible that in the second decade of the 21st century, a major U.S. political party would still be riling up its “base” by sending out racist, or at least “dog-whistle”-style racist messaging? I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, given that the former Party of Lincoln is now the Party of Trump, but still – do you people have no decency whatsoever?