Black Republican’s sign gets a White-face treatment.

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A Florida Republican congressional candidate’s campaign sign was vandalized with whiteface paint last week in a district with overwhelmingly Democratic voter registration. The attack follows a string of bias incidents against black Republicans.

Glo Smith, who reports that she has also had a number of signs stolen, tellsNational Review Online she became aware of the racist defacement of an eight-foot-by-four-foot sign Tuesday. The sign was situated on private property in view of Interstate 10 in Jacksonville. The vandal sprayed white paint over the face of Smith, who is African-American. The paint job appears to be carefully done and leaves the eyes untouched, creating a very creepy effect.

This year two Republicans are vying to end Brown’s 21-year House career. Smith, a former staffer for Governor Rick Scott whose full name isGloreatha Scurry-Smith, will face fellow Republican Thuy Lowe in a late-August primary. Smith reports that polling indicates she is leading Lowe, and according to Ballotpedia she had raised eight times as much money as of April.

The two Republican contenders joined in deploring the racist attack, however.

“We expect signs to be tampered with or stolen,” Smith says, “but not to this extent.” She has not reported the episode to police, but a tweet from the Smith campaign blew up over the weekend.

“I was shocked by this,” Lowe tells NRO. “There have been some comments out there that this may have been caused by bigotry. This is a message that she is an African American woman who is a Republican and therefore has a white point of view.” Lowe acknowledged that her own signs have been vandalized in previous campaigns and speculated that Corinne Brown loyalists may have been behind the attacks, adding, “Glo is well respected in the conservative community.”(source)

Look let’s be real here. You go against the “collective” stance of your “team”, you pay the consequences. It’s that simple. As a former Black Conservative, trust me.. I know.

It’s one thing to have an opposing opinion and viewpoint from another person but it is a much different thing when you side with those believed to be working AGAINST the interest of your own race, gender, religion.

But.. such is the price to be paid for your convictions.

As a former Black conservative, I try not to judge Blacks who still waive the conservative banner. Hell there are some things I am still quite conservative on. But… Not gonna lie. Whenever I truly listen to Black conservatives on their political stances, I find myself wondering if they hear the words that are coming out of their mouth. But… if you feel how you feel then that’s just it.

:shrugs:

I don’t feel bad for this woman at all though.

Nope.

 

Slaus
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  • Les

    As a “just left of center” voter, I agree – I don’t understand black conservatives, but I don’t agree with the vandalism, either. I don’t agree with any racist attacks, no matter who it’s against.

  • Omelette!

    Well, if we’re going to protest negative reinforcement using signifiers on the basis of gender, then consistency demands that we call foul when the same techniques are used elsewhere, even against those we may profoundly disagree with, however ripe the schadenfreude, it’s that simple.
    No, objectively, in this world, that’s not the method in the madness.

  • notconvincedgranny

    I’m not upset. She just experienced the proverbial tip of the iceberg. Black conservatives have yet to gain traction, much less acceptance.

  • DB Ruberto

    I’m bothered with this statement:

    “I was shocked by this,” Lowe tells NRO. “There have been some comments out there that this may have been caused by bigotry. This is a message that she is an African American woman who is a Republican and therefore has a white point of view.”

    As long as Black conservatives (and anyone supporting them) have this viewpoint, then sh!t like this is going to happen and the Black conservatives will only NOT get the “Black” vote, but will continue to be considered “sellouts”, “uncle Toms” etc. It should NOT be a “white” point of view but “THEIR” point of view.

    • notconvincedgranny

      She was symbolically forced to “assume the position” and she’s surprised. I’m not.

  • Unckle_Ruckus

    Reminds me of a joke I wrote a few weeks back. What’s the difference between Herman Cain and Barack Obama? At least they wait for Cain to leave the room before calling him a n***a. As far as this goes, she knew what she was getting into when she ran as a Republican, but it doesn’t excuse anyone from being a azzwagon. Got a difference of opinion? Bring your facts, I’ll bring mine, and we’ll have civil discourse at the center of town. Skulking around in the dead of night like a cowardly bytchazz serves what purpose?

  • Lately25

    Seriously I’m the only one who thought of this when I saw that picture???….. Either ya’ll are slipping, or I need to send myself to the darn corner and stay awhile.

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