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50 Years of Failure: The Nation-Wide Political Ad Elbert Guillory Should Do Next

Below is a script for an ad that I believe can go nationwide, directly aimed at the African American (and every other) community.

The cast should be African American adults from all walks of life, of all ages, including politicians, e.g. Mia Love, [mc_name name=’Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’S001184′ ], Elbert Guillory, Artur Davis, etc. It may be longer than 30 or 60 seconds and therefore expensive, but here’s the thing; if it reaches through and peels off as little as 5% of the African American vote, it would be return on investment well worth it.

BLACK MAN: Albert Einstein once said; insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.

BLACK WOMAN: My African American brothers and sisters, we’ve been doing the same thing; voting for the same party, year after year, office after office in every single state, county, city and neighborhood in America for 50 years.

BLACK MAN: For fifty years, election cycle after election cycle, African Americans have sent Democrats, and only Democrats, to sit on our school boards, to represent us in the city council, in the State Legislatures and Congress. We send them to the Mayor’s office, the Governor’s office and even the Oval Office.

BLACK WOMAN: No other voting demographic has been as completely and utterly loyal to a political party as the African American community has been to the Democratic Party.

BLACK MAN: After 50 years, the results … speak for themselves.

[SCREEN: Background images of poverty stricken urban and rural areas. Text – African American Demographical Statistics (Poverty, Home Ownership, Unemployment, Labor force participation, Education Income, Health, etc.) appear/ flash / scroll unto the screen.]

BLACK MAN: If you buy a Ford and it breaks down, you don’t go blaming Cadillac. If you buy a Cadillac and it breaks down, you don’t go blaming Ford. So it makes no sense to me, to be blaming Republicans, Libertarians, the Reform Party or anyone else.

BLACK WOMAN: Democrats, and only Democrats, are the ones we gave our votes to, to look out for our interests. They are the ones who have failed us. For fifty years.

BLACK WOMAN: The only things Democrats offer the black community today, is fear. Vote for us, or the Republicans are going to bring back slavery. Vote for us, or the Republicans are going to legalize lynching. Vote for us, or the Republicans are gonna starve your children.

[SCREEN: Shots of Newspaper/News Website Headlines and Race-Baiting Flyers: e.g. Joe Biden – “Put Y’all Back In Chains!”, Charlie Rangel – “Republicans Believe Slavery Isn’t Over!”, “Ferguson = Republicans!” etc.]

BLACK WOMAN: We need to start looking beyond the rhetoric, beyond the promises, beyond the fear-mongering. It has been 50 years. It’s high time to look at results … and realize that we have options.

BLACK MAN: According to Albert Einstein; insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.

BLACK WOMAN: 50 years of failure is enough.