The Wisconsin Republican Party is attempting to re-brand itself as a more inclusive entity. They are co-opting traditional Democratic strategies like opening a whole bunch of campaign offices in Wisconsin, voter registration efforts and block captain organizing – we know this from the giant banner on the state website which asks viewers to “BECOME A COMMUNITY CAPTAIN!” sounding suspiciously like the conservative pejorative – community organizer.
The banner has a full color photograph of supposedly other “community captains” who are stunningly handsome. Young, old, white, black, brown and even Asian, all inviting you to join them in the new Republican Party.
The chick/dude in the upper right-hand corner might even be gay. As a liberal, the Siren can honestly say we don’t know this many diverse good-looking people. It’s really impressive.
It’s also really fake.
The banner photo is a iStockphoto available for purchase online. Those smiling, multi-cultural people aren’t from Wisconsin and they probably aren’t Republicans either.
If you’d like a more representative look at the how “diverse” the Republican Party of Wisconsin is, here’s a video:
Yep, the Wisconsin Republican Party sure is a diverse bunch.