Sometimes less is more.
Republicans practiced addition by deliberately subtracting Candace Owens from the RNC equation as the Republican National Convention ended Thursday night by snubbing the reviled, anti-Black conspiracy theorist who it had previously not only supported but also encouraged her self-hatred.
One week after the Democratic National Convention successfully executed surprise speeches from people who were not listed on the official schedule, the only thing unexpected about the RNC was the omission of Owens as well as any mention of Herman Cain (two Black diehard soldiers for Republicans and the latter of whom literally died supporting Donald Trump and the party.
Instead of using her to spread their lies, Republicans trotted out some of their other usual Black suspects as well as some new ones, suggesting Owens’ 15 minutes of infamy could finally be expiring.
However, the Party was perfectly fine using terms that Owens is responsible for amplifying among Republicans, including “Democratic plantation,” two racially charged words that RNC speakers repeatedly leaned on when referencing Black voters. The Washington Post also pointed out that “Owens has more than 4 million followers on Facebook — more than many mainstream media organizations,” showing that Republicans were willing to sacrifice her wide social media reach by excluding her from the RNC.
Make no mistake: The decision against using Owens in any capacity at the RNC was clearly a deliberate one and may have been made because she’s been an utter failure at encouraging Black people to leave the Democratic Party. Her ambitiously sunken Blexit organization has been trying in vain to recruit Black voters as a way to help sway the 2020 election in favor of Trump‘s re-election efforts. But, according to a recent poll, that effort has been completely — and, perhaps more notably, embarrassingly — in vain as a higher number of Black voters are rallying around the current Democratic ticket than they did the 2016 version of it four years ago.
Considering that Owens told Fox News in 2018 that “Blexit is the black exit from the Democratic Party,” it would seem that nearly two years later, her so-called movement has failed miserably, to put it mildly.
Not to mention, Owens has also consistently defended white people who kill unarmed African Americans — Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, for starters — and even once offered sympathetic view of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler while speaking in public.
It even got to the point where young Black conservatives — Owens’ bread and butter who she recruits for her failed initiatives like Blexit — denounced her over her slander of Arbery, an unarmed Black man who was jogging when a group of white men racially profiled him, armed themselves, followed him, trapped him and shot him dead in the street in broad daylight earlier this year.
Thus, apparently, even Candace Owens and her hateful lies are too much for a Republican Party that has thrived on hate and lies. And that’s saying something.
Kentucky AG Has Time To Speak At RNC But Not To Charge Breonna Taylor's Killers
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Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron has more smoke for Joe Biden than the cops who killed Breonna Taylor.— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) August 26, 2020
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You have time to do everything but arrest the police who killed Breonna Taylor. https://t.co/91JeqgS73W— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) August 26, 2020
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The audacity for Daniel Cameron to be speaking at the Republican National Convention, invokes Breonna Taylor's name and hasn't done a thing to protect her. Disgusting.— T. Carter (@SIPmyTHOUGHTS) August 26, 2020
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This is Daniel Cameron, the former Black man and attorney general of Kentucky who chose not to do anything about Breonna Taylor's murder but just name dropped her during his speech at the RNC in support of Trump.— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) August 26, 2020
May he get everything coming to him. #RNC2020 pic.twitter.com/yLInaBi3Wg
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Daniel Cameron’s star is on the rise for refusing to prosecute the cops who murdered a sleeping Black woman.— Jamilah Lemieux (@JamilahLemieux) August 26, 2020
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Pretty gross of Daniel Cameron to even briefly mention Breonna Taylor— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) August 26, 2020
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I went to bed last night convinced that part of the reason we are having so much trouble getting accountability for Breonna Taylor is because the GOP refuses to stop the ascent of Daniel Cameron.— 🖤. (@MsPackyetti) August 26, 2020
A Black Republican, mentored by Mitch who can win statewide office? They love him.
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So stepin fetchit ass Daniel Cameron is why the killers of #BreonnaTaylor still haven’t been arrested.— Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) August 26, 2020
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Today would be a good day to hold accountable and arrest those that killed Breonna Taylor.— Kimberly Early (@kimberlyjanese) August 26, 2020
Especially since Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron RNC speech is over and it’s been 160+ days since her murder. #BreonnaTaylor pic.twitter.com/h4l25MPtRR
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Having Daniel Cameron speak won’t have the effect the RNC thinks it will.— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) August 26, 2020
Black people are furious with him for not delivering the justice Breonna Taylor deserves.
Republicans Officially Snub Candace Owens As RNC Ends Without Her Speaking was originally published on newsone.com