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Republicans' New Black Friend Is Either A Stock Photo Or Is Having A Very Interesting Day

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Earlier, we told you about the enormous fail that is the #IAmARepublican hashtag campaign, and the equally enormous fail of an ad campaign to which it was pegged. As crummy as the “Republicans Are People Too” ad is, you would think that at a minimum, it would feature actual people who are actual Republicans. You would be wrong.

Lots of ads use stock photos, of course, but if you are trying to court a group of people you have been aggressively ignoring as a matter of political strategy, you might want to think about finding a real person to be in your ad. Also, if you're going to include a slide that says, in the plural, "Republicans are black," then you should probably make at least one other person in the rest of your ad black. Alas, that sole honor fell to this attractive, young, apparently Republican woman:

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The woman in this photo may or may not be a Republican, but she's certainly been busy. Here she is as a Georgia Black Woman Attorney:


And here she is hiring a Virtual Clone to help out with her online fashion design business:


Which she probably was able to afford by getting coupons for nice glasses:


That paid off with a mentorship with something called the Toigo Foundation:


The fashion designing/lawyering thing apparently hit a snag, so she took out a payday loan:


Unfortunately, that didn't go so well, so she decided to either give or receive biblical counseling (I can't tell which):


Not sure what happened right after that, but before long, she's giving testimonials for New Hope rehabs:

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And finally, she's getting a fresh new start studying engineering:


Update: A Facebook user sussed out the source of this photo. It's entitled "Positive Woman," you can find it at, along with another shot of our heroine "cultivating her faith" in, apparently, the London Underground.