New GOP campaign tactic: "Vote for me, I'm White!"

It doesn't get much more absurd than this:

A Charlotte mayoral candidate wants people to know that she’s Republican, smart – and white. “VOTE FOR ME!” Kimberley Paige Barnette posted on Facebook. “REPUBLICAN & SMART, WHITE, TRADITIONAL.” Barnette, who turned 53 on Friday, is a former Mecklenburg County magistrate making her first run for office.

Asked how the city could help its lower-income residents, Barnette said, “I don’t think we should encourage more lower-income people to (come to) Charlotte.”

“We should attract higher-income people.”

Yeah, that's not really an answer, but I'll play along. How do we attract higher income people to come to Charlotte? I mean, aside from the obvious, "Hey look, we have White people here, too!" Pretty sure that's the sum-total of her plan. Or was the sum-total, since she has apparently scrubbed that idiotic stuff from her Facebook page. As we say out here in the hinterlands (I'm actually like five minutes from the Interstate, but work with me on this) "Bless her heart."

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