Tyrell Brown and Ed Ford Jr. are thought to be the two youngest black Republicans elected to public office in deep blue Connecticut. And they’re going to drive Michelle Obama crazy.
Michelle, you might remember, thinks that the Republicans are the party of old, white men. She dropped this particular piece of race-baiting nastiness last month at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women.
“On one side of the room, it’s literally gray and white. Literally, that’s the color palette on one side of the room,” the former first lady said, according to The Washington Post.
“On the other side of the room, there are yellows and blues and whites and greens. Physically, there’s a difference in color, in the tone. Because one side: all men, all white. On the other side: some women, some people of color.
“And whenever I was sitting, I would always have a guest in that booth, and I was always the most embarrassed at the beginning when people would see that, because I’d say that, is it just me, am I looking at how governance works?”
Well, Mrs. Obama, why not ask Mr. Brown and Mr. Ford? According to WTNH-TV, they’re part of the “color palette on one side of the room.” And they’re neither pale nor senescent.
The two 20-year-olds, both juniors in college, first met each other playing touch football and were president and vice president of student government their senior year in high school.
On Tuesday, both were elected to positions in the town of Middletown — Ford to the school board, Brown to the Middletown Planning and Zoning Commission. According to WTNH, they are believed to be the youngest black Republicans ever elected in the Nutmeg State.
“When the results came in I was absolutely euphoric,” Ford, a psychology major at Central Connecticut State University, said.
Brown, a business major at Southern Connecticut State, was more pragmatic in his celebration: “When I found out I won, I said ‘OK, time to get to work.’”
They also noted that they definitely get it from family for being Republicans. “I definitely love Christmas and Thanksgiving at my house because it always gets interesting,” Brown said with a chuckle.
However, it doesn’t sound like they regret a bit of it.
“If you have the will to do it, if you have the passion to do it, go do it now,” Ford said.
So, sorry, Michelle.
It’s not “literally gray and white” on this side of the room. And it’s getting more vibrant by the day as people realize what a scam the Democrat Party really is.
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