The Republicans In ‘Republicans Are People Too’ Ad Are All Stock Photos

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Conservatives wanted to remind people that “Republicans Are People Too” with an ad campaign insisting that Republicans recycle and have tattoos.

But as The Daily Banter pointed out, the woman the ad used to prove that “Republicans are black” is actually a very popular stock photo.

Her image is featured on the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys‘ website and a promotion for a discount on glasses.

And unsurprisingly, TPM found that the other every-man Republicans featured in the ads were also stock photos.

Here’s the Republican who reads the New York Times in public:

The Republican with tattoos and a beard:

And the Republican who drives a Prius:

Watch the ad below:

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  1. This is hilarious. They couldn’t even find actual people that are Republicans that fit their nifty new meme? I wonder how these people feel being associated with this ad? Can’t be too angry since they sold the rights to their image for stock photos, but still.

  2. I’m curious where they found the ignorant young black woman in the “Say yes to Rick Scott” ad.

    She was probably bought too.

  3. I don’t understand how the Googler works #ImARepublican

  4. “Republicans are people too. We’re often the featured portrait that comes with your picture frame.”

    This needs to become an SNL skit or an internet meme. All the fake ways Republicans are real people.

  5. The GOP views I-Stock as a political football. Punt them wherever you want in the minority outreach.

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