Actually, Jon, that question doesn’t need to be answered. It answers itself.
Republicans must think Black people (and Latin@ people and LGBT people and every other group they’re trying to “outreach” to) are fucking stupid that they would actually ignore the recent history of the Republican party and vote GOP because one hundred and fifty years ago a Republican did something halfway decent. “Well, sure, the GOP consistently proposes laws that systematically marginalize me and people like me, and their current opinions on ‘states rights’ are the exact opposite of what Lincoln said, but HEY they once elected some Black people so I guess they must be ok! Rand Paul/Chris Christie 2016!” Really? Really?
In their defense, I suppose, Republicans must be fucking stupid to not know about that whole thing where Democrats used to be the conservative party and Republicans used to be the liberal party and that has kind of changed a little bit. History: only important when they think it will fool people into voting for them.
Good question! Politics and guilt aside.. hmm.. I’d want everyone to experience extreme happiness, and extreme sadness at least once. Maybe people could be a little nicer to one another.