RepubliKKKan Woman’s Group Newsletter

From Press Enterprise:

The latest newsletter by an Inland Republican women’s group depicts Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama surrounded by a watermelon, ribs and a bucket of fried chicken, prompting outrage in political circles.

The October newsletter by the Chaffey Community Republican Women, Federated says if Obama is elected his image will appear on food stamps — instead of dollar bills like other presidents. The statement is followed by an illustration of “Obama Bucks” — a phony $10 bill featuring Obama’s face on a donkey’s body, labeled “United States Food Stamps.”

The GOP newsletter, which was sent to about 200 members and associates of the group by e-mail and regular mail last week, is drawing harsh criticism from members of the political group, elected leaders, party officials and others as racist.

The group’s president, Diane Fedele, said she plans to send an apology letter to her members and to apologize at the club’s meeting next week. She said she simply wanted to deride a comment Obama made over the summer about how as an African-American he “doesn’t look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills.”

“I didn’t see it the way that it’s being taken. I never connected,” she said. “It was just food to me. It didn’t mean anything else.”

She said she also wasn’t trying to make a statement linking Obama and food stamps, although her introductory text to the illustration connects the two: “Obama talks about all those presidents that got their names on bills. If elected, what bill would he be on????? Food Stamps, what else!”

11 Comments

  1. It takes a lot to offend me, but that infuriates me. Is he being portrayed as a literal “mulatto?” How impolitic, how naive, how reactionary, and how sad.

  2. To give the miserable racist devil her due, the animal image is probably meant to be a donkey. I sincerely doubt Diane Fedele has the subtlety of thought to have meant “mulatto” — not that she wouldn’t have meant it that way had somebody fed her the idea.

  3. I’m no Obama fan (I regard him as just as much
    an insider as anyone else in Washtington). One
    good thing has come out of his campaign,
    however – it has drawn out all the racists from
    under their rocks, into the daylight.

    It’s not a pretty sight.

    I hope the Secret Service will be on their toes
    for the next few years.

  4. I would have thought that the last choice you ‘merkins had was obvious enough, but you surprised me then by getting it wrong. It’s not like it was a blind choice either, you’d lived with him (and forced him onto us, thanks a fucking bunch!) for four cocking years already.

    I’ll tell you something for nothing: If you now manage to fuck up a choice this obvious, I’m going to come over there and personally kick every single one of your asses from here all the way to the next election. Policy is barely even relevant at this point.

    Please, get with the program – you’re choosing the most powerful person in the world, not your favourite colour.

  5. I’m Singaporean (that’s all the way on the othert side of the globe), and even I know WHAT those food means and connotes. The excuse “They are just food” is pretty fcuking lame. Seriously, this election makes it seem as if the KKK had a larger membership than originally intended.

    And grocott, ditto.

  6. “I didn’t see it the way that it’s being taken. I never connected,” she said. “It was just food to me. It didn’t mean anything else.”

    Bull. Shit. Cunt.

  7. grocott, if it makes you feel any better, you won’t have to kick each American’s ass. Some of us will vote for Obama, so you just have to kick McCain’s voter and non-voter asses. (Third Party candidate voters get a pass for voting against the 2 party system.)

  8. Racism’s always been present. You have 2 types of folks…those that recognize this, and those that pretend they don’t.

    This woman is definitely full of shit…and should actually take responsibility for her actions. I afford her her opinion, as idiotic as it may be. She’s allowed to publish her crap, and we are allowed to wipe our asses with it should we choose to do so…but for God’s sake, admit you are a racist and move along with it.

    one word….

    Idiot.

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