Friday, October 17, 2008
The Chaffey Community Republican Women in the Inland Empire, a chapter of the GOP, has a cartoon in their latest newsletter depicting Barack Obama's face superimposed on a donkey's body on a mock $10 dollar food stamp. Surrounding Sen. Obama is a slice of watermelon, ribs, a bucket of fried chicken, and a pitcher of Kool-Aid.
The image was supposed to illustrate that if Obama is elected his image will appear on food stamps, rather then dollar bills like other (white) presidents.
The group's president, Diane Fedele, has since "apologized" saying she said she doesn't think in racist terms and claims she was not aware that the food depicted in the cartoon fed into racist stereotypes of black people.
"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."
Really?!? I mean come on! Like hell she didn't realize that putting our first potential black president on a FOOD STAMP surrounded by FRIED CHICKEN, RIBS, WATERMELON, and KOOL-AID was racist. What's next, John McCain in black face? Sometimes I wonder if we are really in the 21st century.
McCain and Palin must be so proud of their supporters.
[sources: CNN, The Press-Enterprise]
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