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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Obama Bucks? You've gotta be kidding!

Obama Bucks?  You've gotta be kidding!

Thanks to an Inland Republican's women's group (October GOP newsletter), we now know more racism and bigotry exists that we may have imagined.    A phony $10 dollar bill (food stamp), shows Presidential Candidate Barack Obama surrounded by fried chicken, ribs, kool-aid and watermelon.
The organization's president, Diane Fedele, who published this stupidity says, she received it in an email from someone else, whose identity she will not disclose. She goes on to say to some degree that this depiction is in response to Obama's comment made during the summer that he, as an African-American "doesn't look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills."  Fedele says, this is "strictly an attempt to point out the outrageousness of his statement" As for the items surrounding Obama's face on the dollar, Fedele says "I didn't see it the way it's being taken. I never connected. "It was just food to me.  It didn't mean anything else"

Has she heard the expression.....  Liar, liar.  Pants on fire! 
She's showing her true colors indeed.

Okay and if all this isn't enough.  Here's what she said regarding the food stamp depiction.
"Obama talks about all those presidents that got their names on bills.  If elected, what bill would he be on????  Food Stamps, what else!"

Okay this lady is off her rocker! I don't know what's the worst offense in this depiction.  The stereotypical foods, the food stamps or Obama's face on a donkey's body.  It's insane and anyone who thinks it's funny is pitiful.

When will the madness stop?

I dunno.  It seems to be catching steam.  Earlier in the week, the Sacramento Bee posted an image (they say they got from the Sacramento County GOP website) which showed Obama in a turban next to Osama bin Ladin.  The caption: "The difference between Osama and Obama is just a little B. S."  Including recommendations to "water board" Obama, What's this you ask.
Oh just a little TORTURE TECHNIQUE members of the GOP obviously would like to see happen to Barack.

What will happen to the offenders?    If this sort of rhetoric was thrown around about anyone else, it would be a REAL issue.  In this case, sad to see it's dealt with by saying "it's damaging"
To who?  To what, the GOP?!!  

I'm curious to know what will be done to folks who issue threats of torturing Barack Obama if he is the President of the United States.  UNITED states I said.    I think such threats against the President of the U.S. is punishable by law, isn't it?  

to learn GOP member reaction, including African-American members....

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