Friday, October 17, 2008

Racist Republican Women's Group in California Runs Disgusting Mailer

This next 18 days is going to be absolutely awful. Every slimy-under-rock-dwelling-racist-wingnut-fear-monger is going to slither out onto the the public stage and show us the worst side of ourselves.

The picture below is from a mailer from a women's group in Ca. and what really kills me is that when called out on their unacceptable and nasty behavior the author of of the piece and group organizer defended it. It isn't racist she said! But John McCain is proud of the people shouting violent and racist comments at his rallies, he is proud of the hate machine that Sarah Palin has kicked into a smoke belching reality for the end game of this campaign.

They are proud of themselves, and they Love America!


In San Bernardino County, a Republican women's organization sent a monthly newsletter to its members that carried a racially insensitive depiction of Obama. "Obama talks about all those presidents that got their names on bills. If elected, what bill would he be on? Food Stamps, what else!" read the caption above an "Obama Bucks" bill cartoon image in the latest edition of the Chaffey Community Republican Women Federated newsletter.

The independent community organization is not a part of the state Republican Party, and its newsletter is distributed to a few thousand members in the county. Next to the senator's image was a bucket of fried chicken, a slab of ribs, a slice of watermelon and a pitcher of Kool-Aid. Diane Fedele, the organization's president, took responsibility for the image and apologized "if it offended anyone."

She meant it "to represent food, nothing else. I'm not a racist. I'm a German Jew whose (grandparents) had to leave Germany. Why would I be racist? But I was angry and upset about what (Obama) is going to do to this country," Fedele said. "He's going to return it to the welfare state.

I can't see through my own rage at this hateful, hurtful, bullshit.

h/t Water Tiger and fingerlakeswanderer