RIVERSIDE, Calif. – A San Bernardino County Republican group has distributed a newsletter picturing Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on a $10 bill adorned with a watermelon, ribs and a bucket of fried chicken.
Linking Obama to demeaning racist stereotypes drew denunciations from various GOP officials after the illustration appeared in the October newsletter of the Chaffey Community Republican Women, Federated, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Thursday.
Diane Fedele, president of the group, said she had no racist intent.
"I never connected," she told the newspaper. "It was just food to me. It didn't mean anything else."
The Obama campaign declined to comment, saying it does not address such attacks.
Yeah, I could believe it if it were just a bucket of fried chicken, but you through in two more racial stereotypes with the ribs and watermelon. Why don't you just throw in a speech bubble having him say "Oh Lordy Masser, I's never gonna do it again. Please don't beat me masser!" and just get it over with. The GOP's racist roots are showing for everyone to see, and the sad part is that this is taking place in a supposedly "librul" state, not more than twenty miles from where I live.