Friday, October 17, 2008

Racist GOP Mailer Shows Obama Pictured with Watermelon, Fried Chicken, Ribs

Apparently, the local GOP affiliates haven't gotten the message: negative ads turn off voters. Racist propaganda sure isn't going to do any better.

And then they wonder why the poor and minorities won't join them. The ACORN flap, as well as the challenges to voter registration in other states, is not because the GOP really fears fraud. It's because they know the new voters and the disenfranchised and poor will gravitate toward the Democrats.

More on that later.

The October newsletter by the Chaffey Community Republican Women, Federated shows Obama illustrated on "Obama Bucks" -- a fake $10 bill featuring Obama's face on a donkey's body, labeled "United States Food Stamps." It also has the stereotypically racist images of watermelon, ribs and fried chicken.

Back to why they can't get minorities to join their party:

Sheila Raines, an African-American member of the club, was the first person to complain to the group's president, Diane Fedele about the newsletter. Raines said she has worked hard to convince other minorities to join the GOP but that she feels betrayed. She said:
"This is what keeps African-Americans from joining the Republican Party. I'm really hurt. I cried for 45 minutes."
Acquanetta Warren, also a member, and a Fontana councilwoman said:
"When I opened that up and saw it, I said, 'Why did they do this? It doesn't even reflect our principles and values. I know a lot of the ladies in that club and they're fantastic. They're volunteers. They really care -- some of them go to my church."
Yeah, well, you know what? Plenty of racists go to church. Will the Bradley Effect impact the election? Many say it will. We'll just have to wait.

15 comments:

Jordan said...

I find this post very depressing. I can hardly fathom that people could think about mailing this and not expect a massive backlash. Who in their right mind can find this acceptable? Sometimes it just seems like the world is doomed by its stupid and callously senseless inhabitants. And it often seems the world over is devoid of the blameless because these days we are all made complicit in most of what is wrong.

Anonymous said...

Racism in any form is abhorrent! So lets talk about Obama's little racist dysfunctional neighborhood of Wright, Sharpton, Jesse Jackson/sons,Louis Farrkhan and the like. I don't hear anyone calling The "Chosen one" out on this issue.Let's not one side this thing with a bunch of racist scare tactics like James Carville does.

Anonymous said...

I'm a white gal and I like fried chicken and watermelon. In fact, fried chicken is my favorite food, thank you very much. I do draw the line at Kool-aid, however. How are fried chicken and watermelon racist?

UnitedWEStandObama08 said...

America has oppressed many minorities ..ever heard of the Native Americans...wait, wait...no slavery...hm wonder what Rev. Wright has to be upset about? I'm sure he experienced segregation...but, wait, he's supposed to harbor no ill will, right? Don't make anyone feel guilty for being the douchebag they are! Its amazing how many of you fail to recognize the your history and the fouls of your ancestors. Anonymous, you are a joke. Wake up and understand that no matter how tightly you or any of your racist friends try to hold on to the self image you have of being 'superior' in the end you won't win - God doesn't support your complex. Also, winning is not fighting dirty in campaigns or when you realize that your tactics aren't helping you win...trying to cheat. You and everyone who thinks like you will pay for your twisted thoughts and sour hearts are in the end. Don't be upset with someone trying to bring everyone together...why is that bad...how is an old white racist man going to bring anything together except contempt. OBAMA 08'

Anonymous said...

Why fried Chicken, watermelon and ribs? Why not Lasagna pasta, fish, shrimp?

Lemaur said...

anonymous, are you mentally retarded or are you just that ignorant? thats like making a lil dollar bill with a chinese person on it, putting ricebowls and chopsticks and dogs and cats on it and then saying, "how's that racist???//" you white devil, nobody gives a $hit if you like chicken, ribs, and watermelon, all those foods are a racist stereotype about black people, and i cant beleive i gotta spell it out for ya. Obama's not even from the south, nor is his heritage "African-american" per se, even if he is an american Black man.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Why put the Kool-Aid guy on the 10 Obamas Note? I thought blacks liked to drink Tropical Fruit Fantasy and/or Colt-45 Malt Liquor instead. Church's Fried Chicken is also far better in taste and price to KFC! We got one right at Ft. Belvior and they make damm good shicken!

Anonymous said...

I'd say that this was just a desparate, childish act if it wasn't so repulsive and insulting to ALL people. The GOP know they have no chance of winning this election and are having a school-yard dig. The discussions over which foods are "racist" only blur the real issue, because their MESSAGE is crystal clear. The authors of this flyer should be deeply, deeply ashamed.

Anonymous said...

At least some of you are not trying to feign intelligence, patriotism or religious tolerance. Doesn't it feel better to admit you're a bigoted, unchristian, unpatriotic excuse for an American

Anonymous said...

While the graphic is clearly WRONG, I'm not sure I see any evidence it was developed or endorsed by the GOP. Are you sure this isn't just an Obama supporter, or a fringe racist, trying to stir the pot?

Anonymous said...

For those that don't know, this is racist imagery because it supports old stereotypes that were used to define black intelligence. It was once wrongly believed that a black man had no real ideas or thoughts; that all he had on his mind was watermelon and fried chicken. Fortunately, this imagery says nothing about Obama or any other black man in America, but it speaks loudly about many (not all) of McCain's supporters.

Rodrigo said...

To pretend that "racism" won't play a hand in this years Presidential election is to be as ignorant as the "Obama Bucks" smear campaign. The "Bradley Effect" isn't imagined, it is steeped in electoral fact and will undoubtedly cast its' shadow over this election. If the young and minority vote turns out in droves it may not be a significant factor in the general election outcome, but it will play a small part. This is a cross generational dilemma and until we as Americans begin to see our nation as "ONE NATION", as opposed to a blue/red nation, this "overt" racism will continue to rear its' ugly head. Not just in the political arena, but in our continued day to day lives. RACISM is as AMERICAN as APPLE PIE!

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