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.