This just in from the “holy shit” department.
This lovely graphic appeared in the October newsletter distributed by the Chaffey Community Republican Women.
Yes, this was in the newsletter for a bunch of botox-overdosed Republican women. No, not the Ku Klux Klan newsletter, not the American Nazi Party… the Chaffey Community Republican Women.
The group’s president, Diane Fedele attempted to explain it.
“It was strictly an attempt to point out the outrageousness of [Obama’s] statement. [That he “doesn’t look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills”],” explained Diane Fedele, “I didn’t see it the way that it’s being taken. I never connected,” she said. “It was just food to me. It didn’t mean anything else.” (source)
Oh, thanks for clearing that up. I mean, yeah.. sure, it makes sense. Fried chicken, ribs, watermelon… it’s “just food.”
Club member Kristina Sandoval agreed.
“None of us are racists,” she said.
The use of watermelon, ribs and fried chicken was innocent, she said.
“Everyone eats those foods, it’s not a racial thing.” (source)
Word has it that Sarah Palin will be appearing at rallies in blackface singing “Mammy.”
Hey, it’s just music!
HT: Andrew Sullivan