Reports are beginning to emerge of racist hate campaigns underway among Republican groups in the runup to the US election. A Republican women's group in California circulated the fake food stamp shown here, arguing that Obama would be the first US president to appear on a food stamp instead of on a dollar bill. Naturally the image of Obama is surrounded by watermelon, a slab of ribs and a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
The head of the Republican women's group said she got the image in several e-mail chain letters and was simply reproducing it although she apologized if anyone was offended. Say what?
But wait, there's more, a lot more than can be handled in this post. Here's one incident from TPM Cafe.
Earlier this week, the Sacramento County Republican Party and its chair, attorney Craig S. MacGlashan, caught some well-deserved flack for posting anti-Obama materials on the county GOP website including a call to "Waterboard Barack Obama" and a statement equating Obama with terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.
Incidents like this reveal that, even within Republican Party organizations, racist degenerates like this still sometimes hold sway and feel bold enough to circulate this garbage. They seem to be surprised, not ashamed, when they get confronted. Astonishing.