"Inland GOP mailing depicts Obama's face on food stamp
11:39 PM PDT on Thursday, October 16, 2008 By MICHELLE DeARMONDThe Press-Enterprise
The October newsletter by the Chaffey Community Republican Women, Federated says if Obama is elected his image will appear on food stamps -- instead of dollar bills like other presidents. The statement is followed by an illustration of "Obama Bucks" -- a phony $10 bill featuring Obama's face on a donkey's body, labeled "United States Food Stamps."
'It was strictly an attempt to point out the outrageousness of his statement. I really don't want to go into it any further," Fedele said in a telephone interview Tuesday. "I absolutely apologize to anyone who was offended. That clearly wasn't my attempt. '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.'
She said she also wasn't trying to make a statement linking Obama and food stamps, although her introductory text to the illustration connects the two: 'bama talks about all those presidents that got their names on bills. If elected, what bill would he be on????? Food Stamps, what else!" Club Member Cries
The Obama campaign declined to comment. It's the campaign's policy to not address such attacks, said Gabriel Sanchez, a California spokesman for the campaign.
I want to thank “field negro” for posting this story. Some things just go overboard! I haven’t seen or heard anything this negative about McCain. Why should Obama be the brunt of such ignorant behavior? I know someone will remind me of “free speech” but this is ridiculous! Damn! And people from all over the world want to come here to live? Why would they when we have so much hate and ignorance around? My oldest daughter said at the beginning of the campaign that she didn’t want Obama to win because she was scared someone was going to try and hurt him.. I tried to be positive for her and let her know that I understand her fear, but that he will be protected. But I had to realize that there have been presidents who have been assassinated and had attempts on their lives. It’s already started for Obama and he hasn’t made it in the White House yet. With so much ignorance walking around it’s no wonder why my baby is so scared.
Holla at me and let me know what you think!."