Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wingnut Alert: Another Republican Racist Photoshop of Obama

The Sacramento Republicans thought placing President Barack Obama on an image with Osama bin Laden was a great idea. Nothing gets the juices of the GOP base going like a little xenophobic. If that wasn't enough, Sacramento Republicans want to waterboard Obama. Apparently, waterboarding is only torture when it is done to a Democratic president.

This isn't the first time racist imagery of Obama has been distributed by conservative groups. In California: The Chaffey Community Republican Women issued a mock Obama bill. Locally, tea party activist David McKalip emailed out an image of Obama as a witch doctor. Tea party gubernatorial candidate Carl Palladino emailed an image of Barack and Michelle Obama dressed as a pimp and a prostitute.

This isn't a few bad apples. This is the status quo. Donald Trump is courting the xenophobic fraction of the Republican base by questioning Obama's citizenship. The infamous Willie Horton ad was used to help Republican turnout for George H.W. Bush. Alan Simpson noted that members of the Republican Party are "homophobic" and "anti-women." The Southern Strategy is alive and well in the Republican Party.

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