Ha ha, because he's black!
The Republican “base” can’t decide if Barack Obama is a fancy educated Harvard elitist or a scary foreign Hawaiian Muslin from the Jungle or just a common fried-chicken & watermelon colored, on welfare. If only they could somehow find out “the truth” about this terrorist who will soon be their American president. Meanwhile, a racist Republican gal in the “Inland Empire” — the poor white trash part of exurbian Los Angeles — sent out her little newsletter to the local GOP ladies, and she illustrated it with this hilarious thing, which shows how Barack Obama will be featured on the new food stamps for black people, redeemable for Kentucky Fried Chicken, watermelon, ribs and, uh, Kool Aid. So funny!

The Riverside Press Enterprise reports:

She said she doesn’t think in racist terms, pointing out she once supported Republican Alan Keyes, an African-American who previously ran for president.

“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: “Obama talks about all those presidents that got their names on bills. If elected, what bill would he be on????? Food Stamps, what else!”

What a country!

Inland GOP mailing depicts Obama’s face on food stamp [Press Enterprise]

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  • 4tehlulz

    I cant be racist! I voted for a colored once!

  • bc

    I wondered if the Republican ticket was sending out Klan robes to everyone who requested a yard sign. How remarkably pitiful is this atrocity – pathetic!

  • Bagglio Ordonez

    At least she’s better at Photoshop than the Late Night Shots crew.

  • The Decider

    Despicable? Yes, but it’s not like this is going to sway anyone. Let them just be stoopid over in the corner by themselves.

  • grendel

    Haha it’s just food! I randomly picked out fried chicken, watermelon, and koolaid! Random! I promise!

  • MargeSimpsonsBlackFriend

    Will McCain repudiate this? Stay tuned you fucking racists!

  • shortsshortsshorts


    Please cash out now.


  • bup

    It’s not even grape Kool-Aid. Do your research, honey.

  • DemmeFatale

    The role models keep coming! First Sarah, now Diane! Thanks GOP!

  • Origami

    “Watermelon, Kool-Aid, fried chicken, and ribs. I had absolutely no idea that all of these foods were linked with black stereotypes! It is just food to me!”

    Ah the Inland Empire, making Orange County look like the place for intellectual, restrained conservatism since 1980.

  • nurple

    Inland Empire is not White Trash. It’s Sunbleached Godforsaken.

  • CrunchyKnee

    She could find gif files or arugula and tofu.

  • Rodney Badger

    Give her a break, it’s just a coincidence that she picked fried chicken, watermelon, and ribs to put on her adorable Obama Bucks. Mere happenstance.

  • Kev-O-Tron

    I’m not a racist because I once paid a black girl for sex. Oh fine, I made that up. I never ACTUALLY paid her.

  • thejames


    I think that we’re going to see more and more of this from Republicans over the years. As more and more of the intelligentsia abandons the party, all that will be left will be the angry and pathetic white crowd that we see milling around after Palin rallies.

    Pretty soon, graphics like that will be found in the National Review.

  • NewSpence

    Where’s the grape soda and the loosies?

  • BobLoblawLawBlog

    McCain’s right. We clearly shouldn’t care about the “health” of this fucking cunt.

  • gjdodger

    Why the Kool-Aid? Is the Rev. Jim Jones in the tank?

  • regisgoat

    Spendy McNegro has donkey ears! Haw haw haw…how very unlike our side’s own fiscally restrained tumor with shoes.

  • fuckinredneck

    America’s racists these days are cowards. They never own up to their own racisty shenanigans.

    Back in the olden days people would print racist coupons and be like, “YEAH I DID IT. F U, LIEberul!” But now they’re like, “Waaahhh, I didn’t know nig — I mean black Americans liked KFC…”

    At least own your racism and be proud, trashy lady. Own that shit!

  • Simony

    Oh Jesus. Jesus Christ.

    I’m glad we made this nomination. This election beats a full-run with Henry Wallace.

  • surfacenoise76

    The “base” is so appropriately named.

  • The Station Manager

    Really, I can’t even comment on this shit anymore. They’re becoming parodies of themselves to the extent that I can’t even think of anything else to say about this.

    *stutters for a while, then stabs self in the face with this here coffee mug*

  • Hamster

    What, no arugala?

  • Worlds End
  • contentsunderpressure

    The water flows over the decks and into the lower compartments running towards the boiler rooms. Fried chicken and watermellon in the lifeboats. Check your racist baby jeebus relates at the rail. Report to garbage disposal.

  • Texan Bulldoggette

    She supported Keyes; that tells you something about her IQ. Bible Spice wouldn’t even have supported Keyes.

  • HedonismBot

    Sorry for the lack of snark, but those “women” are stupid, racist douchenozzles.

  • NoWireHangers

    I don’t know which is scarier: that Diane created this or that she doesn’t think it’s racist.

  • CivicHoliday

    what about collard greens and pickled pigs feet and all the other things these mythical black folks eat?

  • Meth Lab for Cutie

    haw haw! how many obama bucks for a set of chrome-plated truck nutz?

  • nurple

    Trademark owners should sue for defamation. Trademark owners could take her house and car. Of course, who the hell wants more inland empire real estate.

  • NewSpence

    [re=137491]Simony[/re]: I hope you mean George Wallace. Henry Wallace was the nice Democratic Vice President who was in the tank for socialism, Alger Hiss, and Paul Robeson.

  • WagTehGod

    There’s a reason people attach “-tucky” to the end of every city in the Inland Empire.

    San Bernadinotucky
    Rancho Cucamongatucky

    etc. …

  • Worlds End

    picture i found browsing a forum this might be her.

  • magic titty

    “What, does fried chicken and watermelon have a negative cooonotation with the coloreds? That is NEWS to me, hunny! There ain’t no bananas in there, so what’s the problem??”

    I can’t wait to these little shits have to suffer the “indignity” of Barack being president. This is all I want and I want it right now!

  • Hamster

    How are we not extinct?

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …we don’t eat KFC, its either Church’s or Popeye’s DUHHH!

  • Texan Bulldoggette

    [re=137512]CivicHoliday[/re]: Also where are the chitlings/chitlins & Schlitz Malt liquor?

  • DangerousLiberal

    [re=137461]grendel[/re]: Yeah, just like today, while shopping for a party, I picked up Kools and Colt 45. What a coinkydink! The new rims look fly on my Focus, tho’

  • whore4hope

    If it were intentional it would’ve been Popeye’s Chicken.

  • AnnieGetYourFun

    They forgot to give him giant red lips and to have him holding a lantern in his little hoof.

  • Serolf Divad

    Wow, seriously… what the fuck’s up with these Republicans? Are they really so stupid they couldn’t predict this reaction from 100 miles away?

  • AnnieGetYourFun

    “The newsletter is not the first such episode Barajas has had to respond to this week. The Sacramento Bee on Wednesday posted an image it said was captured from the Sacramento County GOP Web site that showed Obama in a turban next to Osama bin Laden.

    “It said: “The difference between Osama and Obama is just a little B.S.” The site also encouraged members to “Waterboard Barack Obama,” a reference to a torture technique. The Sacramento County party took down the material Tuesday after being criticized.”

  • Outstando

    I have a feeling foreclosures in the Inland Empire will continue apace.

  • Oh hell to the no

    Oh, so these are the women for whom Sarah Palin is a role model!

    Got it.

  • NewSpence

    [re=137554]Serolf Divad[/re]: Yes.

  • nurple

    I am a loss for words. No snark here. I pray for this woman.

  • heronimule

    This is the funniest thing ever. I LOVE watching America’s love of money being pitted against their hatred of black people. AND when Barack’s elected, that will probably mean no more Boomer presidents…EVER! What am I going to watch when this is all over?!?!

  • freakishlystrong

    She’s probably got a little lawn jockey in the front of her trailer, in the Inland Empire…

  • Texas2Step

    [re=137451]4tehlulz[/re]: “And some of my BEST FRIENDS are Colereds!”

  • edgydrifter

    That’s not clip-art transcendence.

  • SeminoleInDior

    [re=137531]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: Mmm! Popeyes! There isn’t a white southerner alive that doesn’t eat Popeye’s like it’s going out of style.

  • Harvey Birdman

    This is actually one of the reasons I wanted Obama over Clinton; because the wingers can’t help themselves and the middle is sprinting the fuck away from these people. A cankles epithet just doesn’t have the same stark relief.

  • Texas2Step

    [re=137468]bup[/re]: Yeah, and let’s not forget the Grape Nehi and Orange Soda for special occasions. I’m sorry – she’s full of sh*t.

  • Strappo

    OK, guys, it’s funny. If David Grier did it you’d be pooping yourselves.

  • mattbolt

    Hey racist, I have an issue with this horrible peice of work you’ve made. The photoshop work bites my ass. I mean come on. Nice shitty Outer Glow on that gross black Britannica-lookin’ font. It really brings out the clipart. GB2MSPAINT

  • Schadenfried

    [re=137510]HedonismBot[/re]: Please don’t put her my gender.

  • jagorev

    Are pork ribs now racist? Goddamnit, do I now have to avoid ordering pork ribs so that I don’t seem like I’m mocking the black peoples?

  • Simony

    [re=137522]NewSpence[/re]: No, I meant Henry and only in a droll, Mencken-esque mood.

    I’m sincerely proud of this nomination and of his campaign.

  • slappypaddy

    Racist and Clueless, holding hands under the SoCal moon, making kissy-kissy and disavowing all knowledge.

  • Strappo

    It’s the cute little donkey thing that does it for me. I mean, BO looks like Pinocchio on the Island of Lost Boys. So fucking adorable! It makes me love him MORE. And it’s on topic because it says Democrat.

    You guys must have tossed out your sense of Ironic Hipster Humor somewhere on the road to Vitory.

  • Schadenfried

    “The difference between Osama and Obama is just a little B.S.”

    Okay, I have to begrudging say that was good, they get a 1/10 of a point and a glossy of the Jonas Brothers.

  • ivenson

    [re=137581]SeminoleInDior[/re]: EXACTLY! These are not black foods, they’re southern foods. Southerners love barbcued ribs, fried chicken, watermelons (climate’s just right for growin’ em), and we love a sugary, inexpensive soft drink. Barack is from Chicago…not in the South, hence these foods not about him, therefore not racist!

  • magic titty

    [re=137592]Strappo[/re]: You make a salient point. Which is, racists telling ni66er jokes is not hilarious. Comprende?

  • Weeping Jesus

    Is Wonkette run by Andrew Sullivan, or the other way around? Oh, look! Rachel Maddow is saying something! See ya soon!….

  • Hamster

    How elitist of us to be offended by this.

  • BobLoblawLawBlog

    [re=137516]Meth Lab for Cutie[/re]: I love your name. That is all.

  • Strappo

    [re=137607]magic titty[/re]: Actually they are funny if the jokester is a simpleton with a childish view of the world and shitty graphic skills. You see, it works on so many many levels.

    Of course, as McCain said last night YOU probably don’t know what Freddie Mae and Fannie Mac are.

  • Hooray For Anything

    This isn’t racist at all. You know what’s racist? John Lewis saying mean things about John McCain. Why, if Obama had agreed to all of those town hall meetings, none of this stuff would happen.

  • Strappo

    [re=137629]Hooray For Anything[/re]: Yes. Town meetings are the bedrock of American democracy. Ask anyone who’s bought an election in a tiny New England town.

  • HomoPolitico

    Her next art project will feature pictures of a tight pussy, loose shoes, a warm place to shit.

  • nurple

    Strappo – If David Alan Grier did it, it would be his editorial statement as a black person, which, because he has that status in society, he’s entitled to make.

    If a non-black person does it, I cannot be seen in any other way than intending to promote racial division, which harms my nation. As a result, I am very angry.

    McCain may lose a couple of states over this. I know this, because I know all real Americans retch and recoil in tears at this insult.

  • Cape Clod

    [re=137554]Serolf Divad[/re]: Yes they are. Because they obviously thought that if the Democrats ran a black candidate, overt racism would benefit them. It hasn’t, and they are about to pay a very big price for that miscalculation.

  • AnnieGetYourFun

    [re=137604]Schadenfried[/re]: Might have worked for me if it had been in the right order = Obama, then Osama.

  • S.Luggo
    “This ad ran on the Sacramento County Republican Party Web site:”
    I am Sarah Palin and I approve this image.

  • AnnieGetYourFun

    I can’t wait for this woman to be inundated with hate mail and death threats. That way, the McCain campaign can blame it on Obama’s refusal to do more town meetings, then demand an apology.

  • agitpropster

    [re=137467]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: I just gotta say that your “China” comment on this thread was the coolest, snarkiest, absolutely-fucking-laugh-out-loudest thing I have ever read on Wonkette. I nearly pissed myself. After wading through this vile, racist poop all morning I needed it.

  • Giant Robot

    1. Look at an electoral map
    2. Drive to the nearest state that’s red
    3. Punch someone in the face

    If you live in a state that’s red and you haven’t already done so, punch yourself in the face.

  • S.Luggo

    [re=137477]Rodney Badger[/re]: Those are ribs??? I thought that it was a charred brick left over from the LA riots. I be mollified.

  • CreationSchwarzkopfPalin

    The foodstamp reciients of InlandEmpiretucky are around 89% white. That, and the omission of Sour Apple Jolly Ranchers indicates this clip artist is living in the 70s…or possibly in her 70s

  • magic titty

    [re=137626]Strappo[/re]: Very true. You can laugh at the retards, but it’s still not funny, what they do.

    I know. I thought Fannie Mae was the lady on the stoop on 227.

  • Cape Clod

    She said she simply wanted to deride a comment Obama made over the summer about how as an African-American he “doesn’t look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills.”

    “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 think her punishment should be to go down to South Central, distribute the newsletter, and apologize to anyone who might take offence to it.

  • bigguy

    The clever creators of the artwork can be reached at

  • tiger

    Ur kidding right? She didn’t mean to offend anyone? Well, I do.
    Hey Diane-Fuck you. And if i run into your trashy ass, i’ll bitch-slap you so hard you’ll SEE watermelons…
    Then again, i wouldn’t be caught dead in LA…unless it was to kill Diane.

  • Wine from Outer Space

    Chaffey Community Republican Women, Federated
    P.O. Box 974 Upland, CA 91785
    Diane Fedele (President)
    Phone: (909) 981-0493

  • S.Luggo

    [re=137674]Cape Clod[/re]: “It was strictly an attempt to point out the outrageousness of his statement.” Yah. It’s all his fault. Forcing me to make his point for him. Anyways, he started it, that Mister Kool-Aid swilling, elitist, half-blood. Can I have my ball back now? I want to go home.


    “I didn’t see it the way that it’s being taken. I never connected,” she said. “It was just a burning cross and a dead man with dark skin hanging from a tree. It didn’t mean anything else.”

  • Schadenfried

    So, Diane, can I make a picture of a dollar bill with a wet dog? I mean, I wouldn’t mean anything racist by it, it’s just a symbolic of a certain scent.

  • Sussemilch

    Thanks to the wonders of technology, the world can now see how incredibly stupid we are.

  • Schadenfried

    [re=137648]AnnieGetYourFun[/re]: Hmm, since you pointed that out, I’ll take away the Jonas Brothers pic, besides, I think they’re all 18 and over by now.

  • cricket feldstein

    As a former resident of the O.C. (I got out as soon as I could, thank you), I’d like
    to state for the record that the “Inland Empire” is often fondly referred to as “The Dirt People”.
    And you can see why.

  • heathenish

    well first of all there are NO food “stamps” (it’s all on an ATM-like card and second you can’t buy KFC with food stamps!! duh! (elitist rich bastards don’t know anything about anything!!) and third if she didn’t mean to offend anyone we are to assume she meant this as a compliment to obama and she is really going to vote for him? right

  • dmac

    WHAT? An image of the Kool-Aid Man instead of the time-tested grape soda stereotype? Man, this is offensive.

  • Meth Lab for Cutie

    [re=137658]Giant Robot[/re]: good advice from Darby Crash: “If you’re bored, hit the person next to you.”

  • Steaming Pile

    They’re doing it wrong. Kool-Aid? Everybody knows brothers drink Old English in the 40-ounce bottle. Get it right, wingnuts!

  • Sabre_Justice

    I’m not racist! I don’t shoot niggers every day!

  • Citizen Kang

    [re=137776]cricket feldstein[/re]:

    The people from the Inland Empire are also derisively referred to as 909-ers (the area code). They make traffic suck, hard, on the 91 freeway and make Newport Beach and Irvine unbearable on the weekends. The 909 is redneck for southern California.

  • run_said_ran


    Going to go with ‘What is Inbreeding?’, for two-hundred, Alex.

  • RobPetrified

    I couldn’t be more white, but I like fried chicken, ribs, and watermelon.
    And I’ll be on welfare and shopping with food stamps if things don’t turn around pretty soon!
    Yer durn tootin’ I voted for Hopey! And I’ll do it again if I get the chance.
    Jeese Louise.

  • Strappo

    [re=137819]Citizen Kang[/re]: Mmm. Sounds like people from Staten Island and the South Shore of LI.

  • TexasCowGirl

    “She said she doesn’t think in racist terms, pointing out she once supported Republican Alan Keyes, an African-American who previously ran for president.”

    Well why didn’t she say this sooner? I totally understand now. The slave master who owned my great-great-great granmother wasn’t a racist either. I know this because he fucked her and why would a racist do that with a negro?

  • tripsydaily


  • Roger Mexico, Actuary

    racist? it’s just a cute nod to his religion depicting the traditional meal served at the feast of eid. red-flavored kool aid and watermelon have always been essential and sacred to the festal shenanigans, as have zakat foodstamps.

  • V572625694

    [re=137524]Worlds End[/re]: That’s right, Obama’s a Socialest! Jeez I love it.[re=137531]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: How ’bout Chick-Fil-A?
    [re=137626]Strappo[/re]: Wasn’t it a feth of breash air when Juanito said that?

  • shortsshortsshorts

    [re=137657]agitpropster[/re]: Well thank you, sir.

  • Itsjustme

    [re=137798]Meth Lab for Cutie[/re]: I’m sad again. This makes me sad.

  • Luke Warm

    This note is only redeemable a 78 collection of Hip Hop hits of the 40’s.

  • LaChingona

    Seriously, people, can we refrain from painting an entire region with a broad brush? I recently moved from DC back to the Inland Empire where I grew up. And this douche-y woman who thinks her sad little piece of clipart pasting is clever is just a fucking moron. But DO NOT think that everyone in the area is like her. She does NOT represent my I.E. When you make such broad generalizations (*cough* sterotype *cough*), you lose friends and influencing people in all the wrong ways.

    Representin’ the I.E.

  • Ramalama

    She is fully aware that this is a racist stereotype, she probably thought that her stupid stunt would stay within the local GOP lady group(who surely found this was haylarious), but as soon as it went national her semi-closet racist a– started back-pedaling.

    I bet she has black friends who she says are great and equal *as long as they don’t breed with/mix the white kin*

  • Street Organizer

    I am NOT OFFENDED. We are in the Brand New Great Depression. Everything is as high as giraffe pussy. If I could get a large bucket of spicy kfc chicken breast (slathered in hot sauce), a slab of bar-b-que ribs, a gallon of red kool-aid (spiked w/ SKOL vodka), and sliced fresh watermelon in exchange for some coveted tender baring Obama in naughty furry lingerie, I’m ALL FOR IT. Matter of fact, I was going to vote for Nader and now that I know that Obama bucks perfectly coincide with my medical marijuana prescription and recent/permanent employment-free disposition…sign me up!!! Obama/Biden 08!!! HOLLA!

  • schvitzatura

    [re=137468]bup[/re]: What, nigga, what the fuck is juice? I want some grape DRINK, baby!

    Sugar, water, purple…

  • schvitzatura

    Hey, Ms. Fedele, what’s an innuendo?

    An Italian suppository.


    OBTW, vaffanculo, kthnxbai!

  • schvitzatura
  • darbyogill

    Reasons number 342, 343 and 344 I moved away from Diamond Bar.

  • shortsshortsshorts


    Necx post:
    “How to avoic the I.R.S. in 30 minutes.

  • Mahatma Froglegs

    I wonder- will starving white morans be able to use those to buy Hamburger Helper (great with moose meat!) and Faygo redpop?

  • Jukesgrrl

    Hey, the racist Republican gal was probably a POW. In which case all will be forgiven.

  • Chad San Marino

    [re=137468]bup[/re]: The proper nomenclature, sir or madam as the case may be, is purple. Please make note of this in the future.

  • World B Free

    Alan Keyes? That guy hasn’t been black for 20 years. I used to get really riled up about this stuff, now I just feel sorry for these blatantly racist a-holes.

  • Min

    “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.”

    My eyes just rolled so far back up in my head that I can see my own shoulder blades.

  • thefrontpage

    Day by day by day, the frightened, paranoid Republicans are just digging their holes deeper and deeper. Pretty soon, all the Republicans, and their confused friend and Democratic traitor Joe Lieberman, will be living in those holes, and the rest of the world won’t have to worry about them anymore. What a bunch of morons.

  • Snarkfest
  • sanantonerose

    [re=137535]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: Yeah, where my forty at?

  • sanantonerose

    [re=137876]V572625694[/re]: From my own extensive experience, Chick-fil-a is for whites and mexicans.

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