Republican Party Spreads Hate

In another example of the hate-spewing and fear-mongering associated with this year’s presidential campaign (some of which Ferosha has already blogged about), the Republican party is at it again.

First, the Sacramento County Republican Party chose to smear Barack Obama by adding a picture of Barack Obama and Osama Bin Laden saying that the only difference between the two is “B.S.”

B.S. indeed. Unfortunately, that was just one of many pieces of misinformation and hate that the Sacramento County Republican Party has been spreading about Barack Obama.  But, wait.  The Sacramento Republicans aren’t alone in California when it comes to spewing hate about Barack Obama.

Also in California, the Chaffey Community Republican Women depicted Barack Obama on a food stamp along with images of fried chicken, watermelon and Kool Aid.  Yeah, they went there.  Nuff said.  Needless to say, the Chaffey Community Republican Women have come under fire for their offensive mailer.

And in an example that even I couldn’t have made up, radio show host Bob Grant mistook the Ohio state flag for an Obama flag.  Yes, an Obama flag.  People, there is no such thing as an Obama flag!  Thankfully, Media Matters has gotten to the bottom of this craziness.

Update: In my original post I forgot to mention the statement Virginia Republican Party Chairman Jeff Frederick made while giving talking points to 30 McCain volunteers who were going to canvas neighborhoods in support of the McCain-Palin ticket.  Here’s a part of what he and some of the volunteers said on the connection between Barack Obama and Osama Bin Laden:

“Both have friends that bombed the Pentagon,” he said. “That is scary.” “And he won’t salute the flag,” one woman added, repeating another myth about Obama. She was quickly topped by a man who called out, “We don’t even know where Senator Obama was really born.” Actually, we do; it’s Hawaii.

How nice to know that McCain and his republican compatriots are running a respectful and honest campaign.



October 18, 2008. Barack Obama, Election 2008, Hypocrisy, Media.

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