This happened about 20 minutes away from where I live in Ohio.
A local California GOP women’s organization’s sent out a newsletter claiming that if Obama is elected, his picture will appear on food staps rather than dollar bills like other presidents. The email included a picture of “Obama Bucks” — a $10 food stamp surrounded by pictures of food.
The president of the organization, Diane Fedele, didn’t understand the charges of racism: “I didn’t see it the way that it’s being taken. I never connected. It was just food to me.” One African-American member of the club said that upon seeing the newsletter, she “cried for 45 minutes.” “This is what keeps African-Americans from joining the Republican Party,” she said.