A Republican group located in San Bernadino County has come under fire from Democrats and Republicans alike after distributing a newsletter featuring Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama's likeness printed on a fake $10 "food stamp" bill.
The food stamp bill contained many stereotyped foods, including fried chicken, watermelon, and ribs. The images were reminiscent of caricatures from America's past, which featured blacks eating such foods, thus prompting the controversy.
Diane Fedele, president of the group in question (Chaffey Community Republican Women, Federated), was quoted as saying "It was just food to me. It didn't mean anything else," and apologized to those who were offended by the images.