California GOP distances itself from leaders Obama smears twice in as many days

image from Sacramento County Republican Party via Wired.com

image from Sacramento County Republican Party via Wired.com

On the day of the final Presidential debate, the leaders of two different GOP offices at opposite ends of California were forced to retract and apologize for smears and overtly racist material issued by their campaigns.

Chaffey Community Republican Women, Federated of the Inland Empire had sent out a newsletter with a mock foodstamp depicting Barack Obama surround by images of watermelon and fried chicken. Diane Fedele told the Press Enterprise on Tuesday that her intent was to point out the “outragousness” of a statement Obama had made this summer that “doesn’t look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills.” She said she didn’t mean to offend anyone, and would be mailing out an apology.

And also on Tuesday, after a call from the state Republican Party, the Sacramento County Republican Party removed an image from its website calling for Obama to be waterboarded, along with another comparing Obama to Osama bin Laden.

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