GOP booth sells ‘racist’ $3 Obama bills at state fair

By David Edwards
Thursday, August 28, 2008 13:09 EDT
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KOMO News 4 reported that the Republican Party booth at the Evergreen State Fair in Washington was selling a “racist” $3 bill.

KOMO reported:

“The controversial bill features Barack Obama wearing a headdress, propelling a widespread myth that he’s Muslim. Some call it a joke, but not everyone’s laughing.”

“Carol Ronken is, in fact fuming over the bill which she found at the Evergreen State Fair’s Republican Party booth.”

“‘It’s racist. It’s disgusting,’ she said.”

“On the bill the words ‘da man’ are printed under his face, perpetuating the myth. Obama is, in fact, a Christian.”

“‘To make money on top of it even makes it worse,’ Ronken said. “They weren’t giving it way; they were selling it for $3.’”

This video is from KOMO News 4 Seattle, broadcast August 27, 2008.

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David Edwards
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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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