The Drudge Report's lead story for much of Thursday was a YouTube video of a low-income woman screaming her head off about her voting preferences, headlined, 'Obama Has My Vote, He Gave Me a Free Phone.' The story is hardly breaking news, but it supports a popular conservative belief that poor Americans vote for Obama because he gives them free stuff.
Since it appeared, various liberal sites have branded Drudge's headline placement of the video as racist.
Conservatives have jumped on the video for different reasons. For instance, Rush Limbaugh replayed the audio and explained in a monologue that "this is the model citizen in Barack Obama's vision."
Is Obama really giving away free phones? (Or Obamaphones, as the videotaped lady called them.) Essentially, yes.