Thank you Darrell Pope, the president of the Hutchinson, Kansas branch of the NAACP. The Tea Party in his area, the Patriot Freedom Alliance, put a skunk on its website and said it represented President Obama. Why? Thomas Hymer, who runs the website, said it was because Obama was half black, half white and everything he did stinks. Mr. Pope stood up and called this symbol for what it was: a racist attack on the president.
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