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What a surprise: Racist photo found on GOP candidate Mike Prendergast’s Facebook page

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Another day, another example of a GOP candidate condoning racist imagery of President Barack Obama: Republican Mike Prendergast, a retired Army officer, is challenging Democratic incumbent Kathy Castor in Florida’s 11th Congressional District.  A quick glance of Prendergast’s campaign website shows a seemingly straight-laced ex-military officer looking to make a difference through political service.   But a review of Prendergast’s Facebook page reveals a troubling aspect of his campaign — the support of Tea Party activists using racially charged imagery.…

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What a surprise: Racist photo found on GOP candidate Mike Prendergast’s Facebook page

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Another day, another example of a GOP candidate condoning racist imagery of President Barack Obama: Republican Mike Prendergast, a retired Army officer, is challenging Democratic incumbent Kathy Castor in Florida’s 11th Congressional District.  A quick glance of Prendergast’s campaign website shows a seemingly straight-laced ex-military officer looking to make a difference through political service.   But a review of Prendergast’s Facebook page reveals a troubling aspect of his campaign — the support of Tea Party activists using racially charged imagery.…

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Disgraced doc David McKalip spoutin’ off again

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Disgraced St. Petersburg doctor David McKalip, who was forced to resign from several prominent medical boards because of his emailing of a racist photo of President Barack Obama, continues to make the rounds, so to speak, in opposition to Obama’s health care initiatives. This time McKalip is quoted today by the New York Post in an article about the impact of the Baucus bill on Medicare: “The only doctors left in Medicare will be those willing to ration care and…

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A month after helping to run him out of town, Times publishes op-ed from controversial doc David McKalip

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One month after helping to run controversial doctor David McKalip out of town after he emailed a racist photo of President Barack Obama, the St. Petersburg Times published an op-ed from McKalip in which the neurosurgeon continued his efforts to block Obama’s health care plan. You can listen to McKalip’s speech here). After his public shaming, MacKalip did not go quietly into the night. He broke off from a family vacation in Yellowstone to attend a TEA Party in Montana…

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