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Pinellas GOP posts inflammatory photo of Barack Obama in ‘white face’

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I just found this photo on the Pinellas Republican Party Executive Committee’s Facebook page and have contacted Rep. Darryl Rouson for his reaction: Although the title of the picture is “Evil Clown,” and the image bears some resemblance to The Joker of Batman lore, how can this picture not be construed as a racially-motivated attempt to literally paint Barack Obama in “whiteface”? Or basically, the opposite of this: After the imbroglio over David McKalip’s emailing of a racist depiction of…

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