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NorCal vs. SoCal: Racist Republican Pics Don't Help Cause

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Caption used for image on right: 'Obama talks about all those presidents that got their names on bills. If elected, what bill would he be on ????? Food Stamps, what else!'

First, we have the Sacramento County Republican Party, who recently had to remove certain images from their site, like the one at left, because they were all offensive and stuff.

And in the other corner, the Chaffey Community Republican Women Federated of San Bernardino County, whose newsletter featured a cartoon depicting Obama as a food stamping-using, Kool-Aid sipping, watermelon-tasting kind of guy. One member told the LA Times that "everyone eats those foods, it's not a racial thing." Oh, okay... then.

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So who did it worse? Or are they both as equally bad? (An aside: Yes, yes, not all Republicans are bigots. We know this. We hope you do too.)

SFist Editor Brock Keeling contributed to this post