Sacramento GOP Site Takes Down Obama Hate Images

Officials voice disgust over local party linking Dem to bin Laden
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 15, 2008 1:15 PM CDT
This screenshot was taken from the Sacramento County Republican Party's website. The item has since been removed.
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(Newser) – Sacramento Republicans yesterday removed images from their website urging voters to “Waterboard Barack Obama” and declaring “The Only Difference Between Obama and Osama is a Little BS.” State party leaders condemned the content, with a spokesman for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger calling it “completely and totally inappropriate,” the Sacramento Bee reports, but the county’s GOP chairman was unapologetic.

“I'm aware of the content,” he said. “Some people find it offensive, others do not. I cannot comment on how people interpret things.” But by last night the images were removed, replaced with political ads attacking Obama. The episode comes after a Monday incident in which racial epithets—“KKK” and “white power”—were found spray-painted on Obama posters near an area roadway.