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August 16, 2009

The Village Idiots

Anti-health care bigot.jpg

What's notable about the sign is not just the starker condescension and racism (with the birther chaser), but the way it reframes and proposes an equivalency between Obama and the worst president ever.

(And in San Francisco, no less.)

(image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. caption: Protestors hold signs during an anti-health care reform rally August 14, 2009 in San Francisco, California)

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