GOP Obama Punching Bag Hits the Ropes

Controversial 'joke' removed after complaints
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 20, 2012 12:34 AM CDT
Updated Jul 20, 2012 12:48 AM CDT
GOP Obama Punching Bag Hits the Ropes
Fair goers near Muncie did not find the punching bag funny.   (Associated Press)

An Indiana GOP branch has removed a President Obama punching bag following angry complaints. The stand-up bag featuring an image of the president with a black eye and wearing boxing gloves was placed outisde a tent at a county fair near Muncie, next to a sign advising: "Vote Republican." A Delaware County GOP spokesman said the bag was "meant in fun," though he admitted even he found it "mildly offensive." It was removed after three days following complaints from fair goers, reports the Star Telegram. (More President Obama stories.)

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