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Election 2012: Image World (16)

Like a persistent vision that just won’t fade, Romney continues to function as an active afterimage of both Republicanism and Mormonism, insistently imbedding the negative perception he’s generated of both those faiths ever deeper into the public consciousness. A gift that keeps on giving. The damage he’s already caused to his co-religionists in those two persuasions already runs deep. Romney appears intent on ensuring that it leaves a permanent scar. [...]

Election 2012: Image World (8)

The imagery of Obama posted at the website of the Mecklenburg County, VA Republican Committee harks back to (and in many cases resembles and even replicates) forms of racist imagery that circulated widely as picture postcards, illustrations in periodicals and books, and other print media at least through the 1950s. [...]