The Year in Racist Attacks Against Obama

Rundown of racist comments, images targeting Obama.

Reality Check - Anyone who believes in the myth of a post-racial America in the age of Obama need look no further than the racist attacks against the president that occurred not only in the U.S., but also abroad. Here's a rundown of the worst of the worst. ? Joyce Jones (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Reality Check - Anyone who believes in the myth of a post-racial America in the age of Obama need look no further than the racist attacks against the president that occurred not only in the U.S., but also abroad. Here's a rundown of the worst of the worst. – Joyce Jones (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Da Bro Gotta Go - Before President Obama sailed to victory in November, a pro-Romney sign featuring different posters at a real estate development along a Maryland highway attacked the president for being pro-choice and denigrated his mother. At the bottom, the vandal wrote, "Da Bro Gotta Go."  (Photo: Linda Minnick via The Examiner.com)

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Da Bro Gotta Go - Before President Obama sailed to victory in November, a pro-Romney sign featuring different posters at a real estate development along a Maryland highway attacked the president for being pro-choice and denigrated his mother. At the bottom, the vandal wrote, "Da Bro Gotta Go." (Photo: Linda Minnick via The Examiner.com)

Don't Re-Nig - In a misguided and unfortunate play on words, a bumper sticker offered by Stumpy's Stickers & Stuff read ?Don?t Re-Nig in 2012. Stop Repeat Offenders. Don?t Reelect Obama!?  (Photo: Courtesy stickatude)

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Don't Re-Nig - In a misguided and unfortunate play on words, a bumper sticker offered by Stumpy's Stickers & Stuff read “Don’t Re-Nig in 2012. Stop Repeat Offenders. Don’t Reelect Obama!” (Photo: Courtesy stickatude)

Stereotypes Live Long - Mulligans, a bar in Marietta, Georgia, famous for its racist roadside signs, posted one in September that read, "I heard the White House smells like collard greens and fried chicken." (Photo: via South Cobb Patch)

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Stereotypes Live Long - Mulligans, a bar in Marietta, Georgia, famous for its racist roadside signs, posted one in September that read, "I heard the White House smells like collard greens and fried chicken." (Photo: via South Cobb Patch)

John Sununu - ?Even though the Romney campaign won?t use it, this is hope and change and this time we mean it,? said former New Hampshire governor John Sununu, in a take on Barack Obama?s 2008 presidential campaign theme, to describe how Mitt Romney?s candidacy will resonate with voters across the nation.(Photo: Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

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Not American - John Sununu, a major Romney surrogate of Arab descent, declared that Obama "has to learn how to be an American." He later apologized, but not to the president. (Photo: Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Back to Africa - Jason Thompson, the son of GOP Senate candidate Tommy Thompson, said at a campaign event in Wisconsin that the November election would provide an opportunity for voters to send Obama "back to Chicago ? or Kenya." His father lost.  (Photo: NY Daily News)

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Back to Africa - Jason Thompson, the son of GOP Senate candidate Tommy Thompson, said at a campaign event in Wisconsin that the November election would provide an opportunity for voters to send Obama "back to Chicago – or Kenya." His father lost. (Photo: NY Daily News)

Empty Chairs - After actor Clint Eastwood's odd speech at the Republican National Convention, racists throughout the South recreated the image of his "Invisible Obama" chair but added a spin by "lynching" the chairs from trees. (Photo: Courtesy of BURNTORANGEREPORT.COM)

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Empty Chairs - After actor Clint Eastwood's odd speech at the Republican National Convention, racists throughout the South recreated the image of his "Invisible Obama" chair but added a spin by "lynching" the chairs from trees. (Photo: Courtesy of BURNTORANGEREPORT.COM)

Ick Bin Ein Obama - A German comedian appeared on a billboard in blackface, declaring in his native language, "I am Obama." Martin Sonneborn said he was unaware of the history and racist connotations of blackface and that he doesn?t care.  (Photo: Courtesy of The Local)

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Ick Bin Ein Obama - A German comedian appeared on a billboard in blackface, declaring in his native language, "I am Obama." Martin Sonneborn said he was unaware of the history and racist connotations of blackface and that he doesn’t care. (Photo: Courtesy of The Local)

There He Goes Again - Terry Jones, a Florida pastor who became famous after announcing a plan to burn Korans, published photos of Obama being hanged in effigy.  (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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There He Goes Again - Terry Jones, a Florida pastor who became famous after announcing a plan to burn Korans, published photos of Obama being hanged in effigy. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Black Man, White House - An unidentified man at a Romney-Ryan rally was photographed wearing a T-shirt that read, "Put the White back in the White House," which the Romney campaign condemned as "reprehensible."  (Photo: Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

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Black Man, White House - An unidentified man at a Romney-Ryan rally was photographed wearing a T-shirt that read, "Put the White back in the White House," which the Romney campaign condemned as "reprehensible." (Photo: Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Speaking in Tongues - Rush Limbaugh, who has no qualms about making racially or sexually offensive remarks, said that the president is "able to turn on that Negro dialect whenever he wants to," citing an old video of Obama speaking about race.(Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Speaking in Tongues - Rush Limbaugh, who has no qualms about making racially or sexually offensive remarks, said that the president is "able to turn on that Negro dialect whenever he wants to," citing an old video of Obama speaking about race.(Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)