A billboard in western Colorado that uses caricatures to depict President Barack Obama as a terrorist, gangster, Mexican bandit and a gay man has drawn bipartisan scorn from political officials.
The billboard along an Interstate 70 business loop in Grand Junction shows the four figures around a table playing cards and rats below.
The sign reads "Vote DemocRAT. Join the game" at the top.
Mesa County Democratic Party Chairwoman Martelle Daniels calls the billboard racist and homophobic. Her GOP counterpart, Chuck Pabst, describes it as "juvenile" and "reprehensible."
The artist says that he's not allowed to say who paid for it. Paul Snover of nearby Loma says he would have included Republicans as part of the problem.
You can see a larger resolution image of the billboard by clicking on the photos link at the top of this story.
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