Obama Punching bag at the Muncie, Indiana State Fair

MUNCIE, IN. — A punching bag depicting President Barack Obama as a boxer with a black eye has been removed from the Republican Party tent at an Indiana fair after some fairgoers complained.

Delaware County GOP spokesman Tom Bennington said he thought the bag was placed outside the tent by party leaders. It was displayed at various times Monday through Wednesday at the fair in Muncie, about 50 miles northeast of Indianapolis.

He said the bag was “meant in fun” to illustrate that Republicans hope to defeat Obama in November.

But he said he found it “mildly offensive” because of how it portrayed the military’s commander-in-chief.

It was removed after fair visitors voiced concerns.

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