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Chicago Small Business Owner Labeled a 'Racist' For Posting Anti-Obama Signs in Store Window


"I’m not a racist. My wife is Spanish. Come on."

Sam Wolfson (Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

Sam Wolfson (Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

A 75-year-old small business owner in Chicago has been labeled a "racist" by a vandal after posting an anti-Obama messages on his store window, CBS Chicago reports.

Sam Wolfson is reportedly a well known shopkeeper in Lincoln Square and has been well respected by the community for more than a decade.

Written by hand on plain white paper, Wolfson posted the following messages on his store window:

"Romney, if you want to be president, you have to say this: 'If I'm elected, I will not bow down to the king of Saudi Arabia'" and "Obama I built this business working 7 days a week, you didn't."

He told WBBM Newsradio that he came into work one morning and found a response written in lipstick.

"I was coming to work and in lipstick it had a sign, 'Racist.' I’m not a racist. My wife is Spanish. Come on," he said.

Wolfson says this kind of behavior is to be excepted during such a highly contested election year.

WBBM Newsradio got a reaction from at least one local resident.

“I don’t necessarily disagree with the sentiments by the lipstick vandal...But I don’t condone such actions," one person said.

To listen to WBBM Newsradio anchor Steve Miller's report, click here.


(H/T: Drudge)

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