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“It seems like some of us Republicans are taking our conservative message, mixing it with personal prejudices and racist views, and calling it patriotism,” says McAllister. “You can cover cyanide with chocolate, but you still can't call it candy.”

That's Lenny McAllister of, commenting on a dust-up over comments posted on the Facebook page of Audra Shay, vice chair (and aspiring chair) of the Young Republicans. Daily Beast has the whole story. Don't miss the screen cap of the since-deleted exchange, which shows a few of her FB friends; we wonder if the one who's running for governor of Ohio has remedied that situation. — Frank Lewis

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