From the beginning, then. Republican booster Clint Eastwood made a speech talking to an empty chair which was supposed to signify Obama's poor record in office. Obscure, yes, but that's the way of politics these days, I suppose.
The meme was ridiculed by a grateful internet and was dubbed Eastwooding.
Republican voters, however, seemed to like the concept and used an empty chair as a symbol of the Romney campaign. Problem is, they hung them from trees in their front gardens as a show of support ... which is quite obviously, err, racist.
Three "lynched" empty chairs with signs that read "Nobama" were found hanging at a home near a public park in Centreville, Virginia.
Douglas Burger, the owner of the home, told Patch.com the chairs were just a reference to the internet meme popularized by Clint Eastwood's bizarre speech at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
"It's just Eastwooding," Burger said.
Burger also denied the chairs were being "lynched" or had racial overtones.You don't get away with it that easy, you racist bastard! It doesn't matter what you thought you meant, only the offence that was taken. Understand?
"Not at all. They're up because otherwise people would steal them," Burger said.
As such, I am pretty sure that Obama voters will forthwith be boycotting Facebook in their many millions because this is quite blatant!
Shame on you, Zuckerberg, you racist chair-lynching psychopath!