But you can call conservatives anything you like, of course
"An ultra-conservative 'Tea Party' group has defended its depiction of President Barack Obama as a skunk as satirical - after it was accused of being racist.
The Kansas-based Patriot Freedom Alliance came under fire for posting a photo of a skunk on its website. The caption above it read: 'The skunk has replaced the eagle as the new symbol for the president. It is half black, it is half white, and almost everything it does, stinks.'
Area president of the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) Darrell Pope called the depiction a 'blatant statement of racism'.
He said: 'As far as I'm concerned it's proof of the kind of organisation that they are, which I felt it always had racial overtones in the first place.
Thomas Hymer, who maintains the website, defended the post which has now been taken down by saying: 'It's satire is what it is. Satire in a politically incorrect form.'
Skunks are a race apparently. I would have thought that they were a species.