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President Barack Obama’s picture was removed from a President’s Day display at the Peterson Air Force Base commissary, triggering accusations of racism from the NAACP and a commissary employee, according to a recent story by Colorado Springs Gazette that has begun to make national waves after some employees at the government-run military grocery store decided that the holiday wasn’t meant to celebrate a sitting president. But a cashier at the commissary, who did not want her name used, sees the removal of Obama’s image as more sinister than that.Â The Huffington Post, via renowned columnist Earl Ofari Hutchinson, lays into Colonel Jay Raymond, who commands the base, for failing to “instantly” end the flap by reprimanding the employees who removed Obama’s picture.