Saturday, July 28, 2012

Idaho Billboard Compares President To Aurora Shooter!

idaho billboard compares obama james holmes

Keep it real classy, conservatives. You complain about comedian Dane Cook making light of the controversial shooting incident that claimed twelve innocent lives, but yet compare our president to this deranged shooter James Holmes.

What is certain to draw ire of the survivors of this shooting as well as the supporters of President Barack Obama is a electronic sign in the city of Caldwell, Idaho.

The Huffington Post/Black Voices via The Idaho Statesman reported that the digital sign has sparked outrage in the community.

The giant sign on Franklin Road and North 21st Avenue features a photo of Holmes with the words, "Kills 12 in a movie theater with assault riffle, everyone freaks out," written under his picture, juxtaposed to a photo of Obama with the words, "Kills thousands with foreign policy, wins Nobel Peace Prize," written below.

The billboard often features anti-Obama messages, and is sponsored by The Ralph Smeed Foundation, the supporters of the late activist for libertarian causes in Idaho. Foundation member and former state lawmaker Maurice Clements, told The Idaho Statesman the billboard is a response to Obama's 'broken promise' to bring home the troops.

"We’re all outraged over that killing in Aurora, Colo., but we’re not outraged over the boys killed in Afghanistan,” Clements explained to the paper, and added that he's not trying to connect Obama to Holmes, he's just comparing the way society reacts. "We’re not saying that Obama is a lunatic,” he said.

Regardless of what the billboard is really comparing, the message is not going over well with the area's residents, who are outraged, calling it "offensive," "abhorrent," and "pathetic," reports NBC News.

Libertarians are conservative leaning voters who endorse Gary Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico. And of course, the remnants of cult leader Texas Congressman, Republican perennial candidate for president Ron Paul.

While it's the freedom of speech and all, how low can these people go to taking down President Barack Obama. It's bad enough they can't figure out the president's religion, but to compare him to a mass murderer who had a choice to do something without prejudice is beyond the pale of the reality. Conservatives call him everything but Mr. President.

I am hoping they overreach enough that they'll end up hurting Mitt Romney. Because independent voters should look at this party as serious on issues. They've stomped their feet, move the goalpost and took the debate to the brink of economic chaos to defeat President Barack Obama.

They can't win on this anti-Obama crap. They have to have a decent plan that sells. They can't just wave a three page proposal that has nothing but tax cuts and deregulation. That stuff isn't going to solve the problems.

The key to economic stability is spending and the Republicans would rather waste time on trivial debates like repealing healthcare reform and holding administration officials in contempt.

1 comment:

SamySam said...

Their attempts really are pathetic.


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