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North Iowa Tea Party Billboard -> Obama + Hitler + Lenin

DesiPower

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Hilarious, goes too far this time IMO, democracy + free speech + morons = lulz

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DES MOINES, Iowa – A billboard created by an Iowa tea party group that compares President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Lenin is drawing sharp criticism — even from fellow tea party activists who have condemned it as offensive and a waste of money.

The North Iowa Tea Party began displaying the billboard in downtown Mason City last week. The sign shows large photographs of Obama, Nazi leader Hitler and communist leader Lenin beneath the labels "Democrat Socialism," "National Socialism," and "Marxist Socialism."

Beneath the photos is the phrase, "Radical leaders prey on the fearful & naive."

The co-founder of the roughly 200-person group said the billboard was intended to send an anti-socialist message. But Bob Johnson admitted Tuesday that the message may have gotten lost amid the images of fascist and communist leaders.

"The purpose of the billboard was to draw attention to the socialism. It seems to have been lost in the visuals," Johnson said. "The pictures overwhelmed the message. The message is socialism." He said he didn't know of any plans to remove the sign.

But others in the tea party movement criticized the sign.

"That's just a waste of money, time, resources and it's not going to further our cause," said Shelby Blakely, a leaders of the Tea Party Patriots, a national group. "It's not going to help our cause. It's going to make people think that the tea party is full of a bunch of right-wing fringe people, and that's not true."

Blakely also expressed outrage at linking Obama to Hitler, the leader of Nazi Germany who oversaw the killing of 6 million Jews and whose invasions of neighboring countries led to World War II.

"When you compare Obama to Hitler, that to me does a disservice to the Jews who both survived and died in the Holocaust and to the Germans who lived under Nazi regime rule," Blakely said.

John White, an Iowa coordinator of the Tea Party Patriots, said that he can understand the North Iowa group's perception that Obama is "Hitler-esque," but he thinks the billboard is offensive and unproductive. White said that he planned to discuss the matter with national tea party officials.

"I fear they may end up in some kind of trouble over it, because it's basically slanderous," White said. "I don't know that it's the message we want to send. I'd much rather see billboards that say 'Remember in November. Get Out and Vote.'"

The billboard is owned by Waitt Outdoor of Omaha, Neb. Waitt general manager, Kent Beatty, said the company didn't have a problem with the message.

"We believe in freedom of speech," Beatty said. "It doesn't reflect our views, necessarily."

The White House declined to comment on the sign.

One person who welcomed the billboard was Dean Genth, a Democratic activist from Mason City, a city of 30,000 people just south of the Minnesota border, who said he thinks the sign lays bare the views of tea party supporters.

"I welcome them to continue to spew that kind of stuff because I think it's going to do a lot of good for the good Democrats around the state," Genth said.
 
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Moonbeam

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These folk are good in their own eyes. They believe that Obama is a socialist and that socialism is evil. Who among you thinks that what you hold as truth is anything other than the good. When you look at these folk you are looking at yourself.

Truth isn't found by folk in the right combination of true beliefs. Truth is what is when you do not attach yourself to ideas. The new born baby is the Buddha, but he or she knows nothing, believes in nothing, and has no opinions.

You were made sick by addition. You get well by subtraction.
 

QuantumPion

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These folk are good in their own eyes. They believe that Obama is a socialist and that socialism is evil. Who among you thinks that what you hold as truth is anything other than the good. When you look at these folk you are looking at yourself.

Truth isn't found by folk in the right combination of true beliefs. Truth is what is when you do not attach yourself to ideas. The new born baby is the Buddha, but he or she knows nothing, believes in nothing, and has no opinions.

You were made sick by addition. You get well by subtraction.
Ow.... my brain. :\
 

KDOG

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I thought that was a great billboard. Might have to get one for my front lawn.
 

Red Dawn

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I thought that was a great billboard. Might have to get one for my front lawn.
Save yourself some money and make one that says "I'm a dumb ass" It'll give the same message to all who see it.
 

DrPizza

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Question #1 for people like that 100% against anything that's socialized: are you ready for all roads in the country to be toll roads run by private corporations?
 

classy

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It is obviously racist as well since he is the only one in color.
LOL

When I read your post I thought to myself, really? I had to go back and look :)

They are just shooting themselves in the foot. Its acts like this that pretty much will make people turn a deaf ear.
 

spidey07

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I love it. It's funny because it's true. Just read yesterday that 55% of voters think Obama is a socialist. So We The People, the majority of this nation, agree with this billboard.

Strong. United. Motivated. NOMORE
Strong. United. Motivated. NOBAMA!
Strong. United. Motivated. NOVEMBER!!!!!!
 

DietDrThunder

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Question #1 for people like that 100% against anything that's socialized: are you ready for all roads in the country to be toll roads run by private corporations?
The major highway system in Texas is already heading that way regardless of whether people like either being taxed or paying tolls. The State of Texas is selling off highways (a stretch of state highway 121 for $2.1 billion for example) that was completely paid for with tax payer money, to a private corporation, which turned it into a toll road. Win, win for the State (money from private toll roads and gasoline taxes) and Private toll companies (who continue to charge tolls decades after a road is paid off), lose for the average citizen who has to drive it.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/031107dnmettollroads.3a7e57c.html
 

GarfieldtheCat

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I love it. It's funny because it's true. Just read yesterday that 55% of voters think Obama is a socialist. So We The People, the majority of this nation, agree with this billboard.

Strong. United. Motivated. NOMORE
Strong. United. Motivated. NOBAMA!
Strong. United. Motivated. NOVEMBER!!!!!!
So you and 55% of the US are total idiots? Who knew?
 

Patranus

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Question #1 for people like that 100% against anything that's socialized: are you ready for all roads in the country to be toll roads run by private corporations?
Pretty sure those are done by the state.
 
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classy

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I love it. It's funny because it's true. Just read yesterday that 55% of voters think Obama is a socialist. So We The People, the majority of this nation, agree with this billboard.

Strong. United. Motivated. NOMORE
Strong. United. Motivated. NOBAMA!
Strong. United. Motivated. NOVEMBER!!!!!!
Ah, we the people includes Jim Geraghty and you, lol. I don't think his spin on 56% of folks saying Obama is liberal is the same thing as being socialist. Everyone knew he was a liberal when he blazed to a huge win over McCain.
 

Pens1566

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I love it. It's funny because it's true. Just read yesterday that 55% of voters think Obama is a socialist. So We The People, the majority of this nation, agree with this billboard.

Strong. United. Motivated. NOMORE
Strong. United. Motivated. NOBAMA!
Strong. United. Motivated. NOVEMBER!!!!!!
Wow.
 

HomerJS

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I love it. It's funny because it's true. Just read yesterday that 55% of voters think Obama is a socialist. So We The People, the majority of this nation, agree with this billboard.

Strong. United. Motivated. NOMORE
Strong. United. Motivated. NOBAMA!
Strong. United. Motivated. NOVEMBER!!!!!!
and 90% of those 55% wouldn't know what socialism is so what does that tell you??
 

Throckmorton

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I love it. It's funny because it's true. Just read yesterday that 55% of voters think Obama is a socialist. So We The People, the majority of this nation, agree with this billboard.

Strong. United. Motivated. NOMORE
Strong. United. Motivated. NOBAMA!
Strong. United. Motivated. NOVEMBER!!!!!!
So you think Hitler was a socialist?
 

umbrella39

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I love it. It's funny because it's true. Just read yesterday that 55% of voters think Obama is a socialist.
Awe are you still trying to convince yourself of a House and/or Senate shift in power come November or are the goal posts still moving further back every day? Personally I think more than 55% of the country is retarded but you are still included, don't fret. Teabagfagtag for November.
 

alphatarget1

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The major highway system in Texas is already heading that way regardless of whether people like either being taxed or paying tolls. The State of Texas is selling off highways (a stretch of state highway 121 for $2.1 billion for example) that was completely paid for with tax payer money, to a private corporation, which turned it into a toll road. Win, win for the State (money from private toll roads and gasoline taxes) and Private toll companies (who continue to charge tolls decades after a road is paid off), lose for the average citizen who has to drive it.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/031107dnmettollroads.3a7e57c.html
Well the public doesn't want to pay more tax money to maintain the roads...

Not that I'm saying the private companies will do better.
 

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