Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Controversial Anti-Obama Billboard Removed in Iowa

After receiving criticism from tea party members, a billboard comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Lenin was taken down Wednesday morning and replaced with a public service announcement.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A billboard created by an Iowa tea party group comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Lenin has been removed.

Kent Beatty, the general manager of the company that owns the billboard, says a North Iowa Tea Party representative called Tuesday night and asked that the sign in downtown Mason City be removed.

Beatty says his company replaced the sign Wednesday morning with a public service announcement.

The original sign showed photographs of Obama, Nazi leader Hitler and communist leader Lenin beneath the labels "Democrat Socialism," "National Socialism," and "Marxist Socialism."

Some tea party members criticized the sign, and North Iowa Tea Party co-founder Bob Johnson acknowledged the pictures overwhelmed the intended message of anti-socialism.


Anonymous said...

They should have compared Obama to Karl Marx, not Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Lenin.

Just a conservative girl said...

This was so stupid. They just played right into the hands of the media and the left. People only see Hitler as a mass murderer, the majority of people don't know jack about his economic polices.

smitty1e said...

Score one for civility.

Mike aka Proof said...

The billboard crossed the line. I'm glad they felt the heat and took it own.