Anti-Obama Signs Freaking Some People Out

Interesting happenings up in Massachusetts (originally from Patriot Ledger)

(Mediaite) A few homemade billboard signs in Hanson, Mass., have generated considerable controversy for their inflammatory anti-Obama messages.

Sitting on the property of motorcycle accessories distributor Sullivans Inc., one large sign shows President Barack Obama with a caption that reads: “Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing its idiot.”

“Obama One Big Ass Mistake America, Vote Mitt Romney for 2012!” it reads below the main headline. The communist symbolic images of the hammer and sickle are on the president’s shirt collar.

Several feet away, another sign shows a pouting young girl giving the middle-finger to the president. “Thanks, Obama,” begins the caption in bold red letters, and then continues in child-like penmanship: “You’ve spent my lunch money, my allowance, my inheritance, 35 years of future paychecks and my retirement. You jerk.”

Personally, I think the billboards are a bit over the top. The first one would have worked better if it had said Illinois instead of Kenya (don’t forget, Obama claimed he was from Kenya in a biography). The one with the little girl could have done without the middle finger, and possibly the “you jerk.” Though, Lefties have no room to complain considering the way they treated George W. Bush. And other Republicans.

Others say the signs go too far. “That type of statement is real real redneck,” one resident said. “It’s regressive and not progressive.”

Oh, good, answering with an inappropriate slur. And, what’s “progressive” done to this country? Pure misery. Over to the Patriot Ledger

Sullivan’s attorney, Roger S. Davis of Quincy, cited free speech when asked about the signs Wednesday.

“First amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It’s called freedom of speech,” Davis said.

Robert Sullivan is the business owner who put the signs up. The city is attempting to get him to take them down, saying that he didn’t have the proper permits (to put them up on his own property, no less) and that they create a driving hazard. Many people think the signs are funny, some don’t. And, of course

Brown, who saw the signs while riding his bike through Hanson on Sunday, said he thinks the sign calling Obama an “idiot” from a Kenyan village is racist.

Or, it could be that Obama is an idiot as a president, and listed himself as being from Kenya. Bummer.

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14 Responses to “Anti-Obama Signs Freaking Some People Out”

  1. The Worm says:

    I agree, Teach. A bit over the top.

    But…I’m of the school of thought that the 1st Amdnt. needs to be exercised every once in a while.

    I have the right to tell someone their shirt is ugly. End of story.
    Cheers,
    The Worm

  2. On target is never “over the top.” Simple physics.

  3. gitarcarver says:

    I am with teach on this. I think the signs are a tab bit over the top. For the one with the kid, I am not thrilled with the gesture or the idea of having a child be the face of a political statement.

    But that is me.

    Your mileage may vary.

    (I do agree with the sentiments though. 🙂 )

  4. OldmanRick says:

    Sometimes the truth hurts. In this case it’s spot on.

  5. True, Worm. But, yeah, Free Speech. Like with GC, the kid with the finger is a bit much.

  6. david7134 says:

    Lets see, this election is about wether we can be free or not. So we should be real nice about how we express our disgust at this jerk in office. Note that if he wins, are you going to be so nice in the coming civil war?

  7. gitarcarver says:

    So we should be real nice about how we express our disgust at this jerk in office.

    I think the question that has to be asked is “who are you expressing your disgust to?

    Do I think the Obama or any one high up in the Obama administration is going to see the signs? Or even if they do see the signs, would they make a difference to them?

    That answer is “no.”

    So who are the signs for?

    I would say they are for the everyday person in Hanson, Mass. The question is then “does the means of the message turn people off to the message?” If that answer is “yes,” then the bulletin boards are a failure.

    Any time the means of delivering the message rather than the message is the topic of discussion, it is a failure.

    It isn’t a matter of being “nice” or “not nice.” It is a matter of communicating effectively to get people to vote for someone other than Obama an get him out of office.

  8. david7134 says:

    gc
    wrong

  9. Gumball_Brains says:

    If this were an election between GWB and Gore, this would be over the top. Those two were respectable men. While Gore is an idealogue to a belief that is only meant to bring him money, he wasn’t a complete slime ball and … I believe he still had America’s best at heart. (Granted he was a corrupt politician like many liberal dems).

    But, Obama is anti-American Marxist bent on destroying this nation and certain people of this nation. He has spit on our constitution and its laws.

    It is time to take the nice gloves off. I was a bit let down by this RNC being a bit timid when going against Obama. I don’t think the word Socialist was even mentioned. I want to hear some cursing at this man for trying to destroy and betray this country. (no, not real cursing, but you get what I mean) I want to see some podium pounding and some energy.

    Signs are fine. Free speech. Yeah, having a kid with a middle finger is a tad over top, but would have liked to have seen ‘A’ finger pointing.

  10. DCE says:

    Frankly, I believe the second sign does adequately get the message across. While the need to have the little girl with the upraised middle finger may be a little over the top (they could have easily just had her frowning as she is now) the message is clear and unmistakeable.

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  13. ZZMike says:

    I remember that the other side used the “village idiot” line on George W Bush, when he was in office, but I didn’t hear many complaints.

  14. Gumball_Brains says:

    Yeah, that wasn’t racist because GWB is white.

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