There's a new message on the electronic billboard on Franklin Road and North 21st Avenue in Caldwell, Idaho. The message draws a comparison between President Obama and James Holmes. Yes that James Holmes. The one that murdered 12 people in an Aurora Colorado a week and a half ago.
The billboard features a photo of both President Obama and deranged killer James Holmes. Under the picture of Holmes are the words, "Kills 12 in a movie theater with assault riffle, everyone freaks out". Under the photo of Obama is the message "Kills thousands with foreign policy, wins Nobel Peace Prize".
Here is the billboard...
The billboard is sponsored by The Ralph Smeed Foundation. The Ralph Smeed Foundation is an an anti-Obama advocacy group comprised of supporters of the dead libertarian activist of the same name. Here is a link to some of the Smeed Foundations fine work... Ralph Smeed Readerboard
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,” 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.
To this date Ralph Smeed Foundation had never made any defamatory statements about the Bush/Cheney administration but somehow that doesn't surprise me.
As far as the locals are concerned the message is not going over well. They are quoted by NBC News as saying the billboard's message was "offensive," "abhorrent," and "pathetic,".
Canyon County Democratic Party communications director Judy Ferro says that she believes that even the late Ralph Smeed would object to it. “There’s no factual basis to it at all … it’s just offensive".
Stay classy Smeedites and just like the rest of the whackos never let truth or logic get in the way of your hate!