Idaho Billboard Compares President Obama To Colorado Theater Killer James Holmes


By Jueseppi B.

 

 

CALDWELL, Idaho (KBOI) – A Caldwell billboard, On Franklin Blvd in Caldwell, is raising questions in the Treasure Valley as it compares President Obama to accused Colorado killer,James Holmes.

 

 

 

George Dubbya Bush & Dick “The Trick” Cheney killed thousands of American troops with two, count ‘em, two illegal wars. There were also 123 mass shooting between 2/25/2005 and 9/1/2008, all during George Dubbya Bush’s Presidency. Not ONE muthafuckin billboard was erected comparing Dubbya to any of those 123 mass murderers.

 

 

 

Not ONE billboard.

 

 

Can you say racist caucasians?

 

 

CALDWELL, Idaho (KBOI) – A Caldwell billboard is raising questions in the Treasure Valley as it compares President Obama to accused Colorado killer,James Holmes.

 

 

The billboard on Franklin Road equates the actions of the president’s foreign policies to the acts of Holmes, who’s suspected of killing 12 people in the theater shooting.

 

 

The group that owns the board, The Ralph Smeed Foundation, says it wants to draw attention to military men and women dying overseas.

 

Local Democratic leaders expressed frustration Friday with a billboard in Caldwell that shows President Obama next to Colorado mass-shooting suspect James Holmes.

 

 

The billboard, operated by a foundation from the estate of the late Caldwell libertarian firebrand Ralph Smeed, says of Holmes “Kills 12 in movie theater with assault rifle, everyone freaks out” and of Obama “Kills thousands with his foreign policy, wins Nobel Peace Prize.”

 

 

Smeed Foundation contact Maurice Clements could not be reached for comment Friday.

 

 

“(It’s) way over the line, and I am not an Obama supporter,” Lynn Davis Hathaway, said on the KBOI 2News Facebook page.

 

 

A spokesman for the group says everyone has the right to their own opinion.

 

 

Additional photos of the billboard

 

 

Ashley Helton, who also wrote on Facebook, agrees with the group.

 

 

“It’s a free country, this group has a right to voice their opinion no matter what anyone thinks about it,” Helton said.

 

 

President Obama recently visited the Pacific Northwest - making stops in Portland and Seattle.

 

 

“I think even Ralph Smeed would object to it,” Canyon County Democratic Party communications director Judy Ferro said. “There’s no factual basis to it at all … it’s just offensive.”

 

 

Smeed’s billboard at Franklin Road and North 21st Avenue just off Interstate 84 has long stirred controversy with its anti “statism” and libertarian messages. Smeed died in 2010, but a trust was established to keep the billboard in operation.

 

 

The billboard’s message drew more than 70 comments, most of them critical, on the Idaho Press-Tribune’s Facebook page Friday.

 

 

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By NBC News staff

 

“Offensive.” “Abhorrent.” “Pathetic.” Words like that are being used to describe a billboard in Caldwell, Idaho, that compares President Barack Obama — unfavorably — to James Eagan Holmes, the suspect in the shooting deaths of 12 people in a Colorado movie theater last week.

 

The sign features photos of Holmes and Obama side by side. Of Holmes, it says: “Kills 12 in a movie theater with assault rifle, everyone freaks out.” Of Obama, it says: “Kills thousands with foreign policy, wins Nobel Peace Prize.”

 

The electronic billboard often blares anti-Obama messages, but this one struck people as especially insensitive. It’s the work of supporters of the late Ralph Smeed, for many years a lightning-rod activist for libertarian causes in Idaho, The Idaho Statesman of Boise reported.

 

“This billboard is offensive to all those lives lost and affected by the shooting,” wrote a commenter on the Facebook page of KBOI-TV of Boise, which first reported the story. “Just pathetic, even if this is their expression of the 1st amendment.”

 

 

I am sick and tired of the treasonous behavior directed toward a dully elected President Of The United States based on his race, by UnAmerican backwoods cousin fuckin morons. These assholes with 3rd grade educations are not even capable of getting the facts correct when spewing dumb shit against this President.

 

 

Thats all I have to say about that.

 

 


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