Associated Press: (AP) —A billboard created by an Iowa tea party group comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Lenin is being condemned by other tea party activists.
The North Iowa Tea Party began displaying the sign in Mason City last week.
The sign includes photos of Obama, Nazi leader Hitler and communist leader Lenin with the statement: “Radical leaders prey on the fearful & naive.”
North Iowa Tea Party co-founder Bob Johnson says the sign highlights what the group argues is Obama’s support for socialism. He says the pictures might be overwhelming the intended message.
Shelby Blakely, a spokeswoman for the national Tea Party Patriots, says the sign isn’t appropriate. She says her group opposes any comparisons of Obama to Hitler or Lenin.
The White House declined to comment.
Now that 55% of Americans believe Obama is a socialist, this billboard isn’t going to be as shocking as it would have been a few months ago. Never the less, it is good to see that people have stopped pussyfooting around with whether or not Obama is a socialist.
The NAACP will no doubt slam this as more proof of Tea Party racism, even though less than two years ago, calling someone a socialist had zero to do with racism. Today however, when it comes to defending Obama’s failed policies, any criticism can be called racist.
Judging from the first comments I think I need to clear things up. I was not supporting comparisons between Obama and Hitler, rather I was supporting labeling Obama as a socialist. I should have been much clearer on that, but I guess since everybody and his mother gets compared to Hitler these days, the shock value of calling someone Hitler has worn off me. My bad.
Via: Associated Press
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