From The Examiner
President Barack Obama, Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Lenin are all featured on a billboard created and paid for by an Iowa Tea Party. The words “Radical leaders prey on the fearful and naive” are large enough for anyone passing by to read clearly.
Located in downtown Mason City, the billboard is being condemned by some tea party activists.
Shelby Blakely, a spokeswoman for the national Tea Party Patriots, told the AP that the sign isn’t appropriate. She says her group opposes any comparisons of Obama to Hitler or Lenin.
In an article on RadioIowa.com John White, state coordinator of the Iowa Tea Party movement, admits that the billboard crosses a dangerous line but commented that, ” White says he agrees that Obama has followed several of the same principles as Hitler.”
The Associated Press reported that 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.
What do you think? Does it “cross a line”? Or is it spot on?