DES MOINES, Iowa – A billboard created by an Iowa tea party group that compares President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Lenin is drawing sharp criticism — even from fellow tea party activists who have condemned it as offensive and a waste of money.
The North Iowa Tea Party began displaying the billboard in downtown Mason City last week. The sign shows large photographs of Obama, Nazi leader Hitler and communist leader Lenin beneath the labels "Democrat Socialism," "National Socialism," and "Marxist Socialism."
Beneath the photos is the phrase, "Radical leaders prey on the fearful & naive."
Answer by urkiddingright at 10:42 AM on Jul. 14, 2010
Answer by lovinangels at 10:57 AM on Jul. 14, 2010
I didn't read the article, but I never like attack ads. If you can't promote your point of view based solely on it's own merits, why would I be convinced you're right. Silly attacks of the other side just make you look stupid.
Answer by Bezu at 10:37 AM on Jul. 14, 2010
Answer by tnmomofive at 11:01 AM on Jul. 14, 2010
Oh sure....comparing Obama or Bush to Hitler is okay? I think not.
Not as a whole. I am sorry that you misinterpreted my meaning. I mean that it is only fair to compare certain policy or ideals, not as a leader in whole. I don't have an issue with people comparing some things Bush did with Hitler. I don't have to agree with them. Where it becomes offensive (for any comparison) is when our leaders are depicted as Hitler. I don't agree with a billboard saying that Obama is Hitler, but I am more apt to listen to a discussion if we are speaking of certain policies or ideals specifically. THAT is what I meant. And I am perfectly fine with you disagreeing with me.@@ ;o)
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