Iowa Tea Party Raises Billboard Equating Obama to Hitler and Lenin
July 13, 2010
(ChattahBox)— The disaffected group of fringe, right-wing Republican malcontents defining themselves as the tea party, have become unhinged since the election of our first black president. Vitriolic, incendiary, bigoted and racist rhetoric dominates the core of the tea party. And at a time when the NAACP is proposing a resolution condemning the tea party’s acceptance of racism within its ranks, the North Iowa Tea Party paid for a disturbing billboard in Mason City, comparing President Obama to Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Lenin.
The giant billboard looming over U.S. Highway 65 and State Highway 122, shows a photo of Obama with the heading, “Democrat Socialism” flanked by an image of Hitler with the heading, “National Socialism.” And one of Vladimir Lenin with the heading, “Marxist Socialism.” All three photos also feature the word “change.”
Underneath the disturbing images is the declaration, “Radical leaders Prey on the Fearful & Naive,” as well as the phrase “Live Free of Die.”
John White, state coordinator of the Iowa Tea Party told Radio Iowa that he discourages the use of such incendiary rhetoric, but also admitted that he believes President Obama’s policies are comparable to those of Hitler, a Nazi dictator and mass murderer responsible for the extermination of nearly 14 million people, including six million Jews.
White, said “everything Obama has done is “lock-step” with what Hitler did in his day…”
See a photo of the billboard here.