Anti-Obama Billboard Shows Tea Party’s Racist Depravity
October 13, 2010
(ChattahBox Political News)— The tea party patriots love to spout off about God and country, but they are too morally bankrupt to speak sensibly on either subject. Yet another racist anti-Obama billboard has appeared along our nation’s highways. This time it’s in Colorado and the tea party artist manages to hit a jackpot of racism, homophobia, xenophobia, religious bigotry and outright hate. The billboard, looming above I-70B depicts vile cartoonish caricatures of President Obama, as a homosexual, a Muslim terrorist with bombs strapped to his chest, an illegal Mexican immigrant wearing an oversize sombrero and a mobster. The words, “Vote DemocRat, Join the Game” are emblazoned across the top of the billboard. The artist, Paul Snover a local member of the tea party group, Campaign for Liberty and a frequent contributor to ResistNet, the Internet hangout for disaffected right-wingers, defends his racist garbage on free speech grounds, saying his intention was to inject “humor” into the elections “to get people to think.” Oh, really Paul? The offensive images on the billboard are designed to get people to do anything else but “think.” The anti-Obama billboard is meant to stoke fear and hate and appeal to the ugliest basest human instincts. God and country doesn’t enter into it.
KJCT-TV Channel 8 reports on the billboard that’s generating controversy in Colorado:
“The billboard features U.S. President Barack Obama as a terrorist, mobster, illegal immigrant and a gay man while he gambles with items that many Americans consider dear.”
“Artist Paul Snover says his billboard depicts the Statue of Liberty and the Constitution being gambled with as well as other aspects of patriotism Americans highly regard.”
“Snover says the billboard, which is being paid for by an anonymous community member, is designed to be satirical political humor although many residents of Mesa County (Colo.) aren’t laughing.”
Snover says he was paid $500 for his racist images masquerading as art, by a fellow tea party “patriot” who opposes President Obama.
“He doesn’t care for what Obama is doing for the country and wanted to get that across to the people of Grand Junction and possibly around the country,” said Snover.
“He was wanting to represent the influences he saw the president as having in his administration,” he added.
Snover is not as shy as his anonymous benefactor. An email blast with accompanying photos of the billboard was sent to conservative media outlets yesterday, with a link to Snover’s graphic designer website and his Gmail account.
Why not use racism and hate for a little self promotion, right?
Snover’s Gmail account responds with an automated message.
“Thank you for contacting Paul Snover and The Lower Valley Liberator Newsletter. Paul will respond to your e-mail very soon. Remember, we are a Constitutional Republic, One Nation Under God, and we stand for Freedom with Equal Justice for ALL AMERICAN CITIZENS.”
Apparently, Snover and his gang of “patriots” just want equal justice for Christian white people and not so much for people of color, immigrants and gays.
God and freedom have nothing to do with Snover’s descent into the sewer. But he and others like him are too morally bankrupt to notice.