Anti-Obama Billboard Owners Angered by ‘Orwellian Attack’ on Freedoms

September 2, 2010

(ChattahBox Political News)— Steve Critchfield and Bob Huels are a couple of conservative guys struggling to make a living in the Ozarks under what they view, as a “quasi-socialistic” federal government that’s led by an “anti-business, anti-capitalism president.” And worse, after the near collapse of our economy two-years ago, this socialistic President Obama championed and signed a Wall Street reform bill into law, to ensure that greedy Wall Street profiteers would never again, gamble away the life savings of Americans. Well that was the last straw for Critchfield and Huels. They view Wall Street reform as a “governmental takeover” and an “Orwellian attack” on their freedoms. Do you socialists see the words Wall Street reform anywhere in the Constitution? Well, do you? What about the word ObamaCare?

Well, these two patriots weren’t about to take this Communism stuff lying down. So, they put up a giant, massive anti-Obama billboard on Highway 65. It’s what all the cool right-wing kids do now.

The billboard looms over Highway 65 South of Ozark, MO. It shows a head shot of President Obama, accompanied with the questions:

Voted Obama? Embarrassed Yet?

Local station KY3 aired a story on the sign that was erected the beginning of August and paid for by Critchield and Huels. The two men say they have received death threats and have been called racists, since the billboard went up. They are surprised by the negative response, claiming their intent was to start a conversation.

“My partner and I felt lots of frustration here lately, and we liked that sign and we thought that was a reasonable question to ask,” Steve Critchfield said in a telephone interview on Monday.

Critchfield and his business partner from Commercial One Brokers, a real estate firm in Branson, saw a similar sign online, bought it, and brought it to the Ozarks.

“I’ve certainly voted for people I’m embarrassed to say I’ve voted for,” he said. “We’re not naïve enough to think that we wouldn’t get someone to be upset. I’m just surprised how upset people are.”

After the report on the billboard aired, Huels posted a long anti-Obama rant on his company’s commercial real estate website, blaming KY3 for stirring up controversy.

“I see we have gotten a lot of traffic on our Blog over the weekend and yesterday. Well, I guess KY3 should be proud of the controversy it stirred up Sunday night. It seems a billboard that our company (my partner and I ) had installed over a month ago got to be on the news Sunday night.”

Huels went on to tick off the various socialist anti-business policies he believes President Obama, a moderate centrist Democrat, has inflicted on his America. Like the mantra of the tea party protesters screeching they want their country back, Huels and Crtichield are pining for “the path back to the America many of our citizens miss so much.” What that means in reality, is they want a Republican white guy in the White House who doesn’t have a scary sounding foreign name.

“The billboard was our question to the public in response to the many quasi-socialistic policies President Obama and his administration have instilled this past 18 or so months. It was our reaction to the Insurance Company sending us a 30% increase due to the future that “ObamaCare” regulations were going to cause. It was in reaction to financial reform that was just shy of governmental takeover of Wall Street. It was installed in reaction to our perception of a total disregard for what the public desires and an Orwellian attack on our freedoms. Most importantly it was a reaction from us to the anti-business, anti-capitalism attitude displayed by our president and his administration on a daily basis.”

Huels says he isn’t racist and points out that only people opposed to the billboard brought up President Obama’s race. And about the birther conspiracy theory—

Huels writes President Obama acts un-American. “You know, we don’t much care weather (sic) he was born in America or not, we just want the man to start acting more like an American,” says Huels in his post.

Apparently, Wall Street Reform and healthcare reform are un-American. Who knew?


H/T Gawker


10 Responses to “Anti-Obama Billboard Owners Angered by ‘Orwellian Attack’ on Freedoms”

  1. Morely Dotes on September 2nd, 2010 9:13 pm

    There’s no way to convince a bigot that he’s a bigot. Just shun him and shut him out from politie society.

  2. tgpollard on September 3rd, 2010 1:30 am

    Dotes chooses the word bigot. I choose the word Patriot. As usual, if you disagree with a Liberal, or anyone that agrees with Obama’s Socialist agenda you are attacked and insulted. If you attacked Bush, no such insult from the left. Does this mean that it is unacceptable to disagree with someones policies unless they are white? What about all the great minority figures from our past that helped build and defend this country, what word do you choose for them Dotes? Easy to see from any poll that the majority of ALL Americans disagree with our Congress and Obama’s policies. I’d say the only bigots out there are the ones who defend Obama based on his race without regard to his actions. The USA is a melting pot of all races, few people are “pure” anything. Perhaps next time you call someone a bigot you should start with the person in your mirror.

  3. majii on September 3rd, 2010 12:52 pm

    Usually when someone uses a label like “bigot,” it is based on observable behavior such as the things people say and/or do.

    This pre-occupation with President Obama’s birthplace, religion, political philosophy, the number of times he attends church services, and other unimportant things has its basis in something, but whatever that “something” is, those pushing these ideas don’t seem to want to admit. It has to be more than the fact that President Obama is a duly-elected president. It has to be more than the fact that he’s working to fulfill his campaign promises. It has to be more than the fact that he has broken no laws in passing his policies. It has to be more than his party affiliation. I’ve watched president’s in office since Eisenhower, but I’ve never watched a president be subjected to this amount of nit-picking. The only remaining factor that separates President Obama from his predecessors is the amount of melanin in his skin.

    Becoming defensive when someone states an opinion based on his/her observations is a denial of the truth. A realist would recognize and admit that the history of this country plays a definite role in some citizens’ perception of President Obama. As one who lived the first 17 years of her life under segregation in this country, and one who still has to deal with racism in one form or another daily, I find it insulting for anyone to say that none of the opposition to President Obama is based on racial animus. Saying this is like saying, “Yeah, I think all _________ (fill in the blank with word of choice) are stupid, nasty, thugs, on welfare, etc, but my opposition to ______ is different. It’s the height of hypocrisy. This is akin to throwing rocks for a specific reason, and not owning up to the real reason you’re throwing the rocks. Yeah, right. I’ll believe these attacks on the president are not at all related to his race when the moon turns into swiss cheese, falls to earth, and we consume it. If there’s one thing I recognize when I see it, it’s veiled racism. Even when President Obama does something to help those who are complaining, he’s still attacked.

    The men who erected this billboard are delusional. It has not been President Obama who has been trying to erode their freedoms. It is the members of the party that they continue to support. They don’t even recognize that it has been the “conservatives” in Congress who have repeatedly refused to do anything to help small business owners such as themselves, preferring to help large corporations. The eventual result of their behavior will be the abolition of small businesses like the ones owned by those who erected this billboard.

    Oh, well. One always falls prey to the negative consequences of one’s decisions when they’re based on flawed information/emotions.

  4. A.Deal on September 3rd, 2010 4:29 pm

    I support you Mr. Crichfield. I am glad you had the money to post what you think! I ask God to Bless YOU! and your Partners! God Bless America and our Freedom to speak our minds…this is all about our FREEDOMS!

    I served this great nation in a military capacity for many years..for our freedoms. I hope you and yours stay safe from all the stupid people out there delivering their death threats…they don’t get it…must be too much flouride in the water..time to lay down and die!! Not this Veteran!!

    God Bless and Best regards,
    A. Deal

  5. Joe Fuller on September 3rd, 2010 4:30 pm

    Good on both thiese guys! David Limbaugh has it RIGHT; Crimes Against Liberty is what this whole administration is about. How much is enough? We’ve got an administration/DOJ sueing it’s own states and police departments. When’s enough enough? Jobs may be the main focus but this administration is beyond the pale (criminal pale). Enough already.

  6. Nevadan on September 3rd, 2010 4:32 pm

    Thank GOD for Patriots that have the balls to stand up to a Tyrant

  7. S. Roberson on September 3rd, 2010 5:10 pm

    Congratulations to Stephen Critchfield and Mr. Huels for verbalizing on a billboard , what many of us , at home here in Our U.S. agree with !! If anyone that voted for Obama and his rag tag yes men/women in the Senate and Congress,can have and share their One sided opinions, then the rest of us can share ours also!! After all this is still American, Land of the Free and home of the brave!! God is still alive and well, and watching over America, lets remember that!!

  8. Crystal on September 3rd, 2010 5:22 pm

    Who has a pre-occupation with all the details of Obama? The media I think cause the rest of us are not chatting about at the water cooler. I am a minority. My mother is Caucasian. Guess what? EVERYBODY has dealt with racism. Everybody has dealt with bullies and everyone has been called stupid and ugly. Get over it or continue to have your pity party for life. It is not exclusive to anyone or any race so don’t feel like you should be special. In fact, my black peers are more hateful and racist than my Caucasian friends. I get to see both sides and I am embarrassed that my people can only shout racism when the majority of the time the issue is about their character. Have’ you ever thought that perhaps there are people that just don’t agree with current policies? Perhaps they don’t get behind some of the things this President is implementing. Just MAYBE…JUST maybe…they could really care less if he were purple? People were so racists against this guy they just got up one day and voted for him then woke up a few days later and became racists? WOW!?
    You have no idea who these people are nor what their reasons were for the billboard. Are you psychic? Are you friends of the family? Do you feel your facts are the only ones not “flawed information?” Are you privy to information on these people that the rest of are not? Or are you “judging” them from media hearsay and perhaps “Flawed information?” We all know how accurate the media can be, so you must be special. I feel terrible for the woman that was accused of racial statements in a sound byte and once they saw the whole video found out they were wrong.
    You yourself stand in judgment of people that you feel are attacking the president. But I am trying to understand why it then makes it okay for you do the very same thing that you condemn them for? Do you not see that you perpetuate it? Do you not see that you are a part of the problem? Do you not see why it makes it hard for anyone to come together? You cannot stand in judgment of another when you are the exact same person.

  9. A.Deal on September 4th, 2010 1:55 am

    This is not a matter of Race! This is a matter of Power taken, Control, Forced issues such as maditory health care! The right to collect rain water is illegal in many states..and on and on and on…taking property by use of imminent domain laws…our Freedoms are being taken away…our country is being devided by the issue of race but MAN/WOMAN..that’s not the problem with me! We need God in our lives. We need to restore this nation with Honor. United we stand~divided we fall!…ever seen the picture of the platoon of Chinese soldiers all jumping high in the air in formation??? The Chinese own America! This is not about race but about Power, Money, Control!! Some need to pull their heads out of the sand and wake up..before it’s too late…is it too late already?

    A. Deal, American Disabled Veteran

  10. Jayne on September 8th, 2010 4:24 pm

    Think the billboard is great, thanks for saying what a lot of Americans are thinking. it needs to be said and more. Thanks to you!

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