Mason CIty Iowa Obama/Hitler/Lenin Billboard Removed

by the Left Coast Rebel

My previous post on the Mason City, Iowa billboard that featured Barack Obama along side Adolph Hitler and Vladmir Lenin with the phrase, "Radical Leaders Prey on the Fearful and Naive" brought a lot of traffic to LCR. Here's a picture of the Mason City, North Iowa Tea Party billboard:

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Well Googlers will not need to Google this story more as the Mason City Obama/Lenin/Hitler billboard was covered up today. RadioIowa reports:
A billboard in Mason City that pictured President Obama flanked by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and communist leader Vladimir Lenin has been papered over this morning.

The phrase “radical leaders prey on the fearful and naive” had been plastered at the bottom of the billboard yesterday. Ryan Rhodes, chairman of the Iowa Tea Party movement, says the billboard was counterproductive.

“It’d be great to have a billboard that’s really actually helpful, that’s not demonstrating fear but demonstrating freedom and that we have solutions and goals,” Rhodes says.

The North Iowa Tea Party paid to put up the billboard in downtown Mason City, drawing criticism — including criticism from others in the Tea Party movement. Rhodes, the chairman of the Iowa Tea Party, hopes the new blank slate that’s now in that spot could be put to better use.

“It’s got to be more than just the initial shock/fear value,” Rhodes says. “What we need is something that accomplishes our goals because our goals are about helping people understand and educating them about our nation’s founding and the path bath to American exceptionalism.”

I particularly love this from Iowa Tea Party chairman Ryan Rhodes:

“What we need is something that accomplishes our goals because our goals are about helping people understand and educating them about our nation’s founding and the path bath to American exceptionalism.”
Proof Positive chimed in similarly as well on this issue stating:
We need to persuade people of the wrongness of his (Obama's) policies. Making the comparison to despots and dictators doesn't make the point and could very well alienate the people we need to reach most.
Here's a photo of the Mason City Obama/Hitler/Lenin billboard getting covered up today:

Obama-billboard covered up

1 comment:

  1. Barack Obama is not the same as Hitler or Lenin. The problem is that Barack Obama is paving the way for the next Hitler or Lenin. Hitler didn't just magically jump from being an unsuccessful painter to being a tyrannical monster in a single day, in a Germany full of peace and liberty. There was a process that led up to the horrors of Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, et al. We need to stop things BEFORE it gets to that point.

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