(PICTURES) (PHOTOS) Grand Junction Obama Billboard - Terrorist, Gangster, Mexican Bandit, Gay Man - Snovers Studios?

by the Left Coast Rebel

This Obama billboard off the I-70 in Grand Junction, Colorado may be politically incorrect, but so what? It's called freedom of speech:
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Grand Junction Sentinel:

A Grand Junction billboard depicting President Barack Obama as a terrorist, a gangster, a Mexican bandit and a gay man is getting national attention.

The billboard, erected along the I-70 Business Loop between 28 1/2 and 29 roads sometime Monday, depicts the four “Obamas” sitting around a table with playing cards showing only sixes bunched in groups of three.

Also on the table is a copy of the Declaration of Independence, a liberty bell, a toy soldier and a statue of Justice holding a balance.

Beneath the Obama caricatures are numerous rats, some of which are labeled as the IRS, trial lawyers, the EPA and the Fed. Sitting above all that is a line, “Vote DemocRAT. Join the game,” which is positioned between two vultures, one of which is labeled the U.N. and the other with the name Soros, a reference to George Soros, a major national Democratic financial supporter.

Stories about the billboard have been picked up by several right-leaning blogs and the conservative magazine National Review.

While it’s unknown who paid for the billboard, the artist is Loma resident Paul Snover.

“I am not allowed to say who (paid for it) at this time,” Snover said in an e-mail Tuesday. “If it had been me, I would have included the Republicans as part of the problem.”

Still, Snover’s political views are well-known. An Internet search of the self-described “constitutionalist libertarian” revealed numerous blog postings in which he talks about his support for tea party and 9/12 groups.

“The Constitution has been thrown in the trash and burned by our very own government and we the people watched TV while America burned! The enemy is not at the gate, it is a cancer within our own borders,” Snover wrote on the Mesa County Second Amendment Task Force website. “From what I have learned of history and what I see going on in all levels of government, I can but conclude that there is no constitutional republic any more, only a sick tyrannical twisted dictatorship. “

Mesa County Democratic Party Chairwoman Martelle Daniels called the billboard racist and homophobic, while her GOP counterpart, Mesa County Republican Party Chairman Chuck Pabst, called it “juvenile.”

“It’s beyond disrespectful,” Daniels said. “You would like to think that we all would show respect for our commander-in-chief, but this is just beyond that. It’s racist, it’s homophobic, and it’s really cowardly.”

Like Daniels, Pabst said he doesn’t like it because it doesn’t help further intelligent dialogue about the president or his policies.

“That kind of political positioning and statements, I think, are in bad taste,” Pabst said. “It’s reprehensible and disrespectful, and that’s not what any honorable person would put forth. To ridicule somebody in this manner is juvenile.”

As you can clearly see at the lower bottom right side of the Grand Junction Obama billboard, the type "Commissioned art: Snoverstudios@gmail.com" is present. NRO:

The billboard’s only attribution is to a Gmail account, and a website listing the artist as Paul Snover:

Let me tell you a little about myself

I have been a freelance journalist stringer, graphic designer, cartoonist and salesman for the Western Slope WATCHDOG regional newspaper. Freelance cartoonist and graphic designer for various organizations. B.A. Degree in Fine Art. Graduated Magna Cum Laude; Alpha Chi; placed in the 1990 Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. Six years U.S. Navy, Vietnam era.

Paul Snover was apparently commission, ie. paid to create the Grand Junction Obama billboard for $500.00, the individual behind the billboard itself is unknown. TPM:

The artist who designed the billboard, Paul Snover, won't say who paid him $500 to create the image. But he did explain what the unidentified man wanted to say:

"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," Snover told NBC11.

"He was wanting to represent the influences he saw the president as having in his administration," he told KJCT8. The Obamas are surrounded by rats named FED, EPA and "trial lawyers," and vultures named after George Soros and the United Nations.


Via Memeorandum.

2 comments:

  1. "Like Daniels, Pabst said he doesn’t like it because it doesn’t help further intelligent dialogue about the president or his policies." Yea, well, neither does President Obama. Any time anyone does any "Intelligent dialogue" on his stance or policies, they're shouted down as racist or ignorant. Though I find this image a bit distrubing and I really don't get how this is related to "voting out the demorats" (though I would play poker against this man, all he does is lie so I know what cards he's holding assuming the deck isn't stacked), it is freedom of speech, something the racist and race baiting democrats hate.

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  2. As a Grand Junction resident I am proud to see my city demonstrate an abject backwardness to the world. It may take images like this billboard to really show the endemic problems we have as a nation. Are we really still so unable to hold a rational dialogue that we need scare tactics like these?

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