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Idaho Billboard Equates Obama with Colorado Killer James Holmes


An electronic billboard in Caldwell, Idaho is making headlines, the Statesman reports:

An electronic board on Franklin Road in Caldwell juxtaposes photos of James Holmes, accused of killing 12 in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater last week, with President Obama. About Holmes, it says: “Kills 12 in a movie theater with assault rifle, everyone freaks out.” About Obama: “Kills thousands with foreign policy, wins Nobel Peace Prize.”

What’s the point? Obama broke his promise to bring the troops home and many young Americans have died, said Maurice Clements, who is helping keep alive the provocative libertarian tradition of the late Ralph Smeed, whose billboard (now electronic) is a Caldwell landmark. “We’re all outraged over that killing in Aurora, Colo., but we’re not outraged over the boys killed in Afghanistan,” Clements said of public sentiment.

What connects Holmes and Obama? Clements said he’s just comparing the way society reacts. “We’re not saying that Obama is a lunatic,” he said.

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  1. Here again, we have some right wing nut job going after our president in an apple and oranges comparison. And dare I say if Obama were white, we would not have these ridiculous comparisons. The equating a mass murderer with our president is sheer lunacy.

    Posted by: Bernie | Jul 29, 2012 12:23:23 PM

  2. It frightens me to see what is happening here. I am not an Obama fanatic, but he is our president and deserves to be treated as such. The United States has become hell on earth. For the sack of our children, Keep Obama safe because he is our only hope right now. There are some countries that would put the creator of that billboard in front of a firing-squad.

    Posted by: jackie | Jul 29, 2012 6:58:57 PM

  3. And this is why people have negative views of stupid Repukes in Red states...

    Posted by: mmike1969 | Jul 29, 2012 8:48:12 PM

  4. This gentleman welcomes all contact regarding the sign.

    Here is his contact info: (208) 250-2193 or

    Posted by: Lance S | Jul 30, 2012 2:56:31 PM

  5. As an openly gay Idahoan I wanted to make clear that this radical fringe group is not representative of our state or the people who live here. Most Idahoans share a "live and let live" attitude and are some of the kindest people I have ever known - regardless of political affiliation.

    Posted by: JD Morgan | Jul 31, 2012 5:41:11 PM

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