Billboards are, arguably, the most American way to advertise. So it follows that the country’s tea party folk and libertarians — the people who see a threat to the very American ideals a billboard represents — would use the giant tributes to capitalism to express their displeasure with President Obama.
Here, we have a billboard put up by a birther in Wheat Ridge, Colo., last November. The owner of the sign went on MSNBC to decry Obama as “anti-Christian.”
A group called — what else — Billboards Against Obama posted a series of billboards in Atlanta.
This billboard, which showed up recently in Grand Junction, Colo., shows four cartoon personas of Obama — a terrorist, a bandito, a gangster and a gay man — gambling with the Constitution while surrounded by vermin named “trial lawyers” and “Fed.” The artist, Paul Snover, hasn’t revealed his patron.
This gem appeared in Minnesota, in, perhaps not surprisingly, Rep. Michele Bachmann’s home district.
We’ve chronicled the perceived threat of Sharia, or Islamic, law to the U.S. Constitution at TPMmuckraker. In Michigan, a group called the United American Committee, warned about the before it was cool, in November 2008.
Let’s take a break from the anti-Obama billboards. This is one of many that appeared of Obama’s trip the African country of Ghana last July.
The folks in Grand Junction, Colo., don’t seem to be fans of Jimmy Carter or Obama. The billboard company that posted this said they got hundreds of messages of support and only a handful of detraction.
A simple message in Oshkosh, Wisc.