Anti-Obama Billboards in Hanson, Massachusetts: Racism or Just Bad Taste?

Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing it's idiot.

Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing it’s idiot.

I get it. If my candidate was an empty suit with hundreds of millions of dollars who didn’t give two craps about people like me that make under $100k per year, I’d be pretty frustrated too. That’s why these signs don’t surprise me in the least. At the RNC, we saw a similar theme. It wasn’t a Convention that was buzzing with excitement for their candidate… It was one boiling with hatred for the President.

These billboards, which have been put up on the small town of Hanson, Massachusetts, aren’t put there to cheer for Mitt Romney. They were put there to further smear the President and continue to try to make him “not one of us.” The first one, “Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing it’s idiot,” is an old re-tread from the early days of the Tea Party. We’ve seen it before. The second adds a twist.

Thanks, Obama!  Here's my middle finger.

Thanks, Obama! Here’s my middle finger.

This second billboard adds completely imaginary statistics (35 years of paychecks???) and a young girl giving the finger to an invisible Obama… Or to passing motorists depending on whether or not you have time to read it. Eric Folsom, a parent from a nearby town, said that the sign puts him in a tough spot with his 6 year old daughter.

“If she saw that, she’d say ‘Why is that little girl doing that? What does that mean?’” he said. “How do I explain that?”

Both signs were put up by local motorcycle shop owner Robert Sullivan.  For more info, go check out Enterprise News and HuffPo.

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2 thoughts on “Anti-Obama Billboards in Hanson, Massachusetts: Racism or Just Bad Taste?

  1. ashishrox says:

    and i thought hate in politics is a problem just in my own country !

  2. 16Soul says:

    This is so racist and shows ignorance. I can’t believe racists would stoop that low.

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