Is this anti-Obama billboard racist? You be the judge
Obama meets Sambo? Click the photo to enlarge the image.
So... whaddya think? Is this billboard, on display outside Wolf Interstate Leasing & Sales, 4855 Miller Street in Wheat Ridge, a bold (and legitimate) statement of displeasure with the Obama administration that has the guts to link the shootings in Fort Hood, Texas, with Islamoterrorism? Or is it an offensive throwback to the Little Black Sambo imagery that typified race baiting for far too much of the 20th century?
The general manager of the dealership says the man behind the message is Phil Wolf, who supplied billboard space for "Where's the Birth Certificate?" signage on I-70 backed by KHOW's Peter Boyles. He's currently in Seattle, but I've left a message on his cell phone and will update this post when and if he returns the call. His phone may be ringing more as the day goes on; David Sirota discussed the subject on AM-760 this morning, and there's a thread dedicated to it on the Daily Kos.
It's definitely a conversation-starter -- and probably an argument-starter, too.
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