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You Can’t Defend Billboard Message

Even Maurice Clements says the message he posted on a Caldwell electronic billboard might have been “poorly done." That’s an understatement, albeit after the fact. But the billboard remained up Monday, showing President Barack Obama alongside Colorado movie theater mass murder suspect James Holmes — a juxtaposition that manages to combine poor reasoning with even poorer taste. Clements said he was trying to call attention to Obama’s failure to bring U.S. troops home as promised, resulting in the deaths of thousands of Americans and civilians. Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize despite his lethal foreign policy decisions, said Clements; meanwhile, after 12 people died in the Colorado theater shootings, “everyone freaks out.” As Clements said last week, “We’re not saying that Obama is a lunatic.” No, of course not. By placing a picture of Obama next to that a wild-eyed spree shooting suspect, Clements is merely implying that Obama is a lunatic/Kevin Richert, Idaho Statesman. More here.

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