Obama, Hitler billboard removed

2010-07-15 12:24
Des Moines - A billboard created by a conservative tea party group comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Lenin has been removed.

Kent Beatty, the general manager of the company that owns the billboard, says a North Iowa Tea Party representative called on Tuesday night and asked that the sign in downtown Mason City be removed.

Beatty says his company replaced the sign on Wednesday morning with a public service announcement.

The original sign showed photographs of Obama, Nazi leader Hitler and communist leader Lenin beneath the labels "Democrat Socialism", "National Socialism", and "Marxist Socialism".

Some tea party members criticised the sign, and North Iowa Tea Party co-founder Bob Johnson acknowledged the pictures overwhelmed the intended message of anti-socialism.
 

- AP
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