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Billboard on I-35 demonizes Obama as a "socialist"

by: ManOverBoard

Tue Aug 31, 2010 at 10:00 PM CDT

The demonization campaign is in full swing in Texas.

Location: View southbound from Interstate Hwy 35 just north of exit 315, town of Bruceville, TX

Question: How is the Earned Income Tax credit (EITC) pioneered by Richard Nixon, Treasury Secretary Connally (a Texan), and Economist Milton Freedman less "socialist" than Obama's stimulus plan that simply routes money to "shovel ready projects" in the states to reduce the "pro-cyclical" impact of reduced state government spending? The EITC is a shameless form of wealth transfer, almost like the "Negative Income Tax" (NIT) Freedman advocated along with his flat tax. Yet, there is an effort to demonize Obama for a stimulus plan less shamelessly "Socialist" than the Nixon-Connally-Freedman program?


Is Rick Perry behind billboard adverts demonizing Obama?


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Why Bruceville? (5.00 / 2)
What's up with that? It's disgusting...but thanks for the heads up. Those billboards are very expensive!! Looks like it may be from the Tea Party Crowd since the same picture is being used up there in Iowa.

I guess the Tea Party Crowd doesn't mind being the front for these very rich people.

Anti-Obama billboard appears coordinated with a second (0.00 / 0)
billboard showing simply an American flag. The implication, as usual, is that Obama is unAmerican, alien, etc.

The photo is mounted on a Keller billboard. The very next billboard (visible south bound on the East side of the freeway) is a Lamar billboard showing nothing but a huge American flag with no words, captions, or anything else.  

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Bruceville is not far from Geoge Bush's home in Crawford. (0.00 / 0)

Besides, Bruceville is on the main road from Dallas Fort Worth to Austin and San Antonio. So, Bruceville is just a place that had two expensive, high visibility billboards available for a coordinated attack on Obama's patriotism and Americanism.

Actually, Bruceville has progressive connections. In Bruceville there is a monument to Samuel Gompers, the AFL  labor union hero. So, I wouldn't blame those folks because of a billboard managed out of maybe Dallas.  

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No similarity to Iowa sign (0.00 / 0)

The Iowa sign was designed by a blabber mouth who doesn't know when to stop adding stuff to his art work.

The Texas sign is very austere and simple. It couldn't be the work of the same people.

The intended effect is the same, for sure. But it is the difference between amateur and professional marcom.  

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Hold a rally and protest march at the billboard to draw attention (0.00 / 0)
to this ridiculous slander.  

[ Parent ]
I don't think Rick Perry is behind it. (5.00 / 1)
He doesn't do anything.

If the same sign is in Iowa, then it probably is bigger (3.00 / 1)
than Perry.

But good point. Perry is too lazy to conceive, much less execute this plan.  

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