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Billboard Compares Obama to Aurora Shooter

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Wirey, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. Wirey

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  2. CaptainXeroid

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    I'm an American but not an Obama supporter, and I think it's over the top and in very poor taste.

    I can't say I'm shocked though. During GWBush's presidency, his opponents compared him to monkeys and Hitler. Such is the state of American politics these days. People say outlandish things to draw attention to themselves, then the media obliges them.
     
  3. tumbleweed41

    tumbleweed41 Resident Liberal Hippie

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    This was not put up by Obama political opponents. It was put up by anti-war proponents.

    Poor taste all around.
     
  4. Revoltingest

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    Bad taste for sure...but anti-war protests usually are.
    Still, it's for a good cause.
     
  5. Chisti

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    Poor taste? How so?
     
  6. YmirGF

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    I can hardly be described as an Obama supporter and I find the billboard to be absurd.

    Curiously, Obama had received the Nobel "Peace" prize very early in his reign - for doing nothing, whatsoever, to warrant the prize, however, at that point in time very few casualties could possibly be attributed to him. But, hey, why let facts ruin a perfectly good hatchet job, eh?
     
  7. Sunstone

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    In all likelihood, there has never been an American president with less blood on his hands than Holmes. But the killing that Holmes did is not socially acceptable. The killing presidents do is almost always socially acceptable. Hell, now and then, presidents even have good reasons for their killing, but Holmes certainly didn't.
     
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  8. Revoltingest

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    It would be great if killing in non-self-defensive wars became less socially acceptable.
     
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    That billboard sign is just absurd.

    I could not agree more.
     
  10. Father Heathen

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    Perhaps because the two aren't remotely comparable or related in any way? And because it tries to exploit a tragedy for political pandering.
     
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    Its a bit like when people compare a politican they dont like with Hitler. Or Stalin. Or any other massmurdering dictator. And just as when people do that, this billboard is just poor taste.
     
  12. Revoltingest

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    In poor taste it is, but there is legitimacy in pointing out that we're outraged when a
    relative few people are murdered, but are nonchalant about the death of thousands.
    The shock value can force us to face something we've too easily accepted as OK.
    Billboards are a venue where attention must be grabbed, & this one sure does that.
     
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  13. Willamena

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    I think it misses its mark. It appears to draw on dislike for Obama to lend sympathy to Holmes.
     
  14. Reverend Rick

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    I don't see sympathy for Holmes, what I see is no sympathy for innocent women and children killed by Obama approved predator drones.

    I am amazed no one ever mentions that Obama has used them more than any other president.

    If Bush would have increased their use, progressives would be rioting in the streets.

    Oh the hypocrisy:facepalm:
     
  15. Apex

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    So I wasn't the only one who noticed that.

    Imagine all the threads we would have seen going on about it and the blatant disregard for international law against Pakistan. But since Obama is the one doing it, silence...
     
  16. Revoltingest

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    This suggests one big advantage of having a Republican prez, ie, that wars &
    assaults on civil liberty will be vigorously protested instead of going unnoticed.
     
  17. BSM1

    BSM1 What? Me worry?

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    I am definitely not an Obama supporter but this type of idiocy is unfair to the man and to the office.
     
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