A billboard created by an Iowa tea party group comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Lenin is being condemned by other tea party activists.
The North Iowa Tea Party began displaying the sign in Mason City last week.
The sign includes photos of Obama, Nazi leader Hitler and communist leader Lenin with the statement: "Radical leaders prey on the fearful & naive."
Shelby Blakely, a spokeswoman for the national Tea Party Patriots, says the sign isn't appropriate. She says her group opposes any comparisons of Obama to Hitler or Lenin.
Of course they do, but they can't escape the fact that this is what they draw, that this is inevitable when you use loaded language that instills fear, invokes racism, incites anger and preys to the lowest common denominator.
Dear Shelby Blakey,
You made this crummy, POS bed, now you gotta lay in it. And I am pretty much doing you a favor by taking you at your word, despite the fact that the Tea Party has a demonstrated history of bigotry and hatred.
The White House declined to comment.
Damn right, the WH shouldn't dignify it with a comment.
But I can, it isn't beneath me to tell these folks they are anti-american, unpatriotic jackanapes who can go to hell.