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    Billboard compares Obama to shooter

    Does billboard comparing Obama to alleged shooter go too far? | Local & Regional | KBOI 2 - Boise News, Weather, Sports and Breaking News

    A Caldwell billboard is raising questions in the Treasure Valley as it compares President Obama to accused Colorado killer, James Holmes.
    Free Speech, yes. Not saying it should be illegal. But wow, what a lack of taste.


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    Re: Billboard compares Obama to shooter

    I will say this is extremely in poor taste and those that created it should be ashamed of themselves.

    However, with that said, the billboard is perfectly legal.

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    Re: Billboard compares Obama to shooter

    Some war protest group?
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    Re: Billboard compares Obama to shooter

    Its a rather sad and foolish comparison. When you do sad and foolish things, it makes you look sad and foolish.

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    Re: Billboard compares Obama to shooter

    I get the point they're trying to make, but it's a bit tacky.
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    Re: Billboard compares Obama to shooter

    This is disturbing. But no more so than the ads romney and obama are running against each other. These are the types of politics that we have created in America.
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    Re: Billboard compares Obama to shooter

    Yeah, it's in poor taste. It's true, but it's in poor taste.

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    Re: Billboard compares Obama to shooter

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Free Speech, yes. Not saying it should be illegal. But wow, what a lack of taste.
    That goes a little further than simply bad taste in my judgement. I don't give a damn what a persons politics happen to be, it's totally inapropriate to depict a sitting president in that manner period. It's not only disrespectful to the office of the president, but it reflect poorly on the country as a whole... Not too mention that it also exploits a tragidy that's still very fresh on everyones minds.

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    Re: Billboard compares Obama to shooter

    Wasn't it Obama and his people that have gone around suggesting Romney is a felon? I see nobody bitching about stuff like that.
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    Re: Billboard compares Obama to shooter

    Demeaning to the Office of the President that deserves at least a certain amount of respect regardless who sits in it. Horribly poor taste in general to try and purposefully link any politician and this killer in peoples minds. Exploits a horrendous situation like the shooting for political ends.

    There's just really no good avenue to go down with this. Just classless.

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