An electronic billboard in Caldwell, Idaho that compares President Obama to James Holmes, the 24-year old man accused of killing 12 in Aurora Colorado, movie theater on July 20th, has sparked outrage in the community, reports, The Idaho Statesman.
The giant sign on Franklin Road and North 21st Avenue features a photo of Holmes with the words, “Kills 12 in a movie theater with assault rifle, everyone freaks out,” written under his picture, juxtaposed to a photo of Obama with the words, “Kills thousands with foreign policy, wins Nobel Peace Prize,” written below.
The billboard is funded by a group honoring the memory of the late Libertarian thinker Ralph Smeed, the Ohio Statesman reported. According to the group, the billboard is there to remind Americans of Obama’s promise to bring home the troops—a promise the group says has been broken.
“We’re all outraged over that killing in Aurora, Colo., but we’re not outraged over the boys killed in Afghanistan,” said Maurice Clements, a member of the group, which has previously paid to display other anti-Obama messages on the billboard.