Phil Wolf, the owner of Wolf Automotive, in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, is shocked and dismayed that his dealership received death threats after placing this billboard on his lot.
“I never expected people to threaten to kill us,” he told us. “I never expected people to harm my employees. … I’ve had people leave the office today — they’re terrified.”Really?
You can't understand why people are soooooo angry?
From Think Progress:
Today, a new birther billboard went up above Wolf Automotive off I-70 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. The sign has a picture of President Obama wearing a turban, asking, “President or Jihad?” and exhorting, “Wake up America! Remember Fort Hood”:
ThinkProgress spoke with Phil Wolf, the owner of the car dealership. He said that the billboard is his personal project because he believes the American people have a right to know the facts about the president:read more....
I’m probably like a lot of other people that have asked the question, I want to know who our president is. And to date, I don’t think I know, I don’t think a lot of people know, I don’t think it’s ever been asked — answered. [...]
When this Fort Hood massacre occurred, and I saw the response of our Commander in Chief to this unbelievable, politically correct, nonsense — to me it was just enough. And I wanted to bring a little bit more attention to this thing, because to me it just wasn’t getting addressed.
The Wolf Auto “birther” billboard inspired by talk-radio host Peter Boyles and paid for by wingnut blogsite WorldNet Daily has been replaced. Commuters on I70 will no longer be confronted by the question “Where’s the Birth Certificate?” and be left to ponder Pres. Obama’s citizenship. Now they are being asked to consider, in the wake of the Fort Hood shootings, whether Obama is “President or Jihad,” a muddled but provocative question.This is the same guy who plastered this up on his billboards in September:
The new Wolf Auto Wheatridge billboard was captured today by blog site “Say It Ain’t So.” The childlike spelling and drawing that characterize the sign are sure to raise questions of authenticity. Is this the latest work of the Yes Men, this time looking to parody the conspiracy-driven right? No. It seems clear the sign is tied to recent Boyles rantings on the Fort Hood Shootings and U.S. politically correct culture and the threat Islam poses to America.
According to billboard owner Phil Wolf, Denver’s “birther boards” will go up mid-day today at Kipling and I-70 on the north side of frontage road. West-Denver commuters will be treated to compelling over-sized double-sided evidence that Americans love a distraction.
The ominous and compelling message: “Where is the birth certificate?”
The billboards are the work of talk radio host Peter Boyles, World Net Daily, and Mr. Wolf. They are part of nationwide right-wing campaign to force Pres. Obama to produce his original long-form birth certificate.
(This was the Louisiana version featuring the right-wing butter site, World Net Daily's url)It's good to see how the community is not happy with this nutter's blatant display of hate:
Wolf said he does not believe the billboard is racist, but conservatives and liberals are calling for Wolf to take the sign down.
"I think it would be good judgement on the part of the people who put up the billboard to take it down," said Dave Kopel, Research Director at the conservative Independence Institute. "There's lots of things I'd criticize President Obama for, but I think it's ridiculous to say he might be a jihadi."
"This billboard is an example of hateful stereotyping," said Anti-Defamation League spokeswoman Joyce Rubin.
The left-leaning advocacy group MoveOn.org and ProgressNow Colorado called the billboard racist and vowed to boycott businesses owned by Wolf Automotive Group until the billboard is removed.
The Anti-Defamation League released a statement in response to the billboard on Friday:
Via DKos' acsguitar:
"The Anti-Defamation League decries the use of religious imagery and references to make a political point, regardless of ones political perspective on the issues of the day. This billboard exploits the recent tragic shooting at Ft. Hood in a context replete with bigotry. It is divisive and offensive, and perpetuates hateful and harmful stereotypes about Muslims. ADL encourages all individuals to keep political discourse free of hateful sentiment, scapegoating and stereotypes."read more...
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