A billboard in western Colorado went up. No one knows who paid for it:
Local political candidates denounced it, the Democrat calling it "racist" and "homophobic," the Republican calling it "juvenile." On the local paper's story, the comments run the ideological gamut with a lot of in-fighting, but only one said they agreed with the billboard. And that's a conservative area's local paper. But Fox Nation picked up the story and the comments went in a different direction. Here are a few of the top-rated ones:
Pretty much looks like " if the shoe fits" and it does! Odumb@ss is in bed with every anti-american, anti-christian, lawless group he can find
SOMEBODY FINALLY GOT IT RIGHT. THE TRUTH HURTS, BUT IT IS STILL THE TRUTH.
I want the poster for my TV room.
What's that old saying....................................................?
Oh yey A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS>
The truth hurts, doesn't it, Dems? No wonder you're all running from the Anointed One as fast as you can. Run and hide but it won't help you. You're all done in three weeks and counting. . . .
And so on.
Imagine being in that machine, watching Fox News every day, reading the Washington Times, following Pamela Geller's blog, listening to Rush Limbaugh on the radio.... Eventually the rightwing noise machine drowns out any voices of reason.
And basically what they're saying all the time is what's in the billboard, that Obama is too pro-gay, in a secret terrorist sleeper cell, a Chicago gangster, and that he abandoned the border leaving America to be invaded by Mexicans. All the time. Eventually people who only hear that message from what they think are honest media sources start to believe it.
Then those of us on the outside wonder why they'd make such a dumb and offensive billboard, so ridiculous that it couldn't possibly be an honest representation of anyone's opinion, not understanding because we don't live in their hyper-reality.
We ought to do something about the brave new world that was constructed right under our noses.