A billboard in southwestern Idaho is drawing comparisons between President Barack Obama’s foreign policy and the Colorado shooting suspect’s alleged crimes.
The electronic billboard in Caldwell displays a picture of Obama and James Holmes side by side.
Above the picture of Holmes, the man accused of killing 12 people in a Colorado movie theater, the billboard says: “Kills 12 in movie theater with assault rifle” and then underneath: “Everyone freaks out.”
Above the Obama photo, the billboard says: “Kills thousands with his foreign policy” and then below: “Wins Nobel Peace Prize.”
Maurice Clements helps run the billboard as an executor for the estate of libertarian Ralph Smeed, who used it to skewer government and politicians before his death in 2010.
Clements told the Idaho Statesman the latest message isn’t trying to connect Obama and Holmes, but compare society’s reactions.
One commuter says the message was offensive.
Information from: Idaho Statesman, http://www.idahostatesman.com