Who's Behind the Obama-Bashing Billboard?

Have you seen the hysterical/apocalyptic "STOP OBAMA" billboard on southbound I-95 just past Palm Beach International Airport? It warns people that Greek-style financial Armageddon is "COMING HERE SOON!" It's complete with images of cities ablaze, cops in riot gear, and stone-throwing mobs of face-masked anarchists. Yikes!

This disaster impends, the billboard implies, because of the national debt — though what the debt actually consists of, how much of it is Obama's doing, how U.S. public finances compare with those of Greece, and various other details like what it all means are left to the viewer's inflamed imagination. But the takeaway is clear: First black president = chaos in the streets.

This billboard is funded, it turns out, by Aventura-based political action committee American Principles, an Israelcentric organization. American Principles is the brainchild of one Eytan Laor, a Miami-based political operative whose fundraising goes to GOP candidates whose sole litmus test is fervent support of Israel. That leaves plenty of room for political crackpots, hotheads, screwups, and the ethically challenged (not that the categories are mutually exclusive).

"Tear down that billboard!"
"Tear down that billboard!"

Laor's favored include "most corrupt" David Rivera (R-FL), multiply-troubled Joe Walsh (R-IL), Muslim-basher Renee Ellmers (R-NC), homophobe Denny Rehberg (R-MT), whoremonger David Vitter (R-LA), and, inevitably, not-quite-clinically-insane Allen West (R-FL).

"Conservative compass" Chris Ruddy and "South Beach Diet" doctor Arthur Agatston are the highest-profile figures on Laor's donor list. Lesser-knowns include Delray Beach pain doctor Jeffrey Zipper, Boca Raton orthodontist/political activist Larry Kawa and — most striking — Hollywood's Falic family, America's foremost Likudniks.

American Principles isn't the biggest snake in the campaign finance grass by any means; the $194K it's raised this year is small potatoes in a post-Citizens United age, when superPACs raise eight-figure sums and billionaire global gambling czar Sheldon Adelson doles out $5 million a pop. Neither do we mean to say that what to do about the national debt is not fair political game. But reasoned debate on current affairs does not result from propagandistic terrorism and a panic-stricken electorate. Mr. Laor: Tear down that billboard!

 
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waxy350cj
waxy350cj

Who's Behind The Obama-Bashing Billboard?

 

As Reagan said, "There you go again." .... committing suicide just like Jake Cline, Editor, did at the now defunct "City Link" in bashing Republicans. I notice that you conveniently left out the $16 Trillion+ debt part of the sign, that will destroy all of us if not reigned in. I also notice that the last issue of NT had only 44 pages. Could it be that the "great" Obama economy of 42 straight months of unemployment has meant more business' going belly up and thus less ad revenue for the paper? How many pages of ads did NT have under "Cowboy" Bush compared to the Obama Economy now? Care to research that for me or is it too embarrassing to tell the truth. NT has only 1 1/2 pages of classified ads now. What a testament to your hero, that "economic genius", President Zero.

When all else fails, Fire Ant(FA) plays the usual race card, "First Black Pres=Chaos In The Street." Really, well guess what FA, I don't like his white half policies either! Seems like you, FA, see everything from the spectrum of race. I see nothing racist on the billboard except your failure to address the massive debt & jobless rate under Obama. So who's the real racist here?

Waxy350CJ

 

 

janmb
janmb

Its not about freedom of speech....this is about  lies and insanity which I personally had enough of in the 8 years republicans ran everything...and the fact they let the insurers  run this state of FL.  

girl4now
girl4now

 

so freedom of speach is no longer protected, unless your a liberal.

 
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