The sign Bob Kunst was waving on the street corner in front of the Torch of Friendship monument this past weekend reads "OBAMA IS THE 'CHICKENS**T! JEW HATING JIHADIST."
Doozy is an understatement for Kunst, a practiced protester and a former mayoral, gubernatorial, senatorial, and U.S. congressional candidate. There were five other supporters at this protest -- tops. They arrived in downtown Miami at 2 p.m. Sunday. Now they're coming to a downtown Fort Lauderdale street corner near you today.
On Election Day, Kunst and his cohorts from Defend Jerusalem will be outside of the U.S. Federal Courthouse Building, at NE Third Avenue and Broward Boulevard, around 5 p.m.
The group's outrage was sparked by a recent article by The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg, which reported that a "senior Obama administration official" said, "The thing about Bibi [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu] is, he's a chickenshit."
"That's a major statement this week through his goons -- that Bibi's a chickenshit -- it's a reflection of every Jew in the world," Kunst says. "[Obama] is not a Marxist and a socialist and a communist -- this guy's a jihadist -- much more dangerous."
Fernando Veliz, a bruised and speech-slurring Cuban man who was resting on the Torch of Friendship monument behind Kunst's protest, said it's wrong for anyone to call anyone else names. But that doesn't stop him.
"They're the chickenshits!" Veliz yelled as he pointed at Kunst's group.
Kunst, who claims there are Christians in his group, still thinks his protest was a success. A former Cure AIDS Now activist, Kunst incorporated Defend Jerusalem in 2007 and said that South Florida was "the place where there's more [Zionist] activism than anywhere in the world" by late 2012.
Never mind that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Netanyahu and apologized for the anonymous comments.
"Today we've had a terrific reaction, absolutely no negatives," Kunst said Sunday. "We'll see you Tuesday in Broward, and we'll see you from now on, everywhere we go."
When: Tuesday November 4, at 5 p.m. Where: 299 E. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale Contact: 305-864-5110