‘Go To Hell Barack’ Metro Ad Will Stay Despite Congressman’s Mean Letter

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But which layer of Hell?Virginia Congressman Jim Moran was none too pleased when he heard about the ad shown above, which says “Barack Obama wants politicians and bureaucrats to control America’s entire medical system. Go to hell Barack” and can be found in the Clarendon, Virginia Metro station. (Sorry if this post is “inside baseball,” since it involves the local transportation system.) Some goober paid $800 to put it up as an advertisement for his movie, about how ObamaCare will murder every last American by, who knows, providing them preventative care visits for no co-pay? Or perhaps it’s the free abortions…

Jim Moran went so far as to write a sternly worded letter to the Metro people demanding that this be taken down, giving the film’s producer the best plug he could’ve hoped for:

“This advertisement is inappropriate, disrespectful of the President, and should be removed immediately,” Moran said. “The families with children and thousands of tourists who take Metro everyday should not be subjected to such garbage. I understand WMATA vets these advertisements before allowing them to go up, but it seems someone wasn’t doing their job when this ad was approved.”

Why does Jim Moran hate the Constitution?

Chief spokesman Dan Stessel said Metro “cannot decline ads based on political content.”

Stessel wrote in an e-mail that Metro’s advertising “has been ruled by the courts as a public forum protected by the First Amendment.”

What do you think, reader? Should Barack Obama go to Hell or is this poster the poster equivalent of Hitler?

[Washington Post]

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129 comments

    1. BlackRhino

      But shouldn’t that read,
      From Brietbart to Obama: Come to hell Barack.

      This guy better watch out, Pirates, Osama and now Brietbart. His enemies seem to end up…

  1. memzilla

    "[Virginia Congressman] Jim Moran went so far as to write a sternly worded letter to the Metro people demanding that this be taken down…."

    First time an anti-Obama piece of propaganda has been opposed by a Moran.

  2. MissTaken

    "Get an Obama-ectomy Screening Package"

    I hope the Easter Bunny includes one in my basket this year!

    1. anniegetyerfun

      Betray-us?! I remember the howling and screaming over that one.

      But just keep in mind that they're telling a Knicker President to go to hell, so it's all OK and not insulting at all.

  3. SorosBot

    Psst, dude, bureaucrats already controlled our health care system; bureaucrats who worked for for-profit health insurance companies. "ObamaCare" just restrains them from screwing over the sick as much as they used to.

    1. Sassomatic

      It is God's will that insurance companies screw over the sick, and the sick should just be grateful and accept the gift that God has given them–the gift of dying slowly and painfully of a treatable disease.

    2. Sue4466

      "'ObamaCare' just restrains them from screwing over the sick as much as they used to."

      Seems that is precisely their problem. Screwing over the sick = profits. Think of the job creators!

        1. Sue4466

          Exactly. Libruls always worried about the poor cancer patient, never think about defending the right of the wealthy to morally oppose having to do shit for anyone but themselves.

  4. noodlesalad

    Learn how to use a comma, Logan Darrow Clements. Your name is awful, Logan Darrow Clements. Congratulations on finally not spending that spare $800 on a rent boy, Logan Darrow Clements.

  5. actor212

    I think the NYC subway system forbids political advertising…except when there's a book or a movie to be sold. I do know they hae a committee that reviews and vets ads, but then they've let ads for laser hemmorhoid surgery appear– Dr. Sitzmor, I swear to God that's his name– so who really knows?

    1. anniegetyerfun

      I happen to follow Breitbart's prescribed nightly-bottle-of-whiskey-chased-by-oxycodone regimen, and I find it delightful. My skin is so dewy, as well.

      1. Generation[redacted]

        His patented single malt diet plan will give you the added benefit of a fresh peaty smell, with earthy undertones.

  6. Fox n Fiends

    i see the Canadian maple leaf in there. I live in Canada an am having FREE surgery on my wrist next week. I only had to wait 6 weeks. the physio and drugs will be free too. To quote Bon Scott: Hell ain't a bad place to be.

    1. JustPixelz

      Plus Canadians live longer than U.S. Americans. Europeans live longer too. In fact, all the socialist healthcare countries have better life expectancy. Also lower infant mortality. But at least we have freedumb. USA! USA! US… cough, cough, gaaack, thud.

      1. Fare la Volpe

        They also have better access to contraception, fewer teen pregnancies, and significantly fewer abortions. It's almost like doing things intelligently is a good thing.

        1. Generation[redacted]

          It violates my deeply held religious beliefs. Namely, "Thou shalt not do things intelligently."

        2. reliefsinn

          Yes, but they have an ingenious population. Or is it indegenius? Or something like that. I think what it means is that they are all light complexioned , and so deserve to have health care.

    2. HELisforHEL

      I have to have 'a procedure' in a few weeks–I had to wait 6 weeks for mine as well, but I get to enjoy my American Awesomeness and pay for mine. Luckily I have a jerb, otherwise it would go untreated until I drop dead from it, unlike people in your country. I bet you wish you had such awesome freedumbs.

      So suck it, nations with healthcare! USA is number one!
      (in stupidity)

  7. jus_wonderin

    Barack should take him up on. What I mean is, Barack should gather up all his awesome weaponry, enlist some space marines and enter the spacial rift to…kick the butts of all the demons in hell. They will be DooM-ed.

    Yes, go to hell, Barack. Kick ass and take names.

    Edit: Oh, and "make them your bitch!"

  8. Dashboard Buddha

    Well…free speech allows bullshit like this to exist…and free speech allows someone to say it should be taken down. The metro folks said no, so it looks like this is over…unless of course the Moran takes official steps to have it removed.

  9. MrFizzy

    Angry, left-leaning independent that I am, I say it's a good thing. Even dumbasses like these should be allowed to express their opinions. It's too bad there's no coalition of people with brains to put up a counter-ad. Of course some redneck Virginian would probably shoot something like that off the wall of the metro station.

    1. SorosBot

      Yeah, he has the right to put up this moronic ad, and we have the right to call him a shit-for-brains douchenozzle for doing so.

      1. MrFizzy

        Could not agree more, my wonkette bruddah. I just wish there was some way to get an ad up in the metro. Of course if conservatives do this, it's free speech; if liberals do it, it's slander. Virginia sucks. Truly. If I lived in NoVa I would just be horrified that somehow I'm lumped in with a bunch of fucking yahoos. And I would probably move the hell out of there.

        1. SorosBot

          Remember, when liberals criticize what a conservative says, that's an attack on their right to free speech!

      2. Chet Kincaid

        I don't think free speech rights apply here. Publishers (in this case, the transit system) have the right to say what they will allow advertisers to post. If the government wanted to stop him from posting a sign on his own property, that's different.

  10. sharethegrief

    It doesn't matter. Now that you can buy multiple guns each month in Virginia, all Metro riders will soon be dead.

    1. HELisforHEL

      Seriously, can someone explain the logic behind the NRA stance on this? I could ask some family members but would rather not–opening that can of worms with 'my cold dead hand' aficionados is not something I care to do.
      But…why? What possible good explanation can they have? Somehow I don't think 'So you can build your own militia' or 'So you may arm your gang members with efficiency' are good reasons. Is it tied to the usual BS gun seller line of crap?

      1. sharethegrief

        The logic behind this is that there is no logic. Curiously, this makes sense to a lot of people.

  11. Oblios_Cap

    The movie says we're all going to die out, just like the Canadians did because of ObamaCare? Maybe we should have a test run, using only red states, before we mandate it for the rest of the nation.

  12. johnnyzhivago

    The real crime is that the socialist Metro is even open. Close it down and make it a parking tunnel or something. Doesn't this demo-rat understand that mass transit is pushing gas prices through the roof??? And for what – so a bunch of elites can get to work plotting the One World Government???

    It cost me $83 to fill up my Hummer this morning – and that's a lot of money to pay to just drive it in circles like I do in order to increase my carbon footprint and infuriate my liberal neighbors!

    1. HELisforHEL

      Can you pull this off and not start laughing mid-sentence? You could be their candidate, since even repugs can't stand Romney.

    2. L188188

      Which metro line are we supposed to avoid because all the colored folks ride it? The blue line, was it?

  13. Joshua Norton

    Like all of the great movies, its available as a free download. I see an Oscar in someone's future!

  14. MrFizzy

    It's kind of doubly amazing that nothing like this was going on during W's reign of ignorance. There was actually something to complain about then. Oh, I forgot, Bush was and is a white, southern moron.

    1. Sassomatic

      I object. He is not actually southern. He was pretending to be southern, to make us all look bad, the asshole.

  15. Mumbletypeg

    Who was it yesterday, mentioned that Dunning-Kruger effect has the most widespread manifestation among Americans, as opposed to in Asia or Australia?

    Go to hell, nostrildamus! Because you… made my butt hurt! only in this case, made my brain hurt, with the awful truth of what you shared, that I did not want to hear — I throw sticks and stones at you in lieu of the idiots out there in their sicker, sadder worlds, who take their first-amendment rights rather far beyond the pale.

  16. fartknocker

    I apologize if it's already been mentioned but Congressman McFuckstick has life time free health care after just one term of service, as well as a pension annuity thanks to hard working people like me because he's in Congress. His opinion is no more valid than my morning shit. Fucking hypocrite.

    1. Limeylizzie

      Darling Fartknocker, I think Andrew's demise has upset you to the point where you are unable to read the article, mon ange.

        1. Generation[redacted]

          Breitbart tried shopping that movie around to various Hollywood studios, and look where it got him.

  17. Slim_Pickins

    In retrospect, Breitbart might have benefited from preventative care visits with no co-pay.

  18. Callyson

    Why can't Jim Moran do what anyone else would do in this case, and vandalize the ad? I know the DC Metro cops are a bunch of thuggish hawks, but a couple of discreetly placed stickers should do the trick. To wit:
    “Barack Obama wants politicians and bureaucrats to get off their asses and work for the public good. Give them hell Barack!"

    1. finallyhappy

      I am considering exactly that. Discreetly vandalizing. If i am caught, I will cry(hey, I cry everytime Beth dies in Little Women- oops, did I give away the surprise middle?) and say I am a patriot and could not accept the President being defamed. I was just planning to cover up the word Barack

  19. Toomush_Infer

    Movie should be called: Sick and Sicker and Sickerer…. in honor of the Idiocracy…

    1. jus_wonderin

      Kindergarten teachers want to control the entire class.

      Go to hell, Kindergarten teachers.

  20. elburritodeluxe

    Why can't we be like all those great countries where the government doesn't get involved in medical care! Like Angola or Papua New Guinea!

    1. BaldarTFlagass

      I bet they don't spend a lot of time worrying about their health insurance premiums in Somalia.

    2. chicken_thief

      Or the bastion of government small enough to be drowned in a bathtub – Somalia! For the freedumz!!!

  21. JustPixelz

    As I've said before…

    The percent of members of Congress who get health insurance should match the general population. The haves and have-nots would be chosen by lottery once a year. If some member doesn't get covered, tough shit — they can go buy insurance or go without. That's freedom!

  22. JustPixelz

    The sign says "Obama wants politicians and bureaucrats to control healthcare". Obviously the author is not a woman and has not dealt with an insurance company bureaucracy.

    The Go-Pee'ers never question the protections we get from our socialist military, police and fire departments. They actually like to spend taxpayer money on those things. Health care (and the insurance that enables it) is just as much a protective service. If they want to keep Americans safe, they — the Repubicans — need to include our health security.

    1. SayItWithWookies

      They actually like to spend taxpayer money on those things.

      In Virginia, two-thirds of the firefighters are volunteers. I hope your state is more progressive.

    2. GOPCrusher

      After 9/11 they were all about the Support Our First Responders, until they figured out that they belong to unions and are paid from tax dollars.

  23. banana_bread

    Honestly, I don't think it's appropriate to allow the phrase "go to hell [real person]" on a bus. But maybe it's different in Virginia?

    Edit: or on a Metro station. Reading is fun-damental!

  24. Redhead

    Let the poster stay but recommend the guy who paid for it get a mental health evaluation. Free of charge, of course.

  25. bikerlaureate

    We'll know they are Xtians by their love.
    And respect for author-i-tah.

    Anyway, let this be the last day of publicity for this bitter, immature shill.

  26. freakishlywrong

    Actually, Jim Moran is a really good one. Ask any federal employee in his district, they love him.

  27. Baconzgood

    Meh. Ballston is (where we get off to see the lil' lady's friend) the only stop I get off at between Fairfax and D.C.

    1. finallyhappy

      I used to go there very frequently-coming from the Dc side. Ballston only had ads for contractors vying for an Antarctic contract- has that changed?

  28. not that Dewey

    Just don't put up any advertisements that mention atheism, because then the xians might become violent. But xians BEING VIOLENT in an advertisement is perfectly legit.

  29. ttommyunger

    On the bright side, there's another $800 down the rat-hole that the Rightards won't be able to use in November. Well-placed also. Patrons of public transportation are known to be among the fabled swing-voting class, heh, heh.

    1. Generation[redacted]

      As the producers of Planet of the Apes found, it's not profanity if you're literally telling him to go to an actual place called Hell. Then it's just a statement of geography.

  30. Guppy

    Meh, they're both morons. But the key thing here is that the right-wing publisher thinks there's a market for his product among the users of public transportation.

  31. OneDollarJuana

    Metro spokesman Dan Stessel is a lying sack of crap. Here in Seattle we have similar rules about ads on our buses, except they banned some ads by the Freedom From Religion Foundation because they "were afraid of potential damage" to their buses from irate religionists trashing the buses. Metro could have used the same lame excuse to ban these ads. Except they love the ads.

  32. OneYieldRegular

    I'm willing to chip in to raise $800 for a Wonkette metro ad, if it'll help. Barb has to write it, though.

  33. MinAgain

    It is disrespectful to the president and kinda childish in the bargain. But childish assholes have the same free speech rights as everyone else. Otherwise, Fox's anchor desk would be empty.

    1. finallyhappy

      no , it is not a free speech right.. Metro could reject ads- nothing says they have to accept an ad that disrespects the president -or they could pick some other rule they must have- god knows, you can get arrested on Metro if they catch you eating a mint.

      1. MinAgain

        The sentiment is an exercise of free speech. Expressing the sentiment in this particular medium is also an exercise of free speech, only the right belongs to the actual owner of the medium.

  34. Pres.Beeblebrox

    "Sick & Sicker" will do even worse in the theatres than "Untamed" or "The Undaunted" or whatever the fuck the Palin hagiography movie was called. And that would be quite a feat.

  35. Troglodeity

    This is great news! Now that we know that WMATA allows "Go to hell Barack," for a mere $3,200 we can display "Suck it, Boehner," "Eat me, Santorum," "Bite me, Romney," AND "Blow me, Boehner" on subway walls.

  36. valthemus

    Folks said "Hail to the Thief" about George W. Bush because a conservative Supreme Court stopped the re-count that might have given us a different president and the Bushies had no problem with that (fought for it, even). Folks compared him to Hitler for trying to annex Sudetenland… I mean Iraq. Folks said he was chimp-like because he would say really stupid stuff on a regular basis and he couldn't pronounce "nuclear." And an Arab journalist threw shoes at Bush for being the warmongering Islamophobe who ordered troops to occupy his country.

    Barak Obama is being told to "Go to hell" for trying to get low-income people health insurance.

    Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! This is me going mad. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

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