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?
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