Tea Party Decides Its Hitler-Obama-Lenin Billboard Was a Little Over the Top After All

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Photo: Radio Iowa

A billboard put up in Mason City, Iowa, by the North Iowa Tea Party last week comparing President Obama to Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Lenin was plastered over today, after complaints from other tea partiers led the group's co-founder to reassess his communications strategy.


"They are absolutely right in their criticism because the image of Hitler just totally wiped everything else and it misrepresents the tea party movement," [Bob] Johnson said. "They were right from the standpoint that the image was not a positive reflection on the tea people."

Johnson said Hitler images are usually not allowed at North Iowa Tea Party gatherings.

The lone exception, of course, is "Bring Your Photo of Obama Dressed as Hitler Night," which is very popular.

Tea Party billboard covered up in Mason City [Radio Iowa]
Iowa billboard linking Obama, Hitler removed [AP via Yahoo]