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UPDATE: Anti-Obama Billboard Surfaces in Forsyth County for a Short Time

The electronic billboard with anti-messages about President Obama have been taken down.

Update: 10-29-12, 1:50 p.m.

Cumming Patch received the following press release on Monday, Oct. 29, by the Forsyth County Republican Party that was dated Oct. 26, 2012.

The Forsyth County Republican Party does not condone the inappropriate billboard messages recently posted along Highway 400, and calls upon the sign company to remove them. 

These messages detract from the Republican Party’s positive message that Gov. Romney has the skills and experience to improve our nation’s economy, command our nation’s military, and preserve our Constitution.

“This election is about issues, not name-calling," said Ethan Underwood, Chairman of the Forsyth County GOP, in the press release.

"Americans want a president with vision, who believes in us as a people, to guide us out of these hard economic times. Voters are looking for someone to vote for – not against. The Forsyth County Republican Party believes that when voters examine the issues logically, they will conclude that Mitt Romney is the best candidate for the job.”

Original Article: 10-26-12, 8:15 p.m.

Commuters traveling northbound on Georgia 400 in Forsyth County Friday may have noticed a series of messages on a electronic billboard that were critical of President Barack Obama.

11Alive News reported that the rotating messages read:

  • "Worst President Ever"
  • "100% Anti-Obama"
  • "More Jobs Less B.O."
  • "I was Anti-Obama Before Anti-Obama Was Cool"
  • "Comrade Obama"

Cumming Patch went to the site of the electronic billboard around 6 p.m., but all messages were taken down.

The electronic billboard, located off GA 400 just north of Peachtree Parkway (Exit 13), is owned by a Buford company called Revolution Billboards, according to 11Alive News.

The Atlanta television news station reported that the president of the Forsyth County Republican Women reached out to the news station Friday afternoon, "to emphasize that the party has nothing to do with the sign, and that they do not condone the placement of such a sign."

Peggy Green said "the county Republican Party has been working very hard to make sure that people know that they are not supportive [of] a message like the one of the billboard."

Tom McElroy who saw the billboards and captured the messages on his smart phone told Fox 5 Atlanta, "It was very important for me to get this video. I like to gather archival information about this election because of its importance."

Tell Us: Did you see the messages? What are your thoughts about the messages?

KM October 29, 2012 at 10:23 PM
Won't stop me from voting for Obama!
Concerned Reader October 29, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Is there really a story here? The first amendment still guarantees freedom of speech and expression (but with this guy in office who knows how long that will last). Was this action that offensive? That depends on your perspective. What is offensive to many is the undo attention being paid to this advertisement by this wanna-be news service and its way over the top liberal editor. Had this billboard been about Governor Romney would it have been given even a moments notice, let alone reported by patch? Highly doubtful.
Alan McKee October 30, 2012 at 05:01 PM
WHY???????
A Progressive American October 30, 2012 at 05:26 PM
I agree!! Romney changes his story to appeal to whatever group/debate/state/demographic he happens to be talking to! No one knew the extent of the devastation that past administrations did to the economy. In light of that fact, Obama has done an incredible job moving us in the right direction. And could have done more if the Republicans would vote for what's best for the country instead of what's best for their own personal agenda!
A Progressive American October 30, 2012 at 05:36 PM
Well said! I will also be celebrating when Obama is voted back for another 4 years to continue the fight to make this country great again. The Republicans won't be happy until they've pushed us back to the 1950s when women, gays, Latinos, African-Americans, and anyone who wasn't Christian was considered a second class citizen - or worse! And for the record, I am a white, Christian straight woman in my 50's. This country will only be strong when we accept and embrace all people of all races and religions. The radical right is going to be in for a rude awakening in a few short years when being white and Christian is no longer the majority!

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