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November 22, 2009

Birther Attack Gets a Fort Hood Twist

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If anti-abortion picketers can routinely intimidate women outside health clinics, can it be that hard for protestors to scare off all but the most racist customers from doing business with this attention-seeking, hate-mongering Colorado used car salesman? (See backstory in caption below.)

By tying in Fort Hood, Phil Wolf’s birther billboard constructed at his Colorado auto lot takes the “Obama as a closet Muslim” (or “Obama as secret Jihadist”) scare tactic to a whole new and much sicker level. Just like the terrifying TIME cover supposedly exposing Nidal Hasan using a “terrorist x-ray,” presenting Obama in a suit morphing into the version with the turban plays on the “example” of Hasan suddenly morphing into “one of them” from a U.S. military uniform.

So, where’s the push back?

(photo: John Moore/Getty. caption: Phil Wolf, owner of Wolf Automotive used car dealership, stands in front of a billboard on his auto lot on November 21, 2009 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Wolf paid $2,500 to have the billboard painted, and it has sparked contraversy since it was put up the day before. Wolf, 57, said the dealership received more than a thousand calls from throughout the U.S. and Canada in a single day, both in support and against the sign.’We’ve had death threats. We had people call and say they were going to firebomb the place last night,’ he said, adding that local police provided overnight security outside the dealership because of the threats. Wolf, a supporter of the ‘birther’ movement, questions President Obama’s citizenship.’We’ve got to recall our country, the election,’ he said. This guy (Obama), is illegal.’ He also blamed the President for the massacre at Ft. Hood.’The cavalier attitute taken by Mr. Obama towards the enemy within us is absolutely horrible. If I had a snake in the house, I would kill it,’ Wolf said. Several left-leaning advocacy groups have called on the public to boycott the auto dealership.)

  • psychohistorian

    The only way those folks are going to be marginalized is economically and if it is just left leaning folk that are telling folk to boycott this guy they then we are losing the battle for the morals of the middle class. All but the batshit crazy bigots and faith breathers should ever set foot on this guys’ property again.

  • Senorita Bonita

    Why not let this addled brained dum-kopf know how you feel. …
    Wolf automotive 4855 Miller Street Wheat Ridge Co 80033
    [email protected],[email protected],[email protected]

  • NoContest

    Be careful. Wolf has set up his Colorado Bureau of Investigation human shield by screaming “death threat”. This failed businessman is probably shutting down his car lot next week “for fear of retribution” against his employees. A pretty nice tactic.

  • thomas

    I don’t know if it’s fair to say that, in general, car salesmen as a group are perhaps the angriest, least educated and most confused members of our society, but I’ll go ahead and say it.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0115724f02ff970b Serr8d

    Don’t for a minute act like you’ve never seen this sort of thing before. What did you expect, really?

  • a nad

    (n.ada!)

  • http://blogs.salon.com/0003935/theRanticore Julia Grey

    So making a fool of yourself and your cause by being a hideously ugly bigot and/or imbecile is okay, no matter who does it?
    Good to know.
    Now I can stop criticizing anything a random disgusting nutjob cares to say in the future. It will save me a lot of time.
    (Cripes man, what kind of an excuse is “Tommy does it too!?!” Grow up.)

  • jtfromBC

    I don’t known if car salesman are the most confused,angriest or least educated but, they are the least admired of professions with an 8% approval rating.
    http://www.strangecosmos.com/content/item/3760.html

  • http://leftistmoon.wordpress.com Wordsmith

    That’s a favorite of the ReThugs and their outliers ….. “yeah, but ……” or the one my daughter finally gave up when she was 9, the “everyone else is …. does …..” exchange.

  • KingElvis

    One big difference between the California leftists pictures and Teabuggers:
    At least their signs were tied to an ACTUAL reality: We really did invade Iraq for nothing – Bush really was put into office by a Supreme Court cabal.
    You can love Israel, but y’know, they do actually shoot children – read the Goldstone report if you don’t buy it.
    The revulsion we feel towards ‘buggers is how unhinged and irrational – even incoherent it is.
    Hawaii produced a birth certificate, birthers even got a few days in court to spout nonsense.
    But you still see this crap about birth certificates.

  • g

    And how accurate, too, to depict Obama as a “Muslim” by showing him wearing a Sikh turban.

  • DanM

    Do you think that’s a shotgun hole?
    I think it must be.

  • Preston

    The man behind the sign is either an idiot, crazy or a racist (maybe all three). We won the election and now these sore losers will continue to spew their lies. They remind me of the Birthers losers, who even Bill O’Reilly have smacked down like true flies.

  • yg

    where’s the push back? we need to grow more birthers. a party this loony wont be entrusted to govern.

  • yg

    Don’t for a minute act like you’ve never seen this sort of thing before. What did you expect, really?
    i see. so the left is at fault for the creation of birthers/teabaggers.
    thank you for so clearly exemplifying that despite their own mythological self portrait, conservatives never accept accountability for their own actions. everything is always liberals’ fault or the medias’ fault or poor peoples’ fault or minorities’ fault.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0115724f02ff970b Serr8d

    The Left has done a fine job of showing us how to win elections with Community Organizing, Alinsky tactics and ACORN cheats. What we, the ‘loyal opposition’ is needing, and is going to shove in your face, is our own version of Celebrity (R) and Alinsky (R); Thanks! for the seminars. You earned plenty during the 8 years of Bush; and you’re earning plenty more right now. Get ready.
    (Oh, since we’re ‘teabaggers’ that must mean you and yours are the ‘teabagees‘, right? How’s about that itchy tingle you’re getting in your nostril areas right about now? )

  • KingElvis

    That’s so incoherent…What on earth do you mean?

  • persever8

    again
    the gulf of smyrna yawps
    again

  • yg

    one, don’t flatter yourself.
    two, i wouldn’t disrespect your boyfriend’s feelings.
    alinsky had integrity and wasn’t propped up by billionaire/corporate astroturf like you gullible fools.

  • Montana

    The people entrusted “W” the dullard who started two wars of choice (whose spending has taken us to where we are now). Thats the push back.

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