A billboard at a Wheat Ridge car dealership -- with a caricature of President Barack Obama as a turban-wearing jihadist -- has sparked a boycott and death threats, but even more support, its sponsor said.
Phil Wolf, owner of Wolf Automotive, said the billboard asks a legitimate question about Obama's alleged lack of documentation of his Americanbirth.
"President or Jihad?" the billboard reads. "Wake up, America! Remember Fort Hood!"
Wolf said politicians have not been held accountable.
"This man is not telling the truth," Wolf said. "He should prove he's an American."
Bobby Clark of the liberal online network Progress Now Colorado is organizing a boycott of Wolf Automotive. Clark said "birthers" and "teabaggers" like Wolf have been emboldened by mainstream Republican politicians and pundits.
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Saturday, November 21, 2009
The President is on (bill)board
Maintenance man David Lee, of Arvada, puts the finishing touches on a sign featuring drawings of President Barack Obama for a sales lot for pre-owned vehicles along Interstate 70 in Wheat Ridge (Colorado) on Friday. The billboard, completed by an artist Thursday, shows a grinning cartoonish Obama wearing a turban. ( David Zalubowski )