Skip to comments.Remove Sign or Leave, GOP Chair Told (Impeach Obama sign in PA)
Posted on 08/17/2013 9:49:51 AM PDT by kristinn
The chairman of a Port Vue-based political organization said he was given an ultimatum remove an Impeach Obama sign or vacate the quarters he rents in a shopping center along Washington Boulevard in the borough.
Mon Valley Republican Committee chairman Brent Kovac said he did neither, so on Thursday his landlord Helen Siudyla-Totty painted over a sign that was painted on plywood posted after the political committee storefront was vandalized in October 2008.
We did that mural on the panels where our windows were, Kovac said.
Bricks and a tire were hurled through the storefront window a few weeks before the 2008 general election.
Kovac said Siudyla-Totty told him she had received so many threatening phone calls about the sign. Port Vue borough officials said they had no reports of any complaints about it.
The sign reportedly went up on Tuesday and was painted over later in the week. As of Friday morning red and blue rectangles had replaced the Impeach Obama caption.
I just sat and watched it happen, Kovac said. I talked to a legal person who said, You should call the ACLU.'
The Mon Valley Republican Committee chairman said he wanted to tell friends to call his landlord in support of the sign, which went up as an endorsement of the Overpasses for Obama's Impeachment campaign.
We were trying to get this together for a national event, Kovac said.
I wonder if the landlord is the one who broke the windows.
Shades of the Egyptian 0bama Brothers’ calling for a week of rage.
Her name is hyphenated. She’s a lib.
“You should call the ACLU.”
It is not nice not to like Dear Leader. The hypocrisy of the left/liberals know no bounds.
Trying to find out more about her. Near as I can tell she’s a 59yo pharmacist.
How many Helen Siudyla-Totty in Pittsburgh area can there be?
How can we be against this particular store-front owner for refusing to allow a sign in or by his front window that he finds offensive also?
I mentally agree with the former and disagree with the latter, but I'm having a little trouble trying to be consistent here.
This is how the Brownshirts started their campaigns of intimidation.
I believe it is fair to say that the Obama regime is well aware of the early tactics of intimidation that the Nazis were so successful with
This sort of thing will continue and is going to get worse unless vigorously opposed. But those charged with protecting our 1st amendment rights are the ones essentially encouraging the intimidation. And in some cases, behind it.
The options regarding our liberties are rapidly decreasing down to two. Give them up or ......
Another hyphenated idiot.
Apples and oranges. You are making an invalid comparison.
One centers around the right of association while the other is clearly 1st amendment protected political speech.
Notice that Allegheny County Republican committee chairman James Roddey throws this guy under the bus.
True it is not Kovac’s property, he is renting it, but did the landlord really think a political committee would not have political signs? It all depends on how the lease is written.
and the brown shirts were HOMOsexuals. The Pink Swastika is a great book about it.
Yet I imagine that were the renter a lib & the sign said Bush rather than Obozo, the DOJ would be down there right now investigating "civil rights" violations and intimidating the landlord.
There are more than a few signs in Northeast Philly.They are signing people up to impeach him.People are honking their horns and people are lined up to sign.
Yup! It would be a “hate crime”
You cannot speak ill of Dear Leader in a communist state.
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