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Racial slurs spray-painted across Obama billboard in Pittsfield Township (Ann Arbor or Ypsilanti)
Ann Arbor News ^ | 9-17-08 | Tracey Davis

Posted on 09/17/2008 12:34:48 PM PDT by Darren McCarty

Racist slurs were spray-painted across a large Barack Obama presidential campaign billboard alongside a heavily trafficked stretch of US-23 in Pittsfield Township sometime overnight Tuesday.

And the U.S. Secret Service is investigating what now appears to be two threatening letters against Obama that were received in Livingston County, according to news reports.

Michigan State Police were on the scene of the billboard Wednesday morning, and have called in for tracking dogs, police said.

Black spray paint was used to draw three swastikas, symbols of Klan hoods and to write "KKK," "Rebel" and two racial slurs.

The billboard, roughly 10 feet tall by 50 feet wide, is located where Textile Road deadends near US-23, east of Carpenter Road.

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It's not clear how many similar incidents have happened nationwide. Mark Potok, executive director of the Southern Poverty Law Center, an Alabama-based organization that tracks hate crimes, said he's aware of only one other incident in Virginia - and that appeared to involve a regular campaign sign rather than a billboard. In that case, "KKK" was painted on the sign.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.mlive.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: annarbor; brownshirts; desperation; obama; obamabiden; race; staged; ypsilanti
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This crap only helps the left.
1 posted on 09/17/2008 12:34:49 PM PDT by Darren McCarty
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To: Darren McCarty

Wouldn’t be surprised if 0bama’s campaign did it.


2 posted on 09/17/2008 12:35:40 PM PDT by henkster (Sarah Palin; the 2nd coming of Teddy Roosevelt)
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To: Darren McCarty

I’m not so sure its not leftists who are doing this.


3 posted on 09/17/2008 12:35:52 PM PDT by Paradox (Obama, the Audacity of Hype.)
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To: Darren McCarty

And is many times perpetrated by the left to help their own cause.


4 posted on 09/17/2008 12:35:54 PM PDT by SoDak (Anything but obama)
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To: henkster

My thoughts exactly.


5 posted on 09/17/2008 12:37:20 PM PDT by PowerPro (McCain/Palin FTW)
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To: Paradox
I’m not so sure its not leftists who are doing this.

Yep. It's totally their style. Probably one of those anarchist protestor types that were rioting in Minneapolis.

6 posted on 09/17/2008 12:37:20 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Darren McCarty
Yes I agree it helps the left. But I would suggest also, it was a leftie who did it! This has been part of the game plan of the left, and their activists organizations from all interest groups, for YEARS! Every single one of them uses this kind of tactic.
7 posted on 09/17/2008 12:37:26 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: Darren McCarty

I’ll bet that the OBAMA camp did this......just like “Iron my shirt” was a Clinton supporter that did that.


8 posted on 09/17/2008 12:37:30 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Darren McCarty

Leftist agent provocateurs.


9 posted on 09/17/2008 12:37:33 PM PDT by SolidWood (McCain/Palin 2008)
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To: Darren McCarty
"Black spray paint was used to draw three swastikas, symbols of Klan hoods and to write "KKK," "Rebel" and two racial slurs."

Sounds like something the lefties would do.
Rebel? What's that about?

10 posted on 09/17/2008 12:37:38 PM PDT by blam
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To: Darren McCarty

Was “Sheets” anywhere in the vicinity? Now I feel white guilt. Guess Obama is the man with the plan. Right....


11 posted on 09/17/2008 12:37:50 PM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Darren McCarty
Yeah, right.

Your certain some blacks didn't do it?


Not that they have ever done that in the past. /S

12 posted on 09/17/2008 12:37:52 PM PDT by G.Mason (Duty, Honor, Country)
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To: Darren McCarty

Take it from someone who went to University of Michigan, and who cheered on Clinton’s election in 1992. The people doing this are liberal activists who want to make Republicans look bad. Now, if it happened in West Virginia, I might be suspicious. That is the state that elected Henry KKK Hyde [D].


13 posted on 09/17/2008 12:37:57 PM PDT by Jibaholic ("Those people who are not ruled by God will be ruled by tyrants." --William Penn)
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To: Darren McCarty
This crap only helps the left.

Which is exactly why they do it. Only these morons were stupid enough to add "rebel" up in Michigan!! Good grief.

14 posted on 09/17/2008 12:38:32 PM PDT by impeachedrapist (On Free Republic PBD [political bipolar disorder] rules!)
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To: SoDak
And is many times perpetrated by the left to help their own cause.

Do you mean like like the black female professor at Columbia last year.

15 posted on 09/17/2008 12:38:50 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Darren McCarty

Hillary supporters?


16 posted on 09/17/2008 12:38:52 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Darren McCarty

My first thought is that Obama’s little helpers are playing the race card. He needs a diversion.


17 posted on 09/17/2008 12:39:16 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Darren McCarty

Just like the racist words used on youtube, I would bet this is actually from obama supporters trying to stir the pot.
Note the media is also floating the race angle today.
Coincidence?


18 posted on 09/17/2008 12:39:35 PM PDT by Jazz1968
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To: Darren McCarty

Well it comforts the left, but I think most sane people understand the GOP is not the KKK, Skinheads, etc, etc. The people who defaced Obama’s ad would just as quickly deface J.C. Watts.


19 posted on 09/17/2008 12:39:35 PM PDT by The Hound Passer
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To: Jibaholic

O needs to grow a pair. My bet is his supporters did it so he can play the victim card as he has been! I hope it is a landslide and it will really give him something to whine about!


20 posted on 09/17/2008 12:39:43 PM PDT by LYSandra
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To: Darren McCarty
Undoubtedly done by 0bama supporters.

We will see much more of this in the weeks ahead.

21 posted on 09/17/2008 12:39:49 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When He rolls up His sleeves, He ain't just puttin' on the Ritz)
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To: Jibaholic

You mean Sen. Robert KKK Byrd? The late Henry Hyde was a Republican Congressman from Illinois.


22 posted on 09/17/2008 12:39:52 PM PDT by impeachedrapist (On Free Republic PBD [political bipolar disorder] rules!)
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To: henkster

That was my first thot, too — it would benefit leftists, it happened (coincidentally) the same week that ‘those who don’t vote for Obama are racists’ hit the Talking Points list.


23 posted on 09/17/2008 12:41:03 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: Darren McCarty
The left has a history of this on college campuses and it would be beyond their scruples to this on a national scale.

Look for this crap to pop-up everywhere if this is coordinated.

24 posted on 09/17/2008 12:41:15 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Jibaholic

Houston, we have a problem.


25 posted on 09/17/2008 12:41:19 PM PDT by Mashood
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To: Darren McCarty
It is clearly the act of Rebel KKK members in Michigan. Michigan is known as a haven for southern sympathizers. You see rebel flags EVERYWHERE! Thats why all of their politicians are white.
26 posted on 09/17/2008 12:41:30 PM PDT by Soliton (> 100)
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To: Darren McCarty
What's the term the 9-11 "Truthers" are so fond of? Oh yea, "False Flag?"

So much of this stuff is done fraudulently that I find all of it suspicious.

27 posted on 09/17/2008 12:41:36 PM PDT by VR-21
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To: SolidWood

Leftist agent provocateurs.

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I would bet a good chunk of change on it, I knew it was coming as soon as he got behind.


28 posted on 09/17/2008 12:41:58 PM PDT by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: impeachedrapist

Doh! My mistake!


29 posted on 09/17/2008 12:42:06 PM PDT by Jibaholic ("Those people who are not ruled by God will be ruled by tyrants." --William Penn)
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To: Darren McCarty

Lefty “Community Organizers” did this...................


30 posted on 09/17/2008 12:42:38 PM PDT by Red Badger (If you're not part of the solution, then you must be part of the government............)
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To: Darren McCarty

Not really. More likely than not, it was Obama’s campaign staff doing it.


31 posted on 09/17/2008 12:43:24 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Darren McCarty

Hmmm, what do you get when you add deranged Obama supporters, a liberal town, and a sinking campaign that yesterday started playing the race card again?

Why, you get KKK spray painted on a billboard by Obamabots.


32 posted on 09/17/2008 12:44:20 PM PDT by jbarkley
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To: Jibaholic

You mean Robert KKK Byrd? Henry Hyde was a Republican from Illinois.


33 posted on 09/17/2008 12:44:27 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Palin in 08)
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To: henkster
Wouldn’t be surprised if 0bama’s campaign did it.

Several years ago, an African American 'community activist' in Dallas was convicted of vandalism. It was discovered that he had spray painted similar threats on the building of a black church the weekend before the state legislature was scheduled to vote on a hate crimes bill.

34 posted on 09/17/2008 12:44:32 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Obviously, liberals can't handle a strong, independent woman.)
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To: Darren McCarty

I hope they trace it back to his own supporters.


35 posted on 09/17/2008 12:46:06 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: TexasNative2000

I think it was O supporters however in some people’s minds it might make them feel they wouldn’t want to spend 4 years of these kinds of incidents and therefore may change some who may have voted for O so they don’t have to have racial problems so if they vote McCain we won’t have to deal racial division.


36 posted on 09/17/2008 12:46:56 PM PDT by LYSandra
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To: Darren McCarty

BHO disinformation campaign. Don’t believe the hype!


37 posted on 09/17/2008 12:47:39 PM PDT by Doug TX
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To: Darren McCarty
Which is exactly why they're probably behind it.
38 posted on 09/17/2008 12:48:19 PM PDT by South40
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To: Darren McCarty

Probably painted by Obama volunteers.


39 posted on 09/17/2008 12:48:35 PM PDT by Wilder Effect
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To: Darren McCarty

Isn’t it interesting that a lot of Obama’s surrogates in print and elsewhere started playing the race card the last week and now this... COINCIDENSE NOT!


40 posted on 09/17/2008 12:48:40 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: henkster

Exactly, you beat me to it. I think Obama sent that stuff to himself.... and hired someone to trash the billboard


41 posted on 09/17/2008 12:49:58 PM PDT by SMARTY ('At some point you get tired of swatting flies, and you have to go for the manure heap' Gen. LeMay)
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To: Darren McCarty

Probably done by the obama campaign so they can cry racism!


42 posted on 09/17/2008 12:50:46 PM PDT by KansasGirl (READ MY LIPSTICK!!!)
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To: VR-21

>>What’s the term the 9-11 “Truthers” are so fond of? Oh yea, “False Flag?”<<

What’s that?

I’ve watched “Screw Loose Change” but that’s about as far as I have gone into that looney movement.


43 posted on 09/17/2008 12:51:24 PM PDT by netmilsmom (An Obama win? Move to AK, secede, drill, drill, drill!!!!!!)
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To: Mashood

How does this help Obama?

The only way Obama can win is to convince White Voters that he is not black.

Every time a National Story comes out about race, Obama loses.

For every KKK Michigan rebel, there is Wright and Farrakhan.


44 posted on 09/17/2008 12:51:35 PM PDT by Wilder Effect
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To: Darren McCarty

The work of “community organizers” no doubt.


45 posted on 09/17/2008 12:53:37 PM PDT by downtownconservative (Intelligence sans reason is vainglorious pulp)
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To: VR-21
I think they started by practicing on a local Republican's signs (Doug Holder) down here in florida where I live. OBAMA was written across his signs in black spray paint this weekend. I'm thinking of sneaking a new sign up there saying "Hope, Change, and Vandalism."

I'm left with very little doubt that Obama was behind the vandalism in Michigan as well; he seems to have the scumbag vote locked up. In fact, given the close temporal proximity of these two acts of political vandalism, could it be a coordinated effort? Has anyone else experienced this kind of thing over the weekend?
46 posted on 09/17/2008 12:53:46 PM PDT by messierhunter
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To: AmericaUnited

Exactly. Obama’s only hope of winning is to get a certain percentage of White Males and Women to feel guilty enough to vote for him because of race.

The only problem with this is that he is also a Muslim.


47 posted on 09/17/2008 12:53:46 PM PDT by Wilder Effect
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To: henkster

My first thought. It would be an attempt to garner sympathy from the hand wringers.


48 posted on 09/17/2008 12:54:38 PM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: henkster

My first thought. It would be an attempt to garner sympathy from the hand wringers.


49 posted on 09/17/2008 12:54:57 PM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: Soliton

Where’s the sarcasm alert?

All the politicians are white? Like Kwame “The Commie” Kilpatrick? And his successor Son of a Communist Ken Cockrel, Jr.?


50 posted on 09/17/2008 12:55:31 PM PDT by LongTimeMILurker
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