Friday, November 6, 2009

Signs Of Hatred At Anti-Health Reform Rally

During the past week, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and the group Americans For Prosperity (AFP) joined forces to hold an anti-health care reform rally in the capitol. The AFP is a right-wing astroturf group that provided attendees with free buses, signs, directions, talking points, petitions and donuts.

Just as in the recent past, the tea party crowd carried signs (those below are not necessarily from the AFP) that expressed hatred of the president and a distorted perspective on health care reform. The familiar yet disgusting tea party comparison between Obama and Hitler found especially vile expression in the following sign, which showed victims of the Holocaust and the sentence, "National Socialist Health Care: Dachau, Germany–1945":


Of course there was also racist imagery, as in the following depiction of a ghoulish Obama in white face:


The individual carrying the following sign seems quite amused by its bigotry:

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