With midterm elections coming up and anger over the Health Care Bill boiling over, one group is taking their message to the streets. Literally.
Commuters driving on Atlanta highways this morning were greeted by billboards proclaiming "Stop Obama's Socialism" and "America's Coming for You Congress!" alongside a cartoon image of the president's face.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday that the Anti-Obama billboards were appearing in several locations across the Atlanta metropolitan area. Reportedly, more markets are coming soon.
The group behind the signs call themselves Billboards Against Obama, and their message, posted on their Web site, is clear:
"Do you love freedom? Do you love independence? If the current administration completes the process they are racing to achieve, all of this will be gone! To stop the madness, we must speak out now. BILLBOARDS AGAINST OBAMA is a practical and effective way to join the battle, be seen, be heard, before it's too late."
Three standard messages can be purchased from the group, with prices ranging from $2,500-$3,500 per month. Examples of the vitriolic slogans on offer include "Now It's Personal! America's Coming for You Congress! Vote Liberals Out in 2010!" and "If You're Not Outraged, You're Not Paying Attention."
The owners of the web site told 11Alive News today that they would not reveal who they are or where they are based, and that they will only communicate by e-mail. It is unclear whether they are driven primarily by ideology, financial interest or a combination of the two.
The highways signs have given the group a lot of exposure. Several billboards have already been sold, the group told the Journal-Constitution.
"Our website has received over 2,400 hits, with the vast majority being in full support of BILLBOARDSAGAINSTOBAMA.COM," read the e-mail to the newspaper. "It's time to fight, it's time to speak out, it's time to save our country!!!"