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Indiana Tea Partiers Post Fear-Mongering Billboard

By Samantha Abernethy in News on Aug 14, 2012 8:20PM

A northern Indiana Tea Party group put up a billboard that states, "The Navy SEALs removed one threat to America. . .The voters must remove the other." Tea Party group We the People of Marshall and Fulton counties placed the billboard in Elkhart, Ind., and it's definitely sparking conversation.

The group's leader Don Nunemaker told The Associated Press that he knew the billboard would upset some. He says the goal was to get people's attention and to encourage people to vote Obama out on Nov. 6.

The group has put up three of the billboards, and Nunemaker says they'll remain until Nov. 1. They've attracted dozens of protesters, particularly from the group Occupy Elkhart.

Among those taking issue with the ad is Elkhart County's Republican Party Chairman Dale Stickel. "I am very unhappy with the ad," he told WSBT. "Some may find it humorous, I do not. It can be read very negatively and at best it is in very bad taste. It is counterproductive to the goals of the people who placed it and further lower the bar on an already negative campaign."