Michigan Tea Party Rally Shows President Obama’s Head on a Pike, Nancy Pelosi With Bullet Holes in Her Face
After carrying signs suggesting President Barack Obama’s decapitation and former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s hanging at a Tea Party rally three years ago, Sterling Heights, Mich. Councilman Paul Smith has been asked by his colleagues to resign his post.
A video from a 2009 Tea Party rally in Troy shows Smith holding graphic signs condemning Obama, Granholm and Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi before his 2011 election to Council.
The least offensive text reads, “she turned Michigan into Detroit,” referring to the former governor, with other slogans reading ‘Extreme left b*tch,’ on the Pelosi sign, and “He changed America into Uganda’ on the sign with Obama.
In the YouTube video, shown below, Smith tells the cameraman: “We’ve let a Communist in the White House. He’s not just a Socialist, he’s an out-and-out Communist. He’s taken over the auto industry, he’s taken over the banks.”
On Wednesday, Sterling Heights’ City Council voted 6-1 for Smith’s resignation, according to the Detroit News, with Smith himself being the only holdout. Mayor Pro Tem Michael Taylor told the paper, “It’s obvious we’re dealing with someone who is completely irrational.”
In a WDIV report, Smith defended the signs and criticized Obama: “Hitler was a terrible guy but at least he wasn’t a traitor to Germany,” he said. “Obama is a traitor to America.”
This story has been previous paged but I don’t think we had the video.