An advertisement in a DC Metro station that reads Go to Hell Barack has shocked Americans. The ad, which criticizes the president for wanting to control America's entire medical system, ends with the suggested destination location for Obama.
The United States is in the middle of a presidential election year, a time where almost anything goes in political speeches and campaigns, but has this ad gone too far?
The advertisement, which is for a documentary called Sick and Sicker: When the Government Becomes Your Doctor, fully reads Barack Obama wants politicians and bureaucrats to control America's entire medical system. Go to hell Barack. According to Yahoo, the documentary by Logan Darrow Clements interviews Canadian doctors and patients in the hope of showing how dangerous 'Obamacare' is for the American people.
What exactly are the feelings on the brazen ad?
Democratic congressman of Virginia, Jim Moran, believes the advertisement should be removed, even writing a letter to Richard Sarles, the Metro general manager.
The ad is deeply disrespectful of the President of the United States and does not belong in the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) network, said Moran in the letter.
Clements, the filmmaker disagrees, saying that it was designed to express the magnitude of anger over our move toward socialized medicine.
The WMATA is also standing by the ad, strictly because it is free speech. WMATA does not endorse the advertising on our system, a statement from the Metro authority read. Ads do not reflect the position of the Authority.
WMATA advertising has been ruled by the courts as a public forum protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution, and we may not decline ads based on their political content, continued the statement.
Do you agree with the WMATA, or do you find the advertisement offensive? Let us know in the poll.
Do you find the Go to hell Barack Advertisement offensive?
Yes. It is disrespectful.
No. It is freedom of speech.
I don't care.