November 28, 2011

Georgia Company Sign: 'No Hiring Until Obama is Gone'

Did you see the story about a Georgia company, U.S. Crane, with signs on the front of the business and the sides of its trucks that say:
'New Company Policy: We Are Not Hiring Until Obama is Gone'
The business is owned by Bill Looman III, who is making it clear that he doesn't have much love for President Barack Obama. Looman says,
"Can’t afford it. I’ve got people that I want to hire now, but I just can’t afford it. And I don’t foresee that I’ll be able to afford it unless some things change in D.C."
The decision to place these signs on his business hasn't helped his business. The negative blowback to Looman caused him to disconnect his phone and take down his website. In addition, he has been visited by the Secret Service because his message could be perceived as an assassination threat on the president. [SOURCE]

I guess that Looman doesn't remember that America was losing over 700,000 jobs per month at the end of the Bush presidency. But, then again, I've noticed that right-wing wackos very rarely allow facts to get in the way of a good argument.


Karen Swim, Words For Hire said...

Unbelievable. People in this country really have a knack for rewriting history. Washington is indeed a mess but it has been for years. It is interesting that as our nation elected its first Black President, a time that renewed our hope that equal access is possible in this country, opportunists seized the day to assuage their own egos and create an environment of political polarization. President Obama has not only been faced with solving the problems outside of Capitol Hill but those within its own internal structure.

Villager said...

Karen - It does seem as though the 'political honeymoon' enjoyed by President Obama was extremely short. We went right from the glow of the election and inauguration to hand-to-hand combat...