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First of 10,000 Defeat Obama Signs Installed

The Defeat Obama in 2012 signs are expected to pop up all across the country and are attracting national attention.

Towering high up in the sky, emblazoned with gigantic red block letters is a brand new sign greeting visitors and residents as they approach the intersection of Tamiami and John Ringling Boulevard. It reads: "Defeat Obama in 2012."

Installed on private property at 50 N. Tamiami Trail new building owner Michael Fox of Fox 41 LLC has clearly expressed his right to free speech in one of the most visible areas in Sarasota .

The building is marked with an Ian Black Realty sale/lease sign and Black was unavailable for comment but his agent, Scott Horn, said that Ian Black Realty, “has nothing to do with the sign."

A representative for Fox 41 LLC, Bob Willis, called and said that the sign was installed by Fox LLC and seven news organizations, including the Wall Street Journal, had contacted him today. Fox is out of the country and not available for comment. However, Fox gave Willis permission to speak on his behalf, according to Willis. 

He said Fox had the sign hung because "he believes that President Barack Obama and the current administration is subverting the Constitution." 

A local investor and clothing store owner, Fox purchased the property at 50 N. Tamiami Trail, formerly known as the “concession building”, earlier this year.

Willis stressed several times that the sign is intended to be an anti-Obama statement and not an endorsement of any person running for office or any political party.

Willis said that this is the first of 10,000 signs Fox hopes will be erected throughout the country before Independence Day, in people’s front yards and businesses, on their private property.

He said Fox believes it is important for people to exercise their right to free speech and has established a fund to offset costs.

Sarasota Democratic Party Chairwoman Rita Ferrandino issued a statement via e-mail saying: "Wealthy Sarasota investor Michael Fox spent a $1 million in January for a downtown property and then hangs Defeat Obama sign.  No wonder why the 99% are so upset and support Obama."

Deborah G Flynn March 15, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Do you even know what a "red Neck " is? It is term used for farmers and people who work in the sun. They get red necks from the exposure. It is not a derogatory term . Most of the Red Necks " were and are hard working American patriots. They work hard have a strong work ethic and belive is God Country and all the good values America was formed on. Of course that is an anethma to the Left who prefer painty waist college professors who talk about liberalizing America making t acceptable to kill babies and tale welfare.
John T. Davis March 15, 2012 at 05:35 PM
What has Rita been smoking/snorting?
Norman Hooben March 15, 2012 at 11:44 PM
Ref:warren 1:17 am on Saturday, March 10, 2012 Lets see....just what has the president done Saved the US Auto Industry (and thousands of jobs) Regained some of our respect in the World Community (That Bush destroyed) Initiated dialogue with leaders Bush and Cheney alienated Actually USED the intel available to him, and not ony found Bin Laden, but eliminated him ________________ Obama never got Bin Laden...I say prove it! There is no evidence and what would have been evidence Obama destroyed...including the remainder of Seal Team 6. Benazir Bhutto identified Osama bin Laden's murderer before she was assassinated...and you can prove that!
michael sheehan March 16, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Feck, it's not what he has done, it's what he is going to do! He would not attack the second amendment in his first term knowing that he would never get re elected. If he is re elected he has no fear of loosing no matter what he does. With his total blessing, Hillery has signed America up for the UN small arms treaty, read up on it, then you will understand!
Chrissyw March 16, 2012 at 03:09 AM
The ones who support obama feel they are entitled to everything the rest of us work for. They want it free. But....nothing is free, someone has to pay for it, yes, that's all of us that work for a living.

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