June 19, 2012

You might have heard about this story over the weekend that happened right outside the Montana Republican convention. Though they'd flown in Newt Gingrich for the event, this outdoor toilet grabbed most of the headlines.

via KECI, NBC Montana.

FLORENCE, Mont. -- The outhouse with the name "Obama Presidential Library" displayed outside the state Republican Convention in Missoula this weekend, is drawing fire from across the country. But its builder said it's a political "spoof."

The outhouse has provoked debate crossing all party lines. A Florence man built it, and before the convention, had it displayed at the Memorial Day Parade in Corvallis.

It's a mobile political statement sparking a lot of emotion. Dave Hurtt said he built the outhouse as a statement against Obama's policies. Outside are fake bullet holes.

Inside, is a mockup of Barack Obama's birth certificate. There's also a sign that said, "For a good time,"...then the names Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi.

Hurtt said it's like old fashioned outhouse graffiti.

"It's just a spoof," said Hurtt," a joke, maybe my humor is a bit crude for some people."

But the state Republican party didn't get the joke. "It no way represents the values of the Montana Republican party," said party spokesman, Chris Shipp, "And that's why we asked the hotel staff to have it removed from the property immediately."

Bullet holes, Birtherism, Democratic stateswomen and the First Lady as whores....all good clean fun in Wingnutland.

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