Controversial Political Banners on Display in Teller County

By: Mindy Stone Email
By: Mindy Stone Email
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A Teller County man is voicing his political opinion with hundreds of signs criticizing President Obama.

While his complaints target President Obama, Curtis Colligan says he's outraged by big government in general, and doesn't believe it would be any better with a republican in office.

Curtis Colligan unveiled his banners on Thursday along Highway 24 in Divide, about 8 miles west of Woodland Park.

"One of my sayings is America open wide, Obama is here to divide and I thought it was great to put in Divide, Colorado," said Curtis Colligan.

The banners are illustrated through cartoon characters of President Obama.

"He's not representing the people very well at all," said Colligan.

But not everyone is entertained.

"He's our president and I think he should be respected," said one woman.

"I think there is a fun comedic take on a sad and serious situation," said Woodland Park resident Tracy Gittings.

"All I'm trying to do is wake up everybody, so we don't pass more debt on to the next generation," said Colligan.

Colligan measures his response by the number of honks he hears from drivers.

The banners will be on display through Election Day.

Colligan says he has had requests from other states, such as New Mexico to put his banners on display there.

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