A sign on top of an outhouse in New Mexico is causing controversy and discussion around town. The outhouse, which is located in the town of Tucumcari, is actually “Obama's Presidential Library,” according to its label. Residents of Tucumcari, which is located right off of historic Route 66, are split about whether the sign is a deft political statement or simply an example of bad taste.
The man who built the outhouse and put up the sign won’t reveal his identity and he also won’t be taking down the Obama-bashing bathroom anytime soon, KOAT reported.
“It's like watching TV. If you don’t like what the hell you're watching, turn the channel,” said the man who put up the sign. “I’m not even certain he even deserves that level of respect, but that’s my opinion.”
City Manager Doug Powers said he will be going to check up on the outhouse at some point in the near future to ensure that it is up to city codes. Powers can’t do much about the sign because the city really can’t control what people say.
According to the owner of the outhouse and sign, the controversial combo has been up for a few weeks, if not months.
“That's my opinion ... and fortunately, that’s one thing they haven't taken away from us ... is our right to our opinion,” said the man who made the sign.