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April 20, 2012

LaRouche Supporters Employ Holocaust Comparison to Castigate President Obama

Screenshot from the LaRouchePAC website

Supporters of conspiracy theorist Lyndon LaRouche have recently manned tables outside public areas in several U.S. cities that featured images of President Obama wearing a Hitler mustache and signs calling for Obama’s impeachment.

In New Jersey, LaRouche supporters set up tables on two occasions that displayed posters with the offensive comparison of Obama to Hitler. One of the individuals was quoted by local media, saying “Obama is just like Hitler…he’s sending drones into other countries, killing people, including Americans.”

In late March, members of LaRouche’s political action committee set up a table outside a post office in Litchfield, Connecticut, with the President Obama-Hitler signs and signs of the Republican presidential candidates wearing clown noses and wigs. A similar event took place in San Mateo, California, earlier in the month, where LaRouche supporters gathered signatures calling for the impeachment of Obama outside a local post office.

This is not the first time that LaRouche and his supporters have injected Holocaust rhetoric into the political arena. In 2009, his supporters attended numerous Congressional town hall meetings around the country waving signs with President Obama wearing a Hitler mustache to express their opposition to health care reform and President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

At the time a spokesperson said that LaRouche and his organization “have declared war against Obama’s so-called health care reform because it is a direct copy of the policy Hitler declared in October 1939…our Obama mustache poster symbolizes the fact that the president is attempting to implement a Hitler health care policy.”