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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.”