Wondering About the People With Obama-as-Hitler Signs Outside Northville Post Office?

Meet the supporters of the LaRouche PAC who are campaigning for Democrat Bill Roberts, who is running for a U.S. House seat representing Michigan's 11th Congressional District.

Some of their signs call for voters to "Dump Obama" and others picture Obama with a Hitler moustache.

They drew stares, curious people who asked about them and a few others who weren't interested. It's all part of the job for those volunteering outside of the this week.

"Even the people that so-called disagree with us, they don't know what they're disagreeing with," said volunteer Alan Egre. "In a lot of cases when they talk with us and actually discuss what we're representing out here, a lot of them actually do agree with – principally – what we're doing."

The people behind the signs are supporters of the LaRouche PAC and several candidates around the country running for office. One of those candidates includes , who is running against for a spot on the November general election ballot.

According to the group's website, the LaRouche PAC draws a comparison between Obama and Hitler because of what they perceive as Obama's fascism.

"As we speak, Obama is staging his Hitler coup in the form of the fascist Supercongress. Glass-Steagall has now become the only weapon of strategic defense that our nation has to head off this coup. Bankrupt the enemy, remove Obama from office," a passage on the site reads.

The group is named for Lyndon LaRouche. Its main focus is three-fold, explained volunteer Bob Baker. They advocate for a reinstatement of the Glass-Steagall Act, which would keep commercial and investment banks separate; a national bank which would eliminate the need for the federal reserve; and the creation of the North American Water and Power Alliance is also important to the group, which would build a waterway from Alaska through the Plains states to Mexico.

The volunteers agreed that a big hindrance to these changes is President Barack Obama.

"Why do people say they like Obama? Cause they don't like Romney," Egre said. "We say we're not for Romney or Obama. We want a new candidate."

Northville Patch Facebook followers react to signs

Northville Patch Facebook followers were mostly appalled at the group's comparison of Obama to Hitler.

"I think it's a disgusting disgrace. They don't have to like him, but to compare him to Hitler?? Sick," wrote Heather Douglas.

Another commenter, Jenn Price, wrote: "There are plenty of politicians I dislike. None of them can compare to Hitler. It just shows the ignorance of this particular group. How can anyone side with someone so irrational. It actually angers my 12-year-old son to see these signs. He is confused as to how anyone can compare the two. Maybe because he is more educated on the topic."

Some others, like Ken Pozek, said he didn't agree with the comments but defended their First Amendment rights: "People did the same thing with Bush. I don't agree Obama is like Hitler, but people expressing their free speech is still a part of America."

cane July 29, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Bigotry is a mental illness with a sociopathic foundation with two shots of stupidity simmering in pathetic.
Michigan Voter July 30, 2012 at 12:07 AM
They have some good points occasionally. For example, they want to bring back Glass Steagall which I am definitely in favor or.
Herb Helzer August 02, 2012 at 05:24 PM
It's all fun and games, mocking the LaRouchies -- until they actually wind up on a general election ballot. Illinois, March 1986: I was finishing a journalism degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana, and didn't think much about the March Primary for Governor and other state offices. Problem was, most other Illinois Democrats also assumed it was a formality, setting up a rematch between Adlai Stevenson III and incumbent Gov. Jim Thompson. Two veteran Democrats ran for Lt. Governor (George Sangmeister) and Secretary of State (Aurelia Pucinski). Their opponents - LaRouche Movement members Mark J. Fairchild and Janice Hart - were ignored and dismissed as "kooks"...until they won. Stevenson (who many thought could beat Thompson) refused to run on the same slate as the LaRouchies, derailing his campaign. Fairchild and Hart lost that November, as did Stevenson and many other Illinois Democrats. Party icon Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY) called Illinois Dems complacent: "In an age of ideology, in an age of totalitarianism, it will not suffice for a political party to be indifferent to and ignorant about such a movement." Political scientist John W. Williams blamed the NAMES. "[N]o one had heard those foreign-sounding names [Sangmeister, Pucinski] ... people voted for white bread and American-sounding ... names, knowing absolutely nothing about the candidates." This is why, in 2012, the TRUE Democrat, Dr. Syed Taj, is taking "Bill Roberts" seriously.
Herb Helzer August 02, 2012 at 05:34 PM
It is possible to support a new law akin to Glass-Steagall -- building on Dodd-Frank, which was signed into law two years ago -- without buying in to the rest of the "platform." As your Congressman, Dr. Syed Taj would give it a fair hearing and likely vote for it (depending on the bill's details). I like a couple of things Rep. Ron Paul advocates...that doesn't make me want to be a neo-Libertarian or whatever the Paulistas call themselves.
Michelle October 07, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Its to bad they are alienating people with their signs. They sure could use a good PR person to let them know they are going about it all wrong. I think they would have some credibilty if they let people know what their party is and some of their issue such as the Steagall Glass act. They would get a much better reception then a poster with Obama with a Hitler mustache. In my town they parked themselves at a 6 way intersection ( with no signal) . They refused to move even though they were told many times they were creating a dangerous situation for traffic. All they had to do was move 10 feet but they rather disrupt at the risk of someone being hit by a car and they refused. When I went to our local sheriffs office to ask then to send a officer for traffic safety there many complaints about the traffic situation they were causing. Here is the thing most of us believe they have the right to do what they are doing BUT if they do not have enough common sense to beware of a serious traffic issue they are causing then I say why even given them any bredibilty.


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