Just a reminder: The Obama Hitler posters are being carried by Lyndon LaRouche nuts

posted at 3:20 pm on August 19, 2009 by Allahpundit

A public service announcement, since the media’s been conveniently forgetting to mention this and letting viewers infer who the likely culprits are from the DNC’s “angry mob” meme about Republicans. Here’s the latest example, from CNN’s coverage of Barney Frank’s town hall last night — and yes, as the Standard notes, the woman with the Obamahitler sign is a bona fide LaRouchian. Time for an apology to conservatives, maybe? Nah, says HuffPo alumna Rachel Sklar. It’s part of a Larger Truth:

Rush Limbaugh talking about Obama “sending out his Brownshirts” is a pretty clear reference to Hitler (in fact, that’s the raison d’etre for this NewsBusters post — complaining that various news programs linked the Hitler posters to Limbaugh in their coverage of the various invocations of Hitler that included Limbaugh’s reference to Hitler. Quibble!). Limbaugh’s message is hard to miss.

Nor is there any indication that this woman carrying a homemade Obama Swastika sign, or the person holding up other homemade SS sign or whoever put this homemade Swastika sign on a baby stroller were affiliated with LaRouche…

But it definitely is worth noting that there are organizations out there working on an institutional, mass level to stoke the anger of crowds, flood them with propaganda and arm them with the kind of paraphernalia which is designed exactly to get and hold the media’s attention. LaRouchePac is one, and one that is getting a lot of play — so it’s important to call that out, and make sure that agenda is clear and, like NewsBusters suggests, not ascribed to opponents of Health Care Reform as a whole.

But part of calling that out includes calling out all the lies. Because there is a clear link between this woman invoking Nazi T-4 policy in talk of “death panels” and Chuck Grassley talking about “pulling the plug on Grandma.” They may not pass out the same posters, but make no mistake of it, those messages are linked. What Grassley — and all Conservatives or opponents of Health Care of any stripe should do — is confront each crazy, trumped-up, demonstrably false rumor with the kind of blunt, no-argument response that Frank delivered last night.

There was a clear link between the “war for oil” rhetoric and 9/11 Truth too but I don’t recall the Huffington Post taking many blunt, no-argument stances on the subject over the past six years. Dare I say it, but I bet if we trawled the HuffPo archives, we might even catch a Bush/Hitler comparison or two. This is the bitterest part of the Democrats’ insane demagoguery, which Sklar naturally doesn’t mention even though it’s every bit as vicious and Nazi-revisionist as the protest signs: If you want to fight dirty, okay, but for god’s sake stop whining when the other side fights dirty in return. Is that so much to ask? And to the idiots who actually are using Nazi symbolism against The One, can you not do any better than that? This is the only sign you need.


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bschmalfeldt on August 19, 2009 at 4:43 PM

Im not a LaRoucheie… but…

* Speeches in stadiums filled with mesmerized, adoring audiences – Check
* An uninspiring background before meteoric rise – Check
* Creates his own new symbols of power – Check
* Associates with racists, hatemongers and violent radicals – Check
* believes in redistributing the wealth – Check
* A propaganda machine willing to show him only in the best possible light – Check
* Uses, “glorious leader” style Agitprop posters common in totalitarian nations – Check (see German campaign poster for example)
* Wants Secret Police force – Check
* Seeks to replace God with the State – Check
* People adopting his name as their own – Check
* Inspires adoration art – Check
* Appropriates symbols of past German glory – Check
* Never plans on giving up power – Check (Obama to be president for the next “eight to 10 years”)
* A narcissistic megalomaniac – Check
* Brazenly Takes credit for other people’s accomplishments – Check
* Wants to build “youth” movement through Universal National State service – Check
* Acts as if in power before he is – Check
* Some followers believe him to be divine – Check
* Worshiped and aided greatly by the media – Check
* Has thuggish supporters intimdating political opponents – Check
* Using the power of the State to silence critics – Check
* Songs written to glorify him performed by children – Check
* Takes control of large comapnies and the economy as a whole – Check
* Attacks the very business leaders who supported his rise once in power – Check

Seems like a valid comparison…

Wolftech on August 19, 2009 at 5:48 PM

Can we call him Blacula?

He does intend to suck the life out of us.

fogw on August 19, 2009 at 3:41 PM

Barrackula

RushBaby on August 19, 2009 at 6:14 PM

Barrackula

that is

RushBaby on August 19, 2009 at 6:15 PM

Yeah, got handed a LaRouche booklet on the way out of the Town Hall meeting put on by Congressman Brian Baird last night. Cover art with O. and Failed Painter smiling and shaking hands. Sheesh.

bandarlog on August 19, 2009 at 6:26 PM

Like Hitler and Stalin, Obama has made a pact with the devil. He’s an ambassador on earth of Baal.

Jeff from WI on August 19, 2009 at 7:01 PM

Like Hitler and Stalin, Obama has made a pact with the devil. He’s an ambassador on earth of Baal.

Jeff from WI on August 19, 2009 at 7:01 PM

You know, I have been thinking about the Carthaginian people who worshipped Moloch.

They had a giant furnace, in the shape of a monster’s mouth, where they threw in babies to appease their god to give them good weather.

Isn’t the global warming crowd similar, in that they want to reduce the population by abortion and therefore stop the “climate change”?

atheling on August 19, 2009 at 7:13 PM

Nice try. It’s the work of the GOP and yet another reason that all you guys can do is lose. The Party of No strikes again.

simplesimon on August 19, 2009 at 9:57 PM

I don`t find the impeachment caption stupid at all. I`d love to see Ubama impeached. He is certainly corrupt. And he has already infringed on the Constitution. The Hitler thing may just well be stupid. But comparing Bush to Hitler was a bit more stupider. After all, was it not the NAZI`s who were the NATIONAL SOCIALIST PARTY? Fascism, socialism, and progressive ism are ALL things of the left, not the right. They never have been and they never will be.For example, eugenics is a thing of the left. And I detect eugenic fumes seeping from Ubama`s healthcare crap. Not Hitler. No. But leaps and bounds closer to socialism is Ubama compared to Bush . . . . Not that I liked Bush that much. Not conservative enough to suit my tastes.

Sherman1864 on August 19, 2009 at 11:19 PM

I had no idea who he was until now.

Cr4sh Dummy on August 20, 2009 at 3:11 AM

He is everything the cult lady is saying but we really dont need the signs of hitlerbama or guns or truthers and birthers.
We are whipping them without all the goofy stuff.
Of course as it turns out, a lot of the goofy stuff that we are getting tagged for is actually being planted.
I am really going to enjoy watching to see what type of jobs they can get once we boot them out.

mrcarter123 on August 20, 2009 at 9:37 AM

Im not a LaRoucheie… but…

Seems like a valid comparison…

Wolftech on August 19, 2009 at 5:48 PM

Don’t blame this on LaRouchians. This is what has become of the mainstream Republican Party because of talk radio and Fox News. Just look at the comments on this forum.

Decider on August 20, 2009 at 9:42 AM

They had Hitler all over Bush stuff. Talked about killing him too. So all you squishes can suck my left nut.

LtE126 on August 20, 2009 at 10:13 AM

The poster is neither illegal, nor pornographic.

Subtext, is Allahpundit’s “stupid” directed at LaRouche for carrying the mustached Obama posters, or at the media for fabricating and broadcasting MISINFORMATION, or both?

There’s nothing “stupid” about that poster. Based upon record of emerging characteristics, the comparison has merit. To stupidly reference the poster as “uncalled for” is inappropriate.

If you don’t want to look at it, don’t.
If you don’t want to carry it, don’t.
If you don’t want to hear about it, don’t mention it.

maverick muse on August 20, 2009 at 11:36 AM

A contemporary comparison could be made between Obama and Zelaya, dictators in the making via usurping powers to defy the Constitutional Government balance of powers between legislative, executive, and judicial branches.

The Honduran Constitutional Government, following rule of law, sent their usurping dictator of vacation to Costa Rica rather than prison with notice that upon his return, the Supreme Court has sentenced him to jail according to their laws and legal process.

Given his penchant for exotic vacation get-aways, Obama should vacation at GITMO before closing it. It would make a great retreat given different occupants.

Young Forrest Gump: Mama. What’s vacation?
Mrs. Gump: Vacation’s when you go somewhere… and you never come back.

maverick muse on August 20, 2009 at 11:43 AM

Nice try. It’s the work of the GOP and yet another reason that all you guys can do is lose. The Party of No strikes again.

simplesimon on August 19, 2009 at 9:57 PM

Like your name there “simplesimon”….hmmmm…need you say more?

G. on August 20, 2009 at 11:47 AM

Chancellor Obama and his Socialist Workers has a new slogan.

Got Fascism? Where is your mustache?

Jerricho68 on August 20, 2009 at 1:29 PM

Wolftech on August 19, 2009 at 5:48 PM

Well done. Five Gold Stars for you. I’ve been a student of the rise and fall of Nazi Germany for many years. The similarities between the Nazis and the American Left are valid and should be trumpeted loudly.

ronnyraygun on August 20, 2009 at 1:46 PM

Why do you all hate America? You should support the troops and support our president! This is a time of war! God Bless America! You all blame America first! Love it or leave it!!

Constant Parrhesia on August 20, 2009 at 2:34 PM

OMG – that’s the first time I’ve ever heard “Elmer Fudd” say anything of use to humanity.

uptight on August 20, 2009 at 3:29 PM

The Nazis were guilty of a vile, attempted industrial extermination of a race. They would have wiped out gypsies, the disabled and anyone else who their deranged leader deemed sub-people in his quest to rule the world.

Now get this straight, I don’t like Obama. He is a vain, vacuous socialist on the make. His plans are half-baked, dumb and destructive but to even think about comparing him to Hitler is fucking evil, ignorant and deserving of a damned good slapping.

uptight on August 20, 2009 at 3:34 PM

I don’t see anything wrong with the Obama Hitler posters.

Free speech protests have been “over the top” since this country’s inception. Read about some of the protests the founders had for cryin’ out loud – against the King and …

do grow a pair.

HondaV65 on August 20, 2009 at 5:14 PM

Now get this straight, I don’t like Obama. He is a vain, vacuous socialist on the make. His plans are half-baked, dumb and destructive but to even think about comparing him to Hitler is fucking evil, ignorant and deserving of a damned good slapping.

uptight on August 20, 2009 at 3:34 PM

Using the F word on HA is pretty much deserving of a slapping too … Consider yourself slapped!

HondaV65 on August 20, 2009 at 5:15 PM

This just in!

Those damned protesters! This kind of conduct is counter to our goals! This stuff is really going to turn people off …

Last night a group of protesters decided to “smear” the reputation of Native Americans when they disguised themselves as Indians and boarded several vessels in Boston Harbor. They then removed some 342 crates of tea from the holds of these vessels and threw the contents into the salty harbor – all while being encouraged by a cheering MOB on the docks!!

Destruction of private property! This surely will do our cause no good! We will be painted as rabble rousers and mobs by the King! He’ll use it as ammunition against us and his British subjects will be sympathetic with him when he cracks down on us!

AND THAT’S NOT ALL …

The news is full of tales of angy mobs ripping Tory’s from their homes and places of businesses – tarring and feathering them – and then running them out of town in wheelbarrows! My friends … This is ASSAULT and this kind of conduct will do us no good! Surely the King, backed by his British subjects – will now enforce a wave of punishments on us!


WE WANT INDEPENDENCE! HE WILL NOT GIVE IT TO US UNLESS WE ARE NICE!

/ sarcasm – and you guys are bleeding from the tail over an Obama Hitler poster?

Sheesh. Sorry – but if that’s your deal – I have to say you’re a candy arse.

HondaV65 on August 20, 2009 at 5:27 PM

Moloch Obama, perfect.

DrZin on August 22, 2009 at 6:44 AM

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