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Obama-as-Hitler Signs Spotted Outside Southeastern Michigan Post Offices

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 anger and curiosity from a large Jewish community in West Bloomfield and others all over the 11th Congressional District. The city of will be in the .

It's all part of the job for those volunteering outside of the this past week.

"Even the people that so-called disagree with us, they don't know what they're disagreeing with," said volunteer Alan Egre in an interview with Nancy Kelsey of Northville Patch. "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."

Volunteers have been seen in various locations in the 11th Congressional District, including Plymouth and Northville.

Readers React

Patch users expressed disgust at the group's comparison of Obama to Hitler, especially in context of a video captured by a local Jewish official.

"I find this so unbelilevably (sic) offensive. And perhaps they do this to get a reaction, but I did tell them how disgusting this was...horrible," said Teri Weingarden, the Township Treasurer, in response to a Youtube link posted by Rabbi Jason Miller of Farmington Hills, which depicts a confrontation between Egre and himself.

"We're trying to tell them that every Jewish person that drives by here considers this hate speech," said a man on the video accompanying Miller, later identified as Michael Smolash, the Cantor of .

Facebook users seemed to agree with the sentiment: "Political satire can be humorous, but I find no humor on this. On the insensitivity scale, this one is off the charts," wrote Jennifer Ormund."

Steve July 30, 2012 at 01:36 AM
"Fascist SuperCongress". Where do these fanatics in the LaRouche PAC get these wild terms ? Ha Ha. They are just like the actual Hitler when he demonstrated the use of "the big lie". "Big Lies" still influence people, and some dogs still eat trash and napkins. They don't know the difference. Alan Egre's statement is incomprehensible and nobody that illiterate should think that they are telling anybody anything.
jeffrey fisher August 09, 2012 at 11:55 PM
They (the LaRouche people) were here in Banning California June 1. I did find them offensive and racist, but did not have time to tell them so. Leaving the post office parking lot I may have driven too close to their signage and they called the police on me and i was arrested on their say so and am being threatened with 4 years prison when i had no intention of harming anyone. I have no criminal history; in fact, am a tai chi teacher, writer, vegan chef and healer. jeffrey fisher healingmusicofthesouthwest.com
jeffrey fisher August 09, 2012 at 11:56 PM
They (the LaRouche people) were here in Banning California June 1. I did find them offensive and racist, but did not have time to tell them so. Leaving the post office parking lot I may have driven too close to their signage and they called the police on me and i was arrested on their say so and am being threatened with 4 years prison when i had no intention of harming anyone. I have no criminal history; in fact, am a tai chi teacher, writer, vegan chef and healer. jeffrey fisher healingmusicofthesouthwest.com

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