A fringe political group headed by a right wing activist who has openly supported accused Nazi war criminals, among others, held a signature gathering in support of impeaching President Obama in front of the Foster City Post Office earlier this week under a doctored poster of Obama wearing a Hitler mustache.
And despite his ties to extremist groups - Lyndon LaRouche has gone to bat for accused concentration camp guards and hired Klansmen as political consultants - a North American Water and Power Alliance (NAWAPA) official suggested that the controversial former presidential candidate’s group isn’t peddling the Hitler comparison in a good way.
“What we’re saying is that Obama is a tool of the British Empire and that he was put in by the British to carry out a genocidal policy, no different than Hitler,” NAWAPA spokeswoman Angela Vullo told Patch in a telephone interview on Tuesday.
LaRouche, a perennial presidential candidate from 1976 to 2004, garnered 22 percent of the vote in a 2000 presidential primary in Arkansas.
He served five years in prison for a 1989 fraud conviction.
Although denounced by leaders of virtually every political stripe, LaRouche accurately predicted that unregulated speculation would lead to a financial crisis years ahead of the 2008 economic meltdown.
The NAWAPA organizers in Foster City were affable enough as they gathered signatures in support of impeaching Obama on Monday, a Patch reader who asked not to be identified said.
Vullo dismissed the notion that playing the Hitler card might offend Holocaust survivors or relatives of those who’d been killed in Nazi Germany.
“I’d say that they don’t understand history and they don’t understand the policy of Obama and the British Empire,” Vullo said.
“Right now we’re on the verge of a thermonuclear world war, and if that takes place, that will exterminate more people than Hitler, not to mention that we’re in the biggest financial and economic crisis ever.
“LaRouche is addressing that.”