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Fringe Group Plays Hitler Card Near Foster City Post Office

LaRouche group gathered signatures in support of impeaching President Obama in front of a doctored poster of Obama wearing a Hitler mustache. NAWAPA official says Holocaust survivors who take offense "don't understand history."

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.”

Dawn Hoover March 07, 2012 at 04:32 PM
I was extremely offended when I saw the poster of our President with a Hitler mustache at the Post Office. This is private property. Did they have permission to be there?
Henry Macwhirr March 07, 2012 at 05:55 PM
Wow, the number of factual errors in this article must be a new record. That on top of the fact that the author seems to have cribbed much of it from Wikipedia, which is notoriously unreliable. Great work, guys!
Gideon Rubin March 07, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Dawn, Thanks for commenting. It is my understanding that the group was completely within their legal rights to be where they were.
Gideon Rubin March 07, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Henry, Thanks for commenting. If there are any specific facts in this story that you believe to be inaccurate, please let me know. We strive for accuracy at Patch and I will correct any verifiable mistakes ASAP.
Troy March 08, 2012 at 04:34 PM
I wouldn't have even put this on Patch though it's within their/your legal rights. No good comes from this. Why not do an article on Bush Jr. and poll it?
Henry Macwhirr March 09, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Well, let's see... North American Water and Power Alliance (NAWAPA) is not the name of the LaRouche group. It's the name of a water project that was proposed in the 1960s which LaRouche wants to revive. A responsible journalist does not use a formulation like "accused concentration camp guards," which implies that these persons were not in fact falsely accused. LaRouche did not "hire Klansmen as political consultants" -- he hired a former federal agent who had been assigned to infiltrate the Klan and other right-wing as well as left-wing groups. Am I wrong in suspecting that instead of doing real research in order to write this article, you simply went to Wikipedia, which has been called "nothing more than the biggest and most prolific defamation machine that the world has ever known"?
Henry Macwhirr March 15, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Also, the possibility of actual Holocaust survivors "taking offense" would seem to be extremely remote.

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