TELL US: Do Obama-as-Hitler Signs Cross the Line?

By now you have likely seen the Lyndon LaRouche Democrats’ signs around Easton depicting President Obama as Adolf Hitler. Do you think these political signs cross the line? Tell us in the comments!

The anti-Obama political signs depicting the U.S. President as Adolf Hitler that have been seen around Easton from time to time can embarrass even the most outspoken Republicans.

It’s an extreme comparison by the LaRouche Democrats – a group purporting to be Democrats abiding by the principles of U.S. Labor Party leader Lyndon LaRouche – but does it cross the line?

The group, who supports Rachel Brown for Barney Frank’s seat in Massachusetts’ 4th Congressional District, frequently demonstrates outside U.S. Post Offices, displaying Obama-as-Hitler signage.

Because the city's sidewalks are public property, the group's demonstrations are constitutionally protected.

So Easton, we want to know what you think!

Today’s question: What do you think of these President Obama as Adolf Hitler signs? Do they cross the line? Let us know in the comments section below!

John Keenan August 21, 2012 at 05:36 PM
Please see Godwin's Rule on Nazi Analogies or Godwins Law of Nazi Analogies regarding "Reductio ad Hitlerum." Godwin has argued that overuse of Nazi and Hitler comparisons should be avoided, because it robs the valid comparisons of their impact.
Henry Macwhirr August 22, 2012 at 03:07 AM
Yes - but this is a valid comparison. We've got a president who proclaims his authority to assassinate US citizens without due process, as he did with Al-Awlaki and his 16-year-old son. He refuses to acknowledge the authority of congress to approve military adventures under the War Powers Resolution. And most seriously, he is implementing absolutely brutal austerity against America's poorest and most vulnerable citizens, in order to perpetuate a bail-out of his Wall Street cronies. The Republicans won't speak out because they agree with these policies. It's up to the Democrats to do something about it.
Liz August 22, 2012 at 10:55 AM
This is the President of the United States of America! Say what you believe about his policies - pictures such as these feed into the extremist RWNJ culture of hatred that has no place in our society. It would be great if the media could present issues in a fair and balanced manner and not focus on things like this.
Jimmy Donnelly August 22, 2012 at 12:23 PM
LaRouche is a registered Democrat as are most of his followers. I fail to see why anyone would connect them with Republicans. There is no guilt by association because there is no association. The Hitler comparison is the realm of the weak minded with weak arguments. President Obama has been and remains a failure, I lament that, but it's what we asked for when we elected someone who gave a great speech but had zero experience and an apparent lack of leadership ability.
Jimmy Donnelly August 22, 2012 at 12:28 PM
.....and it's more offensive to call him Obama than it is to put a Sharpie mustache on a picture of him. He's our President and that title is his alone.
BERETTA August 22, 2012 at 06:23 PM
Where was the outrage when George Bush had by far much worse things done to him?? Liberalism is a mental disorder.
Henry Macwhirr August 25, 2012 at 03:40 PM
The LaRouche group protested Bush, too, for the same reasons. The 12 years of Bush and Obama is a real low point in American history -- wars of aggression abroad, and an unprecedented assault on civil liberties at home, combined with the stripping of our economy to feed the voracious, parasitical Wall Street maw.
Liz August 26, 2012 at 10:12 AM
I like to think that we are all Americans and disrespecting the President of the United States regardless of your party affiliation or beliefs should not be condoned.
GreenMom August 27, 2012 at 04:28 PM
I dont like Obama but, this is over the line for me.


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