Signs Portraying Obama As Hitler Appear At Leftist Protests, Media Ignores It

Back in 2009 signs depicting President Obama as Hitler were spotted at tea parties around the nation, and the mainstream media was quick to seize on them as evidence of how racist and extremist the movement is. Images of the signs were played endlessly on networks like NBC, CNN, MSNBC, etc.

But it turned out that it wasn’t tea parties who had the signs. It was disciples of Lyndon LaRouche, a seven-time candidate for the Democrat nomination for President. But that didn’t stop leftists from continuing to use the signs as a talking point against the tea party.

Well, over the weekend the very same Obama-as-Hitler signs showed up at anti-capitalism protests in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

It was the same LaRoucher’ers who had the sign (you can see the URL for a LaRouch website at the bottom of the signs), but will the media react the same way? Will these protesters be branded as extremists because of the presence of these signs in the same way the tea party protesters were?

I wouldn’t hold my breath.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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  • flamemeister

    How silly!  There are several things about Obama that are different from Hitler.  Such things take more time.

    • flamemeister

      Reply to myself: I just watched the German movie “Blind Spot: Hitler’s Secretary.”  It is a long talking-head interview with 81-year-old Traudl Junge, Hitler’s secretary from 1942-1945.  Her intimate account of aspects of Hitler’s beliefs and personality indicate that the similarities between A.H. and Obama are not a joking matter.  Traudl died before Obama entered public life.

  • mikemc1970

    Since when are Liberals held to same standards they hold everyone else to? This is and always was about pushing the Liberal meme. The TEA Party is racist, even though Liberals believe a premarital interracial relationship is a such a bad thing that it’s equivalent to doing cocaine. The TEA Party wants to throw Grandma off a cliff, even though Liberals will do nothing to save Social Security and Medicare themselves.

  • Msmignoresit

    I have been concerned by the current administration’s policies towards the Middle East. Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann on Friday expressed regret over the fall of US ally Hosni Mubarak “while President Obama sat on his hands.” This sitting on his hands, as I have mentioned several times, goes back to the Iranian uprising in 2009.
    Earlier this year Obama attempted to put Israel on the US State Department’s list of State Sponsors of Terror; however, pro-Hamas Turkey is to chair an Obama backed counter-terrorism body. This panel is not to include Israel and is being done quietly, in the shadows of the UN General Assembly this week. Hillary Clinton calls this “smart power approach to counterterrorism,” and described the founding group as “traditional allies, emerging powers and Muslim-majority countries.” I call it another attempt to subjugate the power and strength of America to its enemies.
    There is also that little and far too under-reported “want” from the administration to put in a direct phone line to Tehran.

  • Game

     Are you saying that Lyndon LaRouche is somehow equivalent to the Tea Party?  I think the Tea Party is a buch of extreme, anti-government, Xenophobic, who perhaps yelled the loudest “NO” when asked “Do you think America is ready for a black President?”, however, even I would never say they are the political equivalent of LaRouche.

    • robert108

      The Tea Party is the American middle class, formerly known as “The Silent Majority”.  You liberals hate us because we are no longer silent.

      • flamemeister

        I hate the expression “The Silent Majority.”  It used to lead off obituaries, as in “Jimmy Brown has joined the Silent Majority” (the Dead).

        • robert108

          Don’t get me started on the Grateful Dead(chuckle).  The term was used to describe that huge majority of ordinary, middle class Americans who just lived their lives, and didn’t get involved in political activism. No longer.

      • Game

        Every political movement in history has claimed that. I am sure that disciples of Lyndon LaRouche would say that the Democratic party is scared of them.

    • Carolport

      I am a tea partier. If fact I helped organize a couple. I am an American wife, mother of five, and grandmother of nine. I am not a bigot or a racist. I don’t care what color our president is. I think it’s shameful to compare him to Hitler who was pure evil. Our current president is a man who is doing very poorly at him job. He’s a man who is running this country into the ground. He likes his own image. If he was on my basketbball team, I’d have to call him a ball hog. God bless and save America.

      • flamemeister

        Is there some place  between “ball hog” and Adolf Hitler where we might rank Obama?

        • Sriggs234

          How about a cluster #uck of a miserable failure?

  • banjo kid

    I am just an American tired of the crap coming out of D.C. it never seems to stop. The left has stolen the great moments of American history and hidden them away out of sight of our young people . I suggest any one who wants to have their children understand our true history to look up the history books of the past and teach out them at home.  We may never find our way back, but I am willing to try . Now we have the remnants of Wood stock holding office and doing their thing . 

  • Bat One

    The real tragedy of the Obama presidency is that America’s first Black president has been such an abysmal failure.  As a close friend of mine put it, “He’s set our people – Black people – back 25 years!”

  • Bat One

    If those ARE the very same signs, it certainly leads one to believe that those carrying the signs at TEA Party rallies were really far-Left plants, trying to discredit the TEA Party.

    And of course the MSM bought the whole thing.

  • realitybasedbob

    Darn that corporately controlled MSM for not devoting time to right wing extremist groups parasitically glomming onto any group that attracts corporately controlled MSM.

    Weak sauce, Mr. Port.