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Protesters Give Obama Hitler Mustache

Lyndon LaRouche supporters ask Hopatcong residents to impeach 'King Obama.'

Displaying photos of the president donning a Adoff Hitler mustache and asking passersby to help impeach "King Obama," a pair of Lyndon LaRouche supporters railed against Barack Obama Friday on the sidewalk in front of Hopatcong's post office.

Bob Wesser and Jeff Rebello handed out literature on behalf of the the LaRouche PAC—a group promoting the ideas of the leftist political activist—while supporting Democrat Diane Sare's Fifth Congressional District candidacy and warning that Obama and the German leader responsible for millions of deaths had plenty in common.

"Absolutely," Wesser, of Bogata, said of when asked if dressing Obama up with Hitler's trademark facial hair was appropriate. Wesser said the National Defense Authorization Act—national security legislation—"is the exact model on what Hitler did with the Enabling Act," which helped Hitler obtain plenary powers and establish a dictatorship.

"We don't take it lightly," Wesser said of the comparison. Wesser also said he believed Obama was on a warpath with Syria, Iran and possibly Russia.

"World War 3 will kill a lot of people," he said. "If we get into a nuclear conflict with Russia, it's going to be a hell of a lot worse than World War 2."

Rebello and Wesser also advocated for the reinstatement of the Glass-Steagall Act—a banking law that was repealed in 1999 separating investment and commercial banking activities.

Friday wasn't the first time Hopatcong got a visit from LaRouche protesters. Last year, Hackensack residents Margaret Greenspan and Art Murphy set up in the same spot,

The pair's daylong protest drew ire and support from bystanders. As people walked by, Wesser and Rebello called out to them from near their table filled with information and photos Obama, and even the face of British Nobel Prize-winning philosopher Betrand Russell hovering above an exploding atomic bomb.

Conrad Frutos of Landing said "the president is a liar" and that though he couldn't give Wesser and Rebello a donation, he wanted Obama out of office.

Sharone Lester of Hopatcong said though she didn't mind the pair's protest, she thought they should have held it away from the post office. Lester said the duo were intimidating.

"They're not on post office property," she said. "However, my tax dollars pay for me to have access to the post office and to have to walk past that? It's one thing to stand there and to do an information drive. It's another thing to have it set up like this.

"It's intimidating. It's not right. It's information. And it shouldn't be in front of the post office. I know they're on a sidewalk, but to me, anybody who is walking by, they're standing there and they have to walk past them. And they have to walk around them. It should be some other place."

Lester said she particularly took offense to displaying Obama with a Hitler mustache.

"I find it inappropriate," she said. "It's insulting to people of the Jewish religion. It's insulting to Germans. And it's disrespectful to [the office of the president.]"

Kirsten Goodnick of Hopatcong said while she didn't want to discuss politics, she felt the protestors weren't out of line.

"They have the right to do whatever they want," said Goodnick, pushing her infant son in a stroller. "They're not bothering anybody. They're not yelling, raving and screaming. They seem to have a lot of information and they were not rude."

Wasser and Rebello, both registered Democrats, said it wasn't their first time railing against Obama and that they came to Hopatcong to support Sare, who hopes to challenge fifth-term Fifth District Congressman Scott Garrett in November.

What did you think about the protest? Tell us in the comments.

angelique April 18, 2012 at 02:57 PM
ugh
angelique April 18, 2012 at 03:05 PM
i can not wait until i see these protesters in my area! they can fully expect a COUNTER PROTEST. they are terrible frauds who promote violence. * perhaps not the individuals, but the orginization. **** ATTN AUTHOR THEY DO NOT REPRESENT THE LEFT SEE THE WIKI INFO. "The movement had its origins in radical leftist student politics of the 1960s, but is now generally seen as a right-wing, fascist or unclassifiable group"
Glad_i_got_out April 18, 2012 at 03:11 PM
@Jimmy Almond so you're saying that President Obama is the reason we are in debt? He came into office after arguably the worst President in American history. George Bush and Dick Cheney ruined this country after exploiting 9/11 to go to war in Iraq based on false pretenses. Department of Defense's direct spending on Iraq totaled at least $757.8 billion not to mention the other wars that we are in. At least President Obama is trying to right the wrongs committed by the previous Administration. Is he perfect? No but he is trying to plug in holes created in the dam by Bush.
Jimmy Almond April 18, 2012 at 03:25 PM
@Glad, Bush spent 4 trillion in 8 years. OWE-BOW-MA has spent 5 trillion in 3 years! You ignorant libtards will continue to blame Bush. Every campaign promise of Obummer was broken. He is the absolute worst President in US history! All libturds do is tax and spend. Our economy is ready to tank again because we have a Presi-DEBT who cares more about leveling the playing field (Actually leveling the country) than righting the country. And if you think O-BLAME-O is trying to plug holes, I've got ocean front property in AZ to sell you! Go crawl back in your hole!
Jimmy Almond April 18, 2012 at 03:30 PM
angelique, I see the propaganda bug has bitten you, too. Nice to see you believe in the wiki info. LMAO! OMG, it's the right wing fascists! Pull ur head out of your bumm! Bush had Hitler staches on him frequently, was hanged in effigy from several buildings, burned in effigy. You probably laughed at this. I'll bet you'd have no problem with that kind of display in your area. You'd probably join in! Wake up and quit following your liberal news channels.
angelique April 18, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Actually Mr. Almond, it is rather impossible for my head to be in my "bumm". Furthermore, you assume incorrectly. i don't agree with ANY hitler 'staches, on ANYONE. i find the comparison disguisting, no matter who it's on. Forgive my research of this organization by refrencing a website you don't approve of. But may i also mention, i went directly to the source (the larouche website that is). My findings there, allowed me to (dare i say it) FORM MY OWN OPINIONS. Also, kind Sir, i might also point out, i am clearly AWAKE. how else would i be able to respond to your ill attempts at witt and understanding.....HOW DO YOU LIKE THAT?
The Watcher April 18, 2012 at 05:51 PM
This is not the first time these people have been out with the same signs in the same place. It doesn't matter who they represent I find them disrespectful to the presidency, the country, and the armed forces. There was also a comment made (see above) "No, he's Hitler when he takes off his make-up!" OK so the president is white? Look up Bush and the patriot act which takes away most of our rights as citizens, and he let the banks get away with putting us in debt and running away with the money. The Federal Reserve controls the money and people should look it up they may be surprised. We have had good and bad presidents from both parties so let's accept that. If you vote (and hate) someone just because they are from a particular party, or race, or gender then you can't be voting for who you think will be the best person for the job. Isn't that really how we got into this mess in the first place? angelique I liked your polite informed response and I leave you quotes from Einstein to ponder should the need arise, "He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."
Jimmy Almond April 18, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Watcher, it doesn't make a bit of difference to me the color, gender, or political side of the President. I look at what this imposter is doing to our country - putting it into massive uncontrollable debt, creating class war fare, giving away the country to food stamps and gov't hand-outs. It will come back to bit us in the ass and all you liberals will say, "Bush did it!"
angelique April 18, 2012 at 07:17 PM
The watcher. Many thanks. I often enjoy participating in political debates. Since name calling hinders the impact of what is said, i avoid it at all costs. thanks again :) Mr. almond, may i ask who you will be voting for in this coming pres. election? Also, i usually dont like to classify myself, but if freedoms (when it comes to a woman's choice and marriage equality) are what i stand for- then i'll accept the "liberal" title whole heartedly. and i dont think there is antything wrong with that.
Laker April 18, 2012 at 07:37 PM
The Watcher: In what way do you find "these people" to be "disrespectful to the .... armed forces." ? Please list what "rights as citizens" that "Bush and the patriot act" take away.
Rich Smith April 18, 2012 at 10:03 PM
Wow. Right, wrong or indifferent, those people in front of the Post Office sure did get us talking. You know, the comments here, like the comments they make on the street, is less about what they are for as much as what they are against. I know they call themselves “Lyndon Rouche” fans but I wonder if they wouldn’t support even Hitler if he were to run against Obama. Evidently it’s anything but Obama for them. So now that we know what then don’t want, what do they want? They are offering problems without solutions. By the way, if they impeach Obama, we will have Joe Biden as president. Do you really want that? Think about it.
The Watcher April 19, 2012 at 03:25 AM
@JA I do not believe i addressed you in my post, one good thing about the USA is that you can express your opinion (within reason). I'm sure everyone appreciates that you would let people starve isn't that what Mitt (not his real name) said? One might infer you agreed with Hitler. Here is a famous quote for you, insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Hint for you: if you didn't care about race, gender or political side you wouldn't resort to name calling, referring to skin color, or lump people into political groups. Have a wonderful day
Henry Macwhirr April 19, 2012 at 01:10 PM
Jimmy, I think your assessment of Obama is fundamentally wrong. It sounds like a lot of talk radio stuff I've heard. Obama is not some sort of bleeding heart liberal who is "giving away the country to food stamps," although the "gov't hand-outs" part is correct -- it's just that the "hand-outs" are going to the 1%. Obama is drastically cutting programs like food stamps and Medicare in order to continue bailing out Wall Street. The Watcher is correct in attacking Bush and the Patriot Act, but Obama has simply kept all of Bush's worst policies, and gone even further: even Cheney never claimed the right of the president to order the assassination of US citizens, or indefinite detention which we now have under the NDAA.
Jimmy Almond April 19, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Smith, As for your impeach OWE-BOW-MA and leave us with Biden? It wouldn't be a long serve for Mr Hair-Plugs foot in mouth buffoon Biden. ABO = Anyone But O-BEER-MA!
Jimmy Almond April 19, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Watcher, drinking the liberal kool-aid again, eh? Taking snippets from the lame stream media against Romney? Oh, yeah! It's the liberal way! Take things out of context to make Romney out to be a hater of poor or disadvantaged folks works well with the liberals. Your President has sold our country to the tune of 5 trillion in 3 short years and has turned it into a laughing stock. It's just a giant Gov't give-away program! Glad you enjoy a country like that.
Jimmy Almond April 19, 2012 at 05:30 PM
Henry, I think your position is critically wrong. 0bama has created class warfare. Raising taxes on folks who create jobs is a failed concept. Presi-DEBT Foodstamp and the libertard minions will follow this hack of a POTUS to his grave because he orates (Teleprompts) well. Look into the history and background of this Communist and you will find everything you need to know how to ruin a nation which is exactly what he is doing. We've all been hoodwinked by a man who was in a church with a Rev who believes in White genocide and friends with terrorist Bill Ayers!
Jimmy Almond April 20, 2012 at 12:31 AM
angelique, I don't give two whoops who you vote for. You are a non-factor! You and the other women who are only concerned about WOMEN'S rights. You have probably also bought into the "Fluke" contraception folly and the liberal lies that make up the lame stream media! MSNBC, CNN, and the like, will do and say anything to keep the worst President in 0bama (spelled with a zero) in office. 16 trillion in debt and counting. 5 trillion on his watch with no responsibility! He makes a great drunken sailor!
Alice Jameson April 20, 2012 at 12:56 AM
No need to be casting aspersions on drunken sailors. Unlike Obama, they only spend their own money!
The Watcher April 20, 2012 at 03:55 AM
I said I find it disrespectful. Whether or not you agree with or like the (any) president he commands the armed forces. This was not an attack on Bush just pointing out that no president is perfect. If you have to ask what rights you are now missing maybe you need to re-read at the patriot act.
Mikey April 20, 2012 at 02:10 PM
So much hate for our president. What will you do when he is reelected? Maybe you should try a little yoga in preparation.
Jimmy Almond April 20, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Mikey, maybe you should practice a little meditation when the country says its sick of a "Hoax and Chains!" 5 trillion in debt on this posers watch and counting. Talk about inheriting a mess!
Tammy April 20, 2012 at 02:38 PM
@Jimmy Almond--It is often said that those without a strong argument or a certain degree of intelligence will resort to childish name calling when trying to make their point.
Jimmy Almond April 20, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Tammy, what have u brought to the table in terms of the topic? Nothing. Come back when you have something, anything worth of value to add to the topic of discussion. Otherwise, get a new hobby. Posting ain't your thing!
Jimmy Almond April 20, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Glad, you appear to be the dumb ass by saying things like your Mormon comment. You are nothing but a hypocrite. The USA is a laughing stock to the rest of the world because we have people like you who have the energy to post on message boards, but none when it comes to researching a Presidents past history that would lead hate obama to say he is a commie Muslim. Pull ur head out!
Glad_i_got_out April 20, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Jimmy Almond are you even from the Hopatcong area?
Jimmy Almond April 20, 2012 at 04:16 PM
I wouldn't live in Jersey if you paid me a million bucks. Any other intelligent questions, Glad? Or do you have nothing else to add to the topic of 0bama and the Hitler stache?
Tammy April 20, 2012 at 04:57 PM
@Jimmy Almond-If I decided to add to this topic I would do so with respect for other's opinion and without resorting to name calling and presenting half truths as facts. I have refrained from commenting on this particular subject because when dealing with people such as yourself it is pointless. Your kind reads only the headline of a newspaper article or takes what is said in a "coming up at 6" teaser for the news as hard fact without bothering to watch the whole telecast. A little time researching the facts would do you wonders. I do not have to waste my time debating the issues with somebody who does not have the intelligence nor the maturity to do so with respect and the understanding that because a person has a different opinion than yours does not make them wrong. My vote will express my opinion just fine. As for you not living in NJ if you were paid a million bucks don't worry, I'm sure those of us who live in NJ aren't going to hold an event to raise that million dollars for you. We might, however, raise that amount to keep you out.
Jimmy Almond April 20, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Oh, golly-be! Typical smart-ass response from someone who has no thoughts and ideas about the issue/topic at hand. A true leftist tactic. Knock anyone with different views, but add NOTHING but pure drivel. An epic failure on ur part. U still haven't added anything but a failed retort to banter and carry on your arrogance and ignorance. If you can't come up with anything else, I suggest you go back to mindless comments on yahoo. That might fit you better than this forum.
Joseph Buongiorno May 29, 2012 at 02:46 PM
While they have a right to express there view, they should at least have known that Hoipatcong is not in the 5th congressional district. We are in the 11 district so if they were trying to drum up support for their candidate, they were in the wrong place.
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