An Obama impeachment billboard in Indiana showed the president depicted as Adolph Hitler.
The billboard showed up at the Cornerstone Plaza in Kendalville, with President Barack Obama wearing Hitler’s signature mustache. The picture flashed on the electronic sign along with the words “Impeach Obama.”
Local news outlets said the Obama Impeachment billboard is connected with LaRouchePac, a political activist group with a drastic anti-Obama stance.
In a rambling statement on its website, LaRouchePac writes: “It is now undeniable; as the euro continues its free fall amidst increasing ungovernability, threatening to pull the entire world economy down with it, the threat of thermonuclear warfare, sparked by the tinder box of the Middle East with a crazed puppet Obama, blazes stronger everyday.”
The group defended its use of the billboard and depiction of Obama as Hitler.
“He has earned his mustache,” LaRouchePac member Ian Overton told the news outlet. “It’s not a gas chamber but it’s an economic policy. It’s the same effect. If you’re dead, you’re dead.”
Adolph Hitler has been a frequent comparison for Obama. Senator Ted Cruz, a Tea Party backed Republican from Texas, compared funding Obamacare to appeasing Nazi Germany in a 21-hour filibuster against the Affordable Care Act.
The reference has gained steam amid the government shutdown, with Arizona Republican Brenda Barton writing on Facebook that the shutdown is the fault of “De Fuhrer.”
Other lawmakers have suggested impeachment for President Obama. Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst has demanded that Obama be impeached for failing to protect American liberties and his role in the Benghazi scandal.
“This election is about protecting you and your freedoms, which are given to you by God, but which are being trampled on by Barack Obama right now,” he said. “I don’t know about you, but Barack Obama ought to be impeached. Not only for trampling on our liberties, but what he did in Benghazi is just a crime.”
The Obama impeachment billboard in Indiana did not last long. A week after a public outcry, the sign is no longer visible outside the shopping center.