Sheriff's deputies received a call Monday afternoon about two people near an ATM in the 23800 block of El Toro Road, Lake Forest, handing out fliers of President Barack Obama with an Adolf Hitler mustache. Given the timing with the "fiscal cliff" vote, one might assume these angry folks emerged from the same teabaggy gene pool that galvanized after the "Obamacare" and federal stimulus votes of the first term. But as the five examples that follow show, agitators from across the political spectrum have applied little brown 'staches to the Chosen One.
A Political Dookie, a blog that listed Hugh Hewitt's and Michelle Malkin's among its favorite like-minded blogs, showed numerous posting activity in 2008 and 2009, nothing in 2010 and one post in 2011. But back in the glory days, the illustration below was included with a Sept. 30, 2008, item (weeks before he was even elected!) comparing youths for Obama with youths for Hitler. Don't forget to turn in your parents for buying guns, kids:
Since at least as early as 2009, various sites affiliated with far, far lefty Lyndon LaRouche have used images of Barry with a Hitler 'stache, including one that could be downloaded in a large enough format to use on signs at LaRouche rallies:
You'll still see this if you scroll down about halfway on the LaRouche Political Action Committee's Obama Watch page, which lists all sorts of reasons our president is dictator-like:
Red Shaman's Indian in the Machine website has free Native American music you can download, pretty pictures you can admire and stories you can consume on topics ranging from humanity's mission to something known as the Galactic Federation of Light to whether Paul McCartney was replaced (notice how you never see the Walrus anymore?) to the second coming of Sananda Esu Immanuel (aka Jesus), which you know is bullshit because Christ already made his second coming to the Mormons. Or was it the Mayans? Anyway, an Oct. 30, 2009, post on the Indian in the Machine blog surmises Obama declared a national emergency over swine flu infections not because he wanted to wipe out swine flu infections but because he wanted to trump the Bill of Rights with emergency presidential powers. Ol' Red used this image to remind readers of someone equally as sinister, with other evil cues as well:
Jim Campbell posted a Sept. 3, 2011, blog on DancingCzars that wondered since Apple has more cash than the U.S. government (who knew?), would Obama follow "in the footsteps of Hitler and Stalin" and "confiscate Apple's wealth?" Campell, who based on other posts on the site did emerge from the same gene pool as tea party types, used this to illustrate his point:
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Remember those old newspaper clippings that included columns listing the eerie similarities between Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy? Pakalertpress.com, which scans the Interwebs for end-of-world prophesies that confirm "something BIG" is coming, on Aug. 13, 2012, made similar comparisons between Hitler and Obama, such as they both were/are "known for their tremendous oratorical skills," "held rallies in outdoor stadiums to excite and inflame the people's passions" and began their careers with "ghost-written autobiographies" (Mein Kampf for Adolf and Dreams of My Father for Obama). All the proof you need is in the video below, but methinks Pakalertpress may be hiding something since they conveniently left out Obama's secretary being named Hitler and Hitler's secretary being named Obama: