A video billboard outside a northeast Indiana shopping center shows a picture of President Barack Obama wearing an Adolf Hitler mustache.
The billboard flashes the image at the start of a display that next flashes the words “Impeach” and “Obama.”
The sign’s owner said the images were a paid advertisement that wasn’t associated with any of the businesses at Cornerstone Plaza on U.S. 6 in Kendallville, about 20 miles north of Fort Wayne.
The sign also included another message linked to LaRouchePac, a political action committee formed by former presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche, and third that seeks to restore the Glass-Steagall Act, a Depression-era law that limited activities between commercial banks and securities firms.
Supporters of LaRouche, who has promoted a number of conspiracy theories and was convicted in 1988 of mail fraud and tax code violations, have in the past circulated posters and flyers showing Obama with a mustache like the Nazi leader’s, and his PAC has called restoration of the Glass-Stegall legislation as “the indisputable first step to global economic recovery.”
Mayor Suzanne Handshoe said the message was inappropriate, regardless of a person’s views of the president, and didn’t reflect a message the city would want to send.
[Image via YouTube]