At first I thought they were 'baggers and pretty stupid ones at that, somehow conflating Glass-Steagall with Obama. When I got closer I saw that it was even worse than that. These morons are part of the LaRouche cult. Picture the worst attributes of the teatards, the neocons, and a nominal Democrat to boot even though the Democrats wisely want nothing to do with the sonofabitch. LaRouche ran for President a few times but I think he's mainly a California aberration. How they came to Truckee I don't wanta know. Here's what wiki says about this buncha idiots:
The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, wrote that LaRouche leads "what may well be one of the strangest political groups in American history." According to the Foundation, LaRouche believes that a super elite (the "oligarchy") is in control of world events, a group that includes the Rockefellers, the London financial center, the British royal family, the Anti-Defamation League, the KGB, and the Heritage Foundation itself. Others include Nazis, Jesuits, Freemasons, Communists, Trilateralists, international bankers, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Socialist International—all supposedly controlled by the British—as well as Hitler, H.G. Wells, Voltaire, and the Beatles as representatives of the 1960s counterculture. George Johnson in Architects of Fear (1983) compares the view to the Illuminati conspiracy theory; after he wrote about LaRouche in The New York Times, LaRouche's followers denounced Johnson as part of a conspiracy of elitists that began in ancient Egypt.All over the map politically, these fuckers are crazier than loons. Shit-eatin' moon-barkin' batshit crazy loons. Apologies to loons.
I asked the woman (her boyfriend stayed away from me. He might be crazy but he's not stupid. Heh.) just what the hell Obama has to do with Glass-Steagall. Her answer: "he hates it". Yeesh.
I was just pissed off when I saw these morons in MY town. I thought at first, and maybe naturally, that they were just run-of-the-mill wingnuts. Turns out they're much worse and luckily have no political power.
I hadn't heard of LaRouche or his cultists for years and thought they'd disappeared. Wrongamundo.
I've gotta admit I wasn't very polite to these drones. I told the woman as I left that Obama was gonna be re-elected in three weeks and maybe they could try and impeach him next year.