A pair of organizers for LaRouche PAC said Hurst is fertile ground for their message.
“This is one of the best sites in the area for receptability,” said John Jambor. “It’s blue-collar, and that’s the people who are hurting.”
Jambor, who said he’s been working for the political action committee for 37 years, was hanging out Monday and Tuesday with fellow LaRouche PAC employee Ian Overton at the Tarrant County sub courthouse on Grapevine Highway. Amid posters bearing photos of President Obama with a Hitler mustache and accusing him of crimes from cover-ups to murder, the two implored passersby to join them in a campaign to impeach the president.
There was no petition to sign, but Overton and Jambor offered folks a chance to get regular updates through a form that also allowed them to donate money.
Several people entering or leaving the sub courthouse stopped to talk with the men, who said they were returning to Houston Tuesday evening.
Many of those who stopped were eager to oust Obama. But most weren’t enthusiastic about being associated with LaRouche, the 90-year-old perennial presidential candidate (eight times and counting) who served time in prison for tax code violations and conspiracy to commit mail fraud.
A few people were outright enraged by what they saw, said Deputy Constable Peter Donnelly.
“There have been a few upset people we’ve had to calm down,” he said. “A Marine veteran demanded they be arrested and I had to explain that we could not. He was mad about the picture of Obama with the Hitler mustache and thought it was disrespectful of the Commander in Chief. That’s a common complaint among vets.”
But there are at least five Supreme Court decisions saying that such things are protected by the First Amendment, Donnelly said.
“As long as they don’t attach anything to the building and they don’t block access, they’re within their rights,” he said.
In the photo above, John Jambor, left, tells Hurst resident Barbara Murray about Lyndon LaRouche's plan to impeach President Obama.
Story and photo by Terry Evans