On my way back from lunch yesterday, I passed by some people with some pretty inflationary signs, eg “Stop Obama’s Nazi Healthcare Plan,” “Halt Obama’s Hitler Healthcare Policies.” I had seen them down the street, too, and so this time I worked up the courage to pull over and ask what the heck this was all about.
Turns out, I had no idea what I was up against. They’re from the LaRouche PAC (checking out their website when I returned to the office later clued me in to where exactly they were coming from), and after five minutes of disjointed conversation with them, I said that we’d just have to agree to disagree and headed on my way.
The good that came out of all of this was that it motivated me to read up on Obama’s healthcare plan – which is what they were protesting about. This article from Politico does an excellent job outlining the components of the plan, with some of its potential benefits and pitfalls. If I find anything else good on my hunt, I’ll stick it up here, too.