What’s with these crazy Democratic candidates?

As if the story of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alvin Greene wasn’t strange enough, here’s the story of Kesha Rogers, a Democrat running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Texas. What’s most unusual about Rogers is that she’s a staunch supporter of impeaching President Barack Obama, in addition to being a full time political activist in the Lyndon LaRouche Youth Movement:

South Carolina’s unexpected Democratic nominee for the US Senate, mystery man Alvin Greene, says he wants to play golf with Barack Obama. But in Texas, another surprise Democratic primary winner, congressional nominee Kesha Rogers, wants to impeach the President. So while South Carolina party officials are still unsure of what to do about Greene’s success at the ballot box, Texas Democrats have no such reservations – they wasted little time in casting Rogers into exile and offering no support or recognition of her campaign to win what once was Republican Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s old seat.

Rogers, 33, told TIME she is a “full time political activist” in the Lyndon LaRouche Youth Movement, a recruiting arm of the LaRouche political organization that is active on many college campuses. The LYM espouses LaRouche opposition to free trade and “globalism” (the UN, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund) and it also calls for a return to a humanist classical education, emphasizing the works of Plato and Leibnitz. On her professional looking campaign website, kesharogers.com, she touts the LaRouche political philosophy – a mix of support for the economic policies of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the impeachment of President Obama – and calls Obama a “London and Wall Street backed puppet” whose policies will destroy the Democratic Party. During the campaign, she was photographed carrying an oversized portrait of the President with a Hitler-style moustache penciled on his lip.


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4 thoughts on “What’s with these crazy Democratic candidates?

  1. It’s difficult to get serious Democratic candidates to run against firmly entrenched Republican incumbents. It’s in those districts that the unelectable fringe candidates fill the Democratic primary.

    1. And vice-versa. The power of gerrymandering and money. Kohl was essentially unopposed in his last re-election.

  2. But come one, isn’t LaRouche the best? Let’s tell it like it is, we need a revolution, American Style. And Kesha winning in Texas? I don’t care even if it is impossible for a Democrat to win there, because we need some impossible things happening now.

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