STORY NUMBER ONE: ARE THE LAROUCHIES READYING TO BLITZ THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION?
Ralph Nader had claimed to be speaking to various Democrats to bring out a primary challenger against Obama, maybe “a former Senator” or “Former Governor” — having retired from the perennial candidacy gambit. Nothing much came of it all. The closest was a suggestion by Mike Gravel, which blurbed through a 24 hour news cycle then disappeared. But it is hard to see how any “name” with a stature above Gravel would have taken the plunge, or any name of Gravel could’ve beaten out the performances by the no-names who embarrassed Obama through the “Red Streak” on the map.
So now we see the Larouche Movement’s efforts to “Dump Obama” have moved on to the Convention.
Dateline Muskego, Who do Don and Judy Clark have in mind here?:
As to impeaching a president that will be up for re-election in less than four months? The Clarks are convinced he won’t leave, comparing him to a dictator who won’t leave office. Judy explained that the goal of the LaRouche movement is also to introduce a second candidate at the Democratic convention in September, as “Democrats don’t want him in office either…be watching the week of September.”
Muskego residents driving by were largely supportive of the anti-Obama message, but most who honked likely didn’t have LaRouche stickers on their bumpers, either. The Clarks are undeterred, and said they plan on appearing throughout the area to get their message out.
It can’t be the obvious pick…
Don’t get too excited, Republicans, they don’t like Romney, either. Their candidate? Lyndon LaRouche, who for many is a familiar name at the voting booth as a presidential candidate who ran eight times between 1976 to 2004
His days of Perennial candidacy are over, just like Ralph Nader’s are. Even Margaret Fairchild know that.
As for LaRouche, he’s not running for office-he’s almost 90 years old-and he, in fact, does have the right to run for office, Mr. Burmeister.Xlcer tags this as a “Parlor trick” of old –the “Dark Horse at the Convention” gambit. But the key element is missing. Who is it that will be saving Western Civilization and Mankind from Obama now that it can’t be Larouche? Ralph Nader can go on o endorse the Presidential campaign efforts of former Salt Lake mayor Rocky Anderson (and snub Green Party candidate Jill Stein), but the Fantasy Shadow Politics of Larouche dictates no allowance for such a course. They need to go in-house here, somehow. Because it is as And Howie G points out — the “Only Larouche” factor: These actions have been taken with the full knowledge that the fight for Glass-Steagall has been led—in the United States and in Europe—by Lyndon LaRouche. As he noted in the brief statement that appeared earlier, LaRouche is the only person qualified to engineer the return to Glass-Steagall and a system of fixed-exchange-rate sovereign currencies in the trans-Atlantic region.
When the time comes to call and annoy Democratic delegates, who are they pitching? Proven vote-getters Kesha Rogers or Perry Clark? The former is involved in a knock-em-sock-em race with Republican powerhouse Pete Olson; the latter is in the race of his life with fiesty up and comer Chris Thieneman.
Well, I guess as the two people manning the card table at the Post Office said, “Be watching the week of September.”
STORY NUMBER TWO: THAD MCCOTTER LEAVES IN A HUFF OF YAHOOISM
Can’t the state of Michigan solve the problem Thad McCotter dumped on them by simply convincing the House of Representatives to decline his resignation, and let everyone ignore his ensuing absenteeism through the last days of his congressional career?
Whatever. Syed Taj has tossed this special election aside. Better to stick with the primary and general.
Democratic candidate Dr. Syed Taj said he appreciated the encouragement and enthusiasm shown by people in the current district since the governor’s announcement, he would not be a candidate in the special election.
“Instead I am maintaining my focus on talking to voters throughout Michigan’s new 11th Congressional District in an effort to ensure that their views and values are represented for a full term in the next Congress,” Taj said.
Bill Roberts? Bill Roberts, who is also listed on the Democratic primary ballot, has not decided whether he will run in the special election, according to Emma Reuter, campaign manager. “We’re still on the fence,” Reuter said.
Probably not worth over-thinking this matter. I think Nancy Cassis, the Republican establishmentarian forced into a write-in for the primary election, has the most to benefit from the special election — she’s trying to get through and any name recognition matters. I think Bill Roberts would gain through any “Operation Chaos” maneuver – any name familiarity matters.
Wonkette Commenter asks: What are the odds the MD gets beat by the LaRouchie? This is why we can’t have nice things.
BUT the “experts” believe… it’s … Syed Taj on the way to victory. Democrats are expected to nominate Syed Taj, a physician who has run an underfunded campaign.
Syed Taj faces a hurdle even before the November election. He faces a primary opponent with a more familiar sounding name, one William Roberts. But Mr. Roberts is a follower of Lyndon LaRouche, and wants to impeach the President. Worrying about winning the primary is a distraction Taj hadn’t counted on, Assuming he gets past the primary, he then will face either Kerry Bentivolio or Nancy Cassis in the general election. Candidly, Taj admits he would rather face Bentivolio, because his views are likely to be seen as more extreme.
Looking past the primary and on the primary at the same time. Tight rope…
STORY NUMBER THREE: DAVE CHRISTIE CAMPAIGN NEWS AND NOTES
Dave Christie… interesting to see his vote totals match up against the Progressive Democrat and the Ron Paul Democrat. There will be a debate 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 21. How will Adam Smith manage the torrent? Stay Tuned.
Campaigning in the Fourth of July Parade: Worse, my four-year old was handed a pamphlet by this group, which contained the infamous and ridiculously offensive picture of Obama with the Hitler-stache that the LaRouchies love so much. While I was busy being angry about the large sign, my son handed me the pamphlet, opened to that picture, and said “look, Mom!” He is well aware of who our President is and was amused and confused by it. I said “I’ll take that, those people are yucky.” Infuriating.
Oh, Basically this. I agree with Laurel Humphrey. I believe we can profess our opinions, but we should not be disrespecting our current president in our community parade. It’s not the appropriate venue, a Community Independence Day Parade.
I’m glad to see this letter. I felt a similar discomfort, but didn’t want to make a big deal about it in front of my 8 and 2-year old kids. I just waited to make eye contact, then gave the guy a thumbs down. He smiled back and gave me a thumbs up. While it’s not an amazing example of productive discourse, it’s an example of silent civility, right?
The LaRouche crowd actually disgusts me (and I totally agree that I”m sick of being accosted aggressively at the PO). But there you go: what Bree and Eric said. Though I do wonder if there can’t be criteria established for the parade that would limit it to positive participants who want to celebrate democracy instead of smirking and sneering at it all the time? (My Dad was in the Marine Corps for many years and has had a lifelong reputation for being the prototypical “steely eyed missle man.” The only time in my entire life I saw him lose his cool–and in a big way–was when he was trying to get by LaRouche people to get into the Post Office.)
Underground Serbian Cafe with Dave Christie: The nearly 170 years of opium smoking at The Economist, may have finally taken its toll.
In other items… Howie G enjoyed his Diane Sare campaigning. Hm.
STORY NUMBER FOUR: ON THE EVE OF DESTRUCTION YET AGAIN
Chickens in a tough spot. It’s like a horror movie when the door closes too soon and you watch your friend get torn apart by zombies/tentacles/LaRouchies through the porthole. Poor chickens!
Harley Schlanger wants you to know — “We’re about to have the most devastating collapse in world history“. The SGT Report is a haven of these reports. Next up we gets out “Tim Geithner is Dead Meat.” Even though he’s with the corruptable Obama Administration?
Bill Goode wants to know:
It makes me nervous that a sight such as SGT would become so enamoured with LaRouche. Typically SGT has promoted causes for less government involvement in our lives and cutting government spending. These are causes that I believe in and look for news and opinions on. Lately however, SGT has become very enamoured with LaRouche, which is a very dangerous organization. To SGT I would ask “Why would you support government involvement in massive public works projects, especially at a time when our governments (federal, state and local) are all going bankrupt?” We cannot afford them. Nor should we depend on governments to construct and operate such projects. They only make the people more dependent on the government. Is that what SGT is after? It didn’t used to be. Now ??? What’s up SGT?
Yeah. Well. We get this claim. If you close your eyes, you’d swear Harley was a Libertarian. See too he’s worked with Ron Paul.
Larouche: We Are Now Living on the Brink of Hell.
More coverage with these 2012 predictions.
We got some agreement here.
Note: I don’t squarely recommend Lyndon Larouche. He went insane around the time of the assassination attempts on him–who can blame him. Before that, he was a little odd, but actually got some stuff right in his assessments and predictions. Repeatedly, I keep going back to saying, “Wait, Larouche was right back when he said…” He now functions with a very tight, unhealthy personality cult around himself. If you question anything, even for the sake of obtaining clarification, you’re treated like a threat. He has some good researchers under him, but that’s about as good as it gets. Check their material, but don’t let them know you exist. Stay flexible. I hope this reply is worth your time.
Gunny G reposts Larouche post about The Need to Save Humanity by Removing Obama from office NOW. It is almost impossible to overstate the strategic significance of the fact that an important group within the top echelons of the British Establishment have come to the conclusion that Glass-Steagall is the only survival option open to them.
Howie G says: This is from the London Telegraph, the British are going LaRouche and LaRouche Pac, they are going Glass Steagall crazy, for real Harlem dudes.
and their proposal that the United States join them in establishing a classical Glass-Steagall banking reorganization of the transatlantic financial system immediately.
I am going to call ‘Shill’ on this guy. He is a very clever Shill, I will give him that, but a NWO proponent he is.
I smell Rockafeller and Rothschild, remember the recent annoucement that the two were going to merge.
Lawrence Freeman on Iran’s Press TV.
Here’s what it gets them.
AND0950 GMT: Foreign Affairs (Syrian Front). Iranian State media has been most unhappy with Tehran’s exclusion from this weekend’s international conference on Syria, and Press TV goes farther this morning with a darker vision: “West Seeks War with Russia”. AND The “analyst” who gives Press this insight? Lawrence Freeman of the “Executive Intelligence Review”, an outlet for the theories of political eccentric and conspiracy theorist Lyndon LaRouche.
AND There is always a new twist to the uprising in Syria and now analysts say that the United States and Britain are hell bent on starting World War IIIWorld War III under the garb of peace in Syria.
Wait. There’s A MUST READ ARTICLE BY ANTON CHAITKIN???
“He nails it.” Does he? From: William H Mullen Subject: GEN. INTEREST:
ITEM NUMBER FIVE: HISTORICAL FOOTNOTES
Blast from the Past. This is The Larouche Legacy. I remember repressive measures proposed by extremists, such as Lyndon La Rouche, who tried to pass a ballot measure to quarantine people with HIV. We fought those measures and defeated them, but wasted valuable resources that could have been used to care for those who needed it.
Blast from the Past.
Dr. Gabriel G. Nahas, a controversial medical researcher who became a prominent crusader against marijuana after being shocked to hear, at a PTA meeting in 1969, about the drug’s widespread use, died on June 28 in Manhattan. He was 92. [...]
This is the same Dr. Nahas who claimed his studies showed pot created chromosome, testosterone (male hormone) damage, and countless other horrible effects which suggested the breaking down of the immune system. Nahas’ background is in the OSS/CIA and later the U.S. where he worked closely with Lyndon LaRouche and Kurt Waldheim.
This is Larouche’s legacy. Accumulate some figures in political activity at their “no longer taken serious” period of their careers.
A bit of fascinating history on this … well, neo-nazi blog… Stevenson and the Democrats tried to kill off his make-shift party he created to run for office without sharing the ballot line with the Larouchies. The Republican vetoed it. His party fell to… Fulani and the Newmanites. This is the Larouchie legacy: Ballot curiosities.
The LaRouchies must be going wild about this. Because “Nation Opens Up Wallets” on Health Care Ruling. I do miss those loons … I’m sure they’re going nuts, but it’s impossible for them to get attention when the mainstream GOP has seized control of.
One Utah… random comment: Lyndon LaRouche. Ultimate wing-nut. Why settle for anything less than the real thing?
Lyndon LaRouche? Ron Paul? Or a ‘puter literate teabagger’s sock puppet?.
Are there any connections between the Kimberlinites and the Larouchies? Besides combining insanity with politics, I mean. Comment by Dr. Weevil — 6/26/2012 @ 9:25
(Describing some right-wing pols in Nevada): They are IAP interlopers playing in the Dem’s sandbox and have the toxic effect that the La Rouchies have for national Dems.
Rick Potvin celebrates … One of the first books I read, by Larouche, was “The Economics of the NOosphere”, a stunning critique of economics as practiced and taught in universities, of which I was a recipient. The only economics that is real is, in fact, physical: Physical economics. The financial economy, so-called, has nothing to do with economics. Those calling themselves economists are effectively traitors to mankind.
ITEM NUMBER SIX. MISC PO TOUR ITEMS
Dateline Port Washington, Wisconsin.
In fact, the 50-year-old Fredonia man was so offended that he stopped his car and confronted the subjects at the stand, grabbing one of them by the neck, according to the police report.
The stand in the 1000 block of North Wisconsin Street had some large signs reading “Impeach Obama” with images of the president sporting a “Hitler mustache,” police said.
The man was cited for disorderly conduct.
More. Did you not read my post ?The LaRouche’s have used this same poster for years ,the only thing changed is the name of the president under the mustache.Don’t take my word for it go to their web site.These guys have been around as long as Castro.They are not even Republicans,instead they wish to bring back the Roosevelt of LaRouches youth.They also have a strange facination with large public projects and building a space fleet to protect Earth.
Should have just egged them.
he was not attacking him. he was just adjusting his collar.
i don’t know ask the woman at the rand paul townhall that got her head stomped on by a rand paul buddie. so attacking someone is ok based on their political views?
I was their and signed the petition proudly to Impeach this president. Please don’t compare Bush who actually was a service man and served his country compared to a president who is very much Anti American, whom supports and funds American tax payers money to terrorist to improve their place of worship that by the way is their spot to teach their kids to hate Christians and Americans. I am Hispanic and did not vote for Mr.Obama and will not vote for him in November because he did not have what a Leader should have to run this nation,, thus far he has done everything to prove what a poor leader he is. The only thing good that I see that came of his presidency is that now America has a Black American President and even that is in question with Mr. Obama. Yes they had a picture of Mr.Obama with a mustache like Hitler and how I see it as an American that is called Freedom of Speech. Just the way the liberals use their Freedom of speech to kill babies and support same sex marriages I am sure the conservatives have their right to show their thoughts on how we see Mr. Obama. So get over it people and realize that you cant have your cake and eat to..oh yeah I forgot that’s why Obamacare is so important to you the liberals who love to use others hard working earned money.
Dateline New Canaan: One supporter donated cash while another, who identified himself as a carpenter, stated that her referred to himself as more of a “Jeffersonian” than a “Hamiltonian.”
As of 2:30 p.m., Speed was still at her post with fellow LaRouche PAC movement member Margaret Scialdone
Visitors to Brattleboro’s post office Monday were greeted by a provocative image – President Barack Obama wearing what appeared to be an Adolph Hitler-style mustache. [...]
They said they had traveled from Boston and acknowledged a “mixed reception” in Brattleboro, where they planned to stay only one day before moving on.
Asked about the altered Obama photo, one staffer said: “The image does grab more attention.” [...]
The Brattleboro display included a promotion for Rachel Brown, a “LaRouche Democrat” campaigning for Massachusetts’ 4th Congressional District. That seat currently is held by retiring Democratic Rep. Barney Frank.
Campaigning for Rachel Brown in Vermont?
Gad, these items are predictable. Dateline Plymouth, Michigan. The group is not affiliated with Plymouth’s Art in the Park.
3…2…1 AND… saw these same types of pictures of Bush during his term
AND MARGARET FAIRCHILD, Internet Commenter
No, the Tea Party has neither the brains nor the guts, nor the creativity to do this. Why don’t all you fools stop watching TV, and listening to NPR and FOX or whatever outlet you get your daily brainwashing from, and study history and use your minds!
Art Murphy and Jeff Rebello, New Jersey residents [...]
You know. I may or may not be a hypocrite here… I don’t think I am, because I expect a certain amount of professionalism with even “patch” as a quasi-news service that I can disregard with this blog, but…
“Lyndon Larouche is an economist who’s been fight for 50 years against these globalist bankers and we’re mobilizing [blah blah]”