Monday, March 3, 2014


How embarrassing for the Democratic Party in Texas. As the Texas Tribune showed the other day, right now in the race for the US Senate seat held by John Cornyn, the leading Democratic challenger is....Kesha Rogers.

"In the Democratic primary, the candidate who has been on the ballot the most times,Kesha Rogers, leads the best-financed candidate, David Alameel, 35 percent to 27 percent."
Who is Kesha Rogers, you ask?

She's a committed member of the Lyndon LaRouche cult, a fact her Wiki bio makes very plain:

"Lakesha (Kesha) Rogers (born December 9, 1976) is an American political activist in the Lyndon LaRouche Youth Movement, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, and former candidate for Texas's 22nd congressional district.[2]Rogers, an African American, is a follower of Lyndon LaRouche and his LaRouche movement. She has called for the impeachment of U.S. President Barack Obama."
Kesha Rogers with eccentric Lyndon LaRouche

In case you don't know who Lyndon LaRouche is, he's a perennial Democratic candidate for President who is a committed Marxist and a crackpot conspiracy theorist. Members of his movement are often mistaken for Conservatives since they view themselves as a revolutionaries in direct opposition to the present Democratic party leadership because it isn't extreme enough in it's Leftist views.

Remember when 'Tea Party Conservatives' were supposedly showing off protest signs where President Barack Obama sported a Hitler mustache?


Kesha Rogers proudly posing with her inflammatory 'Obama = Hitler' sign at a Tea Party rally

That was actually due to LaRouche cultists like Kesha Rogers infiltrating Tea Party protests.

You can read more about LaRouche's extreme views here:

Inside Higher Ed. columnist Scott McLemee wrote a detailed article about the LaRouche Youth Movement when it first began to assert itself on college campuses back in 2007:

With it's hero worship of a political crackpot & it's strange views about subjects like economics & foreign policy, the movement has always been quite small and at the current time only has around 1,000 members.

It's quite telling that at the present time a committed member of a crackpot extremist's sect running as a Democrat has managed to get out in front of the race for a U.S. Senate seat here in Texas.

I think it's clear most Democratic voters in Texas don't really know who Kesha Rogers is, what she believes, or about her ties to the LaRouche sect. It will be interesting to see how long she's able to maintain her current lead. If she manages to actually win the primary, the Texas Democratic Party will be forced to publicly state it will give her no help or funds for her campaign since she isn't really a Democrat.

The Texas Democratic Party has been in this awkward position before: Rogers actually won the primary to fill Tom DeLay's old seat a few years ago, as Dave Weigel at Slate notes here.

A Possible Democratic Disaster In Texas