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The LaRouche Cult And The Health Care Debate

by @ 6:43 pm on August 19, 2009. Filed under Dumbasses, Health Care Reform, Obama Derangement Syndrome, Politics

I wrote about the Barney Frank town hall yesterday, but neglected to include this longer video of a specific question:

Well it turns out that the woman who asked the question that set Frank off was a Lyndon LaRouche supporter, and, as David Weigel notes, the Larouchies have been making quite a name for themselves in the health care debate and they’ve been making some of the same arguments that so-called mainstream Republicans have been making:

The LaRouche cultists oppose Obama’s plan because they think he’s trying to euthanize old people and the infirm. They oppose it for one of the reasons that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) oppose it, and they’re providing a lot of the “research” for this smear.


Conservatives are pointing to town hall protests as evidence that the country is turning against Democrats’ proposals for health care reform. It means something that deranged political activists are showing up to these rallies and mouthing some of the same rhetoric as conservatives.

Are all the people showing up LaRouchies ? Of course not, but it’s pretty clear they’ve latched onto the movement.

The other interesting thing is that it looks like it’s the LaRouchies that are responsible for the Obama/Hitler analogies that people have been complaining about:

H/T: College Politco for the video

One Response to “The LaRouche Cult And The Health Care Debate”

  1. Bob J says:

    I saw some of the LaRouchePAC literature on this and it is pretty convincing. People should read what they have to say before judging on mere pictures and other peoples opinions. This guy calls them the LaRouche cult. I’m sure I could throw shit at him too, and do so without any explanation. Always check things out for yourselves, or you might end up stupidly defending something you actually know nothing about.

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