||This article appears in the December 24, 2010 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.
Six LaRouche Democrats
Announce Campaigns for 2012
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Dec. 21Lyndon LaRouche, in his Nov. 6 webcast after the U.S. mid-term election, warned that with an insane President, and the influx of fascists like Senator-elect Rand Paul into the new Congress, "we are now on the verge of a fascist dictatorship in the United States!" He forecast that Obama would quickly freeze out the FDR Democrats in his own party, and make a deal with the Republicans to slash the budget for social expenditures, at the behest of his City of London and Wall Street controllers.
That has now occurred, with the so-called tax bill that passed Congress on Dec. 16. The stage is now set for a fascist drive to privatize and cut Social Security, and to cut Medicare and Medicaid payments.
In this grim circumstance, LaRouche told associates on Dec. 13, the LaRouche Political Action Committee is going to fill the gap of competent leadership. "The people out there have a problem," he said. "The Democratic Party's betrayed them, repeatedly. The Republican Party has betrayed the nation repeatedly. Particularly with this fascist crowd that's come in there, with Dick Armey-ant's crowd, that sort of thing. So, that's where we stand."
The LaRouche Democrats will lead a renewed fight for the general welfare, beginning with the immediate removal of the lunatic President, by means of the 25th Amendment. Then, on to the re-instatement of FDR's Glass-Steagall law, drying up the speculative economy; this will allow a massive infrastructure buildup and creation of productive jobs, headlined by the North American Water and Power Alliance (NAWAPA).
To do this, and to rebuild the Democratic Party from the inside, six LaRouche Democrats have announced their intention to run in the 2012 elections.
These include three veterans of the 2010 Congressional elections: Kesha Rogers in Texas, Rachel Brown in Massachusetts, and Summer Shields in San Francisco (see below). Rogers won the Democratic primary in the Texas 22nd Congressional District (which includes Houston), and went on to garner 30% of the vote against incumbent Republican Pete Olson, in a heavily Republican district. She fought hard for the impeachment of Obama and for reviving the NASA program, as part of the broader NAWAPA perspective, extended into a two-generation project to colonize the Moon and Mars.
Second, Brown fought hand-to-hand combat in Massachusetts (4th C.D.) with Rep. Barney Frank (D), winning 20% in the Democratic primary. The debate between the two drew widespread interest, as Brown insisted on restoring Glass-Steagall, and Frank, the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, claimed that his ties to the Boston "Vault" bankers were irrelevant.
Third was Summer Shields in San Francisco (8th C.D.), running a write-in primary campaign against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. As befits San Francisco's outlook on the Pacific, Shields emphasized LaRouche's call for a post-Obama Four-Power alliance (the United States, China, Russia, and India), to create a new global credit system.
On Dec. 20, the LaRouche slate added three more candidates: Bill Roberts in the greater Detroit area, Dave Christie in the Seattle region, and Diane Sare in the New Jersey area.
The six-person slate will present one cohesive voice, representing a seed kernel of unity that will catalyze a renaissance of the FDR principle inside the Democratic Party. For breaking news, see www.larouchepac.com.