Germany's Telepolis Covers Kesha's Victory and BueSo
March 9, 2010 • 10:53AM

"Houston, We Have a Problem! A LaRouche associate wins Democratic primary in largest Texan city," are the header and sub-head of an article published on the Telepolis website, a left-wing Berlin-based internet daily. It begins by noting that, whereas there is civil war already coming from within the Republican Party, "also inside the Democratic Party of incumbent President Obama, groups that so far have received less attention are challenging the power of the elites."

They refer to "the outsider Kesha Rogers, a declared associate of the contested former Democratic Presidential contender Lyndon Hermyle LaRouche, whose wife Helga Zepp-LaRouche leads the 'Bürgerrechtsbewegung Solidarität' (BueSo) in Germany. [Someone in Germany is worried about the ongoing BueSo electoral campaign in North Rhine Westphalia—ed.] Now, Rogers is challenging incumbent Congressman Pete Olson of the Republicans, in November," Telepolis writes.

"With its 52%," they continue, "the surprisingly clear primary victory of a LaRouche associate is, among other things, worth noting, because LaRouche has called for impeachment proceedings against President Barack Obama. Also Rogers pursued this position offensively. During her campaign, she had herself photographed with a poster, that is favored also among the Tea Party Movement, which shows Obama with a Hitler mustache." However, the article distinguishes the LaRouche movement from the Tea Party's anti-tax and anti-state policies, but make the foolish mistake of calling Franklin Roosevelt's policies "Keynesian". For example, LaRouche calls "for a Keynesian approach (sic) with state-run great projects, which was the model of the New Deal in the 1930s."

At the center of Rogers' campaign, they report, Obama's NASA cuts were countered with the slogan "Impeach Obama," and "like LaRouche, Rogers also called for a global Glass-Steagall Act," explaining that "this law, introduced by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, abolished at the end of the 20th century, calls for a clean divide between investment banking and other banking operations, which is to protect the property of small savers." Telepolis then falsely claims that Rogers' strict opposition to Obama's health-care reform does not fit with the New Deal tradition.

Telepolis concludes by quoting the Democratic Party hack who asserted that Kesha Rogers is not a "real Democrat" and won't get party funding. They conclude with a wild claim that LaRouche is independently wealthy.

The article goes with a picture from the "Kesha for Congress" website.