Like It or Not, LaRouche Cultists Are Aligning With Conservatives on Health Care

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 11:37 am

The Weekly Standard’s John McCormack has another duplicitous blog post — he did the same thing last week — arguing that because the disturbed woman at Rep. Barney Frank’s (D-Mass.) town hall was a “LaRouche Democrat,” she doesn’t represent opposition to health care reform. It’s really beneath him, but he’s done it again.

No one disputes that LaRouchites are on the fringe — but it’s indisputable that they are fringe Democrats. They oppose Obamacare because they want a single-payer plan.

This is misleading. 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. Instead of grappling with this or rebutting the smear, McCormack smears Democrats, who have repeatedly purged these conspiracy theorists from their party.

McCormack again:

Just as it would be unfair to assume that all Think Progress readers are idiots who call conservatives Nazis just because a few commenters do, it’s a cheap trick to pretend that the few people who show up with Obama as Hitler signs are representative of the protesters.

This is gibberish. 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.

If McCormack has a problem with “cheap tricks” in coverage of protesters, he has a problem with The Weekly Standard, which honed in on the fringe elements of liberal/anti-war protests of representative of everyone who opposed the war in Iraq.

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tomblank
Comment posted August 20, 2009 @ 12:01 am

When you have the same people who were supposed to be watching fannie mae and freddie mac presiding over the healthcare debate, you can expect alot of people to be skeptical. These pompous behinds just got done screwing up the whole economy and now they want the public to trust them with trillions MORE in funny money, are you kidding? I dont believe there are any death panels or most of the other rumours. What I dont like is giving these irresponsible, incompetent, greedy crooks the charge card (for their campaign buddies) on the trillion+ dollar health care funds. What ever happened to tort reform? => 35- 40% of all the health care budget(tort) is not even being whispered about by REPUBLICANS, let alone democrats. Both parties have lost all credibility in my eyes.


huckfynn
Comment posted August 20, 2009 @ 12:51 am

The press claims that Clinton's healthcare proposal lost because of too many details, while Obama's is losing because of too few details.

Typical press is being sympathetic to anything socialized and liberal.

Obama's may not be nationalized today, but tomorrow it will. Today, he may not inlcude illegals, b ut tomorrow he will. Today, no public funds for abortions, but tomorrow, that will certainly change.

Thanks, but no thanks.


anitabonghit
Comment posted August 20, 2009 @ 1:14 am

Interesting how David Weigel tries to bash John McCormack's article calling it a smear while not disputing the facts. LaRouchites are wacked out Democrats. They are no different than the hateful writers at liberal blog sites. There are MANY Democrats protesting at these town hall meetings also but Dabid would have you believe it's only Conservative Republicans. Typical of the leftest bias which drove me from the Democratic party.


Diplosmack
Comment posted August 20, 2009 @ 2:10 pm

Larouchies are the same people that I would see on my campus with effigies and skits harassing Al Gore and his case for global warming. And the same people who lost their minds during the Bush administration. Like it or not, they're dems. So far left reaching dems, but dems regardless. Larouche even ran for president under the dem party a half dozen times.

And the above poster is correct, Weigel doesn't want to believe the truth. But I'm sure is article has gotten lots of hits.


Keeser
Comment posted August 20, 2009 @ 3:49 pm

Larouche and his flunkies are not part of the Democratic Party since they have been offically kicked out. I can claim to be the King of Sweden, but saying it doesn't make it so.

If you wingnuts want to make an analogy, then show me the official GOP statement officially kicking out all the conservative loons showing up at the townhalls.

The difference between responsible and irresponsible is the Democrats kicked out their loons a long time ago and the Repulicans embrace theirs.


brendanm
Comment posted August 20, 2009 @ 9:07 pm

Today huckfynn isn't giving blowjobs at the truck stop for $5 a pop, but tomorrow he will.


JimPA
Comment posted August 23, 2009 @ 2:33 am

huckfynn – Since you can see into the future, is Rush back on the oxycotton? Seems he acting like he did was he was using.

How is the press, liberal and sympathetic to President Obama when Fox News? always says they are number one in all categories?


Due Mackadoo
Comment posted August 27, 2009 @ 11:37 pm

Obamacare is an attempt to simultaneously expand “coverage”, reduce overall cost, and protect the profits of private insurance and big pharma. The method, detailed in the bill and by Obama's advisors, is a non-governmental advisory board that will decide which procedures and services may be dropped by insurers and Medicare. This is, in fact, a “death panel” designed to limit care to the sick and old.

Conservatives (stupidly) want no government interference, preferring to have Aetna ration their care directly.

Larouche supports single-payer insurance (Medicare for all), which reduces cost by eliminating the underwriting and profit that add ~40% to the cost of insurance. Their “alignment” with conservatives is a case of “the enemy of my enemy”.

These are the facts. I'm not involved in any way with the LaRouche movement, but they're factually and morally correct on this issue and many others. The Democrats are a bunch of whiny putzes who would rather be on the winning team than use their brains.


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