U.S. News Lumps LaRouchie in With Tea Partiers at IRS Rally

Lyndon LaRouche and his followers have never been welcomed into the Tea Party movement but his followers shadow nearly every Washington-based protest that occurs, whether left, center, or right. But in its coverage of Wednesday’s D.C.-based IRS rallies, U.S. News featured a follower of LaRouche as if he were a legitimate part of the Tea Party protest.

In its report on the Tea Party rallies, U.S. News noted that the protests “soon became about a lot more than the IRS” as speakers and protest signs began speaking to a list of complaints. But the first person U.S. News went to for a quote was one Mike Reeves, a follower of Lyndon LaRouche.

“Auditing the IRS is not enough,” protester Mike Reeves, a self-proclaimed follower of controversial political activist Lyndon LaRouche, told Whispers while holding an “Impeach Obama” sign. “The president has got to be removed like [President] Nixon was.”

But, U.S. News failed to inform readers that LaRouche followers have never been part of the Tea Party movement and lending a LaRouchie this platform is misleading. Any quote of a LaRouchie is simply not representative of conservatives, Republicans or the Tea Party movement.

LaRouche followers have been denounced by Tea Partiers many times since 2009.

During the early Tea Party events in 2008 and 2009, for instance, when so many Congressional townhall events became anti-Obamacare battle grounds and Tea Party protests sprang up across the country, the progressive media used images of posters of President Obama with a Hitler mustache seen at rallies in Washington D.C. to undermine the legitimacy of protesters. But those Hitler/Obama signs and posters were never used by Tea Partiers and conservatives. These posters were the hallmark of the socialist democrat Lyndon LaRouche PAC, the political organization connected to the often jailed activist Lyndon H. LaRouche.

For U.S. News to lump a LaRousche follower in with Tea Party protesters is simply illegitimate. The LaRousche movement has no connection to Tea Partiers.

LaRouche has run for President a least eight times, most of those as a Democrat. In 1988 he was convicted of mail fraud and tax code violations and served prison time until 1994 when he was released on parole.

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Posted by on June 23, 2013.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, RightPundits.com, StoptheACLU.com, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events.He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. hotmail.com"The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson

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  • jim_m

    Tea Party or not, anyone who opposes this administration is an enemy of the state. Seeing as how the MSM is still in the tank for obama it is not surprising that they should have difficulty distinguishing between the multitude of different “enemies of the state”.

    NBC is already joining the admin in claiming that journalism is espionage. It won’t be long before obama starts putting political opposition in prison. I’m betting before the year is out.

    • Brucehenry

      Well, whether it’s the Tea Party or the LaRouche folks, your brand of paranoid kookiness would fit right in with either one of them, Jim.

      I note that LaRouche went to prison in 1988, according to this article. What administration was it that sent this particular member of the political opposition to prison? Was Obama president in 1988?

      • jim_m

        Idiot. He went up the river for credit card fraud, not political opinion.

        The difference between the ’80′s and today is that obama has made political opinions that differ from his illegal. Perhaps you have forgotten the shift after he was elected from dissent being the highest form of patriotism to being sedition (or so claimed the brightest lights of the dem party like Pelosi and Reid)? Perhaps you have missed the increasing frequency of accusations that journalism is espionage?

        Of course you will deny the approach of fascism all the way beyond the opening of the gulags and the killing fields.

        • Brucehenry

          So if someone like, say for example, Trump, is charged with tax evasion or fraud in the next couple of years you won’t claim it’s political?

          • jim_m

            You can prove that it isn’t? Who can claim that anything the federal government does is not politically motivated? That is the damage the obama has done. NOTHING this admin does is beyond suspicion. Everything is suspect and there is reason to think that currently everything that the government does is done for partisan political reasons rather than the legitimate operation of the government.

          • Brucehenry

            One, the damage Obama has done? Lol, I thought that was J. Edgar Hoover or perhaps A. Mitchell Palmer.

            Two, when you use terms like “NOTHING” and “everything” do you not hear the paranoia? I assure you everyone else does. Get help.

          • jim_m

            If I want paranoia I will talk to Mike Hodgkiss the LaRouchie.

          • mikehodgkiss

            I’m not paranoid. I know exactly what and who the enemy is. Here is a really great documentary called 1932 A true history of the united States. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgcdRCWEt4Q

          • Retired military

            Obama makes Hoover look like a piker

          • Retired military

            Freaking damn discus . This is RM again

          • mikehodgkiss

            So true! Nerobama fiddles while Wall Street steals the retirement funds of Americans and the republic burns. We must reinstate Glass-Steagall and impeach Obama now. Take for example how Obama has protected Al Qaeda. http://larouchepac.com/lpactv
            “The Al Qaeda Executive”

          • Jwb10001

            Pretty bad when you have to stoop to J Edgar Hoover to make your guy look not so bad.

          • mikehodgkiss

            It’s not partisan! There is no great difference between the parties. Right, Left, that is all smoke and mirrors for the gullible. The issue is the Nationstate vs. the Empire model for humanity. The British Empire exists and is deicated to propagating itself that is documented in this video called “Who We Fight”

            http://larouchepac.com/node/21414

        • mikehodgkiss

          I won’t say that you are an idiot, but when Mr. LaRouche was charged with credit card fraud in Boston he was going to be aquited so the government shut down the trial and moved it to Alexandria and charged him with “Tax code violations” which we all understand to mean he was railroaded. I agree with you otherwise on your comments. Look at the attack on Congressman Rangel for supporting Hillary and refusing to support the fascist Obamacare. And I’m using the word fascist advisedly. The so called Affordable Care Act is based on a British model that includes
          considering costs. That would mean a financial choice about who
          to treat, which would lead, “to increased
          death rates among those considered having lives “not worthy to be
          lived” . That, is a Nazi type principal, and thus the
          moustache.

          • jim_m

            The judge declared a mistrial in Boston. That is not the government “shutting down the trial”. LaRouche had been the subject of mulitple state and federal investigations the Virginia one was simply the next one to come to trial.

          • mikehodgkiss

            You just made that up, about Virginia being the next one, that’s not true. But you are technically correct. The Judge declared it a mistrial. The reason was because the government wasn’t going to get their conviction so they needed to move to trial to a venue where they had control over thwe jury pool like Alexandria where the pool is dominated by federal government employees. But still the issue is not these slanders against Mr. LaRouche. The issue is why was Larouche targeted. It was political and you know it.

          • jim_m

            I did not make up the fact that there were multiple independent investigations of LaRouche.

            You are also incorrect that he was convicted of just tax code violations. He was convicted of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, 11 counts of mail fraud and 1 count of attempting to defraud the IRS. His appeals were all rejected.

            You are obviously a LaRouchie and not mentally competent.

          • mikehodgkiss

            Typical slurs. Why is it that people who hate Mr. LaRouche always refuse to talk about ideas. I suppose the North American Water and Power Alliance is a bad thing to support. I suppose Glass-Steagall is a bad thing to support. I suppose the idea of a National Bank is bad to support, one could go on and on with the great ideas Mr. LaRouche and his movement have promoted over the years. I don’t remember one I haven’t agreeed with so I guess you are right again I am a Larouche supporter crusify me. I suggest for anyone who isn’t foaming at the mouth like this fellow to go to
            http://www.schillerinstitute.org
            http://larouchepac.com
            and see for yourself what Mr. LaRouche and his youth movement are doing and saying.

          • jim_m

            Because he is a paranoid lunatic that thinks the Queen of England is the head of a drug cartel. Need I say more? He has few ideas that are rational and those that are, are better elucidated by other, more reputable voices.

      • mikehodgkiss

        Good point Bruce. In fact it was George Bush senior who railroaded LaRouche to prison. The trial was later characterized by former Attorney Gen. Ramsey Clark as an “outrageous miscarriage of injustice”. But if you think Obama is any different from the Bushes, well please think again. “Follow the money” the bailout of the corrupt Wall Street , and London swindlers who stole the retirement funds of the American work force has continued under Obama until now. That is the issue. That is what Mr. LaRouche addresses which is studiously ignored by the “left” and the “right”. Notice how Chris Mathews, and Bill O’reilly refer to the ecoonomy as profits or losses of Wall Street. That is not “The Economy”. Economics is defined as our ability to reproduce our society at a higher standard of living continuously. So economy is schools for our children, health of our citizens, availability of cheap clean water for living and agriculture, availability of reasonably priced nutritious food, and infrastructure. The solution to our dilemma is “Glass-Steagall”. Stop the bailout. Forget about republicans vs. democrats, and demand that your representatives forget about that too.

        • Retired military

          “So economy is schools for our children, health of our citizens, availability of cheap clean water for living and agriculture, availability of reasonably priced nutritious food, and infrastructure”

          And per Obama these things are paid for by magic unicorn farts and the govt NOT profits from businesses or Wall Street.

          Also by either your description or Oreilly’s or Matthews Obama is still killing it more so than any other person in history.

          • mikehodgkiss

            Yes of course I agree. “Obama is still killing it more so than any other person in history.” But neither unicorn farts, business profits, and especially not Wall Street pay for the kinds of projects we need. Wall Street has no profits, only proceeds from their criminal enterprizes, and free money from the fed. which is the greatest of their criminal enterprizes. http://larouchepac.com/node/16748
            If you are interested here is the argument for the type of credit system that was used to get our nation out of bankrupcy after the American Revolution, and is the only way we are going to get out of the bankrupcy we are in now.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            I rate this comment four cognoscenti crazy…

          • jim_m

            It’s like talking to a Jehovah’s Witness. He’s speaking from and referencing his own bible as evidence that his positions are valid but he is incapable of seeing that his reference point is total BS and a deranged fantasy from a mentally ill lunatic. (apologies to JW’s, your ideology has the benefit of not being from the deranged or mentally ill but you are still incapable of seeing that it’s BS).

            This guy at least has the benefit of being entertaining. (plus hes not on my doorstep being a nuisance).

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  • mikehodgkiss

    Hmmmm by the comments so far looks like your bait isn’t working too well. I think most Tea Party Members are smart enough to know that the LaRouche movement is not the Tea Party. And I am sure that you know LaRouche is not a socialist. LaRouche’s stance is constitutional. I also think they like I don’t have any dillusions about the “Parties” solving our problems. The Democratic party leadership has not endorsed LaRouche either, so what?

    “Often jailed” … REALLY??? Give me a break.

    From what I heard when the event goers saw the LaRouche table and signs depicting Obama with a Hitler mustache and demanding that he be impeached, they almost to the person exclaimed that “This is the best thing here”.

    • cylde

      People who preface a statement with “what i heard” are like Harry Reid , preparing to present a lie. Do not ask them for names or proof.

      • mikehodgkiss

        Sorry for that. It was from the from the most recent webcast at LPAC http://larouchepac.com/webcasts/20130621.html

        • jim_m

          Riiiiiight. You’re a LaRouchie and you think that your own propaganda is legitimate news. Whatever.

  • rmw1776

    “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”

  • cirby

    I’ve been to a few Tea Party rallies, and each time, there was at least one LaRouchie at the edge of the crowd, carrying a handwritten sign with a lot of silliness on it. Each time, the LaRouchie was either chased off or completely ignored by the actual Tea Partiers. The same sort of thing happened with the other fringe types who showed up. You can always find a number of oddballs at the Tea Party protests, but they’re always isolated or on the edge – or have several people arguing against them at any given time.

    On the other hand, when you see the Occupy groups, there’s always going to be at least a third of them carrying signs or wearing t-shirts that tout the craziest things the Left has to offer – and the rest of the crowd enthusiastically supports each of them. Heck, you don’t even need to go to the Occupy events for that sort of thing: the antiwar protests in 2002-2003 were chock-full of every bit of left-wing, New Age, off-the-wall weirdness you could think of – and often, the craziest ones were featured speakers…

  • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

    Did our soi disant cognoscenti and veteran light the crazy lamp or what?