LaRouche Is Obama's Greatest Fear
March 18, 2010 (EIRNS)President Obama is becoming so hysterical about saving his rapidly sinking presidency, that he is blaming Lyndon LaRouche for all his problems. LaRouche's exposure of Obama's healthcare plan as being based on that of Adolph Hitler, and the March 2 landslide electoral victory of LaRouche Democrat Kesha Rogers in Texas's 22nd CD Democratic primary, has fed Obama's fixation on LaRouche.
But, it was reportedly LaRouche's March 13 webcast that turned that fixation into complete mania. At this point, Obama is personally tagging any Democrat who opposes any element of his agenda as an agent of Lyndon LaRouche.
After Rogers' victory, according to reports, Obama operative David Plouffe was involved in a frenzied effort to find some way to remove her from the November ballot, despite the fact that she garnered 54% of the vote in a three-way race. But leading national Democratic strategists, including some who are not necessarily friendly to LaRouche, saw the Plouffe effort not only as grossly illegal, but as suicidal, because they understood that a big factor in Rogers' support was her explicit demand to impeach Obama, and that a move against her would rightfully be perceived as a move by the White House to directly defy the expressed wish of the 22nd CD's Democratic voters.
Following LaRouche's March 13 webcast, in which he made his most aggressive and convincing argument for Barack Obama's removal from office, inside sources reported that all previous deals were off. and those closest to the President, including Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod, were insisting that something had to be done to stop LaRouche. Apparently, the result was an impotent and largely irrelevant resolution that the Texas State Democratic Executive Committee passed the very next day, sanctioning Kesha Rogers.
The anti-Rogers resolution says little about Kesha, and instead is a laundry list of long-discredited lies and slanders about LaRouche. Ultimately, the only justification the resolution gives for the so-called sanctioning of Rogers is her support of LaRouche.
This week, in order to get support for his British-authored Nazi healthcare bill, Obama began to insist that the very fate of his presidency was on the line. It may be the closest Obama has come to reality since taking the oath of office.
The week began with the sudden announcement, as the President embarked on a hastily planned trip to Ohio to try to pressure Dennis Kucinich into reversing his intention to vote no on Obamacare, that the President's long-planned trip to Asia was being postponed for several days. By today, the Asia trip was cancelled until some yet to be announced date, presumably in June. Even though Obama was successful in persuading Kucinich to reverse his previous emphatic opposition to the healthcare bill, it seems it has done little to alleviate his fear.
Kucinich's Wednesday announcement that he was reversing himself, and would vote yes on the Obama measure, provides a rather vivid picture of just how Obama persuaded Kucinich to switch his vote. In an excruciatingly odd statement, Kucinich said, "I have doubts about the bill. This is not the bill I wanted to support."
Then, then why support it?
Because, he said, he had been persuaded that a defeat on the legislation would destroy the potential left in Obama's presidency. "... the thing that has bothered is me is that this [a defeat] would delegitimize his presidency. That hurts the nation when that happens," Kucinich reasoned. "We have to be very careful that President Obama's presidency not be destroyed.... even though I have many differences with him on policy, there's something much bigger at stake here for America."
After viewing Kucinich's press conference, several members of Congress told EIRNS that it was clear to them that Obama had accused Kucinich of supporting Lyndon LaRouche's agendamost specifically, LaRouche's call for Obama's removal from office. When Kucinich was asked directly if this is, what in fact, had occurred, a distraught Kucinich refused to discuss it.
Kucinich's normally loyal base apparently responded badly to the flip. By Thursday, Kucinich called another press conference announcing that he would return all contributions that had been made by voters who did so believing that he would oppose Obama on the measure.
As of this writing, members of both the Progressive and the Hispanic Caucuses continue to get personal calls from the President. Publicly, they report Obama's pitch is that this bill has to be passed for the health and strength not only of his presidency, but of the presidency in general, and that the Democratic Party will otherwise be irreparably damaged, if not destroyed. Privately, one leader of the Hispanic Caucus admitted that he was shocked when the President bluntly demanded to know what his relationship was to Lyndon LaRouche.