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Rogers resolution

Good.

The State Democratic Executive Committee of the Texas Democratic Party approved a resolution today that “releases party officers and members from their obligation to support LaRouche follower Kesha Rogers.”

The resolution states that the movement includes “instances of illegal activities, discriminatory proclamations and thuggish behavior” and “contains clear, convincing and overwhelming evidence of discrimination based on race, religion, sexual orientation and ethnic origin.”

According, the resolution state: “that the Texas Democratic Party will have no relationship with the campaign of any person identifying him or herself as aligned with the LaRouche Movement or Lyndon LaRouche; no such campaigns will have access to Party materials or data, no listing on the Party website and no position of privilege or recognition at Party meetings or conventions.”

It’s unfortunate that it has to come to this, but given that it has, this was appropriate. I’ve seen some people fret that this was about who Rogers associates with, but it’s not. It’s about her wacked-out beliefs, which are far outside the mainstream of the Democratic Party. I mean, seriously, it’s not too much to ask for a Democratic candidate to not be advocating the impeachment of the Democratic President. Besides, this is really aimed at the Party structure, which would otherwise be required to help her, which in turn would likely upset and offend a lot of folks who don’t want to see any of their money be used to support a candidate like this. Individuals are still of course free to vote for, donate to, or otherwise assist Rogers however they want. You can read the whole resolution here and see for yourself. My recommendation is to not vote in this race if you are in CD22.

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2 Comments

  1. PDiddie says:

    Nah. Not good.

    I don’t live in CD-22 and don’t support Ms. Rogers’ candidacy but it’s a lot more than just bad form and bad manners to do what the SDEC did. They should have simply ignored her (as you rightly suggest the voters in her district do).

    This resolution doesn’t really hurt Rogers in any appreciable way and may even help her quest for free media in what everyone knows is an unwinnable contest for her. It makes the TDP look ridiculously bad by publicly thumbing their noses at a duly elected nominee.

    It’s a foolish, short-sighted, and rather stupid action to take. But then that sort of action is all that many of us have come to expect from the SDEC for the last twenty-five years or so.

  2. Gary D says:

    Is the SDEC seriously suggesting that Kesha Rogers, a black woman, is racist or is it she practices some other form of discrimination? Or is this guilt by association?

    On the other matter, many Democratic candidates in the past have also run against Democratic presidents and even called for their impeachment.

    Right now I plan on voting for Kesha Rogers who only seems ignorant and misguided over Pete Olson who actively works against the people in his district on health care and taxes and a host of other issues.