First Things doesn’t endorse candidates but we appreciate when candidates endorse our views. For example, as advocates of adventuresome space travel we naturally get excited about Congressional candidates who advance that agenda. But Kesha Rogers, the new Democratic nominee for Texas’ 22nd Congressional district, has a peculiar take on the issue:
After we impeach Obama, we are going to implement the LaRouche Plan, beginning with a global Glass-Steagall, and full-funding for a Moon-Mars mission, as the essential science driver behind a major commitment to build the modern infrastructure this nation ne
If the idea of a Democratic nominee calling for the impeachment of Obama throws you off, then you should know Ms. Rogers is a follower of Lyndon LaRouche. The result is a candidate whose policy proposals sound like hybrid of Ron Paul and Robert Heinlein: “I will take our troops out of the warzone and put them into space.” (That is my new favorite campaign slogan.)
But it’s Rogers less mainstream views that may hinder her electoral chances. For example, she recently told a reporter that, “I am leading a war against the British Empire. I’m not worried about what Democratic Party hacks say or do.” That’s not likely to endear her with Democratic Party hacks. Or American Tories.
This is a Congressional seat once held by Ron Paul and Tom DeLay so it’s unlikely that a Democrat can win the general election anyway. But I suspect there are more than a few yellow-dog Democrats from my home state who will be more careful in the future about who they select in their party’s primary.
(Via: David Weigel)