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Embracing the crazy

Way back on March 3, Lyndon LaRouche supporter Kesha Rogers won the right to challenge Rep. Pete Olson (R-Tex.) in the 22nd district of Texas. A few reporters noticed; I talked to Olson briefly after the election and we both remarked on his luck. But she faded until this week when, for some reason, conservative bloggers noticed Rogers and began asking whether the media was covering up for her. Was it, asked Jim "Gateway Pundit" Hoft, because the press doesn't want to reveal that it's LaRouche activists, not conservatives, comparing the president to Hitler.

Remember last year when the Democratic-Media Complex reported that the tea party protesters were waving Obama-Hitler signs? What the media purposely omitted from their stories was the fact that the protesters waving these astroturfed Obama-Hitler signs were radical left-wing extremists. They were radical activists from the LaRouche organization. But, this didn’t fit the state-run media’s narrative that tea party activists were radicals and racists so they omitted this from their reports.

For the record, Hoft published this the day that Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.) approvingly quoted from Thomas Sowell's column comparing President Obama's quest for power with Hitler's. Regardless! Combine this with the effort by South Carolina Republicans to tar the state's Democratic gubernatorial nominee Vincent Sheheen with now-infamous accidental candidate Alvin Greene and I think you're seeing conservatives get revenge for a year of being painted as allies of "birtherism" and conspiracies about the president.


Below the fold, a Rogers video that explains my confidence in using the "c" word in this headline.

By David Weigel  |  June 24, 2010; 10:09 AM ET
Categories:  2010 Election  
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