| Ever since Lyndon LaRouche-supporter Kesha Rogers (who has advocated for President Obama's impeachment) received just enough votes to make it to the Democratic Senate run-off, the Texas Democratic Party has been working hard to inform Texans that she is not a true Democrat.
In a statement, Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa publicly spoke out against Rogers, calling her candidacy "an insult to our Party, our President, our state, our Democratic values, and to all the work you are doing to move our state forward." These strong words prompted the Austin American-Statesman's Politifact to weigh in on Rogers' candidacy. And despite all the evidence to the contrary, Politifact made the strange decision to rule that Rogers was a Democrat.
In its ruling, Politifact cited the fact that Rogers has voted in past Democratic primaries, and that she's chosen to call herself a Democrat when she has previously run for office.
In the most technical sense, these alone might suggest she's a Democrat. Rogers certainly has the right ot identify herself as she wishes. But there is more to being a Democrat than primary history. One must also be ideologically consistent with the Democratic Party platform, and this is something Rogers clearly is not.
By focusing only on the technicalities, Politifact bizarrely fails to take into consideration that someone who proudly campaigns with photos of President Barack Obama sporting a Hitler mustache is absolutely not a Democrat.
Despite what Politifact says, Kesha Rogers is still a LaRouche supporter who is not a Democrat, and Texas Democrats should not lend her their support.
Read more about Kesha Rogers after the jump.