Democratic State Sen. Perry Clark of Louisville confirmed to LEO Weekly today that he penned a letter calling for President Barack Obama to resign from office.
Clark contends in the letter that the recently signed agreement to lift the debt ceiling and create a 12-member “Super Congress” to execute the policy violates the Constitution. (see below)
Parts of the letter were first posted on the website of notorious conspiracy theorist and perennial presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche on Monday.
Clark tells LEO Weekly that the letter speaks for itself.
“What he’s doing with the Super Congress is unconstitutional. Obama is defending the international bankers. What we need to do is bring back Glass-Steagall,” he said. “But I don’t think (Obama) has the balls to stand up to them.”
The Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 was designed to reign in speculation by the banking industry. In 1999, it was repealed by Congress, allowing the merger of investment banks and commercial banks. Many (including Elizabeth Warren) have blamed this repeal for the financial collapse of 2008, and congressmen ranging from John McCain to Bernie Sanders have advocated bringing Glass-Steagall back to prevent such a collapse from happening again.
But Clark goes further in his letter, comparing the debt ceiling agreement to the 1933 German Reichstag Enabling Laws “that ceded all legislative power to the murderous Hitler government.”
Clark then favorably name drops Lyndon LaRouche, who makes even people like talk radio host Alex Jones look like a mainstream figure.
“I am joining with American statesman Lyndon LaRouche in calling for the President to step down or face impeachment.”
LaRouche, notorious for 40 years worth of conspiracy theories – such as 9/11 being an inside job and the Soviet Union creating the AIDS virus and … well, too many to really list here – has also called for Obama to resign, saying the president is planning a dictatorial coup by creating a “new 9/11-style Reichstag fire.”
He also is quite fond of comparing Obama to Hitler. His supporters are well known for bringing signs to events that have a Hitler mustache on Obama, with official “LaRouche PAC” labels on them.
But Clark does not shy away from his praise of LaRouche, whom he endorsed for president in 2004.
“LaRouche is absolutely right, he has a track record of being right for many, many years,” Clark said.
“He’s been shut down by the mainstream because he’s too much of a threat to the international financiers, he’s challenging the system too much, and they’re afraid of him.”
State Senate Democratic leadership has not yet returned a call asking for comment, but Clark says he is not concerned about any criticism they might have of the letter.
“Sure, that’s fine. It wouldn’t be the first time. I’m here to serve the people, not my party.”