(September 8, 1922- )
Joined the Socialist Workers Party under the alias Lyn Marcus (1948)
Frequently runs for the Democratic nomination for President
Candidate for President of the United States (1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004)
Leader of the LaRouche Movement, an international political and cultural movement
One of the most controversial American politicians
Wrote 'The Power of Reason (1980),' 'There Are No Limits to Growth (1983),' 'So, You Wish to Learn All About Economics (1984),' 'The Power of Reason (1988)' and 'The Science of Christian Economy (1991)'
Why he might be annoying
He and his followers believe that the global economy will collapse because of deficit spending and the counterculture.
He dropped out of college (1948).
He is an anglophobe, homophobe and anti-semetic.
He advocated the quarantine of AIDS victims.
He had a 'communist' phase when he was younger.
He thought Henry Kissinger and Walter Mondale were Soviet agents.
He claimed that Queen Elizabeth II is a drug dealer.
He said: 'The Beatles had no genuine musical talent, but were a product shaped according to British Psychological Warfare Division specifications.'
His opponents and even his followers have a hard time keeping up with his changing political views.
He calls Zionism 'a hideous cult' and believes it's controlled by the British.
He said there was a 'hard kernel of truth' in 'The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.'
He visited Baghdad to celebrate the 28th anniversary of the Ba'ath Party (1975).
He ran commercials accusing Jimmy Carter's advisors of genocide (1976).
He blamed the Jonestown massacre on the U.S. Air Force.
He said Dick Cheney 'is maybe not exactly Hitler, but in the sense he is playing the kind of role that the Nazis played in Germany.'
He was sentenced to 15 years in prison for tax evasion, mail fraud and conspiracy (1989).
Like Eugene V. Debs, he ran for president while in jail and lost (1996).
He writes essays on economics even though he doesn't really have any qualifications to do so.
His group impersonates reporters in phone calls.
He claims he was used as a 'back channel' diplomat for negotiations with the Soviet Union but there is absolutely no proof of this.
He claimed 'immoral' George Gershwin foisted jazz on the African American community with the help of drug-taking avante-garde artists.
Why he might not be annoying
He wants to colonize Mars.
He holds the record for most presidential election attempts.
He is a pacifist who opposed both Gulf Wars.
He has fanatical followers all over the world.
He is well-read.
He always gets bad press.
He wears his opinions on his sleave.
He dislikes Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson for their 'lowest of the low-church cults.'
He said: 'Bush is nothing but an idiot.'
He called Wal-Mart 'an epidemic disease.'
He is rarely mentioned without the prefix 'political extremist.'
He was referenced on 'The Simpsons.'
He is hilarious if you don't take anything he says seriously.
Credit: Captain Howdy
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Year In Review:
For 2017, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 10 Votes: 90.0% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 65 Votes: 58.46% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 27 Votes: 59.26% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 40 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 256 Votes: 79.69% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 97 Votes: 76.29% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 319 Votes: 68.34% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 131 Votes: 72.52% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 70 Votes: 72.86% Annoying
In 2007, Out of 216 Votes: 52.31% Annoying
In 2006, Out of 366 Votes: 53.55% Annoying
In 2005, Out of 495 Votes: 51.31% Annoying
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