http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/cult/larouche/main.htm I ran into these "reformers" of the democratic party who claim to be fiscally responsible democrats, and oddly tie that in with being an "FDR" democrat, and they don't want you to vote, or even to check out the DNC, but simply give them money. They did strike me as being similar a religious cult (think of ones that go door to door) and then try to engage you in a conversation which ultimately leads to giving a donation, but not any sort of political action such as voting or lobbying. I found these people to be on a script, and if anything their philosophy sounded more republican than democrat, but when their pitch soon turned to donations, it became clear they were not unlike the religious cults who go door to door in search of people's hard earned money. It was two sentences of politics (if you can even call it that, and the rest being if you can open your checkbook to them since they needed money). I can't speak for Larouche, who wasn't there, and whether it's really his group, or a clever group of scammers using his name, but I felt as violated as the religious nuts make me feel when they come up to my place right as I am leaving for work. thoughts/experiences?