Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Honorable Dennis Kucinich Loses His Primary

And Steve Sailer, who confesses that he "never quite got his appeal," suggests that "the old dog must have had something going for him, as judging by Mrs. Kucinich [pictured above], who now has time to fulfill her rightful destiny of starring in a syndicated TV show entitled 'Boadicea, Warrior Queen'" — Mr. and Mrs. Kucinich.

The American Conservative's Daniel McCarthy, on a more serious notes, is "sorry to see Dennis Kucinich lose his primary fight to stay in Congress... because of what he stood for, above all his strong antiwar convictions, but also because Congress will be a flatter, duller place without him, one more easily managed by the fungus-like leadership in both parties" — Missing Kucinich. Mr McCarthy begins with this insightful comment:
    America has reached the point where its politics are conformist and polarized at the same time. That’s maybe not such a paradox: when there’s little substantive disagreement between the party of Obamacare and the party of Romneycare, the party of foreign intervention and the other party of foreign intervention, what’s left to draw voters to the polls other than appeals to myth and resentment? Thus Obama, a civil-liberties wrecking corporatist of exactly the same mold as George W. Bush, has to be believed to be an Alinskyite radical, a Third World communist; while anyone who doesn’t want to pay for other people’s contraceptives must be a blazing misogynist and would-be theocrat. It’s not that the cultural differences between the gangs aren’t real — though they arguably aren’t cultural — but that the acrimony masks a fundamental consensus over the shape of the economy, the power of the state, the servility of the citizen, and hegemony over the globe.

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Blogger David Lindsay said...

Like everyone with any sense, I shall miss Dennis Kucinich as a political figure, although he might very well find a way of remaining one. But it is a most reassuring sign that, in the primary necessitated by redistricting, Ohio Democrats have chosen Marcy Kaptur.

In the search for a Presidential nominee in 2016, Kaptur would be good: a pro-life battler and a Progressive Caucus member, who declined to endorse either Obama or Clinton in 2008 because neither was offering anything to her electors whose jobs had been destroyed by the "free" trade agreements that, like Bart Stupak, she has become prominent in seeking to repeal.

A pro-life woman seeking the Democratic nomination has happened before. But never on a full platform of policies. And certainly never from the populist, anti-war Left.

March 10, 2012 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger Iosue Andreas Sartorius said...

Only in Ohio!

March 14, 2012 at 12:14 AM  

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