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.